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New categories of visas approved in Kyrgyzstan

The Government of Kyrgyzstan has approved a new instruction on the procedure for processing and issuing of visas, which will come into force on April 5, 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

In order to support the ethnic Kyrgyz— citizens of foreign states, the issuance of a primary multiple entry visa for a period of up to a year is provided.

During this time, an ethnic Kyrgyz has the right to enter / exit multiple times or to permanently stay in the country to obtain the status of «returnee." For registration of this visa, foreign citizens must provide proof of their ethnic identity.

A new category of visas — family one is introduced. It will be issued to family members of foreigners staying in Kyrgyzstan for work, educational and private purposes.

In order to create favorable conditions for traveling around the country, to increase the trade and economic attractiveness and quality of public services, a transport visa is introduced, which will be issued to those engaged in international cargo transportation. It is issued repeatedly for up to six months with the right to stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 30 days.