Intercountry Adoption

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan
Republic of Kazakhstan
Exercise normal precautions in Kazakhstan.

Exercise normal precautions in Kazakhstan. 

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If you decide to travel to Kazakhstan:

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Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?
Yes
Are Intercountry Adoptions between this country and the United States possible?
Intercountry adoptions are not currently possible between Kazakhstan and the United States.

Hague Convention Information

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.

 

Contact Information

U.S. Consulate General Almaty
97 Zholdasbekov St.
Samal-2
Almaty, Kazakhstan 480099
Tel: +7 (7272) 50-76-12
Fax: +7 (7272) 50-48-67
Email: USAKZ@state.gov
Internet: kz.usembassy.gov/

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
Nur-Sultan
Government House
11th Entrance
939, 941 Rooms
Tel.: +7 (7172) 74-25-85, +7 (7172) 74-15-82 (reception)
Fax: + 7 (7172) 74-23-43
E-mail: kopd.mon@gmail.com
Internet: http://bala.edu.gov.kz  

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
Email: USAKZ@state.gov
Internet: https://kz.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consulate General Almaty
Samal-2, 97 Zholdasbekov Street
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050051
Tel: +7 (727) 250-76-12/17
Email: USAKZ@state.gov
Internet: kz.usembassy.gov/

Office of Children’s Issues
U.S. Department of State  
CA/OCS/CI 
SA-17, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20522-1709
Tel:  1-888-407-4747
Email:  AdoptionUSCA@state.gov     
Internet: adoption.state.gov

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
Email: NBC.Adoptions@uscis.dhs.gov

For general questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS Contact Center
Tel:  1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
Internet:  uscis.gov

Last Updated: August 27, 2019

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan
Rakhymzhan Koshkarbayev Ave
No. 3
Nur-Sultan 010010
Kazakhstan
Telephone
+(7) (7172) 70-21-00
Emergency
+(7) (7172) 70-21-00 (or 011-7-717-270-21-00 from the U.S.)
Fax
+(7) (7172) 70-22-80

Kazakhstan Map