KAZAKHSTAN – Visa-free Travel with China

May 26, 2023

The governments of Kazakhstan and China have announced the signing of an agreement between the two countries to allow for visa-free travel, as of 17 May 2023.

Under the new agreement, citizens of each country may stay in the other for a maximum of 30 consecutive days and no more than 90 days out of a total of 180 days, without a visa. Individuals wishing to stay for longer periods of time will need to apply for the corresponding visa class.

The visa-free regime between Kazakhstan and China applies solely to private, tourist, and business trips, including activities such as contract conclusion, negotiations, consulting services, and other business purposes. It also includes trips for medical treatment, international transportation, or transit. In addition to the visa-free entry and exit based on ordinary travel passports, Kazakhstani citizens will be able to leave China based on a Certificate of Return to the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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