Kazakhstani Registration Requirements
Most foreigners, including U.S. Citizens, are required to register their stay in Kazakhstan with local authorities.
All U.S. citizens arriving in Kazakhstan through the country's 12 international airports, the railroad crossing at Dostyk (Druzhba), land crossings at Khorgos, Dostyk, Bakhty, Maikapchagai, Kordai and Kolzhat, and at the seaports of Aktau and Bautino should automatically be registered in Kazakhstan. As proof of registration, you receive a migration card with two rectangular entry and registration stamps from the Border Service of Committee of National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The automatic registration is valid for 3 months. For stays longer than 90 days, travelers should register with the Migration Police, (formerly known as the Office of Visas and Registration, or OVIR) in the jurisdiction where they reside in Kazakhstan.
Migration Police Astana
29 Seyfullin St.
(Between Beibetshilik Ave and Auezov Street)
Open Monday - Friday
(9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Migration Police Almaty
109A Karasai Batyr Street
(near Nikolsky Bazar)
If for any reason a U.S. citizen does not receive a registration card immediately upon arrival in Kazakhstan, the traveler should register with the Migration Police in the city where they are staying within 5 calendar days.
Visitors who do not register may have to pay fines upon departure and their departure may be delayed.
Visitors registering a long-term (more than 3 month) stay, must present a certificate indicating a negative HIV test conducted no more than 1 month before registration. Evidence of an HIV test performed abroad is acceptable. Testing also may be done at the Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS (7 Talgarskaya Street, Almaty).
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