Applicants who reside outside of Kazakhstan

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Information for non-immigrant visa applicants residing outside of Kazakhstan about visa application process

Important Note: In order to provide priority visa service to citizens and residents of Kazakhstan, separate, limited slots are allocated for nonresident applicants. The visa appointment wait time published on does not represent the wait time for non-resident categories. The non-resident wait time significantly exceeds the wait time shown there, and in fact, in most cases we are unable to accommodate non-residents. Applicants are reminded that MRV fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are only valid for one year from the date of payment. If you are unable to schedule an appointment within a year of payment then your receipt will expire, you will not be able to schedule an interview, and you must pay the fee again and begin the process anew.

Applicants who are not citizens or residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan must select the non-resident category after Step 8 when applying if they are presented with the choice. Foreign nationals who reside in Kazakhstan and can show their original residence permit/long-term visa on the day of their interview should select Regular priority. Foreign nationals who select Regular priority, but fail to present a residence permit/long-term visa on the day of their interview will not be interviewed.

The document delivery for visa applications processed at the U.S. Embassy/Consulates in Kazakhstan is possible only to address or pick-up location on the territory of Kazakhstan. Please do not enter a delivery address in any other location outside of Kazakhstan in your website profile, since this will delay the collection time of your passport. We provide two delivery options to collect passports; Pick Up from VFS Global offices or Premium Delivery service to receive passports at home or office address within supported areas in the territory of Republic of Kazakhstan. For more detailed information about the document collection options please visit this page.

Applicants who do not reside in the Republic of Kazakhstan and are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who wish that their passport would be collected by the third party, will need to make their own arrangements to have their passport collected by their representative. Personnel of the VFS Global courier company cannot collect the passports on behalf of the applicants or send to the address in a different country. For full details of the document collection rules please visit this page.