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The role of the British Embassy in Kazakhstan is to promote a prosperous UK-Kazakhstan relationship and the positive development of Kazakhstan in support of UK priorities. 

They have had wide-ranging discussions with Kazakhstan, who they regard as a strategic partner in the Central Asian region. This includes energy issues, good governance, democratisation and human rights, the investment climate, regional and international security and stability.

 

Services:

Travel advice: Visit the travel advice for Kazakhstan page for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents: How to renew or replace your British passport if you are outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen. Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

Emergency travel documents: The Embassy may be able to provide an emergency travel document (ETD) if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. For all applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at the consulate using the link below. You must bring your travel details for all applications. If your passport has been stolen you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued. You can make a police report at the nearest local police office.

Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before

  • you are applying on behalf of a child

Visas: For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply, go to the UK Border Agency website / UK Visa Application Centre in Kazakhstan.

Births, deaths and marriages: Understanding your legal requirements in Kazakhstan and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation service: Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and documentary services: Information about the notarial and documentary services available at the British Consulate in Kazakhstan. UK law says they have to charge for some services. See the list of consular fees.

List of interpreters: A list of translators/interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Kazakhstan. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK Government

List of medical facilities/practitioners: list of English-speaking medical facilities/practitioners who may be able to help you with medical service in Kazakhstan. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

Guide to living in Kazakhstan: Living in Kazakhstan - a general set of information and links for British nationals who have a residence in Kazakhstan.

 

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors

  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

2015 Public holidays:

The embassy will be closed on the following days in 2015:

1-2 January

New Year Holidays

23 March

Nauryz

3 April

Good Friday

6 April

Eastern Monday

1 May

Kazakhstan Nations Unity Day

4 May

May Bank Holiday

25 May

Spring Bank Holiday

26 May

Privilege Holiday for Queen’s Birthday

6 July

Capital’ s Day

31 August

Summer Bank Holiday

16 December

Independence Day

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

Boxing day

(Source - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-astana

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