Kazakhstan tightens rules of entry and stay of foreigners

16:00 - 18 January 2023

January 18, Fineko/abc.az. The government of Kazakhstan has changed the rules of entry and stay of foreigners in the country.

ABC.AZ reports that according to the new procedure to take effect from 27 January citizens of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) can stay in Kazakhstan for no more than 90 days during the 180-day period.

Previously, the so-called vizaran operated in the republic - crossing the state border to update the terms of legal stay. Thanks to this, migrants whose term of stay in the country was coming to an end could leave its borders and return back, "zeroing the counter".

Now the period of stay is limited to 90 calendar days during each period of 180 calendar days. If this period is exceeded, a foreigner who has left the country will be denied entry. The new rules do not cover those who have a temporary residence permit.