Kazakhstan's National ID Scheme and Issues for Foreign Executives

September 25, 2013

Six years after the passage of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on National Registers of Identification Authorities (“National Registry Law”) of 12.01.2007 (as amended on 21.06.2013), on January 1, 2013, obtaining an Individual Identification Number (the “IIN”) has become obligatory for all residents and non-residents, as well as legal entities. The IIN is a step towards tidying up the current registration regime, but a number of issues remain murky. This update in particular investigates the complications that the Law (by requiring the IIN for registration purposes) creates for companies seeking to appoint or change a non-resident executive.

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