December 14, 2022

What you need to know about fingerprint and genomic registration of citizens


From January 1, 2023, the Law “On Fingerprint and Genomic Registration” is put into effect, which involves the collection, processing and protection of fingerprint, genomic information.

Its relevance is justified, first of all, by security issues.

In addition, there are many situations in life (fires and plane crashes with numerous victims in different states, the discovery of unidentified corpses, biological traces from unsolved crimes, missing persons) when it is impossible to establish or confirm a person’s identity.

The presence of fingerprint and genomic information in the relevant databases will allow identifying victims, as well as reducing the lists of missing and unidentified corpses.

In this article we will talk about the rules of fingerprint and genomic registration.

Fingerprint registration

Fingerprint information refers to information about the features of the structure of papillary patterns of a person’s fingers and about his personality.

The electronic code of papillary patterns will be contained in biometric passports and certificates of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

A citizen will face the procedure when receiving new, already biometric documents – an identity card (a chip is already installed in it) and a foreign passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan of a new sample (also with a built-in chip).