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Foreign investors ask Kazakhstan to simplify visa procedures

The round-table meeting on protection of the investors’ rights has been held in Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.

Foreign investors ask Kazakhstan to simplify visa procedures
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Kazakhstan visa prices may go up before EXPO

Prices of Kazakhstan visas may go up before the international exhibition EXPO-2017.

Kazakhstan visa prices may go up before EXPO
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U.S. embassy refutes denying visas to Kazakhstan students

The U.S. embassy in Kazakhstan has refuted denying visas to Kazakhstan students.

U.S. embassy refutes denying visas to Kazakhstan students
Karaganda artist Karipbek Kuyukov. Photo courtesy of yvision.kz
British diplomats apologize to armless artist from Kazakhstan

British Embassy in Kazakhstan has apologized to the armless artist from Karaganda Karipbek Kuyukov who was denied a visa because of lack of fingerprints.

British diplomats apologize to armless artist from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan artist Karipbek Kuyukov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
British authorities demand fingerprints from Kazakhstan handless artist

British authorities have denied a visa to Kazakhstan’s handless artist Karipbek Kuyukov requesting fingerprints from him.

British authorities demand fingerprints from Kazakhstan handless artist
Defendants Dias Kadyrbayev (L) and Azamat Tazhayakov are pictured in a courtroom sketch at the John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse in Boston. ©REUTERS
U.S. improving student visa checks after problems with Kazakhstan student

The U.S. will be improving the rules of student visa checks at border control posts after Kazakhstan student Azamat Tazhayakov was admitted into the country without a valid visa.

U.S. improving student visa checks after problems with Kazakhstan student
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Will you earn enough 'points' to win new US green card?

For years, millions of immigrant applicants hoped they would be lucky enough to win the US green card lottery. Under reform being considered in Congress, they may soon be asking: "Am I skilled enough?"

Will you earn enough 'points' to win new US green card?
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US visa day sparks new debate on tech workers

As the US government opened up visa applications Monday for highly skilled immigrants, debate flared anew on the tech sector's demands to be able to hire more foreign workers.

US visa day sparks new debate on tech workers
Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips
Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips

China will allow transit passengers from 45 countries including the US, Canada and all members of the EU to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing without a visa from next month.

Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips
 Astana will discuss simplification of visa regime with Schengen countries
Astana will discuss simplification of visa regime with Schengen countries

Nazarbayev and Vice-President of the European Commission will discuss simplification of the visa regime with countries of Schengen zone.

Astana will discuss simplification of visa regime with Schengen countries
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India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move

India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said Saturday, after China began issuing passports showing disputed territories as its own.

India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move
Greece eyes simplification of visa procedures for Kazakhstan
Greece eyes simplification of visa procedures for Kazakhstan

Simplification of visa procedures for Kazakhstan citizens is discussed in Athens.

Greece eyes simplification of visa procedures for Kazakhstan
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Taiwan expects tourist boost to US with visa waiver

Taiwanese officials said Wednesday that visitors to the United States are estimated to increase by 50 percent now that the island has been added to the US visa waiver programme.

Taiwan expects tourist boost to US with visa waiver
Afghanistan’s Minister of Trade and Industry Anwar-Ul-Haq Ahady. Photo by Dmitriy Khegai©
Afghanistan asks Kazakhstan to simplify visa procedures

The issue is ambiguous, it has to be considered by various authorities: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.

Afghanistan asks Kazakhstan to simplify visa procedures
British university launches legal fight over visa status
British university launches legal fight over visa status

A London university on Monday announced it was launching legal action over the government's decision to revoke its right to sponsor visas, a move that threatens thousands of students with deportation.

British university launches legal fight over visa status
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Visa, MasterCard to pay billions in card-fee suit

Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard agreed Friday to pay more than $6 billion to millions of merchants which had sued them for allegedly fixing card-use fees.

Visa, MasterCard to pay billions in card-fee suit
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan mulls to cancel need for visas for citizens of OECD countries on July 1

Kazakhstan is mulling to introduce visa-free regime for the citizens of 34 member-countries of OECD.

Kazakhstan mulls to cancel need for visas for citizens of OECD countries on July 1
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4 Kazakhstan citizens deported from U.S.

Four young citizens of Kazakhstan were apprehended and deported in New York airport on May 28: Foreign Ministry.

4 Kazakhstan citizens deported from U.S.
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry mulling to simplify Schengen visa procedures

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry is working on simplifying the procedure of obtaining Schengen visas for Kazakhstan citizens.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry mulling to simplify Schengen visa procedures
Visa Inc. to open an office in Almaty

The total of transactions via VISA cards in 2011 in Kazakhstan made up $1.7 billion, 34% up against 2010.

Visa Inc. to open an office in Almaty