Has anyone gotten a Kaz visa from the USA recently?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 1, 2013 8:49 AM Last Post By: joeymello
Dec 7, 2012 10:42 AM
Has anyone gotten a Kaz visa from the USA recently?I was just wondering how long it took to receive? For some reason I'm nervous about getting this visa like they are going to find some fault in the paperwork or something will not be done right! I already had the panic of the post office - the embassy said we could only use USPS - misplacing our envelop with passports and visa applications (not to mention already secured visas for other countries). Arg! It's apparently been delivered now. Just waiting for the return....
Did you apply for the visa directly with the embassy or through a visa service? We applied directly and hope that it works out. :-)
Dec 8, 2012 8:25 AM
1I applied for a Kazakh Visa in Washington last April, going direct to the Kazakh Embassy. I mailed it by USPS Express Mail on a Monday, the Embassy got it on Tuesday, they mailed the visa back on Wednesday and I got it on Thursday. Not bad.
Your mileage may vary - I was probably lucky to get such a quick turnaround this time. I think on previous occasions it's taken up to a week for processing. But my impression is the Kazakh Embassy in the US is generally quite efficient and keen to encourage tourism.
Dec 8, 2012 12:36 PM
2Wow, that is quick! I'm hoping to get mine back in the early part of next week. I'm still concerned about the post office losing my envelop, so I won't be able to relax until I get our passports back in our hands!
How was your trip to Kazakhstan?
Dec 12, 2012 2:04 PM
3Yay! Visas successfully obtained through the Washington DC embassy. Took 12 days altogether, including mailing time (express mail, overnight). The passports were with the embassy for 5-6 working days, which is consistent with what they say on their website.
I did find, however, that the embassy was not responsive to any emails or phone calls, in spite of providing a phone number and email for visa related questions. I was calling about a few things that were not specifically mentioned on their website. That part was quite frustrating and I wish they could do better with their customer service.
In November I obtained visas for Myanmar through their DC embassy and found them to be incredibly responsive to emails as well as very helpful, so by comparison the experience with Kazakhstan wasn't as good. Kazakhstan, however, offered an even quicker turn around, so that part was awesome!
Edited by: KazMom
Jan 31, 2013 9:12 AM
I'm in the process of submitting my visa application to the Kazakh mission to the UN in NYC. I'll actually be in Bishkek but would like to go to Almaty for a weekend. When you applied for your Kazakh visa, did you just submit the money order and application? I'm applying for a tourist visa but I do not plan on having a host/tour agency take me around Kazakhstan. Also, I'm not sure what they mean by the cover letter from my company as seen here http://www.kazconsulny.org/English/index.htm
Any advice would be great! Have a safe trip!
Feb 1, 2013 8:49 AM
5Nevermind my previous question. I went to the Kazakh mission to the UN (consulate in NYC) and the line was fairly short. Only 3 people in front of me and the visa application was straightforward. No need for work letter since I was applying for a tourist visa.
One thing to note is the US state dept link for the Kazakh consulate in NYC is an old link. It stated the tourist visa cost was $40 when it is now $160! Just an FYI.
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