Kazakh Foreign Ministry refutes information on increase in consular fees
July 4. Trend
By E. Kosolapova
The Kazakh Foreign Ministry released a statement where the information on increase in consular fees was refuted.
Earlier some media reported about increased rates of the consular fees referring to Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov’s decree.
“Such interpretation of the Foreign Minister’s report does not correspond to reality,” the Ministry said.
In fact, the consular fees were changed only for the U.S citizens in accordance with the agreements between the two governments on the unification of consular fees for the visas issuance.
Earlier reciprocal visa fees for Kazakh and the US citizens ranged between $160 and $240. In particular a private visa cost $240, business visa – $190 and etc. According to the new decree, the consular fee for all kinds of visas will hit $160.
The rates of consular fees for citizens of other foreign countries have not been changed.
Any additional information on consular fees is available on the official website of the Foreign Ministry www.mfa.gov.kz in a consular issues section.