Holidays and Closures

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Overview

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 2021
Date Day Holiday Country
November 11 Thursday Veterans Day U.S.
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 1 Wednesday First President’s Day Kazakhstan
December 16 Thursday Independence Day Kazakhstan
December 17 Friday Independence Day Kazakhstan
December 24 Friday Christmas Day U.S.
December 31 Friday New Year’s Day (in lieu of January 1, 2022) U.S.
Dates of Closure - All Dates 2022
Date Day Holiday Country
January 3 Monday New Year’s Day (in lieu of January 1, 2022) Kazakhstan
January 4 Tuesday New Year’s Day (in lieu of January 2) Kazakhstan
January 7 Friday Orthodox Christmas Kazakhstan
January 17 Monday Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S.
February 21 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
March 8 Tuesday Women’s Day Kazakhstan
March 21 Monday Nauryz Kazakhstan
March 22 Tuesday Nauryz Kazakhstan
March 23 Wednesday Nauryz Kazakhstan
May 2 Monday Unity Day (in lieu of May 1) Kazakhstan
May 9 Monday Victory Day Kazakhstan
May 10 Tuesday Defender’s Day (in lieu of May 7) Kazakhstan
May 30 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 20 Monday Juneteenth U.S.
July 4 Monday Independence Day U.S.
July 6 Wednesday Capital Day Kazakhstan
August 30 Tuesday Constitution Day Kazakhstan
September 5 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 10 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 16 Friday Independence Day Kazakhstan
December 19 Monday Independence Day (in lieu of December 17) Kazakhstan
December 26 Monday Christmas Day (in lieu of December 25) U.S.