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Residency Guide to Kyrgyzstan

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Looking for guidance on obtaining residency in Kyrgyzstan? Discover the steps involved and read advice from expats, nomads, and others already in Kyrgyzstan.

Obtaining a residency visa in Kyrgyzstan is not always easy, but our Guide to Residency in Kyrgyzstan gives newcomers an overview of the steps involved and advice from others who have already navigated the process.

  • Gather the necessary documents for residency status in Kyrgyzstan. These documents include a valid passport, a completed application form, a copy of your birth certificate, a copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable), a copy of your employment contract, and a copy of your medical insurance policy.
  • Visit the local migration office in Kyrgyzstan to submit your application. You will need to provide the documents listed above, as well as a copy of your visa or residence permit.
  • Pay the applicable fees for residency status. These fees vary depending on the type of residency status you are applying for.
  • Wait for the migration office to process your application. This process can take up to several weeks.
  • Once your application has been approved, you will be issued a residency permit. This permit will be valid for a period of one year.
  • Apply for a Tax Number.
    • Visit the local tax office in Kyrgyzstan.
    • Provide the necessary documents, including your residency permit, passport, and employment contract.
    • Pay the applicable fees for a Tax Number.
    • Wait for the tax office to process your application. This process can take up to several weeks.
    • Once your application has been approved, you will be issued a Tax Number.
  • Once you have obtained your Tax Number, you will be able to apply for other services, such as a bank account, a driver's license, and a mobile phone number.

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What tips do expats have about residency and visas in Kyrgyzstan?

"If you plan to stay in Kyrgyzstan for a while, you will need to obtain a valid visa. Depending on the length of your stay, you may need to apply for a long-term visa or a residence permit. You will also need to provide proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay, as well as a valid passport. Additionally, you may need to provide a valid health certificate and a police clearance certificate," said one expat living in Kyrgyzstan.

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Allianz Care's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Our flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. You can submit your claims digitally and our helpline is available 24/7 to help you anytime.

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Allianz Care's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Our flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. You can submit your claims digitally and our helpline is available 24/7 to help you anytime.

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"To enter Kyrgyzstan, visitors must obtain a visa prior to arrival. The process of applying for a visa involves submitting an application form, a valid passport, a passport-sized photograph, and a fee to the Kyrgyzstan embassy or consulate in the visitor's home country. To apply for residency in Kyrgyzstan, applicants must submit an application form, a valid passport, a passport-sized photograph, a medical certificate, and a fee to the Kyrgyzstan embassy or consulate in the applicant's home country. Once the application is approved, the applicant will receive a residency permit, which must be renewed every year," commented one member living in Kyrgyzstan.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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