Everything you need to know about a Kyrgyzstan visa
visits spanning up to 60 days, British nationals don’t need a visa to enter
Kyrgyzstan as the United Kingdom falls under the list of visa-waiver countries.
However, the visa-free option is valid only for tourism and business visits.
cannot exceed your granted stay under any condition and neither can you apply
for a visa in Kyrgyzstan.
If you fail to comply with these rules, you might
have to pay a heavy fine. In order to be granted entry without a visa, please
carry a 6-month valid UK passport, proof of onward or return travel, and
evidence of sufficient funds.
if your visit exceeds the 60-day limit, you can apply for a visa through the
Kyrgyz Embassy in London.
There’s also an option to obtain a visa on arrival
after reaching the Bishkek airport. You can apply for an extension of a VOA at
the Kyrgyz Government office, located at 66, Razzakova Street, Bishkek.
other option is to apply for a tourist or business e-visa. These categories of visas are
valid for up to 90 days and do not come with the facility of extension within
You can use an e-visa only at specific entry points, including
Manas Airport, Bishkek, Osh international airport and the Ak-Jol border
crossing leading to Kazakhstan.
we already mentioned, you can also apply for a traditional visa if your planned
stay period is over two months. A three months visa is granted by the Embassy
of the Kyrgyz Republic in the UK.
It is issued either in single or multiple
entries. Below is the complete address of the embassy in the United Kingdom:
Embassy in London, United Kingdom
(+44) 20 7935 1462
(+44) 20 7935 7449
documents required for lodging a regular visa application are as follows:
- A generic visa application form,
applicable for all visa types
- A passport-size, colored, and a
recent photograph, which should be neatly stapled over the designated spot on
- Proof of onward or return travel
- Evidence of sufficient funds
- Proof of accommodation arrangements
- A UK passport that is valid for at
least three months from the date of exiting Kyrgyzstan. It should be
accompanied by a copy of the biodata page
- For business visa, an invitation
letter from the sponsoring company in Kyrgyzstan
- The required visa fee made through a
money order payable to the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan to the UK
- A stamped or prepaid self-addressed
mail envelope to receive your documents
the mission receives your documents, the Consular Section of the Embassy will
process and issue the visa within seven business days.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
The Kyrgyzstan authorities accept UK Emergency Travel Documents at points of entry, airside transit and exit from the nation. If you use an ETD to depart from Kyrgyzstan, you should also secure an exit visa from the OVIR (the Department for Visa and Registration under the Ministry of Internal Affairs). This process can take up to five business days.
Registration after arriving in Kyrgyzstan
Currently, you no longer need to register yourself in Kyrgyzstan even if your stay exceeds five days. You will however need to register with the State Registration Service if you are visiting for more than 60 working days.
This process must be completed within five days after you arrive in the country.
There is an electronic services portal through which you can register online with the State Registration Service office. Foreign citizens, who are residing in Kyrgyzstan can also register foreign visitors staying with them.