How to Get a Tourist Visa for Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Tourist Visa

Kyrgyzstan Tourist Visa

Are you going to Kyrgyzstan as a tourist? If you are reading this, you must really be a world class traveler. Most people have never even heard of Kyrgyzstan. This little known country is nestled in the heart of Central Eurasia, surrounded by Uzbekistan, China, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.

Nationals from over 40 countries can get a visa on arrival at the Manas International Airport which is a huge plus for those weary of having to go through a lot of hurdles (invites, etc.) to get visas for other countries in this part of the world.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Kyrgyzstan Tourist Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Kyrgyzstan:  No.  U.S. citizens can obtain a one-month single-entry, non-extendable tourist visa upon arrival at the Manas International Airport outside Bishkek.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Kyrgyzstan:  If you are on this list here, you DO NOT need a visa before you go to Kyrgyzstan (for short term stays).

Go to my Kyrgyzstan visa page to visa other types of visas for Kyrgyzstan.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA and Canada

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation

The best list of required documents if you are applying within the U.S. is here.

Visa fee
  • Check with the embassy or consulate to confirm the fee amounts as they are always subject to change.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

If you want to apply in person: If you applied at the Embassy in Washington D.C., be mindful of the pickup and drop-off times.

If you want to apply by mail: Enclose a self-addressed prepaid return envelope of USPS Express Mail.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic will give to you your brand new Kyrgyzstan visa.

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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