Visa policy of Kyrgyzstan
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. 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:
- European Union / EFTA citizens except Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania
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 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.
- "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- 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