Kyrgyz Visa. Visa-Free Regime
Kyrgyz Visa is the main issue to know. The Law of the Kyrgyz Republic stated on a 60-days visa-free regime for the list of the countries (Law № 153, dated from 19 July 2013). Kyrgyzstan was the first country in Central Asia that initiated the launch of no-visa entry. The purpose of the law is the promotion of Kyrgyzstan as a country open for investments, tourism development and support of bilateral connections between nations.
Citizens of the countries below can stay in Kyrgyzstan for an unlimited time: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Cuba, Georgia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine.
Citizens of 2 countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 90 days: Mongolia and Turkey.
Citizens of 45 countries listed below can stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 60 days: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican.
Citizens of the following countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 30 days: Malaysia.
Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa to Kyrgyzstan without a Letter of Invitation (LOI): Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Indonesia, Israel, Macedonia. Mexico, Montenegro, Oman, Philippines, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam.
Detailed information, list of countries in details, regulation processes you can find at the official web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic http://mfa.gov.kg/index
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic announced the launching of E-Visa started from September 01, 2017.
E-Visa System gives an opportunity to obtain tourist or business visa for an applicant intending to visit the Kyrgyz Republic with the purpose of business and tourism for a period of up to 90 days by Internet, without applying to diplomatic representatives and consulates. Legal entities of the Kyrgyz Republic also can invite foreign citizens (individual and group) and apply for short term business and tourist visas via the E-visa system.
Short-term visas are given for 90 days and no force for the extension at the Kyrgyz Republic.
For obtaining e-visa, need to apply at http://www.evisa.e-gov.kg/index.php entering your personal contact details, information about your traveling to Kyrgyzstan, upload photo and passport scanned copy. Payment could be done by Visa Card or Master Card. The consideration period takes 3 days. Notification of confirmation or rejection with special QR-code will be sent to e-mail.
Foreign citizens with electronic visas of the Kyrgyz Republic can cross the State Border of the Kyrgyz Republic at the following check points: Manas Airport, Osh Airport, Chong-Kapka avtodorojniy, Chaldybar avtodorojniy, Ak-Jol avtodorojniy, Ak-Tilek avtodorojniy, Ak-Tilek avtodorojniy, Dostuk avtodorojniy, Kyzyl-Bel avtodorojniy, Kulunduu Avtodorojniy, Bor-Dobo avtodorojniy, Irkeshtam avtodorojniy, Torugart avtodorojniy.
Registration of foreign citizens at the State Registration Service
There is an order for registration of foreign citizens arriving in the Kyrgyz Republic. The registration is made by the territorial units of passport issuing office of the State Registration Service under the government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
For most of the Western countries representatives’ duration of stay without registration is 30-60 days. Some of the counties of CIS countries is 10 days (f.e. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan). The rest of the foreigners not listed at these 92 countries, need to have a registration.
According to the Code of the Kyrgyz Republic “On administrative responsibility”, a foreign citizen who violates fixed terms of their stay in the Kyrgyz Republic will be fined in the amount of hundred standard units.
Duration of stay without registration in the Kyrgyz Republic for citizens of 92 countries, detailed and additional information, could be found at the web-page of the State Registration Service (SRS) https://grs.gov.kg/ru/subord/drnags/information_for_foreigners/
Addresses and contacts of passport offices around the country: https://grs.gov.kg/ru/subord/drnags/address/
For emergency situations and questions to ask you can call by the following numbers of the SRS: +996312431179, +996312486141 and Call-Center 119.
List of foreign countries, citizens of the following countries can be in Kyrgyzstan without registration from 8 up to 90 days. Registration needs to be done by territorial units of the State Registration Service
|14.||Bosnia and Herzegovina||60||No|
|18.||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||60||No|
|37.||Cyprus (Western)||60||LOI free|
|38.||Republic of Korea||60||No|
|42.||Lao People’s Democratic Republic||30||Yes|
|66.||San Marino||60||LOI free|
|90.||South Africa||60||LOI free|