Country Guide: Kyrgyzstan

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Updated: November 30, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list
  • Valued inventory in English or Russian
  • Letter of Employment
  • Letter to Customs Committee
  • Photographs of each cultural item imported (2 copies each item)
  • Copy of Diplomatic Card (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • All non-diplomatic shipments are subject to payment of 0.15% for Customs fees based on the costs, insurance and freight (CIF) value of the shipment and USD 0.15 per kg for Customs duties on air and surface shipments.
  • Consumables are prohibited for temporary importation but can be imported for permanent regime.
  • Returning citizens must pay full duties and taxes.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Original Technical Passport with de-registration mark
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Letter of Employment
  • Letter to Customs Committee
  • Copy of Diplomatic Card (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • Temporary importation is subject to Customs duties of 3% value added tax (VAT) and a 0.15% Customs fee per month.
  • The sale of temporary imported vehicles is allowed only after the full payment of Customs duty and VAT.
  • Permanent importation is subject to duties and taxes per Customs tariff (foreigners permanently importing car into Kyrgyzstan).

Pets

Documents Required

  • Certification of Vaccination
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Veterinary Health Certificate must be issued within 10 days of arrival.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Wine and spirits (1 L)

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pornography
  • Narcotics
  • Toxic and radioactive materials

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.state.gov/p/sca/ci/kg

http://www.kgembassy.org

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.