How a non-resident can buy a SIM card in Kazakhstan

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How to buy a SIM card in Kazakhstan for a non-resident

Hello friends! In this article I will tell about how to buy a SIM card in Kazakhstan for a non-resident. This instruction is suitable for residents of any country: Germany, USA, Austria, Russia, Ukraine. Let’s move on to the step-by-step instructions for buying a SIM card in Kazakhstan.

What you need to buy a SIM card in Kazakhstan by a non-resident

In fact, there are no difficulties. You will need the following:

  1. For citizens of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Belarus) you will need either an internal passport or an international passport.
  2. For citizens of the former CIS countries (e.g., Georgia, Uzbekistan) you can also use your internal passport to buy SIM cards..
  3. For citizens of EU countries, as well as the U.S. and other countries will need an international passport.

Upon arrival in Kazakhstan, you can buy a SIM card both at the airport and at train stations. You can also buy SIM cards in cities and towns. Apart from the documents mentioned in the list, you do not need anything else.

Even small stores in remote villages sell SIM cards of different service providers. And there are no problems with the purchase.

Next, you will need to enter the USSD-command to activate the SIM-card. Each operator has a different option.

Which mobile operator is better to use in Kazakhstan

I can’t give you exact recommendations. There are places where only Beeline, there is where Tele-2. At the moment there are only four telecom operators in Kazakhstan:

  • Beeline;
  • Tele2
  • Kcell;
  • Altel.

The choice will depend on where you will be. In large cities, all operators work almost everywhere.

But if you plan to go to an area remote from major cities, it is better to contact someone local and find out in advance which mobile operators work best there.

I hope I helped you with the choice of operator and the process of buying a SIM card in Kazakhstan. Goodbye!

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