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According to a statement published today on the agency's website, the stay of foreigners in the Republic of Kazakhstan is under control.

According to a statement published today on the agency’s website, the stay of foreigners in the Republic of Kazakhstan is under control.

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Reports of a sharp increase in the number of Russians entering the country promptly responded to the Committee of the Migration Service of the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to a statement published today on the agency’s website, the stay of foreigners in the republic is under control.

Commenting on the possible increase in the arrival of Russian citizens to Kazakhstan, Acting Chairman of the Committee Aslan Atalykov noted that according to statistics, about 4.3 million foreigners entered Kazakhstan this year, and 4.1 million left. he, – 1,660,000 people entered, and 1,640,000 left. Their temporary stay is taken into account with full information about each of them, passport data and dates of entry to control the stay.

Atalykov recalled that the permitted visa-free stay in Kazakhstan for Russians, as well as other citizens of the states of the Eurasian Economic Union, ends after 90 calendar days from the date of crossing the state border. Registration of migrants is carried out by internal affairs bodies on the basis of information from hosts, as well as data from the National Security Committee (KNB) coming from checkpoints across the state border into a single database for recording the entry and exit of foreigners. In addition, the Committee assured that there is an effective system of migration control in the republic for compliance by foreigners with the established rules of stay.

“In the course of control, 45.7 thousand violators of migration legislation were brought to administrative responsibility, of which 4.2 thousand were immediately forcibly expelled from Kazakhstan. At the same time, 3,200 Russians were held accountable for violating migration laws, which is only 0.2% of the number of Russian citizens who entered the country. This demonstrates their certain discipline in Kazakhstan in terms of observing the terms of stay,” the head of the migration service explained, adding that “otherwise, forced expulsion from Kazakhstan provides for an additional sanction in the form of a ban on re-entry to our country for a period of 5 years.”

“The Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan is operating normally. Control over the observance of the law by foreigners, authorized state and law enforcement agencies is carried out, ”summed up the acting. Chairman of the CMC of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Aslan Atalykov.

Kazakh Foreign Ministry urged not to believe rumors

The absence of grounds for concern was confirmed by the border service of the National Security Committee (KNB) of Kazakhstan.

“The existing 30 automobile checkpoints are operating normally. Security has been ensured at the border crossings of the two countries, and interaction with the Russian side has been organized. The situation is under special control,” the ministry said, emphasizing that the border service of Kazakhstan in its activities is guided by international treaties and the norms of the internal legislation of the republic.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan also reacted to the “hot news” disseminated on social networks.

“Kazakh-Russian cooperation has always been distinguished by a high level of trust and constructive approaches. In the current situation, the state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan are guided by the current legislation of the country and international treaties,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry added that it is important to remember that any harsh statement or action can have an undesirable effect in a difficult environment, and urged to trust official information from government agencies, which “will help to avoid unnecessary speculation.”

Recall that, according to the chairman of the upper house of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Maulen Ashimbaev, the authorities do not plan to impose restrictions on the entry of Russian citizens into the country.

Meanwhile, the press secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, said the day before that information about the hype at airports and at crossing points is very exaggerated. The Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia also stated that there was no sharp difference and growth between the number of people entering and leaving through the state border of Georgia over the past 10 days. The department claims that the Kazbegi customs checkpoint on the Georgian side of the Russian-Georgian land border operates uninterruptedly 24 hours a day and urges the media to refrain from spreading false and unverified information. A similar statement was made in Belarus: there is no excitement on the Russian-Belarusian border.

“The main principle of the EAEU is freedom of movement”

Well-known Kazakh public figure, Doctor of Law Marat Bashimov commented on the current situation at the border, and also explained the rules for the entry of Russians into the territory of Kazakhstan.

“According to our legislation and within the framework of international treaties, citizens of the Russian Federation can stay in our country for 90 days, after which they must leave. Citizens of the EAEU (Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Armenia) carry out labor activities on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan without obtaining a permit on the basis of an employment contract,” Bashimov wrote on his social media page.

According to him, Russian citizens can stay in the republic for 120 days, that is, they have the right to come for 30 days without registration and another 90 days after registration with the migration authorities.

“The main principle of the EAEU is the freedom of movement of goods, capital, services and labor. The same rules apply in the European Union. Citizens of Russia, Belarus and other EAEU countries can work here on the basis of an employment contract only, and they do not need to obtain permission to do so. Therefore, business from Russia is so easy to move to us, they just need to register with the AIFC,” Bashimov explained, adding that a temporary residence permit is also issued in accordance with the law according to six established documents, among which there are permits, confirming documents from state bodies . The list of documents, in addition to the passport, may include a certificate of employment, insurance, bank details.

In any case, it is clear that the best response to those who are interested in “inflating” the situation at border crossings will be prompt cooperation and well-coordinated work of the relevant departments of our countries.

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