I am an Indian citizen living in Ukraine. I will be traveling to India but I need to wait in Almaty airport 26 hours for my next flight to India. I will not be leaving Almaty airport. My flight is Air Astana. So in this case do I need a transit visa ?

  • You're going to spend the whole time in the airport? I know Almaty is a bit drab, but even to get to the airport hotel you need to go landside
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 27, 2015 at 15:23
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    @GayotFow guess it's a question of which is more inconvenient, waiting for 26h or the hassle of getting a transit visa
    – blackbird
    Jun 27, 2015 at 15:42
  • @Blackbird57, I see. In that case he should just go ahead and apply for one, and get a rejection (not refusal) if he doesn't need one.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 27, 2015 at 16:13

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Yes, official airline information from TIMATIC says that you need a visa.

Information as of  27JUN15 / 1842 UTC
National India (IN)             /Residence Ukraine (UA)
Embarkation Ukraine (UA)        /Transit Kazakhstan (KZ)
Destination India (IN)

Kazakhstan (KZ)

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max.
time of 24 hours.
Additional Information:
- Holders of a transit visa must also hold documents required
for their next destination.
- Holders of a transit visa are required to also hold onward

Kazakhstan (KZ)

Vaccination against yellow fever required if arriving within 6
days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow

Exempt from Yellow Fever vaccination:
- Children under 9 months of age.
- Passengers transiting Kazakhstan provided not leaving the
transit area.
- Passengers transiting countries with risk of yellow fever
transmission provided not leaving the transit areas.
  • Could you provide a link to the quoted information?
    – JoErNanO
    Jun 27, 2015 at 21:56
  • @JoErNanO I have a feed from TIMATIC by a private subscription but a version of it is publicly available
    – Calchas
    Jun 27, 2015 at 22:54
  • @JoErNanO Direct links are no longer possible. A lot of the existing Timatic links on this site will probably start breaking.
    – Karlson
    Jun 30, 2015 at 13:58
  • Link is no longer working.
    – Karlson
    Dec 30, 2015 at 18:26

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