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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of April 25, 2016 No. 240

About approval of the Consular charter of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(as amended of the Presidential decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 09.03.2021 No. 532)

According to subitem part two 5) of article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of March 7, 2002 "About diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan" I DECIDE:

1. Approve the enclosed Consular charter of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. Recognize invalid some presidential decrees of the Republic of Kazakhstan according to appendix to this Decree.

3. This Decree becomes effective from the date of its signing.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

N. Nazarbayev

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan of April 25, 2016 , No. 240

Consular charter of the Republic of Kazakhstan

This Consular charter of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - the Charter) determines the legal basis of consular service of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the right and obligation of consular officials of the Republic of Kazakhstan by protection of the rights and interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan, citizens and legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan outside the Republic of Kazakhstan.

1. General provisions

1. In this Charter the following concepts are used:

1) consular establishment of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - consular establishment) - the foreign institution of the Republic of Kazakhstan performing within certain consular district consular functions on behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) class of consular establishment - the status of consular establishment determined by the Republic of Kazakhstan in coordination with the state of stay depending on the social and economic, political importance and its location in the state of stay;

3) the head of consular establishment - the employee of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan heading consular establishment;

4) the consular official of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - the consul) - the employee of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan performing within the consular district consular functions on behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

5) the honorary (freelance) consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - the honorary consul) - person heading the honourable consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - honourable consulate) which is not in public service of the Republic of Kazakhstan to which accomplishment of separate consular functions on behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the territory of foreign state within the consular district is entrusted;

6) the consular district - the territory allocated for consular establishment for accomplishment of consular functions;

7) consular archive - documents, correspondence, audio-and video records, electronic media of information, the book, magazines, registers, card-indexes, codes, codes, seals, stamps and other objects intended for accomplishment of consular functions;

8) the state of stay - foreign state in the territory of which there is foreign institution of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. Consular service of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the part of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan aimed at providing protection of the rights and interests of the state, citizens and legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the limits allowed by international law, and also promoting development of friendship of the Republic of Kazakhstan with other states, to expansion economic, trade, scientific and technical, humanitarian cultural ties and tourism.

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