International and Exchange students

International Office 

Head of the office: Manas Kadyraliev

Phone: +996 551 290 984

e-mail: keu.mobility2020@gmail.com / idep.keu@gmail.com

Room: 308

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

 

 

A foreign individual may enter the Kyrgyz Republic (KR) using a passport with a valid Kyrgyz visa. (Kyrgyzstan has non-visa regime agreements with some countries.) Depending on your citizenship, in order to enter the Kyrgyz Republic (KR) you will either

 

  1. No need for a visa to enter the country - Non-Visa Regime Countries  
  2. Requires need a visa, but will not need a visa-support letter to receive one

 

  1. Need a visa and require a visa-support letter to receive one 

 

Non-Visa Regime Countries

A citizen holding a passport from one of the following countries is not required to obtain a visa to enter the Kyrgyz Republic. (Any time limits are noted in parentheses after the country.)

Note: Although citizens of non-visa regime countries do not need visas to enter the Kyrgyz Republic, they will be required to register with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (See Registration above.).

Note:  Although citizens of non-visa regime countries do not need visas to enter the Kyrgyz Republic, for STUDY they have to obtain Kyrgyz visa in their home country or at Manas International Airport in Bishkek.

Visa Regime Countries (visa-support letter is not required)

Citizens of the following countries may apply for a visa for up to one month without a visa support. You can apply for a visa at a Kyrgyz embassy or consulate, or when you arrive at Manas International Airport in Bishkek. A single entry visa is usually valid for up to one month. To extend your visa, please check in with the Students Visa and Registration Coordinator when you arrive. (See Student Visa Extentions)

Note: Once international student has been admitted to KEU, the student has to apply for a “student” visa. Do not apply for a tourist, private or religious types of visa, since these types cannot be extended or changed to student visa. Below is the list of countries that may receive “student” visa up to one month without a visa-support letter at Consular Point in Manas International Airport in Bishkek

 

Visa-Support Letters

Citizens of all other countries that are not within the above mentioned list of countries need a visa-support letter to receive a Kyrgyz visa.  can provide a visa-support letter for you. Depending on your citizenship, it will take us from two to six weeks to process the letter.

Notes: To study or work at KEU, be sure to apply for a “student” or "business" visa. Do not apply for a tourist, private or religious types of visa as these visas cannot be extended.

It takes six weeks to process a visa-support letter for citizens of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Iran. For all other countries, the procedure takes about two weeks.