Dual citizenship - 2 different passports for Almaty-Bishkek crossing
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 13, 2013 9:07 PM Last Post By: coconoodle
Jul 21, 2013 6:52 PM
Dual citizenship - 2 different passports for Almaty-Bishkek crossingHello,
I wonder if I can enter and exit the land border crossing closest to Almaty, Kazakhstan with 1 passport and then enter and exit the land border crossing closest to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with another passport through
I reside in a country that allows dual citizenship. I get visa-free access to Kazakhstan with one passport but this passport will not get me in visa-free to Kyrgyzstan. The reverse is true for the other passport.
Jul 30, 2013 4:13 AM
1Interesting... I have dual citizenship with Italy and the US and have had a similar question about KZ. Thought about going to Kyrgyzstan with my American passport, then using the Italian to come back to KZ, but my main concern was when EXITING Kyrgyzstan, would I get any questions at the boarder wondering how I managed to get into Kyrgyzstan on an Italian passport without getting any stamps for visas in it. Does that make sense?
Sep 1, 2013 12:07 PM
2We did it with 2 Belgian passports, for the same person, just that they had different visas in them. On Uzbek-Kazakh border. Turned out to be ok, just needed to show that we entered with one, but exiting with another.
Sep 13, 2013 9:07 PM
3We are back. Yes, it can be done. Just show you have two passports.
But, we were very unlucky to have an Kazakhstan officer who was more interested in mopping the floor than to process our passports. We waited for more than half an hour (may be he was not sure what to do with our passport and was too shy?? to check with his superior??). Once we insisted he find help, problem was solved.
There was no problem at all at entering the Kyrgyzstan side as well as on our return trip.
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