Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on the simplification of visa requirements for citizens of a number of states

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As part of the planned measures to liberalize the visa regime, aimed at facilitating the conditions for visiting the Kyrgyz Republic by guests from foreign countries and neighboring countries, as well as optimizing the provision of visa services, in order to create favorable conditions for the development of the investment, business and tourism sectors of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adopted Resolution No. 391 of August 1, 2019.

The decree expands the list of countries whose citizens are subject to a simplified visa regime.

In particular, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of India, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Lebanon, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tunisia, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are included in the list of countries. .

At the same time, citizens of the above-mentioned states should reside permanently and legally in the United Arab Emirates, the State of Kuwait, the State of Qatar, Brunei Darussalam, the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain (must have resident cards of the aforementioned countries).

Short-term tourist visas for visiting the Kyrgyz Republic for a period of up to 1 month will be issued in a simplified manner (based on personal appeal, without the need to issue an invitation) when providing resident cards and resident visas (residence permits) of the aforementioned Gulf countries.

The introduction of a simplified regime will allow us to attract guests from the Middle East to our country, which is especially important taking into account the opening of direct flights from the Gulf countries.

It should be noted that the Kyrgyz Republic became the first country in the region, which introduced a simplified visa regime for foreign citizens - residents of developed Arab countries in the Middle East.

The Government Decree enters into force on August 11, 2019.