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Government of Canada services and information in Astana, Kazakhstan

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, in Astana.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Surrogacy is legally permitted in Kazakhstan. If you are considering this option, you should seek independent legal advice to ensure you are eligible and well informed regarding both Canadian and Kazakh laws and requirements.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

When a Canadian has a baby born in Kazakhstan, the baby will be issued a local Birth certificate in Kazakh and Russian. According to traditions, the father's name is printed on the baby's birth certificate with ending "-ovich/-evich, -ovna/-evna". If you do not want to have that patronymic or would like to have it as a regular middle name without that ending, make sure to inform the local authorities in advance. It is really difficult to make any amendments to the birth certificate later on. According to the New Names Policy your baby's full name (including the patronymic if any) will be printed on his/her Canadian Citizenship Certificate and Canadian passport exactly as it is written down on their birth certificate.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment by email at astnacs2@international.gc.ca to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online.

Details Fee (CAD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00

Criminal record checks

Refer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal record checks.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only by email at astnacs2@international.gc.ca, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

Credit card accepted (VISA and Mastercard). Use the credit card authorization form.

Details Fee (CAD)
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 50.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment by email at astnacs2@international.gc.ca to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services.

Credit card accepted (VISA and Mastercard). Use the credit card authorization form.

Details Fee (CAD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00
Retention of a valid passport 45.00
Statutory Declaration in lieu of Guarantor 50.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Same-sex marriage is not allowed in Kazakhstan.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

There is no visa and immigration section at the Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.

Visa and immigration services are offered at the Embassy of Canada to Russia, in Moscow or the Embassy of Canada to Poland, in Warsaw. You may refer all your questions by e-mail to these offices.

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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