For travelling to the EU citizens of Kazakhstan require a visa. Depending on the travelling destination, it is either a Schengen visa or a national visa.
TO WHICH COUNTRIES DO SCHENGEN RULES APPLY?
Today, the Schengen area covers 26 countries ("Schengen States") without border controls between them. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. These countries apply the common visa policy for short stay visas. With a Schengen visa, you may enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen zone.
TO WHICH COUNTRIES ARE NATIONAL VISAS REQUIRED?
Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania, the United Kingdom and Ireland still issue national visas. This means that these visas are only valid for a short stay in the territory of the Member State which issued them.
WHERE TO APPLY FOR THE VISA?
If you intend to visit only one Schengen Member State, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of this Member State. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
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To learn more about EU visa policies please visit Directorate-General for Freedom, Security and Justice at http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/freetravel/visa/fsj_freetravel_visa_en.htm.
To learn more about visa application procedures please contact Embassies or Consulates of EU Member States (see Embassies section).