Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

Travelling to and studying in the EU

12/05/2016 - 11:31
Travel to the EU

This page provides information on travelling to and from the EU and Kazakhstan, as well as issues relating to study trips and accessing information about the EU.

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.

For more information please see Frequently asked questions

Broshure "Europe without borders: the Schengen area"

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).

The Republic of Austria

62, Kosmonavtov str, Renko building, 9th floor,
Chubary microdistrict
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 97 78 69
+7 (7172) 97 78 78
Fax +7 (7172) 97 78 50
e-mail: astana-ob@bmeia.gv.at

 

The Kingdom of Belgium

62, Kosmonavtov str., Renco building 3rd floor,
Micro-district Chubary
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 97 44 85
+7 (7172) 97 44 86
Fax +7 (7172) 97 78 49
E-mail: embassy.astana@diplobel.fed.be
Website: www.diplomatie.be/astana

 

The Republic of Bulgaria

15, Saryarka str,
Business Center "Isker"
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 90 15 15
Fax: +7 (7172) 90 18 19
E-mail: astanabulemb@mail.ru , astanabulemb@mail.bg

 

The Czech Republic

6, Sary-Arka str.
Business Center Arman, 13th floor,
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 66 04 72
+7 (7172) 66 04 77
Fax +7 (7172) 66 01 42
E-mail: astana@embassy.mzv.cz
Website: www.mzv.cz/astana

 

The Kingdom of Denmark

The Danish Trade Commission and Consulate

130, Begalina str.
050051 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 727 291 77 54
Fax: +7 727 293 82 62
Email: alahkt@um.dk
www.dtcalmaty.um.dk

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark

9 Prechistensky Pereulok
119034 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 (495) 642 68 00
Fax: +7 (495) 775 01 91
E-mail: mowamb@um.dk
Web site: www.ambmoskva.um.dk

 

The Republic of Estonia

28, Kabanbai Batyr Avenue
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazahstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 24 02 80
Fax: +7 (7172) 24 02 81 
Email: embassy.astana@mfa.ee

 

The Republic of Finland

12, Samal microdistrict
Astana Tower, 17th floor
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 44 21 21
Fax: +7 (7172) 44 21 16
Email: sanomat.ast@formin.fi

 

The French Republic

62 Kosmanavtov str.
4th floor Renco building
Chubary micro district
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel +7 (7172) 79 51 00
Fax +7 (7172) 79 51 01
E-mail: ambafrance@mail.ru
Website: http://www.ambafrance-kz.org

The Representation of the Embassy in Almaty

99, Furmanova Str,
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: + 7 (7273) 96 98 00
Fax: + 7 (7273) 96 98 20

 

The Federal Republic of Germany

2nd floor Renco building,
62 Kosmanavtov str.
Chubary microdistrict
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel +7 (7172) 79 12 00
Fax +7 (7172) 79 12 13
E-mail: info@astana.diplo.de
Website: http://www.astana.diplo.de

The General Consulate

2, Ivanilova str.
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: + 7 (7272) 62 83 41/46/49;
7 (7272) 71 69 28 (Visa section)
Email: info@almaty.diplo.de

 

The Hellenic Republic

Microdistrict Karaotkel-2, 109
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: + 7 (7172) 56 37 14
+ 7 (7172) 56 37 84
Fax: + 7 (7172) 56 38 26
Email: gremb.ast@mfa.gr

 

The Republic of Hungary

62 Kosmonavtov str, Renco building, 9th floor,
Micro-district Chubary
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 55 03 23
Fax: + 7 (7172) 55 03 24
Email: mission.ast@mfa.gov.hu

The General Consulate

4, Musabajeva str.
050000 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7272) 55 13 08, 55 12 06,
fax +7 (7272) 58 18 37
E-mail: mission.ala@mfa.gov.hu

 

Ireland

5, Grokholski Pereulok
129010 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 (495) 937 59 11
Fax: +7 (495) 680 06 23
Email: moscowembassy@dfa.ie

 

The Italian Republic

62 Kosmonatov Street, Renco building 2 floor
Micro district Chubary
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 24 33 90
Tel. +7 (7172) 24 38 68
Fax +7 (7172) 24 36 86
E-mail: ambasciata.astana@esteri.it
Website: www.ambastana.esteri.it

The Honourable Consulate

41 b, Kazibek bi st.
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7272) 66 36 09
Fax: +7 (7272) 34 11 15
Email: info@adalaconsulting.com

 

The Republic of Latvia

6/1 Kabanbai batyra avenue,
"Kaskad" business center, Office 122
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 92 53 16
+7 (7172) 92 53 17
Fax +7 (7172) 92 53 19
e-mail: embassy.kazakhstan@mfa.gov.lv

 

The Republic of Lithuania

6/1 Kabanbai batyra avenue,
"Kaskad" business center, Office 103, 10 floor

010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Tel. +7 (7172) 925 850
Fax: +7 (7172) 925 853
Email: amb.kz@urm.lt

 

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

3,Hruschovskiy Pereulok.
119034 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 (495) 786 66 63
Fax: +7 495 786 66 69
E-mail: moscou.consulat@mae.etat.ln
 

Malta

7, Koroviy val street, apt. 219

Moscow, Russian Federation<>

Tel: +7 (495) 237 19 39/81, 230 25 24
Fax: +7 (495) 237 21 58
E-mail: maltaembassy.moscow@gov.mt

