Repatriates Assembly

More than 6000 people got an award of “Fellow relative” this year

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Since the beginning of 2020, 6,3 thousand ethnic Kazakhs got the award of “Fellow relative”

Since 1991, more than 1 million ethnic Kazakhs have returned to their historical Homeland, all of them have been granted by the status of “Repatriate”. This compiles 6% of the country's population.

As of June 1, 2020, 3245 families, that is 6361 ethnic Kazakhs immigrated to our country; including 631 families out of 2 224 people are located in East Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Akmola, Pavlodar and Kostanay regions.

Let me remind you that on May 13 this year, the President has signed a law on improving migration processes. The concept of " Fellow relative " has been included into the law as a new norm. According to the law, the main criterion is that ethnic Kazakhs did not previously have the citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Our fellow relatives who have returned to their homeland have the right to submit the documents at the same time to obtain a permanent residence permit and citizenship of Kazakhstan.