Information message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic dated August 25, 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, as part of the ongoing work to optimize visa procedures, informs that a number of changes have been made to the Instruction on the procedure for issuing visas of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In order to concretize and correctly understand the categories of visas on the part of applicants, the names of some categories of visas of the Kyrgyz Republic have been replaced:

- "employment visa" ("employment visa", type "W1") has been replaced by "employment visa" ("employment visa", type "W");

- "employment visa" ("employment visa", type "W2") has been replaced by "special working visa" ("special working visa", type "SW");

- "family visa" ("family visa", type "F") has been replaced by "visa for family members of a foreigner" ("foreigners family visa", type "FF").

As part of the execution of the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic S.N. Zhaparov on simplifying the entry procedure for foreign citizens – specialists in the field of information and communication technologies and engaged in the development of software products, a new category of visa of the Kyrgyz Republic was introduced - "Digital nomad visa" ("Digital nomad", type "DN").

"Digital Nomad visa" ("Digital nomad", type "DN") will be issued in a simplified manner for up to 6 months with the right to its subsequent extension without leaving the Kyrgyz Republic.

One of the innovations is the planned connection of foreign institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic to the unified electronic system of the Kyrgyz Republic, which will greatly simplify the procedures for obtaining visas abroad. Appropriate preparatory technical measures are being carried out.

In addition, in cases of damage / loss / termination of pages of a valid document, it is possible to issue a visa for a new valid document of the applicant for the remaining period of validity of the visa. This procedure, after resolving technical issues, will be carried out through the Electronic Visa portal.

The Ministry reminds that in order to apply for a visa of the Kyrgyz Republic, citizens need to apply to the electronic portal "E-visa" ( ) or apply to the representative offices of the Kyrgyz Republic abroad.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the following numbers: +996 703 42-88-65 (WhatsApp), +996 312 66-30-70.