Carrying Your Passport

Officially, foreigners are supposed to carry their passport and migration card with them at all times in Kazakhstan. Police may ask to see it at any time, though they rarely do these days. In practice, police may often be satisfied with photocopies of your passport's ID and visa pages and your migration card.

On balance, it's best to carry both your original passport and migration card (and take very good care of them) and photocopies – and produce the latter initially to any police.