There is a 60-day visa-free regime for citizens of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States Of America, Vatican.
There is also a visa-free regime for the following CIS countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine.
Foreign citizens from other states must obtain a visa to enter and transit through Kyrgyzstan. Foreign citizens, except those from Russia and Kazakhstan, need a visa to work. Employing foreign citizens, including chief executives, requires authorization (Permit for Attraction) and work permits for each individual foreign employee (Work Permit), both of which are valid for up to one year with the possibility for extension. Once the necessary permits have been received, the foreign citizen must apply to the Department of Consulate Services under the KR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DCS) for a work visa. Citizens of the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan need to obtain a work permit. The process generally takes up to 2.5 months.
The company offering visa support to a foreign citizen must register them at the local police department within three days (OVIR, Department of Internal Affairs) of arriving to Kyrgyzstan if they plan on staying for more than three working days (excluding weekends).