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Obtaining an identity card and passport of Kazakhstan Printable version

Last update: 05.04.2020

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Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, regardless of place of residence, must have identity documents. Identity documents for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan are an identity card and passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

A passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan is issued to citizens, at their request, regardless of their age, and is a document that certifies the identity of the owner when leaving and outside the Republic of Kazakhstan. A passport is issued for a period of 10 years.

An identity card of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan is issued to citizens from the age of 16 and valid on the territory of the republic. All citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan permanently residing in its territory must have an identity card. An identity card is issued for 10 years.

In order to get an identity card and a passport you need to apply to the NJSC State Corporation "Government for Citizens" (PSC) at the place of residence. You can find out what documents are required for obtaining an identity card in one or the other case, following the reference to the standard of the state service "Issue of passports, identity cards to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan" approved by the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs No. 322 of April 10, 2015.

If you are faced with a situation such as the loss or theft of identity documents, you can find out what actions are necessary in this case in the article "Restoreation of identity documents for loss and theft."

Responsibility for late treatment for obtaining an identity card

Accommodation of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan without an identity card or with an invalid identity card, or without registration at the place of residence for a period of 10 days to 1 month - entails a warning, at the expiration of this period the citizen shall be administratively liable in the form of a fine of 7 MCI for part 2 of Article 492 of the CAO RK. A similar violation committed repeatedly within a year after the imposition of an administrative penalty is punishable by a fine of 13 MCI (Part 3 of Article 492).

A citizen can apply for an identity card only upon reaching the age of 16, until that moment the document will not be issued to him.

To obtain an identity card upon reaching the age of 16, the following documents must be provided:

  • birth certificate;
  • identity card of one of the parents;
  • receipt for payment of state duty for identity card in the amount of 0.2 MCI ;
  • passport (if available).

The list of documents for issuing a passport for children under 16:

  • birth certificate;
  • identity card of one of the parents;
  • receipt for payment of state duty for a passport in the amount of 8 MCI .

At registration of documents the presence of the child is obligatory.

Also, it is necessary to know that with different citizenship of parents, a notarized application-consent from the foreigner's parent will be required for the receipt by the child of documents proving the identity of the citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan (in the case of the birth of a child outside the Republic of Kazakhstan and various citizenship of parents, one of which at the time of the birth of the child was a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan and both parents at that time had a permanent place of residence outside the Republic of Kazakhstan);

Is there a liability for an overdue passport?

A passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan is issued to citizens at their request.

Thus, to change an overdue passport or not - the citizen decides, the administrative legislation does not provide for the responsibility for an overdue passport. However, upon receipt of a new identity card, both in connection with the expiration of the term and the change in the setting data, an invalid passport must be handed in to NJSC State Corporation "Government for Citizens" (PSC) , if it is available.  

How to obtain an identity card and a passport, if you have changed your fundamental data?

What documents are required to be presented to NJSC State Corporation "Government for Citizens" (PSC), in connection with the change of surname you can find in the article "Registration of identity documents in connection with the change of surname".

In connection with the change in nationality, citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan present the following documents necessary for obtaining an identity card and passport:

  • written statement indicating the desired nationality;
  • birth certificate;
  • forcibly relocated to the territory of the republic during the repressions - a certificate of rehabilitation;
  • identity card, passport if available, subject to replacement;
  • a receipt for payment of the state fee for an identity card in the amount of 0.2 MCI, for the passport – 8 MCI.

A record of the nationality in the passport and identity card is made in accordance with the nationality of the parents. With different nationalities of parents, a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan voluntarily chooses a nationality of his father or mother;

In the future, according to the application, the nationality changes only to the nationality of the other parent.

As an exception, it is permitted to change the entry on nationality in passports, identity cards of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, forcibly relocated during the period of repression to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A change in nationality is made on the basis of certificates of rehabilitation issued in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of April 14, 1993 "On the rehabilitation of victims of mass political repression."

Disputes about changing the entry on nationality in the passports and identity cards of citizens are resolved in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in a judicial procedure.

At the same time, when issuing an identity card in connection with a change in nationality, a citizen is issued a certificate of change in the nationality record, which is submitted to the civil registration offices (CRO) at the place of permanent residence to make changes in the nationality information in the corresponding civil status records.

In the exchange of identity documents, citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan may file a written application in connection with the desire not to specify their nationality.

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