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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
The Kyrgyz Republic

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months
A-2 None Multiple 24 Months A
A-3 1 None One 12 Months
B-1 $45.00  Multiple 60 Months
B-2 $45.00  Multiple 60 Months
B-1/B-2 $45.00  Multiple 60 Months
C-1 None Multiple 3 Months
C-1/D N/A N/A N/A
C-2 None One 3 Months
C-3 None One 3 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 12 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 None Two 3 Months
E-2C 12 None Two 3 Months
F-1 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
F-2 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
G-1 None Multiple 12 Months
G-2 None One 3 Months
G-3 None One 3 Months
G-4 None Multiple 12 Months
G-5 1 None One 12 Months
H-1B $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
H-1C $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
H-2A $45.00 B N/A N/A3
H-2B $45.00 B N/A N/A3
H-2R $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
H-3 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
H-4 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
I $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
J-1 4 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
J-2 4 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
L-2 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
M-1 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
M-2 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
N-8 None Multiple 12 Months
N-9 None Multiple 12 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
O-2 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
O-3 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
P-1 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
P-2 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
P-3 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
P-4 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
Q-1 6 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months 3
R-1 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
R-2 $45.00 B Multiple 12 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Diplomatic Couriers (depending on the request of the host government)

  1. A-2 Multiple 12 Months
    A-2 One 3 Months
    A-2 (TDY) One

    3 Months

     

  2. Tiered Fee Schedule

    None One 3 Months
    $25.00 Multiple 6 Months
    $45.00 Multiple 12 Months

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

There is no general document information

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 23 Kyrgyz Soms for initial birth certificate, 33 Kyrgyz Soms for duplicate.

Document Name: Svidetel’stvo o Rojdenii (In Russian: Свидетельство о Рождении).

Issuing Authority: District Vital Records Department (ZAGS) under State Registration Service.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Dark Blue Round Seal/Book.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Attested by Head of District Vital Records Department.

Registration Criteria: The initial birth certificate is issued based upon the medical documents of the applicant and the copies of parents’ passports.  Birth certificates are issued within one day after the submission of all necessary documents.  A duplicate birth certificate is issued based upon a written request within one day.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant has to file an application, pay the fees, and attach copies of the parents’ passports.  

Certified Copies Available: Certified extracts are available from the archive available upon an applicant’s written request.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments:  None.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: Initial death certificate costs 13 Kyrgyz Soms, Duplicate is 23 soms.

Document Name:  Svidetel’stvo o Smerti (In Russian: Свидетельство о Смерти).

Issuing Authority: District Vital Records Department (ZAGS) under State Registration Service.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Dark Blue Round Seal/Half-sheet format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Attested by Head of District Vital Records Department.

Registration Criteria: Death is registered based upon the medical report of the doctor who examined the body.

Procedure for Obtaining: The next of kin of deceased submits the medical report and fees to the Vital Records. The death certificate is issued within one day.

Certified Copies Available: Certified extracts from the archive are available upon the applicant’s written request.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: Initial marriage certificate costs 23 soms, Duplicate costs 33 soms.

Document Name:  Svidetel’stvo o Brake (In Russian: Свидетельство о Браке).

Issuing Authority: District Vital Records Department (ZAGS) under State Registration Service.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Dark Blue Round Seal/Book.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Attested by Head of District Vital Records Department.

Registration Criteria: One of the applicants must be a Kyrgyz citizen over 18 years old.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Both applicants must submit a joint application 1 month prior to registration and pay the fees.

Certified Copies Available: Certified extracts from the archive are available upon the applicant’s written request.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: Initial divorce certificate costs 10 soms, duplicate – 20 soms.

Document Name:  Svidetel’stvo o Rastorjenii Braka (in Russian: Свидетельство о Расторжении Брака).

Issuing Authority: District Vital Records Department (ZAGS) under State Registration Service.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Dark Blue Round Seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Attested by Head of District Vital Records Department.

Registration Criteria: Spouses without minor children and property disputes upon mutual consent can be divorced by the District Vital Records Department.  Spouses with minor children can be divorced through a court decree.  

