Visa issues

Entry into the Kyrgyz Republic, stay on its territory and departure from the Kyrgyz Republic to foreign citizens is allowed on valid foreign passports and on the basis of visas of the Kyrgyz Republic issued by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

About E-VISA - www.evisa.e-gov.kg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan has launched e-Visa portal to facilitate visa issuance process for genuine travellers.

Travelers have possibility to obtain a short-term visa without visiting Embassy or Consular office of the Kyrgyz Republic, following two simple steps: applying and making online payment. Electronic visa application does not require more information than traditional paper application and it grants the same right to enter Kyrgyzstan territory as ordinary sticker-visa in the passport.

Applying for a visa through this portal has lots of advantages. No need to make an appointment or present original documents to the Embassy or Consular Office.

All you need is internet connection, credit or debit card for making payment and scanned copies of your documents.

You can check if you are eligible for e-Visa by going Home Page >>> Information >>> Do I need visa? and selecting your country/region of travel document. Each traveler must obtain a separate e-Visa, including infants and children (even if children/infants are included in their parents’ passports). Your travel document must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Kyrgyzstan.

Additional information can be found on the website of the «Electronic visa» www.evisa.e-gov.kg, as well as by sending an e-mail to evisa.kg@mfa.gov.kg.

Presently foreign citizens and stateless persons with electronic visas of the Kyrgyz Republic can cross the State Border of the Kyrgyz Republic at the following international checkpoints: 

1. Manas-airport 

2. "Osh-airport" 

3. "Chon-Kapka-avtodorozhnyi" 

4. "Chaldybar- avtodorozhnyi"

5. "Ak-Jol- avtodorozhnyi"

6. "Ak-Tilek- avtodorozhnyi"

7. "Dostuk- avtodorozhnyi"

8. "Kyzyl-Bel- avtodorozhnyi"

9. "Kulundu- avtodorozhnyi"

10. "Bor-Dobo- avtodorozhnyi"

11. "Irkeshtam- avtodorozhnyi"

12. "Torugart-avtodorozhnyi".

Visa and visa free regime

In accordance with the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic «On visa-free regime for citizens of some countries for a term up to 60 days», nationals holding any category of passports of the following countries can enter the Kyrgyz Republic without obtaining visas for a term up to 60 days:

1. Andorra

2. Argentina

3. Australia

4. Austria

5. Bahrain

6. Belgium

7. Bosnia and Herzegovina

8. Brazil

9. Brunei-Darussalam

10. Canada

11. Chile

12. Croatia

13. Czech Republic

14. Denmark

15. Estonia

16. Finland

17. France

18. Germany

19. Greece

20. Holy See

21. Hungary

22. Iceland

23. Ireland

24. Italy

25. Japan

26. Korea (Republic of)

27. Kuwait

28. Latvia

29. Liechtenstein

30. Lithuania

31. Luxemburg

32. Malta

33. Monaco

34. Montenegro

35. Netherlands

36. New Zealand

37. Norway

38. Poland

39. Portugal

40. Qatar

41. Oman

42. San Marino

43. Saudi Arabia

44. Singapore

45. Slovakia

46. Slovenia

47. Spain

48. Sweden

49. Switzerland

50. United Arab Emirates

51. United Kingdom

52. United States of America

 

Facilitated visa countries

Nationals holding passports of the following countries can obtain visas both in the Embassy or by arrival at the "Manas" international airport

1.    Albania

2.    Bulgaria

3.    Macedonia

4.    Serbia

5.    Romania

6.    Venezuela

7.    Mexico

8.    Cyprus

9.    Israel

10.  Turkey

11.  Indonesia

12.  Philippines

13.  Thailand

14.   Republic of South Africa

15.   Iran (*)

16.   Algeria (**)

17.   Bangladesh (**)

18.   Egypt (**)

19.   India (**)

20.   Jordan (**)

21.   Lebanon (**)

22.   Morocco (**)

23.   Nepal (**)

24.   Pakistan (**)

25.   Tunisia (**)

26.   Sri Lanka (**)

 (*) Note: Only in relation to entry-exit visas of the Kyrgyz Republic categories of "business" and "tourist".

