Information Notice Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

11/11/2016

In connection with the Law of the Kyrgyzstan republic " On amendments to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On external migration" which entered into force on November 4, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reports the following.

Under the provisions of the said Law of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Kyrgyz Republic has introduced a mandatory institute of registration of the citizens from foreign countries, which the Kyrgyz Republic has established a visa, simplified and visa-free regime.

An exception will be for the foreign nationals, who are subject to the provisions of consummated international treaty with the Kyrgyz Republic.

Such treaty is now available with the Russian Federation, whose citizens can stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic without registration up to 30 days.

The citizens of foreign countries who have previously been exempted from registration and entered the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic before the consummated Law of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be exempted from the registration, as previously provided by the present Law of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The registration will be subject to foreign nationals who arrive on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic starting from November 4, 2016, if the period of their stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic will exceed more than 5 working days.

The registration of foreign nationals is carried out by territorial bodies of the Department of population registration and civil registration under the State Registration Service of the Kyrgyz Republic at the place of their actual residence. For registration it is necessary to submit:

  • A letter (the application) of the established form;
  • Passport or equivalent documents proving the identity and citizenship of the foreign citizen and its copy;
  • Receipt of payment of state fees;

    In case of violation of terms of registration, the foreign national will be brought to administrative responsibility in accordance with the legislation of Kyrgyz Republic (a fine of 10 thousands soms).

    The staff of diplomatic missions, consular institutions of foreign states and international organizations in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be registered in the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.