Investment visa (type “I“)
According to the new instruction about an order of registration and issue of visas of the Kyrgyz Republic of March 15, 2017 the new, simplified order of obtaining the investment visa works.
The investment visa (I type) is issued to investors or the head of foreign investment company and members of his family (spouse, minor children and parents who are in dependence) who is performing investment activities in the Kyrgyz Republic and submitted the necessary supporting documents certifying a contribution to economy of the Kyrgyz Republic of its monetary and material values equivalent to the amount of 10 (ten) million som for up to 3 (three) years intended for the following purposes:
- Agricultural industry;
- Power systems;
- Construction purposes;
- Information and communication technologies.
The investment visa grants to the foreign investor the right during the term determined by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic to freely leave and enter the country and move within the country, observe the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic for the purpose of development and management of own business, and also participate in tenders, auctions within the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The investment visa (“I“ type) – is issued to foreign citizens on the basis of application to The Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic is the authorized body for attracting foreign direct investments into the country's economy, as well as providing support to potential and existing investors.
Also according to a new order, for convenience of investors the category of the family visa has been implemented.
The family visa - "F" is issued to members of the family of the applicant (spouse, minor children and parents who are in dependence) staying in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic with visas of category investment - "I", "labor - "W1" and "W2", educational - "S" for up to 1 year with a possibility of annual prolongation and without the right of implementation of a labor activity.