Consul General's Page
Welcome from Raushan Yesbulatova, Consul General of Kazakhstan
Welcome to the website for the Consulate of Kazakhstan in New York City.
Kazakhstan is a facinating and enchanting country. Kazakh statehood dates back more than 550 years, and Kazakhs were active traders on the ancient silk road that passed goods and ideas between the East and the West. As a result, Kazakh culture has touched aspects of modern civilization in subtle ways.
Today, Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country by land mass in the world, which is the size of Eastern Europe and four times the size of the state of Texas (in fact, the city of Shymkent in the South of Kazakhstan is nicknamed Texas!). Kazakhstan is a modern melting pot: more than 140 ethnic groups call Kazakhstan home, and dozens of religions are practiced openly.
This website is your resource for the information whether you have visited Kazakhstan before, are planning your first visit, just want to learn more about Kazakhstan, or are a Kazakh citizen living in the United States.
Here is a quick overview of what you'll find on our site.
Travel to Kazakhstan within the last few years has become much easier for American citizens. Several years ago Kazakhstan established a visa-free regime for citizens of several countries, including the United States. Americans planning to spend fewer than 15 (fifteen) days in Kazakhstan do not require a visa to enter. A valid passport is required, of course. A visa is required for Americans planning to stay more than 15 days in Kazakhstan. The kind of visa required will depend on the nature of the stay, and the visa section of this website will have information that you need.
For those who want to learn more about Kazakhstan, our Discover Kazakhstan section is full of information about Kazakh history, culture, food, literature and tourism. We also encourage you to follow the #VisitKZ hashtag on Twitter for great Kazakhstan travel and tourism ideas.
If you're a student or person interested in the domestic and foreign policies of Kazakhstan, you'll find thorough information and resources in the Kazakh-U.S. Relations, Foreign Policy and Economy & Business sections. The Media Center is a centralized location for all the lastest news, featured articles, video and photos that we post to the website.
We are grateful to the American families who adopt children born in Kazakhstan. Information about adoption is available in the Adoption section.
If you don't find what you're looking for on this website, the consulate staff is more than happy to help you.