Last update 03 August 2023Diplomatic missions
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Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. Bulgarian citizens residing in Kyrgyzstan on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kazakhstan.
Contacts with the Kyrgyz authorities shall be made through the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kazakhstan or through the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Ukraine, which is accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria.
Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: Nur-Sultan, 11 Imanova St., Nursaulet-1 Business Center, floor 5
Telephone: +7 7172 90 7172 90
Consular emergency telephone number: +7 701 371 07 64; +7 701 313 25 67
Working hours (Monday – Friday): 09:00 – 17:30
Opening hours for submission of documents (Monday – Friday): 10:00-13:00
Providing information by phone (Monday – Thursday): 09:00 – 17:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Ukraine
Address: Kiev, Pechersky district, 19/34 Redutni St.,
Telephone: +38-044-237-03-48; +38-044-237-03-47
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Uzbekistan
Address: 52 Rakatboshi St. (ex. ‘Shpilkova’), Tashkent 100031, Uzbekistan
Telephone: +998 71 256 48 88
Fax: +998 71 120 33 73
Е-mail: [email protected]
The situation in the country can be described as peaceful. Security measures in Kyrgyzstan have been stepped up since the October 2020 protests.
There is no information on the need for special vaccinations when entering the country. Emergency medical care is free. Scheduled medical care for foreigners is paid.
Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union. The norms of the local legislation and of the EAIS shall apply. Under customs legislation, funds and financial instruments up to a total amount of USD 10,000 per person are allowed to be imported without a customs declaration. Larger amounts require the completion of a customs declaration and the provision of documents confirming origin.
The road transport network of Kyrgyzstan is characterised by poor road quality. We recommend crossing the country by vehicle during daylight hours, stopping at guarded parking lots near populated areas, and strictly observing traffic rules. Unexpected, sudden changes in weather conditions, typical for this country, can also cause serious problems when travelling on Kyrgyz roads.
In the Kyrgyz Republic, strict monetary fines are imposed for violation of traffic rules. Bulgarian citizens over 16 years of age can be held liable for traffic offences. The fine shall be paid by the offender by bank transfer or through the national postal operator (cash or cashless). The fine shall be paid no later than 30 calendar days from the date of service of the decree imposing the fine and, in the event of an appeal against the decree, no later than 15 days from the date of receipt of the notification of the rejection of the appeal.
Drive with caution, as other road users' routines may differ significantly from those you are used to.
Make sure your driving licence has not expired beforehand and is valid for the country. An international driving licence is preferable.
In 2022, a toll is expected to be introduced in the country for the use of certain sections of the road transport network of Kyrgyzstan.
Reference data on the permit system, customs issues, a list of Kyrgyz carriers, members of the Union and other useful information can be found on the website of the Union of International Road Carriers of the Kyrgyz Republic: http://airto-kr.com/.
Remember that in the Kyrgyz Republic you should comply with local laws and norms. We recommend that you inform yourself about them in advance from the Kyrgyz authorities and comply with them. Penalties for breaking the laws and norms can be more stringent compared to those in the Republic of Bulgaria for the same offences.
Place all medications in their original packaging and check whether some of them are not considered illegal drugs. If you use such substances, carry a copy of a doctor’s prescription confirming this fact.
Avoid carrying belongings of third parties when crossing the border.
If you are detained by the local authorities for any reason, require to get in touch with the Consular Office of the Republic of Bulgaria in Nur-Sultan.
We advise you to conclude a contract for health, travel, travel or other insurance in advance.
In the event of theft of your identity documents, cash, travel tickets, etc., immediately notify the nearest police office in person and in writing and ask for a copy of the record establishing the event. Contact the Consular Office of the Republic of Bulgaria in Nur-Sultan or the nearest diplomatic mission of an EU Member State in Kyrgyzstan to apply for the necessary documents to continue your trip or to return to Bulgaria.
Before leaving the Republic of Bulgaria, take note of the addresses and telephone numbers of the Bulgarian diplomatic mission in Nur-Sultan and the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States in Kyrgyzstan.
For your convenience, the address, telephone and fax number of the Consular Relations Directorate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sofia for any inquiries and information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - https://www.mfa.bg/.
