Getting a Kyrgyzstan Visa

Getting a Kyrgyzstan Visa
Dec 16, 2015
By Greg Stephenson

There have rumblings coming from Kyrgyzstan that they might reconsider their current visa policy. While the government has stated that it will not being changing it, Five Stans Adventure will continue to monitor the situation closely. For the time being, this is the latest information to help you gain a better understanding of how things work.

This country has a very liberal visa policy and many tourists will find they will not need one to visit. If you are a citizen of one of 45 countries, you can visit Kyrgyzstan for 60 days without a visa. The list of qualifying countries is:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vatican

If your country is not on this list, you will need to apply for a visa, but the good news is you can obtain a visa at Manas International Airport upon your arrival if you are a citizen of one of these countries:

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

If you plan on staying beyond 60 days, you will need to apply for a visa. For more information about obtaining a Kyrgyz visa, please visit their website:

Greg Stephenson

Greg has lived and worked in Central Asia since 1997. His hands-on understanding of the people, culture, and tourist destinations provides our clients the opportunity to feel comfortable knowing that they are in good hands. His travels throughout Central Asia have given him the opportunity to interact with many professionals in the tourism industry that enables him to providing the highest quality of services anywhere in the world.

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