Visa policy of Kyrgyzstan
Visitors to Kyrgyzstan must obtain a visa from one of the Kyrgyzstan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival. Despite proposals to abolish the visa-free regime, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan vowed to retain the current policy in December 2015.
Kyrgyzstan gives visa exemption to citizens of 61 nations.
Visa policy map
Holders of passports issued by the following 12 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Kyrgyzstan for an indefinite stay:
1 – provided being permanent residents of country of nationality.
Holders of passports issued by the following 2 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Kyrgyzstan for a maximum stay of 90 days:
Holders of passports issued by the following 45 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Kyrgyzstan for a maximum stay of 60 days:
Holders of passports issued by the following 2 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Kyrgyzstan for a maximum stay of 30 days:
Visa on arrival
2 – except Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania
Nationals of the following countries who hold valid tourist visas of Kazakhstan are able to visit the border districts of Issyk-Kul, Talas and Chui regions of Kyrgyzstan within the validity of such visa: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
Kyrgyzstan was expected to start issuing electronic visas in spring 2015. As of March 2017, this initiative remains unimplemented.
Most visitors arriving to Kyrgyzstan were from the following countries of nationality:
- "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- Visa Requirement, Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs[dead link]
- Temir Sariev: Kyrgyzstan will not cancel previously introduced visa-free regime with 66 countries
- Issuing of electronic visas for foreign citizens to start in spring 2015
- Туризм в Кыргызстане