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If you decide to travel to Kazakhstan:
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with no edits.
Please reference the July 12, 2019 intercountry adoption notice for further details.
Important: Timely submission of post-adoption reports (PARs) is critical to our ongoing efforts to resume intercountry adoptions between the United States and Kazakhstan. Adoptive parents of Kazakh children are requested to submit outstanding PARs as soon as possible.
Kazakhstan is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Convention countries must be done in accordance with the Convention; the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); the IAA’s implementing regulations; and all applicable legislation and regulations of Kazakhstan.
The Kazakhstan Adoption Authority, the Ministry of Education and Science (MOES), confirmed to the U.S. Central Authority that the suspension on intercountry adoption between the United States and Kazakhstan remains in place pending submission of all outstanding post-adoption reports (PARs). The Department of State is continuing discussions with Kazakhstan and will provide updated information as it becomes available.
Please visit the Department of State’s country page for more information on traveling to Kazakhstan. For more information on consular services, please visit the U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan and Consulate Almaty website.
Kazakhstan’s Adoption Authority:Office of Children's Issues
Children Rights Protection Committee
Ministry of Education and Science
8, Mangilik Yel avenue
010000, Republic of Kazakhstan
939, 941 Rooms
Tel.: +7 (7172) 74-25-85, +7 (7172) 74-15-82 (reception)
Fax: + 7 (7172) 74-23-43
U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan
Rakhymzhan Koshkarbayev Avenue, No. 3.
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 010010
Phone: +7 (7172) 70-21-00
Fax: +7 (7172) 54-09-14
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about filing a Form I-800A application or a Form I-800 petition:
USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC):
Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-913-275-5480 (local); Fax: 1- 913-214-5808
For general questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS Contact Center
Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
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