Kyrgyzstan Visa

Kyrgyzstan Visa Requirements

Kyrgyzstan is the most open country in Central Asia for tourists. Citizens from many countries do not need a visa to visit Kyrgyzstan for periods ranging from 30 days to unlimited stays. Below you will find a list of visa-free nationalities and who need an e-visa or to obtain it at the embassy.

Citizens of the following countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan without a visa for an unlimited amount of time:

Azerbaijan
Armenia
Belarus
Cuba
Georgia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Moldova
Russia
Tajikistan
Ukraine


Citizens of the following countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan without a visa for up to 90 days:

Mongolia
Turkey

Citizens of the following countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan without a visa for up to 60 days:

Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Korea
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Oman
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Sweden
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Vatican


Citizens of the following countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan without a visa for 30 days or less:

Malaysia

Electronic Visas for Kyrgyzstan

Citizens of all countries, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, can apply for an e-visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the www.evisa.e-gov.kg website. Processing takes 3 days, and the price will depend on the duration (from 30 to 90 days) and the number of entries. Payments can be made with VISA and MasterCard.
Please note, e-visa holders can enter and exit Kyrgyzstan at all border crossing points with the exception of the “Madaniyat” (border with Uzbekistan) and “Karkira” (border with Kazakhstan) border crossings. At these checkpoints you need to present a visa obtained at the embassy.

Kyrgyzstan Visas in Embassies

If you haven’t found your nationality in the list above, you will need to obtain visa at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic. In any case, you will need a Letter of Invitation (a.k.a Visa support) from Kyrgyz travel company, unless you are a holder of passport issued by the following countries.

Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa to Kyrgyzstan without a letter of invitation (LOI):

Albania
Andorra
Argentina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Chile
Cyprus
Indonesia
Israel
Macedonia
Mexico
Montenegro
Oman
Philippines
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
South Africa
Thailand
Venezuela
Vietnam


For citizens of all other countries, visa support (including a LOI) will be necessary to receive a visa to Kyrgyzstan.

The following information is needed for Kyrgyzstan visa support:

  1. Full name
  2. Citizenship
  3. Date of birth
  4. Place of birth
  5. Sex
  6. Passport number
  7. Marital status
  8. Workplace (company name, address)
  9. Job title
  10. Embassy/consulate where you will be obtaining your visa (city, country)
  11. Duration of stay: date of arrival and exit
  12. Number of entries (single/multiple)
  13. Cities you plan to visit
  14. Purpose of visit
  15. Temporary address in Kyrgyzstan
  16. Copy of passport
  17. If you are applying for a Kyrgyz visa in a country other than your country of citizenship, we will need a copy of your visa to this country.

Registration in Kyrgyzstan

Citizens of some countries must register at local police stations (OVIR/OVD) within 5 days of arrival, including weekends and the date of arrival. Registration can be provided as a separate service. As a general rule, citizens of countries that require visas to enter Kyrgyzstan will need to register within 5 days of entering the country. Failure to register will result in a 10,000 som fine, and border guards will not let you leave the country until it has been paid. This may result in missing flights and extra expenses.

Uzbekistan is a notable exception, as citizens do not need a visa but need to register.

Citizens of the following 92 countries are exempt from registration of stay in Kyrgyzstan for a period shown below.

Albania - 60 days
Andorra - 60 days
Argentina - 60 days
Armenia - 30 days
Australia - 60 days
Austria - 60 days
Azerbaijan - 10 days
Bahamas - 90 days
Bahrain - 60 days
Barbados - 28 days
Belarus - 30 days
Belgium - 60 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina - 60 days
Brazil - 60 days
Brunei Darussalam - 60 days
Bulgaria - 60 days
Canada - 60 days
Chile - 60 days
Costa Rica - 30 days
Croatia - 60 days
Cuba - 30 days
Cyprus (western) - 60 days
Czech Republic - 60 days
Denmark - 60 days
Dominica - 21 days
Ecuador - 30 days
El Salvador - 90 days
Estonia - 60 days
Finland - 60 days
France - 60 days
Georgia - 90 days
Germany - 60 days
Greece - 90 days
Hungary - 60 days
Iceland - 60 days
India - 30 days
Indonesia - 60 days
Iran - 8 days
Ireland - 60 days
Israel - 60 days
Italy - 60 days
Japan - 60 days
Kazakhstan - 30 days
Kuwait - 60 days
Laos - 30 days
Latvia - 60 days
Liechtenstein - 60 days
Lithuania - 60 days
Luxembourg - 60 days
Macedonia - 60 days
Malaysia - 30 days
Maldives - 30 days
Malta - 60 days
Mexico - 60 days
Monaco - 60 days
Mongolia - 30 days
Montenegro - 60 days
Netherlands - 60 days
New Zealand - 60 days
Nicaragua - 90 days
Norway - 60 days
Oman - 60 days
Peru - 90 days
Philippines - 60 days
Poland - 60 days
Portugal - 60 days
Qatar - 60 days
Romania - 60 days
Russia - 30 days
San Marino - 60 days
Saudi Arabia - 60 days
Serbia - 60 days
Singapore - 60 days
Slovakia - 60 days
Slovenia - 60 days
South Africa - 60 days
South Korea - 60 days
Spain - 60 days
Sri Lanka - 30 days
Sweden - 60 days
Switzerland - 60 days
Tajikistan - 60 days
Thailand - 60 days
Turkey - 90 days
Turkmenistan - 10 days
UAE - 60 days
UK - 60 days
Ukraine - 90 days
USA - 60 days
Vatican City - 60 days
Venezuela - 90 days
Vietnam - 60 days

Note:

There are some regions that require additional documentation in order to visit or pass through. Most of these regions are near the border with China, in Issyk-Kul and Naryn Provinces. Since Advantour cannot be liable for alpinism or adventure sports in these regions, the only option we will issue border permits is for light treks and guided tours in these regions. Be aware that attempting to travel to these regions without a permit can be dangerous, and may result in serious trouble with the Kyrgyz government. These regions include Karkyra, Inylchek, the areas around Pobeda Peak and Khan Tengri, Kel-Suu, At-Bashi, Ak-Sai, Peak Lenin, and near Torugart.

Visa to other Central Asian countries: