Posted on 04 September 2017
The government of Kyrgyzstan introduced online e-visas to make traveling to the country even easier for film and TV professionals and other visitors.
Western countries have already enjoyed visa-free travel to Kyrgyzstan for up to 60 days. However, if you planned to stay longer or were a citizen of, for example, China or India, you had to apply for a visa to the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry.
Now, the process is much easier in terms of paperwork. A special website allows getting a tourist or business visa for up to 3 months. Here is an excerpt from the website:
Electronic visa application does not require more information than traditional paper application and it grants the same right to enter Kyrgyzstan territory as ordinary sticker-visa in the passport.
Applying for a visa through this portal has lots of advantages. No need to make an appointment or present original documents to the Embassy or Consular Office.
All you need is internet connection, credit or debit card for making payment and scanned copies of your documents.
Kyrgyzstan is one of the last blind spots on the world map of film and TV. If you want to explore it for your viewers, contact the Kyrgyz-Russian Independent Film Commission.