Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||1||Yes|
A passport is generally required for entry and exit to and from Kyrgyzstan, it must be valid for at least 3 months upon departure for visa-free travel. If a visa is required, the passport must be valid for 3 months beyond the visa.
Note on the passport
Entry requirements can change at any time. Travelers should inquire with the responsible representations.
Note on the endorsement in the passport
Travelers should check with their airline before departure whether they are implementing the new visa-free travel arrangements to Kyrgyzstan.
Attention: A negative COVID test must be presented upon entry. A visa is generally required for Kyrgyzstan, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for a stay of up to 60 days (Note: Visa-on-Arrival for stays longer than 60 days can be applied for at Mananas Airport) : (a) Germany, Austria, Switzerland and all other EU countries ( exception: Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus, whose nationals can apply for a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days). (b) Turkey for stays of 30 days or less. e-Visa Citizens of all nations can apply for an e-Visa for tourist and business stays of up to 90 days. e-Visa holders must arrive at Manas and Osh International Airports or at the Ak-jol border crossing.
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Visa at the embassy The consular fees are issued in US dollars and must be paid in euros or Swiss francs at the current exchange rate. Information about the current visa fees can be obtained from the relevant diplomatic missions.
Visa types and costs
Entry visa (for tourists, business and private travel), transit and permanent visas (only for business and official travel, double and multiple entry).
Varies, see visa fees.
(a) Transit travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on within 48 hours, do not leave the transit area and can present valid documents for the onward journey do not require a transit visa. (b) Transit visas are issued at the embassy upon presentation of the visa of the third country. Embassy Consular Section (see Contacts) or online as an e-Visa upon arrival at Manas or Osh Airports or upon arrival at Mansas International Airport.
Tourist Visa: (a) 1 Application Form. (b) 1 passport photo. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the validity of the visa. (d) Fee (bank transfer receipt stamped by bank). Additional private trips: (e) Invitation from the Ministry of the Interior (for stays longer than 1 month). Business visa additionally: (f) letter of assignment with information about destination and purpose of the trip. Business trips up to 1 month: Letters of invitation from Kyrgyz state institutions can be presented directly to the embassy without confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; invitations from private Kyrgyz companies must be confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Group visa (from 7 people): (a) Original passport of the group leader and copies (3 copies) of the passports of the other participants. (b) List of participants in triplicate with names (in alphabetical order), first names, date of birth, passport number, nationality, entry and exit dates, copy of passports and the original passport of the group leader. (c) Deposit receipt with bank stamp. The postal application should be accompanied by proof of payment of the visa fees and a stamped, registered return envelope.
Germany and Switzerland: Different processing times depending on the visa fee. Austria: Usually 5 working days, plus post. Express visa (only in urgent cases) within 3 working days.
Legally Required Registration
Foreigners who intend to stay in Kyrgyzstan for more than 60 days must register with the competent authority of the State Registration Service no later than 5 days after entry. Hotels take care of the registration for their guests. Privately accommodated foreigners must register themselves at an OWIR office and appear together with the host.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return or Onward Ticket. (b) Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel voucher).
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport with photo for children under 16 years of age or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Unaccompanied minors require parental consent with a Russian or Kyrgyz translation. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.