Investor’s guide

INVESTMENT VISA

Investment visa (category I)

According to the new regulation about registration and issuance of visas of Kyrgyz Republic from March 15, 2017 the new, simplified order of obtaining the investment visa is introduced.

The investment visa (I type) is issued to investors or the heads of a foreign investment companies and members of their families (spouse, minor children and parents, who are under the care), who are performing investment activities in Kyrgyz Republic. It is obligatory to submit the necessary supporting documents certifying a contribution to economy of Kyrgyz Republic equivalent to 10 (ten) million KGS for up to 3 (three) years intended for the following purposes:

  • Industrial production;
  • Agricultural industry;
  • Banking;
  • Power systems;
  • Education;
  • Medicine;
  • Construction purposes;
  • Information and communication technologies.

The investment visa grants the right to foreign investor to freely leave and enter the country and move within the country for the purpose of development and management of own business, and also participate in tenders, auctions within the legislation of Kyrgyz Republic. The term is determined by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic, abide by the legislation of Kyrgyz Republic.

The investment visa (category I) can be issued to foreign citizens on the basis of the application to the Investment Promotion and Protection Agency of Kyrgyz Republic.

Investment Promotion and Protection Agency of Kyrgyz Republic is the authorized body for attracting FDI to Kyrgyz Republic and provide support to potential and existing investors.

Also, according to the current legislation, the Family Visa category has been introduced for convenience of investors.

The family visa of category F can be issued to applicant’s family members (spouse, dependent children and parents) staying in Kyrgyz Republic with visas of investment category I, labor category W1 and W2, educational category S for up to 1 year with a possibility of annual prolongation and without the right to work.