Kazakhstan intends to start issuing visas in e-format

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Astana, Kazakhstan, July 10

By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry intends to start issuing visas in electronic format, First Vice Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev told reporters on July 10.

"The ministry initiated amendments to the existing rules of issuing Kazakh visas. The basis of new edition of the rules will include such innovations as automation and integration of services for registration of electronic visas, what will exclude the person-to-person contact and greatly simplify the issuance of visas," Zhoshybayev said at a press conference in Astana.

He said an inter-departmental working group has been created to develop a new legal act, which will greatly simplify visa issuance for foreign investors and tourists.

Under the new rules, investors are envisaged to receive single visas for up to 30 days of stay. These visas are issued by Kazakhstan's embassies abroad.

The investors arriving in Kazakhstan with their families will get a separate category of investor visas for family members. The business and investor visas are also assumed to be renewable.

Edited by S.I.

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