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by itfcfan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mobile phone registration law in Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Mobile phone registration law in Kazakhstan

A quick update. I left KZ on the weekend - both Beeline and Kcell SIMs kept working without registration.

Possibly something will change in the future, but for now unregistered SIMs are still working...
by itfcfan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mobile phone registration law in Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Mobile phone registration law in Kazakhstan

According to news reports in Kazakhstan, a law requiring mobile phone registration came into force on 1st January 2019. This registration appears to require a Kazakh ID card - I don't know what options there are for foreign visitors / temporary residents. I'm in Kazakhstan since last week, using a B...
by itfcfan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 227
Views: 74233

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

I'm not sure if this link has been posted in this (long...) thread before, but it might be a useful way of getting an independent idea of when the passenger carrying ships are likely to arrive Alat (AZ) and Kuryk (KZ) ports:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 2.3/zoom:7
by itfcfan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Adopting a stray and taking her home to EU
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Adopting a stray and taking her home to EU

I'm on an expat mailing list for Cairo and one of the most frequent conversations there is procedures for taking cats/dogs abroad. I saw a seemingly authoritative post about this recently, so I'll share it here: Getting her into the UK is slightly more procedural. 2 main things - most tricky - you n...
by itfcfan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kazakhstan road updates
Replies: 8
Views: 2591

Re: Kazakhstan road updates

I found that autotourist.kz has a good map indicating road conditions in KZ, along with a VK (social media) page for sharing reports (it's pretty active and quite easy to follow without Russian if you use Google translate): http://autotourist.kz/index.php/routes https://vk.com/topic-61325136_3205544...
by itfcfan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015
Replies: 75
Views: 32057

Re: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015

Since Kazakhstan started their visa-free schemes for some developed countries, they've always stated an end date to the rules - i.e. when it was first opened to 10 countries in 2014, the scheme said "15 July 2014 – 15 July 2015". When it was extended it was "Until 31 December 2016&quo...
by itfcfan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Report: new train from Urumqi to Astana
Replies: 5
Views: 5084

Re: Report: new train from Urumqi to Astana

Is this service still running, the main Caravanistan website seems to indicate its not? A new, daily train ran in the summer of 2017, connecting Urumqi directly with Astana via Almaty. It has been cancelled. Find out more about this train in the Almaty-Astana-Urumqi train forum topic. https://carava...

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