Visa policy of Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan entry and exit stamps issued to a national of Singapore at Manas International Airport

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.[1][2] Despite proposals to abolish the visa-free regime, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan vowed to retain the current policy in December 2015.[3]

Kyrgyzstan gives visa exemption to citizens of 61 nations.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Kyrgyzstan

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following 61 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Kyrgyzstan for an indefinite stay:[1]

Indefinite stay

1 – provided being permanent residents of country of nationality.

90 days
60 days
30 days

Additionally only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Serbia and Turkmenistan can visit Kyrgyzstan without a visa.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following nations are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival valid for a maximum stay of 30 days at Manas International Airport:[1]

Holders of passports issued by the following nations are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival valid for stays longer than 60 days at Manas International Airport:[1]

2 – except Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania

In addition, holders of passports issued by  Taiwan can obtain a visa on arrival provided holding a pre-arranged landing visa invitation.[1]

Visa replacement[edit]

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.[11]

Electronic visa[edit]

From 1 September 2017[12] citizens of all countries (except Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan) may apply for tourism, business and group tourist types of visa for 30 or 90 days online through the eVisa system. Evisa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport.[13]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Kyrgyzstan were from the following countries of nationality:[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Visa Requirement, Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs[dead link]
  3. ^ Temir Sariev: Kyrgyzstan will not cancel previously introduced visa-free regime with 66 countries
  4. ^ At applied in international law the principle of "silent consent" on the continued application of international obligations up to the signing of and accession to new international instruments
  5. ^ At applied in international law the principle of "silent consent" on the continued application of international obligations up to the signing of and accession to new international instruments
  6. ^ At applied in international law the principle of "silent consent" on the continued application of international obligations up to the signing of and accession to new international instruments
  7. ^ At applied in international law the principle of "silent consent" on the continued application of international obligations up to the signing of and accession to new international instruments
  8. ^ Resolution of the Government on 4 June 2001 No.262 (in Russian)
  9. ^ Resolution of the Government of Kyrgyzstanc Republic on 21 July 2012 No. 121 (in Russian)
  10. ^ Was applied under Agreement between USSR and Hungary on 24 Nov 1978
  11. ^ http://kyrgyzembassy.ru/?page_id=10246#.V1h7Q5A1GrX
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ E-visa Kyrgyz Republic
  14. ^ Туризм в Кыргызстане