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Intercountry Adoption


Country Information


Republic of Kazakhstan
Do not travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.  

Travelers to Kazakhstan may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Kazakhstan due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Kazakhstan.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Kazakhstan:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.


Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?
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 November 1, 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.
Almaty, Kazakhstan 480099
Tel: +7 (7272) 50-76-12
Fax: +7 (7272) 50-48-67

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
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

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. Consulate General Almaty
Samal-2, 97 Zholdasbekov Street
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050051
Tel: +7 (727) 250-76-12/17

Office of Children’s Issues
U.S. Department of State  
SA-17, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20522-1709
Tel:  1-888-407-4747

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)

Last Updated: November 1, 2019

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

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

Kazakhstan Map