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Beach in Bulgaria. ©REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Bulgaria simplified visa regime for Kazakhstan citizens

Those who already have a Shengen visa will not have to submit additional documents for a trip to Bulgaria.

Bulgaria simplified visa regime for Kazakhstan citizens
Berlin, Germany. ©REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Getting German visas will be made easier

Chairman of Kazakhstan Senate Kairat Mami met with Ambassador of Germany to Kazakhstan Guido Hertz.

Getting German visas will be made easier
Saudi Arabia simplifies visa procedures for Kazakh pilgrims
Saudi Arabia simplifies visa procedures for Kazakh pilgrims

Hajj and Umrah visas will be issued from February 7, 2012 to August 3, 2012 in Astana on a free of charge basis.

Saudi Arabia simplifies visa procedures for Kazakh pilgrims
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Kazakhstan and Germany considering simplified visa procedures

We are reviewing very practical issues, e.g. simplification of visa procedures: Samruk-Kazyna.

Kazakhstan and Germany considering simplified visa procedures
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Over 1 million foreigners registered in Kazakhstan in 9 months

Over 8 million foreigners arrived in Kazakhstan for temporary residency in the past 5 years.

Over 1 million foreigners registered in Kazakhstan in 9 months
The Eiffel Tour in Paris. ©Roza Yessenkulova
France and Switzerland simplified visa procedures for Kazakhstan residents

Starting from October 3 Kazakhstan residents will be able to get visas to France and Switzerland in Astana and Almaty.

France and Switzerland simplified visa procedures for Kazakhstan residents
Kazakhstan residents to get Egyptian visas in 3 days
Kazakhstan residents to get Egyptian visas in 3 days

Egypt shortened the visa issue period for Kazakhstan tourists down to three days and made it possible to receive the visas in the airport.

Kazakhstan residents to get Egyptian visas in 3 days
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Kazakhstan is to introduce visa free regime with OECD countries in 2012

Starting from 2012 Kazakhstan is planning to introduce visa free regime with the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Kazakhstan is to introduce visa free regime with OECD countries in 2012
Yerzhan Kazykhanov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan seeking to abolish visas for OECD member states

According to Foreign Minister Erzhan Kazykhanov, following respective instructions of President Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan is working to simplify visa procedures for 34 OECD member states.

Kazakhstan seeking to abolish visas for OECD member states
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Joint Schengen visa center to open in Almaty

Joint visa center under Consulate General of Hungary in Almaty will start accepting applications and issuing Schengen visas starting from July 1, 2011.

Joint Schengen visa center to open in Almaty
Tirana, capital of Albania. ©RIA Novosti
No visa required for Kazakhstan citizens in Albania

Kazakhstan citizens will be able to enter Albania without visas and stay in the country for 90 days out of 6 months after the first entry.

No visa required for Kazakhstan citizens in Albania
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Kazakhstan to simplify visa procedures for German citizens

Kazakhstan Foreign Affairs Ministry is planning to simplify the visa issue process for Germany citizens.

Kazakhstan to simplify visa procedures for German citizens