Gazymbek Alpysbaev, a senior official in the Interior Ministry's administrative police department, said nearly 80 percent of the migrant workers are Uzbek nationals.
The others are Kyrgyz (772), Tajiks (245), and Russians (159). The remaining 286 hold other passports.
The Interior Ministry says it has launched a campaign to legalize migrant workers. The campaign, which began on August 1, will end on December 31.
The migrants legalized in the past 10 days live in the city of Almaty, in Almaty Region, and in Qizilorda Region.
(compiled with material from Kazinform)
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