Visa policy of Kyrgyzstan

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The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic allows citizens of specific countries/territories to visit Kyrgyzstan for tourism or business purposes without having to obtain a visa.[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]

Passport stamps of Kyrgyzstan

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 will start issuing electronic visas in spring 2015. Electronic visas will be issued for stays up to 60 days with an option to extend the stay.[5]

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