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All U.S. citizens requiring birth registrations, passport, or notarial services, now need to make an online appointment before visiting our American Citizen Services Unit.
U.S. citizens are required to enter and exit the Kyrgyz Republic using a valid U.S. passport. For passport entry requirements, please check travel.state.gov.
If you are having an emergency and need to speak to the Embassy, please, call +996 312 59 7000.
After Hours Emergency Telephone number: +996 312 59 7000 (Dial as indicated if calling from the U.S.).
The Department of State assists U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas and works to ensure their fair and humane treatment.
The Department of State helps the family and friends of U.S. citizens who die abroad. We inform the U.S. citizen’s next-of-kin of the death and we provide information on arrangements for local burial or the return of remains to the United States and on disposition of estates and personal effects. We also issue a Consular Report of Death Abroad, an official record of death.
The Kyrgyz Republic has not yet acceded to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Therefore, the Kyrgyz Republic and United States are not treaty partners and parents whose children have been abducted from the United States to the Kyrgyz Republic or wrongfully retained in the Kyrgyz Republic are unable to invoke the Convention to pursue their children’s return or to seek access to them.
If your child has been abducted from the U.S. to the Kyrgyz Republic, speak with a U.S. State Department officer to discuss your case. We know what resources are available in different countries and can answer questions.
The Department of State helps U.S. citizens who are victims of crime overseas. We connect crime victims with police and other services and provide information and resources to assist with physical, emotional, and/or financial injuries from crime.
Are you a U.S. citizen who needs a passport?
U.S. citizens in need of emergency financial assistance while abroad should first attempt to contact their family, friends, banking institution, or employer. Our American Citizen Services unit can assist in this effort, if necessary.
Use a commercial money transfer service, such as Western Union or MoneyGram., to wire money overseas. Money transfer cost comparison tools online can help you identify the best option. The person receiving the money will need to present proof of identity such as a passport. Link text: Be wary of International Financial Scams.
When the commercial options listed above are not available or feasible, family or friends may send funds via the U.S. Department of State for delivery to a destitute U.S. citizen abroad at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. The U.S. Department of State assesses a $30 fee to establish an account and transfer funds.
Destitute U.S. citizens may be eligible for a loan from the U.S. government to travel to the United States. Repatriation loans must eventually be paid back to the U.S. government. Your U.S. passports will be limited at the time the loan is issued and in most cases you will not be issued a new passport until the loan is paid in full. Contact us for more information.
Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of people around the world. We provide many services, and the most common are listed below.
If you are a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), you are responsible for filing U.S. federal income tax returns while abroad. You will find useful information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, such as Frequently Asked Questions about taxes or how to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
If you are a U.S. dual citizen or U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, you can register with the Selective Service System.
If you live in Kyrgyz Republic and have questions about Social Security Administration (SSA) services, contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Greece.
U.S. service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) may also be able to help veterans and beneficiaries with questions about benefits and services.
Depending on where you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) here. Print, sign, and return the FPCA to your local U.S. election office. Include your email address so election officials can reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you will receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices. We recommend completing a new FPCA each January, or when you move.
The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; we cannot vouch for this information.Legal Assistance Medical Assistance Traveling to the Kyrgyz Republic Registration for Foreigners Traffic Regulations
The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the Ministry of Justice (32 M.Gandi street, Bishkek, 720010, phone: +312 656490; fax: +312 656502, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.minjust.gov.kg/ or the local licensing authorities.
Modern, American style health care is not available in Kyrgyzstan. The health care system is based on the Soviet style of health care which can seem very different in comparison to Western countries. Generally medical personnel are knowledgeable, but the system lacks the modern health care technology available in the U.S. There are very limited numbers of medical staff who speak English or who were trained in Western Europe or the United States.
If traveling throughout the country for an extended period, please check the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/travel) for immunization recommendations and obtain immunizations before traveling to Kyrgyzstan. People are advised to bring their own medical supplies and medications for any chronic illness, minor illnesses and injuries. Kyrgyzstan is considered a tuberculosis endemic area and an appropriate test for exposure to tuberculosis should be obtained upon returning to the U.S.
U.S. visitors to the Kyrgyz Republic are allowed to enter the country and stay for up to 60 days without obtaining a visa. Travelers who overstay the 60-day visa-free period may be required to pay an administrative fine of 10,000 Kyrgyz som (KGS) to receive an exit visa prior to departure.
On November 1, 2016, the Kyrgyz Government announced new regulations requiring ALL foreigners present in the Kyrgyz Republic for more than five days to register with their district State Registration Service Office (Passport Desk).These new regulations come into force on November 4, 2016. On December 19, 2016, Kyrgyz authorities announced changes to this law that would now allow citizens from 92 countries to stay in the Kyrgyz Republic for varying time periods up to 90 days without registering. Citizens of the United States may stay up to 60 days without registering. This new law went into effect on December 19, 2016.
Learn about traffic regulations in Kyrgyz Republic.
The United States is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention, an international treaty which seeks to ensure that intercountry adoptions are made in the best interests of the child and that safeguards are in place for their protection. All adoptions in another country must take place according to both U.S. and local laws for the adopted child to be eligible to immigrate to the United States. You should work with a U.S. adoption service provider specifically authorized to facilitate intercountry adoption. You can find more information about authorized adoption service providers and the intercountry adoption process at travel.state.gov and are invited to direct questions to Adoption@state.gov.
If you have a child outside the United States the child may have acquired U.S. citizenship at birth if the requirements under the Immigration and Nationality Act have been met as of the time of your child’s birth. To determine whether your child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and to document that, you can apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for your child. You may also choose to just apply for a U.S. passport for your child, although one benefit of a CRBA is that, unlike the U.S. passport, it does not expire and may be used as proof of acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth. A full validity, unexpired U.S. passport is also proof of U.S. citizenship.
Transmission of U.S. citizenship depends on:
U.S. embassy and consulate personnel cannot perform marriages. Depending on the local law, civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. If your marriage overseas was performed in accordance with local law, it is valid in the country where it took place. Whether your marriage is recognized elsewhere depends on the laws of that place.
If you get married abroad and need to know if your marriage will be recognized in the United States and what documentation may be needed, contact the office of the Attorney General of your state of residence in the United States.
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