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Registration of weapons in Kazakhstan Printable version

Last update: 10.09.2020

Acquisition and registration of firearms 

Pursuant to Article 15 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On State Control over the Сirculation of Certain Types of Weapons”, citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have reached the age of 18 have the right to purchase civilian weapons after obtaining permission to purchase a certain type of weapon from the internal affairs bodies at their place of residence.

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have reached the age of 16 have the right to acquire, store, carry and use throwing weapons (bows and crossbows) for sports purposes.

Signal weapons, mechanical sprayers, aerosols and other devices equipped with tear or irritating substances, pneumatic weapons with a muzzle energy of not more than 7.5 J and a caliber of up to 4.5 mm inclusive are not subject to registration, and citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan have the right to purchase them from legal suppliers without permission.

For self-defense purposes, weapons that does not require permits issued by the internal affairs bodies at the place of residence without a hunter's certificate.

The right to store and carry long-barreled smooth-bore firearms and hunting pneumatic weapons is provided to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who have a hunter's license.

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have owned a hunting smooth-bore long-barreled firearm for at least three years and who have been granted the right to hunt in accordance with the established procedure have the right to acquire hunting firearms with a rifled barrel.

The total number of weapons purchased by a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan should not exceed:

1) hunting firearms: with a rifled barrel - two units; smooth-bore - two units;

2) self-defense weapons - two units, including smooth-bore long-barreled firearms or gas pistols, revolvers or electric weapons.

These restrictions do not apply to collectible weapons.

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan have the right to purchase gas pistols and revolvers, electric weapons for self-defense purposes with the right to store and carry them under permits issued by the internal affairs bodies.

Individuals and legal entities can apply for a permit for the acquisition, storage, carrying, transportation of civilian and service weapons and ammunition thereto via e-Gov Portal.

Long-barreled firearms, hunting pneumatic weapons, throwing weapons (bows and crossbows), electric weapons, as well as gas pistols and revolvers acquired by a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan are subject to registration with the internal affairs bodies at the place of residence within a week from the date of acquisition.

When registering a self-defense smooth-bore long-barreled firearm, a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan obtains a permit from the internal affairs body at the place of residence for storing such weapon for a period of five years, and when registering hunting and sporting weapons, gas pistols and revolvers, throwing weapons (bows and crossbows), electric weapons, a citizens obtains permission to store and carry them. The permit is issued and extended for a period of five years.

You can apply for the following services:

Permit for the acquisition of civilian weapons and ammunition thereto

Permit for the acquisition, storage and carrying of civilian weapons and ammunition thereto

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