Citizens of countries for which a “simplified visa” regime operates

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA….

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Visa Free Regime

Citizens of the following countries do not need visas: Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Georgia,   Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia (for “service” and tourist…

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Simpified Visa Regime

In 2002 arrangements were made so that the citizens of some 28 Western countries could obtain a visa, valid for up to one month, from Kyrgyz Consular Office, without an…

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The “Ordinary” Visa Regime

The "Ordinary" Visa Regime, (although it is not referred to as such in the legislation): Citizens of all other countries are required to have an invitation – and this involves…

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Tourist visas

Tourist visas are usually valid for one month only and can be extended for a second month, for example at the Central OVIR office in Bishkek, although – in effect consular…

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Internet and email access

The Internet is a wonderful resource for travellers who want to find out more about distant lands, which they are going to visit – like Kyrgyzstan.  There are many sites,…

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Postal services

The postal service can be fairly haphazard … you will almost certainly arrive home well before your postcards do – unless you are literally following in the footsteps of Marco…

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Telephones

Country Code + 996 City codes: Bishkek   312 Cholpon Ata  3943Djalal Abad  3722Karakol   3922 Naryn    3522Osh   3222Talas   3422Other…  Many places can be dialed direct – but you will have to obtain the code – for…

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