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Kazakhstan recognizes the use of Electronic Signatures and considers documents executed electronically same as documents executed in written form with traditional wet signatures
The following laws are vital to enforce the validity, legality and admissibility of eSignatures in Kazakhstan:
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan unambiguously endorses that electronic documents authenticated by “electronic digital signatures” are equivalent to handwritten documents. The law further extends safeguards to such documents signed electronically, and conveys that such documents cannot be denied enforceability merely because they are concluded electronically. In certain cases, the parties will be required to present evidence in court to prove validity of such documents and will be assessed by the courts on case to case basis
Documents than can be eSigned in Kazakhstan:
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed our lifestyles and how one conducts business. Most non-essential companies have established completely remote work setups. This “new normal” has concentrated more attention on electronic means of transactions. The “new normal” in the age of Covid-19 proceeds to facilitate the use of eSignatures.
Documents that cannot be e-signed in Kazakhstan:
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