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Registration requirements for foreign nationals arriving in Kazakhstan waived

Written by
AEQUITAS Law Firm, the top labour and employment practice in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan has relaxed the rules for foreign visitors, who no longer need to register on arrival in the country.

From 10 January 2020, foreign nationals are no longer required to register with the internal affairs authority in Kazakhstan. The administrative fine for repeated failure to register over the course of a year is also no longer in force. This change has been made to create favourable conditions for foreign nationals arriving in Kazakhstan.

Nevertheless, the host party (such as the employer or hotel) must notify the internal affairs authority about foreign nationals staying with them. If a foreign national needs to stay in Kazakhstan for more than 30 days, the host party must execute a temporary residence permit.


Anton Alexeyev
Associate - Kazakhstan