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Visa-free regime

The Kyrgyz Republic creates favorable conditions for the development of tourism and active attendance of the country by foreign citizens. So, according to recent amendments in the legislation, citizens from 61 countries have the opportunity to visit Kyrgyzstan without the need to obtain a visa. 

Visa and Registration Requirements

Subject to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, foreign nationals and stateless persons may enter the Kyrgyz Republic for temporary or permanent residence on the basis of a visa, temporary or permanent residence permit. Visa Requirements and Visa-Free Travelnitial issuance of all categories of visas is performed by diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Below is a list of the foreign countries whose nationals are subject to a simplified visa regime. The law provides that nationals of foreign countries included in this list are eligible to obtain Kyrgyz entry and exit visas from overseas diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Kyrgyz Republic and from consular offices in the Kyrgyz Republic at their personal request for a term of up to 90 days:

•     Australia, the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Hungary, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, the State of Israel, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic, Canada, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Latvia, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, New Zealand, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, the Republic of Romania, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Slovenia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, the United States of America, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Montenegro, the Czech Republic, the Swiss Confederation, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Republic of Estonia, Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Vatican City, Vietnam, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, San Marino, the Philippines, the Republic of Albania, Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Indonesia, Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Chile, the Bolivarian the Republic of Venezuela, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Japan.

Visa-free travel possibilities are granted on the basis of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and international treaties to which the Kyrgyz Republic is a party. Nationals of the following countries may enter the Kyrgyz Republic visa-free:

•     Visa-free entry entry for up to 60 days for nationals of:   the Commonwealth of Australia, the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Vatican, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Singapore, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the United States of America, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Republic of Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Swiss Confederation, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Republic of Estonia, the State of Qatar, the State of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Japan;

• Visa-free entry for holders of all categories of passports of nationals of:

the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Kazakhstan , the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Malaysia (for the period from 1 month up to 3 months depending on purpose of stay), the Republic of Moldova, Mongolia (up to 90 days), the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Ukraine (up to 90 days), the Republic of Uzbekistan (up to 60 days), the Turkish Republic (up to 1 month), Vietnam, Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

• Visa-free entry for up to 1 month for nationals holding diplomatic and service passports of: the Republic of Hungary, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran (up to 30 days for holders of service passports), the People’s Republic of China, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan (up to 60 days), Singapore, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of India (up to 90 days), the Republic of Romania (up to 90 days within a period of 180 days), the State of Kuwait (not exceeding 90 days per period of 60 months from the date of the first entry), the State of Qatar (up to 90 days).

• Visa-free entry for nationals holding diplomatic passports of: the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Greece, the Republic of Iceland, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Portugal, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, the Slovak Republic (up to 30 days), the Republic of Poland (up to 90 days within a period of 180 days). Visa Categories

• Diplomatic (issued to foreign nationals holding diplomatic passports and entering the Kyrgyz Republic for official purposes or for transit travel through its territory);

• Service (issued to foreign nationals holding service passports and entering the Kyrgyz Republic for official purposes or for transit travel through its territory);

• Business (issued to foreign nationals entering the Kyrgyz Republic for business purposes

• Investment (issued to direct investors entering the Kyrgyz Republic with the intent to engage in investment activities and providing required supporting documentation that proves their production-related contribution of money and valuables into the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic of USD 500 thousand );

• Tourist (issued to foreign nationals entering the Kyrgyz Republic as tourists);

• Work (issued to foreign nationals entering the Kyrgyz Republic for work under work permits);

• Private (issued to foreign nationals entering the Kyrgyz Republic for private purposes, such as visiting family and friends, undergoing medical treatment, permanent or temporary residence);

• Religious (issued to foreign nationals entering the Kyrgyz Republic for cooperation with religious organizations with the consent of the public authority of the Kyrgyz Republic for religious matters;

• Transit (issued to foreign national transiting through the Kyrgyz Republic to any third countries). Visas may be single-entry, double-entry, or multiple. A foreign national receiving a visa shall pay a state duty or a consular fee in the amount set by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.