Visa categories

• Diplomatic visa;
• Business visa;
• Ordinary visa;
• Investment visa;
• Tourist visa;
• Employment visa;
• Student visa;
• Private visa;
• Permanent residence visa.

Diplomatic visas

Diplomatic visas are issued to diplomatic passport holders who arrive to Kyrgyz Republic on business or transit through its territory. Diplomatic visas are also issued to other foreign citizens if it is found to be efficient.

Business visas

Business visas are issued to service passport holders who arrive to the Kyrgyz Republic on business or transit through its territory. Business visas can be also issued if such issuance is found to be efficient.

Ordinary visas

Ordinary visas are issued to foreign citizens whose intention to arrive is business.

Investment visas

Investment visas are issued to investors who arrive with intention to carry out investment activities and hold required supporting documents identifying their contribution to the economic of the Kyrgyz Republic and is amounted to not less than 20 000 $ USA.

Tourist visas

Tourist visas are issued to foreign citizens who arrive on tourist purposes.

Employment visas

Employment visas are issued to foreign citizens who arrive to work.

Student visas

Student visas are issued to foreign nationals and stateless individuals who arrive to study.

Private visas

Private visas are issued to foreign nationals and stateless individuals who arrive on various purposes (guest invitation, medical treatment, etc.).

Permanent residence visas

Permanent residence visas are issued to foreign citizens who arrive to the Kyrgyz Republic on permanent residence.

In emergency case receiving side can apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs to change visa type corresponding to its competence.

Visas types

Subject to travel multiplicity visas are:

• single entry
• double entry
• multiple entry
Single entry visas are issued only for one visit Kyrgyz Republic

Double entry visas are issued for two visits to the Kyrgyz Republic

Multiple entry visas are issued for multiple visits.

Depending on the Kyrgyz Republic state boarders crossing nature visas are divided by:

  • Entry visas
  • Entry-exit visas
  • Exit-entry visas
  • Exit visas

Entry visas are issued to foreign citizens for permanent residence in the Kyrgyz Republic and also the period exceeding one year.

Entry-exit visas are usually issued to foreign citizens whose intention to stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic does not exceed one-year period.

Exit-entry visas are issued to foreign citizens who temporary depart from the Republic by different reasons.

Exit visas are issued to foreign citizens who depart from the Kyrgyz Republic. Transit visas are issued to foreign citizens transiting the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic to the third countries.

Depending on number of visas users there are individual visas and group visas.

As a rule visas are registered individually in the passport of the foreign citizens.

Group visas are usually processing and issued to a foreign tourist groups for visiting the Kyrgyz Republic. Group visa necessarily implies simultaneous group crossing of the Kyrgyz borders when entering and exiting as well as traveling round the Republic territory.

Visas validity terms

An official in response after the detailed application examining determines visas validity term. Diplomatic and service visas are valid for an accreditation period or for a period required in an application of the host organization not exceeding 3 years.

Ordinary visas are valid for a period not exceeding 1 year and can be extended annually within 5 years.

Student visas are valid for a period not exceeding 1 academic year and can be extended annually within 5 years or until educational course will be done.

Tourist visas are valid only a month. In emergency case it extends up to 2 months.

Private visas are valid only for three months. In emergency case it extends up to 6 months.

Permanent residence visas are valid only for a period not exceeding 3 months.

Transit visas are valid only for period not exceeding 5 days.

Investment visas are valid for

• a period not exceeding one year when an investment exceeds 20 000 $ USA;

• a period not exceeding one year when an investment exceeds 100 000 $ USA;

• a period not exceeding one year when an investment exceeds 300 000 $ USA.

Documents required to start visas processing and issuance:

a) diplomatic visa

– original diplomatic passport or any other powerful document (eg. UN passport)

– a letter of invitation from a host organization such as diplomatic representatives, consulate or trade representation offices, international organization accrediting in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic; President Administration, Prime Minister Cabinet, ministries, administrative and state authorized committees of the Kyrgyz Republic;

– copy of diplomatic card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in case of arrival for working in from diplomatic representatives, consulate or trade representation offices, international organization accrediting in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic);

– three copies of application forms and photos;

b) service visa

– original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– a letter of invitation from a host organization such as diplomatic representatives, consulate or trade representation offices, international organization accrediting in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic; President Administration, Prime Minister Cabinet, ministries, administrative and state authorized committees of the Kyrgyz Republic;

– copy of diplomatic card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in case of arrival for working in from diplomatic representatives, consulate or trade representation offices, international organization accrediting in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic);

– three copies of application forms and photos;

c) ordinary visa

– original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– a letter of invitation from a state and non state organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz, foreign and joint social and commercial ventures, registered in the Republic;

– license issued by the State Migration and Demography Agency under the Kyrgyz Republic Government to employee that provides him a right to hire foreign labor;

– personal permit enabling labor activity in the Republic issued by Migration Service Department under the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry for Foreign Affairs (KRMFA)

In case of hiring to trade organization following documents must be presented:

– a copy of the constitutive documents – organization Contract and Constitution;

– a copy of the registration certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic;

– an original certificate from the Tax Inspection;

– three copies of application forms and photos;

d) Student visa

– original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– a letter of invitation from Educational Institution registered in the Republic attested by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture or in one of its local Departments;

– a copy of the Contract between a foreign citizen and host Educational Institution or Intergovernmental, or Interdepartmental Contract;

– three copies of application forms and photos;

e) Tourist visa

– Original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– a letter of invitation from tourist organization located in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan;

– Three copies of application forms and photos;

d) Private visa

– Original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– Application;

– permit issued by the Ministry of Internal Affaires obtained on the ground of the application-invitation from a citizen with a permanent residence in the Kyrgyz Republic or from a foreign citizen who has a permission for staying in the Kyrgyz Republic;

– Three copies of application forms;

– Salary certificate from the host place of work or any other authorized document of his solvency;

– Application from the host with obligations to cover all expenses required for a guest supporting within the Republic including medical and turn out expenses;

e) Permanent residence

– Original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– written application from the foreign citizen on permanent residence in the Kyrgyz Republic;

– permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs;

– Three copies of application forms and photos;

f) Investment visa

– Original travel passport or any other powerful document;

– written application from the State Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic on Foreign Investments and Economic Development;

– Bank acknowledgement about deposition of the required sum;

– documents evidencing the deposit in pecuniary means for production purposes that the Agency suggests to foreign citizens in the form of administrative assistance, consultation and information services under the State Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic on Foreign Investments and Economic Development;

– Three copies of application forms and photos;

g) transit visa

– transit document to the final point of traveling;

– visa for a country of destination;

– permit (invitation) signed by the authority officials of the country of destination;

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