Procedure for Obtaining: Spouses without minor children and property disputes have to file a joint application and pay the fees. The marriage shall be terminated after one month from date of their joint application.  Spouses with minor children should first obtain the court decree on terminating their marriage, and based on that document, pay the fees, file the joint application to District Vital Records and receive the divorce certificate.  The divorce certificate is issued within one day after submitting all the necessary documents.   

Certified Copies Available: Certified extracts from the archive are available upon an applicant’s written request.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: Initial adoption certificate costs 10 soms, duplicate – 20 soms.

Document Name: Svidetel’stvo ob usynovlenii/udocherenii (in Russian: Свидетельство об усыновлении/удочерении).

Issuing Authority: District Vital Records Department (ZAGS) under State Registration Service.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Dark Blue Round Seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Attested by Head of District Vital Records Department.

Registration Criteria: Adoption is possible only through a court decree.

Procedure for Obtaining: Adoptive parent(s) should file a joint application, provide the court decree and pay the fees.

Certified Copies Available: Certified extracts from the archive are available upon an applicant’s written request.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

 

Identity Card

National ID Cards

Available

Fees: Initial ID is free of charge, all subsequent – 1180 soms.

Document Name: e-ID identity card version 2017.

Issuing Authority: State Registration Service.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: No Seal/ Light Blue/Card.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria: Every Kyrgyz citizen age 16 and above is entitled to a national ID card.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant needs to submit copies of his/her birth certificate, marriage certificate (if married) and military book (for reservists) to the State Registration Service.  National IDs are issued within 12 business days.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

 

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: 250 Kyrgyz Soms.

Document Name: Spravka o nalichii sudimosti (in Russian: Справка о наличии судимости).

Issuing Authority: Main Department of Information Technologies, Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Round Dark Blue Seal/Half-sheet paper format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Attested by Head of the Department.

Registration Criteria: Kyrgyz citizens and foreigners who had lived in the Kyrgyz Republic previously may file a written request to obtain a police certificate.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicant should file a written request and pay the fees. A police certificate is ready within 1 day.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

 

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees: Free of charge.

Document Name: Kopiia reshenia suda (In Russian: Копия решения суда).

Issuing Authority: District Court archive.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Round Dark Blue Seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Court Chancery.

Registration Criteria: This is not applicable.

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant needs to file a written request to the District Court that made the judgment.

Certified Copies Available: Yes, there are certified copies.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None.

Comments: None.

Military Records

Available

Fees: Unknown

Document Name: Voennyi Bilet (in Russian: Военный Билет).

Issuing Authority: District Military Commissariat.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Round Dark Blue Seal/Book.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District Military Commissariat.

Registration Criteria: Citizens of Kyrgyz Republic males above 18 years old.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants needs to complete active service, alternative service or to be waived from service to be eligible for a military book.

Certified Copies Available: Certified extracts from the archive are available upon an applicant’s written request.

Alternate Documents: Initial military registration book.

Exceptions: Female citizens exempted from conscription, except those who have voluntarily enlisted.

Comments: None.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Travel Documents

Types Regular, Diplomatic, Official available.

Fees: For regular passport 590 soms, fees for diplomatic and official passport are paid by applicant’s respective agency.

Document Name: Regular - Obshegrajdanskiy passport (In Russian: Общегражданский паспорт); Diplomatic – Diplomaticheskiy passport (in Russian: Дипломатический паспорт); Official – Slujebnyi passport (in Russian: Служебный паспорт).

Issuing Government Authority: State Registration Service under the Government of KR.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Regular - Light Blue Book; Diplomatic – Light Green Book, Official – Dark Blue Book.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria: All citizens of KR eligible to obtain regular PPT. Diplomatic and Official passports are issued to appropriate civil servants and their family members.

Procedure for Obtaining: For a regular passport an applicant needs to submit copy of his/her National ID, a copy of the marriage certificate (if applicable), copy of the military book (for males) and pay the fees. Diplomatic and Official passports are issued in accordance with internal regulations of respective government agencies.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None.

Comments: None.

Other Documents Available: There are no other documents available.

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Address: 171 Prospect Mira

Phone Number: 996-312-597000/ Fax: 996-312-597744

Visa Services: All IVs and NIVs 

Comments / Additional Information: There are no comments/additional information

Visa Services

All IVs and NIVs