Detailed information and advice for air travellers, as well as the new security requirements in this respect, can be found at the Sofia Airport website — https://sofia-airport.eu/bg/.
Kyrgyz som (KGS).
*EUR 1 = SOM 99 (April 2022)
We recommend that you exchange currency only at designated locations - commercial banks and exchange offices.
Continental climate (hot summers and cold winters; significant fluctuations in daily temperatures).
Travel papers and visas
There is a visa-free regime for Bulgarian citizens - residence is allowed for up to 60 days. Bulgarian citizens are exempt from registration for a period of 60 days from the date of entry into the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.
If the visa-free period is violated, a fine will be imposed. In these cases, in order to leave the country the person should apply for an exit visa (electronically via the E-visa portal on the website www.evisa.e-gov.kg).
Registration in the Republic of Bulgaria of children of Bulgarian citizen(s) born in the Kyrgyz Republic on the grounds of documents issued by local authorities — Citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria, who are abroad, are obliged within 6 months after the issuance of a birth certificate of their child by a local authority, to provide or send to the Bulgarian mission in the respective country a certified copy or extract of the document, together with an application in which their permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria is indicated.
Citizens can also submit directly to the respective Bulgarian municipality the legalized birth certificate, with a certified translation into Bulgarian, made by a translation company under contract with the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The signature of the Bulgarian translator shall be certified at the Consular Relations Directorate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sofia, 2 Alfred Nobel St.).
The municipality where the child's birth is registered is the municipality of the mother's permanent address; if she is not a Bulgarian citizen, the municipality of the father's permanent address.
Registration in Bulgaria of a civil marriage of Bulgarian citizens contracted abroad — Citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria, who are abroad, are obliged within 6 months after the civil marriage certificate has been issued by a local civil status authority to provide or send to the Bulgarian mission in the respective country, a certified copy or extract of the document, together with an application stating their permanent address in Bulgaria.
Citizens can also submit directly to the respective Bulgarian municipality the legalized civil marriage certificate, with a certified translation into Bulgarian, made by a translation company under contract with the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The municipality where a civil marriage contracted abroad is registered is the municipality of the permanent address of the spouse who is a Bulgarian citizen; if both spouses are Bulgarian citizens, it is the municipality of the permanent address of the husband.
Registration in Bulgaria of the death of a Bulgarian citizen occurring abroad - A death of a Bulgarian citizen occurring abroad shall be registered in the municipality of the person's permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria.
For this purpose, the original death certificate or a certified copy of the document issued by a local civil status authority shall be submitted or sent within six months to the diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Bulgaria abroad, together with an application stating the permanent address of the deceased citizen in Bulgaria.
The relatives of the deceased can also submit the legalized document directly to the municipality, with a certified translation into Bulgarian language, made by a Bulgarian diplomatic or consular representative, or by a translation company under contract with the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The signature of the Bulgarian translator shall be certified at the Consular Relations Directorate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sofia, 2 Alfred Nobel St.).
The Bulgarian diplomatic and consular missions abroad do not finance or carry out the activities of servicing and transportation of the deceased. In the event of a death, the relatives of the deceased Bulgarian citizen should contact the insurance company where the deceased had taken out insurance prior to the trip, or contact a funeral home/agency in the country of residence to learn about the service and transportation of the deceased abroad.
Certifications and legalizations:
The Bulgarian Consular Office in Nur-Sultan certifies the date, content and signatures of private documents that are not subject to registration and are presented by Bulgarian or foreign citizens, certifies the accuracy of copies and extracts of documents presented by Bulgarian citizens and draws up notarial wills of Bulgarian citizens. The certification of the date, content and signature of a private document which is not subject to registration and is presented by a foreign citizen shall be carried out only if the document is intended to have its effect on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and is drawn up in Bulgarian.
The Consular Office cannot draw up notarial deeds or certify other private documents subject to registration (e.g. statements of claim, contract for the sale of a motor vehicle, etc.).
The Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Nur-Sultan does not certify Bulgarian translations of public documents issued by the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Issuance of identity documents:
The Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Nur Sultan accepts applications for the issuance of an identity card, an international passport, an Emergency Travel Document with a validity period of up to 12 months.