Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy/Consulate observes both U.S. and Kazakh holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Kazakh holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy/Consulate Dates of Closure

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2019
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Tuesday New Year’s Day U.S./Kazakhstan
January 2 Wednesday New Year’s Day Kazakhstan
January 7 Monday Orthodox Christmas Kazakhstan
January 21 Monday Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S.
February 18 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
March 8 Friday Women’s Day Kazakhstan
March 21 Thursday Nauryz Kazakhstan
March 22 Friday Nauryz Kazakhstan
March 25 Monday Nauryz (in lieu of March 23) Kazakhstan
May 1 Wednesday Unity Day Kazakhstan
May 7 Tuesday Defender’s Day Kazakhstan
May 9 Thursday Victory Day Kazakhstan
May 27 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 Thursday Independence Day U.S.
July 8 Monday Capital Day (in lieu of July 6) Kazakhstan
August Date TBD Kurban-Ait (Eid al-Adha) Kazakhstan
August 30 Friday Constitution Day Kazakhstan
September 2 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 14 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Monday Veterans Day U.S.
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 2 Monday First President’s Day (in lieu of December 1) Kazakhstan
December 16 Monday Independence Day Kazakhstan
December 17 Tuesday Independence Day Kazakhstan
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day U.S.