 

The Kingdom of the Netherlands

62, Kosmonavtov str, Renko building, 4 floor,
Chubary microdistrict
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 55 54 50
Fax: +7 (7172) 55 54 74
E-mail: ast@minbuza.nl

Office in Almaty

103, Nauryzbay Batyr st.
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7272) 50 37 73
Fax: +7 (7272) 50 37 72
e-mail: alm@minbuza.nl

 

The Republic of Poland

Saryarka str., 15
Business Center "Isker"
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 94 44 00/10
Fax: +7 (7172) 94 44 01
E-mail: astana.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl

The General Consulate

9-11/13, Dzharkentskaya Str./Iskanderova
Gorny Gigant district
050059 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7272) 58 16 17
Fax: +7 (7272) 58 90 10
Email: astana.amb.wk@msz.gov.pl

 

The Portugese Republic

3, Grokholskiy pereulok
Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 (495) 981 34 10
Fax: +7 (495) 981 34 16
E-mail: embptrus@moscovo.dgaccp.pt

 

Romania

28, Sarayshyk st.
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 28 62 01
Fax: +7 (7172) 28 62 03
Email: amb@romania.kz

 

The Slovak Republic

Kunayev st. 1,  Block C, building 11

010000, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: 7172 79 06 88 
Fax: 7172 79 06 88
Web site: www.mzv.sk/astana

 

The Republic of Slovenia

14/1 Malaja Dmitrovka (Cehova) st.
127006 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. + 7 (495) 737 63 55/98
Fax: +7 (495) 694 15 68
E-mail: vmo@gov.si

 

The Kingdom of Spain

47 Kenesary Str., Apt. 25
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 21 69 84
Fax: +7 (7172) 20 03 17
E-mail: emb.astana@maec.es

 

The Kingdom of Sweden

The Honourable Consulate

Astana Tower, 12 Samal microdictrict, 17 floor
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7172) 59 18 08
Fax: +7 (7272) 59 18 06
Email: manne.wngborg@foreign.ministry.se

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

62, Kosmonavtov st, Chubary district,
Renko Building, 6th floor
010000 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 (7172) 55 62 00
Fax: +7 (7172) 55 62 11
E-mail: britishembassy@mail.online.kz
Website: www.ukinkz.fco.gov.uk

Representation of the British Embassy in Almaty

97, Zholdasbekova str, Samal Towers,
Block A2, 9th Floor
Microdistrict Samal 2
050051 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (7272) 50 61 91
Fax: +7 (7272) 50 71 12

Visa Application Centre

Building No 34, Samal 1,
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. Between 2014 and 2020, it will provide opportunities for four million people to study, train and gain life experience abroad.

Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus.

Erasmus Mundus ended in December 2013, though ongoing projects will be completed until the end of their agreements.

See the Erasmus+ web portal’s Resources section for information about linguistic support, documents for applicants and the management of proposals.

The European Union Visitors Programme

Young professionals from Kazakhstan can take study trips to Europe through the European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP). The programme provides the opportunity to learn about the EU's values, functions, activities and policies.

EUVP is open to the likes of government officials, journalists, teachers and those working in charities and NGOs.

Applications should be addressed to:

EUVP Coordinator
Delegation of the European Union
62, Kosmonavtov street
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 010000

The letter should be brief, in English, and must contain:

  1. A description of the applicant's current position;
  2. The applicant's area of expertise;
  3. A brief outline of the sector to be studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives;
  4. A completed application form;
  5. A detailed résumé.

The deadline for applications is March 1st each year for the following year.

Applications in English (originals in hard copy) must be received in the Delegation's office BEFORE March 1st.

With the aim to make information on history and current developments in the European Union, its strategies, policies and perspectives of the integration process available to a wider audience, the EU opens public Information Centres around the world. There are currently two European Union Information (EUi) Centres in Kazakhstan.

The first EUi was opened in Kazakhstan, Almaty in 1998, followed by one in Nur-Sultan in 2007. Information Centres are the part of the biggest universities in Kazakhstan.

The objectives of the EUi Centres are:

  • to make information on the European Union and its policies available to the public;
  • to help universities to promote and consolidate teaching and research in the field of the European integration;
  • to participate in debates about the European Union, with other European Union information relays and networks, where appropriate;
  • to provide information about activities and policies of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Commission in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Practically, the EUi Centres provide students and university teachers with all available resources on the EU, mainly literature, documentation and other printed materials. The EUi Centres process, catalogue and index the European Community publications that are regularly provided to them. EUi Centres also create the possibility for visitors to search for information on the EU from Internet sources.

Contacts

EUi CENTRES

Nur-Sultan
Eurasian National University
6, Yanushkevich Street, room 226
+7 7172 372-429

Almaty
Kazakh National University Faculty of International Relations
71, Al-Farabi Street, building No.8

EU CORNERS IN KAZAKHSTAN

As a part of the drive to increase awareness on EU-Central Asia and EU-Kazakhstan activities, in particular, the EU Delegation made an information package called "EU corner" available to university libraries. The pilot stage project took place in Kazakhstan in 2008. Presently 15 permanent EU Corners provide university libraries in the regions of Kazakhstan with all available resources on the EU, mainly literature, brochures, audio-visuals, promotion materials etc.

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