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What Foreign Citizens Should Know About the Registration Process

What Foreign Citizens Should Know About the Registration Process

According to the recently updated migration law all foreign citizens except those from Russia will now have a shorter unregistered stay — 5 days. The reasons for the amendments have been explained here. While there's still a possibility for positive changes and there are certain attempts in place at the moment to extend the registration period, we've decided to prepare registration instructions.

Where?

Registration takes place in State Registration Office located at 95, Mira ave. (SRS) for those registered in the following districts of Bishkek: Pervomaiskii, Leninskii, and Oktiabrskii.

 

Registered in Sverdlovskii or Alamedinskii districts of Bishkek should go to State Registration Office at 2, Cholpon-Atinskaia str.

 

Those in regions should go the the following SRS offices:

  • Osh city — 318, Lenina str.
  • Zhalal-Abad — 220, Barby Seiil str.
  • Batken — 1, Nurgazieva str. (post office building)
  • Karakol — 124, Gebze str.
  • Talas — 28, Sarygulova str.

What's next?

Foreign and CIS citizens registration desk. A relevant SRS officer is supposed to check papers, assist in filling them out, explain procedures, and provide a ticket to the second unit, where all the papers should be submitted to.


What are the papers required?

In case a foreign citizen stopped at a hotel:

  1. Passport (orinigal);
  2. A signed and stamped application from a hotel with a request to register a foreign citizen with the full name, passport data, entry date and hotel data (this application form can also be filed by an inviting party (instead of a hotel, an employer, for example) but then items #2, #3, and #4 in the list below have to be submitted);
  3. A filled out application form (are sold there next to copy center, each KGS 5);
  4. Payment document, the fee is KGS 120. Cash offices are on the same floor next to main entrance.

In case a foreign citizen is staying at a Kyrgyz citizen's place:

  1. Passport
  2. Residential property ownership agreement (both original and a copy);
  3. Technical passport for residential property (both original and a copy);
  4. Property owner's passport (both original and a copy);
  5. A filled out application form (are sold there next to copy center, each KGS 5);
  6. Payment document, the fee is KGS 120. Cash offices are on the same floor next to main entrance.

What is the application form about?

It looks like the one below. We've translated the form to English for your convenience.


Where should all the papers be submitted to?

After getting all papers checked and receiving a ticket, one should wait till the ticket number is called in on one of the displays of a relevant district. Then all the papers are submitted to the desk specified on the display. The unit is split into different districts — there's one display for each district. A relevant officer is supposed to give a registration stamp.


Any tips?

  • If not sure about going through the process solo, it might make sense to get someone do it instead (lawyers, travel companies, hotels, etc.);
  • Have spare blank application forms just in case;
  • Sometimes it makes sense to pay the fee first in order to avoid the line to the cash offices;
  • If something's not clear, there's an SRS call center — the number is 119, also the official website of SRS is srs.gov.kg;
  • SRS customers should report allegations of misconduct by employees. The phone number for that is +996 (312) 624 140.

The registration instructions above are prepared with the help of Marina Osokeeva, Bishkek Consulting Group Lawyer.

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