(**) Note: Only in relation to entry-exit visas of the Kyrgyz Republic of the category "tourist" (up to 1 month) for foreign citizens with a valid residence permit (resident card) of the following foreign states: United Arab Emirates, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, State of Brunei Darussalam, Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

About visa types and categories

 

Business visa («B») – is issued to an applicant, entering Kyrgyz Republic with business purposes, to participate in negotiations, conferences and meetings, sport events, organized by state offices and local governments, international organizations and legal entities up to 60 days.

 USD60 for one month single entry visa.

 USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for two months single entry visa.

– USD90 for two months multiple entry visa.


 

Family visa («F») is issued to the family members (spouse, underage children and dependent parents) of a foreign citizen, residing in Kyrgyz Republic with the Official (“О”), Invest (“I”), Employment («W1» и «W2»), Study («S») visa categories, and on the basis of residence permit, for a period up to 1 year with the possibility of annual extension without the right to work. 

 

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

– USD80 for six months single entry visa.

– USD130 for six months multiple entry visa.

– USD190 for one year multiple entry visa.


 

Guest visa («G») is issued to the applicant for a period of up to 60 days, entering the Kyrgyz Republic for various purposes of private nature, to visit friends and acquaintances or to receive medical services.

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for two months single entry visa.

– USD90 for two months multiple entry visa.

 

Invest visa («I») is issued to the investor or head of foreign investment company who carry out investment activity in Kyrgyz Republic and submit necessary supporting documents, certifying contribution to the economy of Kyrgyz Republic of the monetary and material values, equivalent to the amount of 10 (ten) million soms, for industrial, agricultural, financial, energy, educational, medical, engineering and constructional purposes, and also IT technologies. 

-Twelve months multiple entry visa.

-Twenty four months multiple entry visa.

-Thirty six months multiple entry visa.

 

Mountain tourism visa («MT») is issued to a foreign citizen for visiting the Kyrgyz Republic for the purpose of alpine tourism (alpinism, climbing, snowboarding, rafting, freeriding, etc.).

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

 

Relatives visa («O») for visiting relatives or family reunion is issued for a period of up to 1 year to an applicant entering the Kyrgyz Republic for temporary or permanent residence or obtaining refugee status.

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

– USD80 for six months single entry visa.

– USD130 for six months multiple entry visa.

– USD190 for one year multiple entry visa.

 

Religious visa ("R") is issued to a missionary who intends to visit the Kyrgyz Republic through cooperation with religious organizations, subject to a permit issued by the authorized state body for religious Affairs, for a period of up to 60 days.

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for two months single entry visa.

– USD90 for two months multiple entry visa.


Official visa («O») is issued to a foreign citizen, bearer of an official passport, intending to visit Kyrgyz Republic with official affairs.

Official visa is issued to:

- a foreign citizen, entering the Kyrgyz Republic by the invitation of state offices of the Kyrgyz Republic with official affairs - visa up to 90 days.

- a member of an administrative-technical and maintenance staff of a diplomatic mission or consular office of foreign county in Kyrgyz Republic or employee of an international organization representation (spouse and children under 18 years of age, and dependent parents), - visa up to 1 year, unless otherwise is provided by an international treaty, that has entered into legal force, the participant of which is the Kyrgyz Republic, or according to the principle of reciprocity;

- a foreign courier carrying diplomatic mail, if he does not have a diplomatic passport – visa up to 90 days, unless otherwise is provided by an international treaty, that has entered into legal force, the participant of which is Kyrgyz Republic, or according to the principle of reciprocity. 

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for six months single entry visa.

– USD120 for six months multiple entry visa.

– USD190 for one year multiple entry visa.

 

Student visa («S») is issued to an applicant, entering Kyrgyz Republic to study, up to 90 days.

