23 July 2012
The Immigration Department announced today (July 23) that with effect from July 26, 2012, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport holders may visit the Republic of Kazakhstan visa-free for a stay of up to 14 days. Likewise, nationals of the Republic of Kazakhstan will also enjoy 14 days' visa-free access to Hong Kong.
The HKSAR Government and the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Agreement on Mutual Exemption of Visa Requirements in May this year. Confirmation has recently been received from the authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan that they had completed the internal procedures necessary for the Agreement to come into force. In accordance with its terms, the Agreement will come into effect on July 26.