The front cover of a contemporary Kazakhstan biometric passport.
The data page of a contemporary Kazakhstan biometric passport
|Date first issued||1 January 2009|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Kazakhstan citizenship|
Kazakhstani passports are issued to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan to facilitate international travel. Within the Republic of Kazakhstan citizens are required to use internal identification card which can also be used for travel to Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Justice started issuing biometric passports on January 5, 2009. 
Kazakh passports have light blue colour cover with the words “ПАСПОРТ” (Kazakh) and “PASSPORT” (English) at the bottom with the Republic of Kazakhstan coat of arms in the middle of the front cover. Passport contains 30 visa pages, the data/information page and observations page. The first page contains inscription in three languages as follows:
Паспорт Қазақстан Республикасының меншiгi болып табылады, ал оның иесi Қазақстан Республикасының қорғауында болады – in Kazakh
Паспорт является собственностью Республики Казахстан, а его владелец находится под защитой Республики Казахстан – in Russian
This passport is the property of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its owner is under protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan – in English
Identity Information Page
A Kazakhstani Passport includes the following data:
- Photo of the passport bearer
- Code (KAZ)
- Passport No.
- 1 Surname
- 2 Given Names
- 3 Nationality
- 4 Date of Birth
- 5 Place of birth
- 6 Sex
- 8 Date of Issue
- 9 Date of Expiry
- 10 Issuing Authority
The information page ends with a machine readable zone.
In 2015, Kazakhstani citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 65 countries and territories, ranking the Kazakhstani passport 72nd in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
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