Russia - Kazakhstan border control

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Russia - Kazakhstan border control

Postby Pubung » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:01 pm

Hello. I have 2 questions, escaping a little bit from the Silk Route, if possible.

#1: The first comes a bit from my unexperience. How does border control work when you are travelling by train? Say, from Astana to Moscow. Am I supposed to get down from the train at some border? A guard will come inside the train? I heard from a traveller that there is no control at all and that one is just supposed to register once he arrives in Moscow.

#2: Is it possible or legal to change passports at the border? Is it ok to do it between Kazakhstan and Russia? I know that its ok to do it when travelling by plane, but not sure about overland. Anyone had any experience with this? Particularly going into Russia, by train or bus?

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Re: Russia - Kazakhstan border control

Postby steven » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:21 am

1. A guard will come in the train. It's usually in the middle of the night according to my experience, when a blinding flashlight is shone into your eyes.

2: Yes, you can do it. I have done it several times. I only have 1 nationality though. Perhaps they make trouble with 2 nationalities. That I don't know.
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Re: Russia - Kazakhstan border control

Postby Pubung » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:05 pm

Ok - thanks for the answer!
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