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

 

Student visa («S») on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic can be extended for a period up to 1 year if studying at a higher educational institution or for the duration of a studying course in the initially declared educational institution of Kyrgyz Republic, registered on the territory of Kyrgyz Republic. 


 

Tourist visa («TS») is issued to an applicant, intending to visit Kyrgyz Republic with purpose of tourism, for a period up to 60 days.

– USD40 for one month single entry visa.

 USD50 for two months single entry visa.

 

Transit visa ("TR") is issued to an applicant who is in transit through the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic to third countries for a period of up to 5 days.

– USD25 for five days single entry visa.

 

Visa to ethnic Kyrgyz (“M”) is issued for a period of up to 1 year for visiting or returning the Kyrgyz Republic to a foreign citizen - ethnic Kyrgyz, a former citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic or the Kyrgyz SSR for further obtaining “Kairylman” status (an ethnic Kyrgyz who has returned to his or her ethnic motherland from abroad).

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

– USD80 for six months single entry visa.

– USD130 for six months multiple entry visa.

– USD190 for one year multiple entry visa.

 

Employment visa («W1») is issued to an applicant for getting a work permit or for individual entrepreneurship. This type of visa lets applicant enter Kyrgyz Republic up to 60 days without permission to work and individual entrepreneurship.

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

After getting work permit, Consular service or Ministry of foreign affairs representation on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic issues applicant multiple employment visa («W1») for the validity period of the work permit. 

 

Employment visa («W2») is issued to applicants, for whom, in accordance with the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On External Labor Migration” there is a different procedure of performing labor activity, without getting work permit, up to 90 days.

– USD60 for one month single entry visa.

– USD70 for one month multiple entry visa.

– USD70 for three months single entry visa.

– USD90 for three months multiple entry visa.

Employment visa («W2») can be extended annually on the territory of Kyrgyz Republic by Consular service or Ministry of foreign affairs representation on the territory of Kyrgyz Republic on the basis of the certificate of an authorized state office in the field of migration or accreditation (for journalists and correspondents).

 

Diplomatic visa («D») is issued to a foreign citizen, holder of the diplomatic passport, intending to visit Kyrgyz Republic with official affairs.

Diplomatic visa is issued to:

- heads of foreign states, governments, family members, accompanying them, and to the members of foreign official delegations – visa up to 30 days, unless otherwise is provided by an international treaty, that has entered into legal force, the participant of which is Kyrgyz Republic, or according to the principle of reciprocity.

- person, holding diplomatic or consular position in a diplomatic mission or consular office of foreign country, executive of an international organization representation in Kyrgyz Republic, enjoying immunities and privileges in Kyrgyz Republic, and his/her family members (spouse and children under 18 years of age, and dependent parents), enjoying immunities and privileges, - visa up to 1 year, unless otherwise is provided by an international treaty, that has entered into legal force, the participant of which is Kyrgyz Republic, or according to the principle of reciprocity.

- foreign diplomatic courier – visa up to 90 days, unless otherwise is provided by an international treaty, that has entered into legal force, the participant of which is Kyrgyz Republic, or according to the principle of reciprocity. 

 

General list of required documents for obtaining any type of visas:

1. Completed- Visa Application Form.

2. One passport size color photograph (3*4 cm) that should be stapled to the marked space of the application form.

3. A valid passport (along with 1 photocopy of the main page) that should have at least one clear page for a visa stamp. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the validity of the requested visa expires.

4. Visa fees should be paid to the bank account of the Embassy: IBAN:BE66 4388 4967 4143 (BIC: KREDBEBB).

5. Additional documents (depends on type of a visa). You can find all required documents on E-VISA web site - www.evisa.e-gov.kg.

Visa Processing Time

After completed visa application form is received with all of the required documents, including a visa support letter, the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to Belgium will process and issue visa within 7 business days. Therefore the Consular Section strongly encourages visa applicants and their agents to apply as early as possible and provide complete application form with all required documents as instructed.

Urgent visa can be issued within 3 business days. Consular fee for urgent services is double of the original price.