Licensing is regulated by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Licensing and Permits System in the Kyrgyz Republic”. Banks, financial/lending institutions, and other institutions regulated by the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic are licensed subject to special laws to the extent not inconsistent therewith. Licensing regime for the mining sector is established in accordance with the mining law of the Kyrgyz Republic. Licenses are issued on equal conditions and grounds to all persons (including stateless persons), regardless of the form of ownership.
Licenses are issued by the competent governmental authorities (licensors) exercising control over licensed activities. The list of the governmental authorities issuing licenses is set forth in the laws and acts of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Licenses issued in other countries are recognized valid in the Kyrgyz Republic as long as appropriate international treaties are in place .
To obtain a license, an applicant shall submit to the competent governmental authority the following documents:
A licensor may not demand from the applicant any documents other than those provided by law or regulations. All documents submitted for the purposes of obtaining a license shall be duly registered by the competent authority. Applicants may apply for licenses and (or) permits online through licensors’ websites by completing and submitting their application forms and scanned copies of original registration documents. In return, they receive the licensor’s confirmation indicating the date of receipt of the application and the list of the documents submitted online.
Applicants may apply for an electronic license and (or) permit by indicating this in the application form.
Licenses are issued within thirty calendar days from the date of filing an application with all the required documents. The only exception is the license to use radio-frequency spectrum requiring coordination with neighboring countries of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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