Visa to Kyrgyzstan
|Who is Not Required to Obtain Entry Visas to Kyrgyzstan?
Under current rules visa-free stay within unlimited period on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the following countries:
List of states granted visa-free stay up to 90 days: Mongolia, Ukraine
List of states granted visa-free stay up to 60 days
Visa-free access to Kyrgyzstan up to 30 days: Malaysia
In order to enter Kyrgyzstan you are to possess an international passport.
|Electronic visa to Kyrgyzstan and the simplified visa obtainment procedure
Foreign nationals can freely obtain an e-visa to Kyrgyzstan on http://www.evisa.e-gov.kg, for which they do not need to gain visa support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan or visit Kyrgyz diplomatic missions abroad.
How to obtain the electronic visa:
The tourist visa (type TS) is valid for 90 days and cannot be extended in the territory of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
On the website both an individual and a group e-visa to Kyrgyzstan can be obtained. The group tourist visa is meant for a group of 5 to 15 persons and is issued for a period of 1 month.
It is recommended that you should not buy an air ticket to Kyrgyzstan until you received a notification of the approval of your application for the e-visa.
Foreign nationals with an e-visa to Kyrgyzstan can enter the country via the following checkpoints on the Kyrgyz state border, (they are not required to have a visa sticker in their travel document):
Citizens of one of the countries listed below enjoy a simplified procedure for obtaining a visa to Kyrgyzstan. The visa with a validity period of up to 1 month is issued following a personal application to a Kyrgyz diplomatic mission or consular office abroad. It can also be obtained from a visa office at the Manas International Airport in Bishkek, for which no invitation or visa support is required.
REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGNERS AT THE PLACE OF STAYING
Citizens of 92 countries are exempt from registration for foreigners in the OVIR in the Kyrgyz Republic, if the duration of their stay does not exceed 10 – 90 days from the date of entry.
Citizens of other states not listed above, must obtain a registration at the place of their staying within 5 working days after entering the country.
The registration of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship arriving to the Kyrgyz Republic is performed by territorial units of passport issuing office of the Department for registering population and acts of civic conditions of the State Registration Service under the government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
|Who Need Entry Visas to Kyrgyzstan?
The citizens of all other countries are to obtain an entrance visa to Kyrgyzstan through two stages:
|Kyrgyzstan Tourist Visa Invitation Letter Procedure
A Visa Invitation Letter (or a Visa Support Letter) is an official invitation to visit a foreign country; it is in substance an approval of the MFA of Kyrgyzstan and serves as the qualification for obtaining such a visa.
The Visa Support Letter is issued by a licensed tourism agency, which submits it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic for consideration. The MFA of the Kyrgyz Republic considers the document for 5 days, after which it forwards a permit to the Embassy or Consulate of the Kyrgyz Republic in the country, where the tourist is going to receive his/her visa, or Manas International airport in Bishkek.
Note: the Ministry reserves the right to reject any visa invitation letter application without assigning reasons thereof.
Our company does not offer Visa Support as an individual service. We can provide you with an invitation only if you book a tour at our company.
Documents Required for a Visa Invitation Letter
To receive Visa Support you are to fill a visa support application form and send us a scanned copy of your passport.
As we receive all the required data from you, we issue the visa support letter and submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic for consideration. After receiving the permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic we send you a telex number (the number of the visa invitation) by e-mail. All this done, you can appeal to the Embassy or Consulate of the Kyrgyz Republic or to Manas International airport upon arrival in Bishkek, where you will be asked to fill 2 copies of the application form for obtaining the Kyrgyzstan tourist visa (visa application form) and to provide the following documents:
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Registration procedure for foreign nationals entering Kyrgyzstan
Foreign nationals and stateless individuals entering the territory of Kyrgyzstan for a period exceeding 5 working days are bound to register with appropriate state organs at the place of arrival. Children under 18 years old who enter the territory of Kyrgyzstan together with their parents, or one of the parents, are registered simultaneously with their parent/parents.
Persons qualified for exemption from passport registration:
Special permits for visiting border zones
A special permit is required for visiting zones of border control. These zones include the area on Kyrgyzstan-China border and 6 other zones in Kyrgyzstan: Engilchek region, northern part of Terskey Ala-too, the area from Ak-Sai in the east to Juuku in the west, Chatkal valley and Ak-Sai glacier in Ala-Archa gorge.
“Central Asia Travel” company arranges all the necessary permits including the one to the zone of border control where Lenin peak is located. To enable us to make all necessary arrangements you should provide us, not less than 1 month before your planned visit, with photocopy of your passport and specify the dates of your stay in these zones.
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