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Kazakhstan Requirements for Apostille or Legalization of Import/Export Documents

Kazakh Service Center assists with apostille and legalization of Kazakhstan import/export documents in Washington, DCKazakhstan is a member of Customs Union with Russia and Belarus. Nevertheless, it continues to import significant quantities of foreign goods and services from other countries, non-members of the Customs Union. Please see this link for introductory information about trade and commerce in Kazakhstan.

Consular Invoices for Export to Kazakhstan

Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, DC or Consulate General of Kazakhstan in New York City unlike certian other foreign embassies in the USA does not require/produce consular invoices for overseas imports to Kazakhstan.

Packing Lists, Commercial Invoices, Certificates of Origin and Other Non-Federal Documents

Apostilled or legalized packing lists, commercial invoices, certificates of origin, etc. may be required in Kazakhstan. You are advised to contact your local chamber of commerce, freight forwarder or customs broker to find out more information about requirements.

Usually, an exporter can apostille the commercial invoices and other non-federal import/export documents with the Secretary of State Office in your state. You can find links to websites of Secretaries of the 50 States on

Other links that you may find useful are:

Apostille and Legalization of Federal Import/Export Documents

If the import/export documents were issued by the U.S. Federal Agencies and apostille is required by Kazakhstan, then such apostille can be done at the U.S. Department of State as the Competent Authority. Please see this link for more information on the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961.

The example of federally-issued documents:

  • Certificates of Free Sale or other times called "Certificate for Export" or "Certificate to Foreign Governments."
  • USDA export inspections certificate
  • Export and other licences

Please see this link from Colorado Department of Agriculture for "Guidelines for Certificate of Free Sale".

Our Services

Kazakh Service Center can assist you with your apostille/authentication/legalization document needs for your exports from the USA.

Please see this link for more information on our apostille services in Washington, DC.

If you need consular legalization at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington, DC or any other foreign embassy/consulate there, please visit this link.

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