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Joint Visa Centre of the Switzerland Embassy and the United Kingdom has officially opened in Astana.

Joint Visa Centre of the Switzerland Embassy and the United Kingdom has officially opened in Astana.

According to the British Ambassador in Kazakhstan Carolyn Brown, opening of a new visa center in Astana is the result of last year's visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Kazakhstan, during which he announced plans to simplify visa procedures for certain Kazakh companies.

As it became known, the center will be located in the business center "Moscow", where citizens of Kazakhstan will be able to apply for a visa online and choose the most suitable center for the verification of the biometric parameters and passing the required documents. In addition, visa centers in Astana and Atyrau through courier services can deliver the documents directly to the address specified by the applicant. The cost of these courier services already included in the fee for use of the services of visa centers, only in Almaty will need to pay extra for a courier delivery.

Terms of visa applications are dependent on the length of stay in the selected country. Thus, the agency on visas and immigration UK usually consider the application within 15 working days after a short stay in the country, and the consideration of an application for a longer period it takes an average of about 12 weeks.

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