Registration of foreign citizens in the Republic of KazakhstanRegistration of passports of foreign citizens in the Republic of Kazakhstan is obligatory by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Human Migration". According to the rules of entry and residence of foreign citizens in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as their departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign citizens staying temporarily in the Republic of Kazakhstan must register within five calendar days beginning from the date of entry into the Republic of Kazakhstan.
ATTENTION: we pay attention on the fact that these are calendar days that count! That means weekends and holidays are not deducted from this period.
Registration is conducted at the place of stay of foreign citizens in the migration police departments. Registration of foreign citizens in the Republic of Kazakhstan should be provided by a host country, that is, citizens who arrived alone can not register, except in cases where the foreign citizen's passport has a tourist visa. Therefore, make a preliminary agreement with the host that it had prepared the petition.
Exceptions are the citizens of Ukraine, who can stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan up to 90 days without registration (according to the Protocol of Amendments of the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on mutual trips of citizens on May 19, 2000).
Apartment and hotel owners may register the foreign citizens. But you should write tourism" or "private" in the column named the purpose of the visit when filling out a migration card at the border. It will be much easier to make the registration for you.
The company APARTAMENTY.KZ also deals with the registration of foreigners in Astana (the cost of registration services in Kazakhstan is from 10 USD to 50 USD per person). This requires a foreign citizen to give the passport and migration card with the seal of the border crossing point. But do not forget that the purpose of the visit should be “guest” or “private”.
The purpose of private visit presents the complicated registration in the migration service and provides a number of advantages over the business visit. For example, the private visit registration is carried out for 90 days and may be prolonged. For business visit the period is just 60 days, after that it is necessary to leave Kazakhstan.
If you enter the country through the checkpoint Dostyk (Friendship) then the registration is done at the moment of the border crossing. Registration stamp is put to the migration card by the representative of the Border Guard Service simultaneously in conjunction with the stamp of the border.
Passport registration of citizens from 28 economically developed and politically stable countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal , Singapore, USA, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Republic of Korea) is carried out simultaneously with the issuance of visas of the category "Business", "Tourist", "Private", "Diplomatic", "Service" in the Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Likewise the holders of diplomatic, service and investor visas are being registered. When crossing the border the migration card with marks of the entry and registration is issued and foreign citizen does not need to register in the migration police department of Kazakhstan.
For avoidance of registration according to the Administrative Violations Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan liability in the form of a fine of between 20 and 25 calculation indexes (approximately 200 to 250 USD) is imposed and what is the most unpleasant is that you will most likely be removed from the flight when leaving Kazakhstan to pay this fine.
So it’s better to register in time, it does not take much time and relieve from the problems that inevitably occur when you exit.