The front cover of a contemporary Kazakhstani biometric passport.
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Kazakhstani citizenship|
Kazakh 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 Malaysia. The Kazakh Ministry of Justice started issuing biometric passports on January 5, 2009. 
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 three languages as follows:
Паспорт Қазақстан Республикасының меншiгi болып табылады, ал оның иесi Қазақстан Республикасының қорғауында болады – in Kazakh
Паспорт является собственностью Республики Казахстан, а его владелец находится под защитой Республики Казахстан – in Russian
This passport is the property of the Republic of Kazakstan and its owner is under protection of the Republic of Kazakstan – in English
Identity Information Page
A Kazakh Passport includes the following data:
- Photo of the passport bearer
- 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.