Conscription is enshrined in art. 31 of the 1995 Constitution, which states: "Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the duty of every citizen of the republic. The citizens of the republic perform military service as laid down by law."
The present legal basis of conscription is the 1992 Military Service Act.
All men above the age of 18 are liable for military service.
The length of military service is two years. 
Reserve obligations apply.