Ethnic Kyrgyz can now obtain Kyrgyzstani visas free of charge

Staff Report

BISHKEK -- The Kyrgyzstan government passed a resolution that waves consular fees for processing and obtaining Kyrgyzstani visas for ethnic Kyrgyz living abroad, the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported Thursday (April 20).

"Ethnic Kyrgyz who intend to visit Kyrgyzstan have the right to obtain a visa free of charge at diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Kyrgyz Republic. Ethnic Kyrgyz have also been made exempt from paying consular fees for extending their visas once inside Kyrgyzstan," the ministry reported.

When applying for a visa, ethnic Kyrgyz must present documents confirming their ethnic identity.

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