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I am Macedonian citizen to travel to Kyrgyzstan. Do I need a visa?

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    You should meet this user, who had the opposite question yesterday! – Zach Lipton Sep 14 '16 at 20:26
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Timatic says:

Visa Issuance: Visa required, except for Nationals of Macedonia (FYROM) can obtain a visa on arrival for a max. stay of 1 month. Fee: varies between USD 40.- and USD 100.-.

That would seem to say you can get a visa on arrival (assuming your trip is less than a month) upon payment of a fee, at least if you fly into Manas International Airport. While Timatic is an authoritative source (it's the database the airlines use to confirm visa requirements), I'd prefer something with a little more clarity, especially given the wide range of the fee there.

Wikipedia agrees, also citing Timatic.

The site caravanistan.com also has some information on the process (under "visa types"):

Kyrgyzstan visa on arrival

It is possible to get the Kyrgyzstan visa on arrival only in Bishkek’s Manas airport, not at a land border. It’s the same idea as before: if you need a letter of invitation, you will need one for the VOA too. It’s 60$ for a single entry 30 day tourist visa, 70$ for double entry 30 day tourist visa on arrival. It is not possible to get more than 1 month at the airport. It is also possible to get a business visa on arrival at Manas airport. If this type of visa is extendable is an open question, please inform us if you know!

Lastly, the Kyrgyzstan Embassy in Washington DC has some relevant information on their website. According to them, it appears you must enter through Manas airport and pay the visa fee in cash to get a visa on arrival.

  • That first Timatic quote makes it sound like only FYROM citizens be eligible for the VOA. Glad Wikipedia actually states countries ;) – Jan Sep 14 '16 at 20:52
  • @Jan Yeah it's a touch unclear. That's how Timatic is formatted. It states the general rule (visa required), then "exception for nationals of X." The full visa info for Kyrgyzstan is here, and then it slices and dices it in various ways. – Zach Lipton Sep 14 '16 at 21:08
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Although applying for EU membership I'm afraid Macedonia has not yet been admitted hence you do not qualify for visa-free entry as an EU citizen. There has been talk of withdrawal of visa-free entry regardless of citizenship.

However you are a citizen of one of the countries listed by Wikipedia as eligible to obtain a visa on arrival at Manas International Airport valid for a maximum stay of 30 days. Yes, you do require a visa.

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As a Macedonian passport holder, you are eligible for a visa on arrival, called a Facilitated Visa, according to the Embassy of the Krygyz Republic (in Canada and the USA).

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