Kyrgyz Prime Minister: foreigners can obtain visa via Internet


Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov summed up the results of hundred days of work as head of the government. The report includes Prime Minister’s initiated Forty Steps to New Era program and other decisions taken earlier.

Within the framework of the implementation of Forty Steps to New Era State Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic starting from Sept. 1, 2017 launched an electronic visa system for all citizens of foreign countries in the categories of "business" and "tourist".

The "Electronic Visa" system allows foreigners to obtain entry-exit tourist or business visas for up to 90 days via the Internet, without applying to diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Kyrgyz Republic abroad.

To obtain a visa in electronic format, it is necessary to fill out a special form on the website, indicating contact details and information about the planned trip to Kyrgyzstan, upload a photo and a passport image. The term for processing an application for an electronic visa is three working days. Payment of consular fees is made through bank payment cards.

As of Nov. 10, 2017, through the system of electronic receipt of visas, 2859 applications were received. 2,600 of these have been reviewed and approved.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, there is a significant increase in the number of foreign citizens who prefer electronic visas, which grant the same rights to enter the territory of the republic, as well as a standard paper visa in the passport.

Reported by Kabar (Kyrgyzstan)