Drone Laws in Kazakhstan

Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK)


UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in Kazakhstan

The Kazakh agency responsible for drone safety, AAK, has provided several internet-accessible details on flying for fun or work. The highlights are enumerated below. For more details, go to the link above.

Are drones allowed in Kazakhstan?

According to KAA, drone use is allowed in Kazakhstan, subject to AAK regulations. Read on for more details.

Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Kazakhstan:

  • You must register your drone (see procedure below)
  • UAV must not be operated closer than 150 meters horizontally from a crowd of people and vehicles
  • During tai-off and landing, the UAV must be more than 50 meters from vehicles, buildings, structure, or any person (except the operator)
  • During the flight, the UAV must be more than 100 meters horizontally from vehicles, building, structures or people (except for the operator)

Open Category

Flights do not require permission if the following rules are followed:

  • Flown at or below 50 meters
  • Flights are outside populated areas of cities and towns
  • No closer than 5.5 km from any airfield
  • Flown within visual line of sight
  • Does not carry any cargo or drop materials from the drone
  • Pilot must be familiar with the rules on the use of UAV

Specific Category – Getting permission to fly over Congested Areas in Kazakhstan

  1. Complete training specified by AAK
  2. Get a certificate of successful completion
  3. Get a remote pilot certificate from AAK which covers flights over congested areas for 5 years.
  4. Register your drone
  5. Get permits from AAK which covers flights over congested areas for 5 years
    • Applies to UAVs from 250 grams to 1.5 kg
    • Send your application with a copy of your ID card and certificate of completion of initial training to frontoffice@caakx.com
    • The review will take 15 days.
  6. Develop instructions for the UAV operations and get approval from the Military ATC center.
  7. Submit your flight plan and get the permit.

How to register a drone in Kazakhstan?

For UAV recording a registration request is required. Apply for registration with the following documents attached:

  1. A copy of the founding document (for foreign legal entities) or identity document (for foreign individuals);
  2. A copy of the Sales agreement or other document confirming the right of ownership or a court decision;
  3. A copy of the Rent agreement, leasing, property hire agreement, other document confirming the right to use UAVs;
  4. A copy of the manufacturer’s document describing the characteristics of the unmanned aircraft system (maximum take-off weight, maximum speed, maximum flying height, maximum flight time, channel control, flight range, control range);
  5. The type and serial (factory) number of UAV, engine number, and control station number (if there is a number for each). If there a foreign pilot (include their passport image);
  6. A copy of a type certificate or other document confirming compliance with the standards of the state of the UAV developer or manufacturer;
  7. One or more contrasting and clear photography of UAV, control station (if exists), and serial number;
  8. A certificate of UAV exclusion (if UAV was registered in a foreign state) from the registry of a foreign state;
  9. Confirmation of the applicant in a handwritten form about the absence of military service and no bugs are carried on the UAV.

Documents with a cover letter should be sent for registration to the electronic address frontoffice@caakz.com or to the address of Nur-Sultan city, Mangilik Yel ave. 55/15, Block C 2.3.

AAK accepts the application by providing the Applicant’s identity document.

When submitting an application by e-mail (frontoffice@caakz.com), the signed application (PDF format) is certified by the EDS (individual or legal entity) through the signature and verification service of electronic documents (https://ezsigner.kz/#!/main).

The application is in docx.cms format is sent to the authorized organization.

If you have questions about UAV registration or process, contact the Aircraft Registry Unit by the e-mail address ac.registry@caakz.com.

Registration is valid for 30 working days.

You should submit the form at least ten working days in advance to allow for the processing of your information by local authorities.


Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in Kazakhstan

See general rules above


Notes for operating Commercial Drone Services in Kazakhstan

Specific Category – Getting permission for aerial work in Kazakhstan

  1. Complete training specified by AAK
  2. Get a certificate of successful completion
  3. Get a remote pilot certificate from AAK which covers aerial work for 1 year.
  4. Register your drone
  5. Get permits from AAK which covers aerial work for 1 year
    • Send the following documents to frontoffice@caakx.com:
      • Valid certificates for remote pilots for aerial work (see below)
      • Certificate of registration of the UAV
      • Flight Operation Manual
      • Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition
    • The review will take 15 days.
  6. Develop instructions for the UAV operations and get approval from the Military ATC center.
  7. Submit your flight plan and get the permit.

How to get a remote pilot’s certificate for commercial flights in Kazakhstan?

  • Send your application to frontoffice@caakx.com with the following:
    • a copy of your ID card
    • certificate of completion of initial training
    • 2 photographs 3.5×4.5
    • Medical certificates: – form (075), -psychoneurology, -narcology
    • Certificate of non-criminal record
  • The review will take 15 days.

Useful published information on flying drones in Kazakhstan

Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in Kazakhstan…

NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model aircraft, toy aircraft, Remote controlled aircraft, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.


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