Kazakhstan: Suspension of Intercountry Adoptions Reconfirmed

This notice updates previously-issued notices dated July 12, 2019 and June 16, 2017

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MOES), as intercountry adoption central authority, reconfirmed with the Department of State on October 22 that the existing suspension on intercountry adoptions between Kazakhstan and the United States remains in place, pending the submission of all outstanding post-adoption reports (PARs). MOES continues to issue certificates of authorization to Adoption Service Providers (ASPs), although the suspension applies to all U.S. ASPs. 

Please submit outstanding PARs, which should be both apostilled and notarized, at your earliest convenience. The required content for PARs is discussed in the Department’s June 16, 2017 notice.

Originals can be sent to the address below:

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Visa and Consular Section
1401 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel:  (202) 232-5488
Fax:  (202) 232-5845

Alternatively, scanned copies can be emailed to kopd.mon.rk@gmail.com, consuldc16@gmail.com and consuldc@mfa.kz. Please also copy the Department of State at adoption@state.gov and let us know if you are submitting a first-ever PAR.

Last Updated: November 1, 2019