Almaty2014 OC Communication regarding visa issuance


The Organising Committee of the Almaty 2014 IWF World Championships has asked the IWF to forward the following official communication to those concerned:

“Dear Colleagues,

Due to instructions provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan must regretfully inform you that starting from 23.10.2014 there will not be accepted any more requests for provision of visa support number for citizens of those countries which have embassy/consulate/diplomatic mission of the Republic of Kazakshtan.

Taking into consideration the time period provided for submission of requests for provision of visa support number and the period of time left before commencement of the official events of the 2014 IWF World Championships in Almaty, we must comply with the instructions provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

However, requests for provision of visa support number for citizens of countries which do not have embassy/consulate/diplomatic mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan will continue to be accepted until 24.10.2014. People countries of citizenship of which do not have embassy/consulate/diplomatic mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan are eligible to obtain visas upon arrival to Almaty or Astana.

However, we must strictly follow the instructions and must inform you that any passport copy and request for provision of obtainment of visa upon arrival to Almaty or Astana received after 24.10.2014 will not be accepted without any exceptions.

It is extremely important that these people are aware of the fact that without prior provision of their passport copies and prior obtainment of visa support number, the entry to Kazakhstan for them is not possible at any circumstances.

Best regards,

Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan”

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