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 12 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Kyrgyzstan for an indefinite stay:[1]

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:[1]

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:[1]

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:[1]

Additionally only holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of China, India, Indonesia, Iran 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.[4]

Electronic visa[edit]

Kyrgyzstan was expected to start issuing electronic visas in spring 2015. As of March 2017, this initiative remains unimplemented.[5]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Kyrgyzstan were from the following countries of nationality:[6]

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