Kazakhstani passport

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Kazakhstani passport
The front cover of a contemporary Kazakhstan biometric passport.
New Kazakh Passport Data Page.jpg
The data page of a contemporary Kazakhstan biometric passport
Date first issued1 January 2009
Issued by Kazakhstan
Type of documentPassport
Eligibility requirementsKazakhstan citizenship
Expiration10 years

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, Azerbaijan and Albania. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Justice started issuing biometric passports on January 5, 2009.[1]

Physical Appearance[edit]

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 two languages as follows:

Паспорт Қазақстан Республикасының меншiгi болып табылады, ал оның иесi Қазақстан Республикасының қорғауында болады – in Kazakh

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[edit]

A Kazakhstani Passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of the passport bearer
  • Type
  • 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.


The data page/information page is printed in Kazakh and English.

New biometric passports contain information in Kazakh and English only.

Visa requirements[edit]

Visa requirements for holders of regular Kazakhstani passports
  Visa on arrival
  Electronic authorization or eVisa
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required

As of 1 January 2017, Kazakhstani citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 71 countries and territories, ranking the Kazakhstani passport 67th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Namibian and Thai passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[2]

See also[edit]


Media related to Passports of Kazakhstan at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Электронный паспорт гражданина Республики Казахстан - Министерство юстиции Республики Казахстан". minjust.kz.
  2. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017.