Country Guide: Kyrgyzstan

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Updated: May 23, 2017

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Used 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).
  • All non-diplomatic air freight shipments over 50kg are liable to import tax of 4 Euro / kg. 

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)
  • Foodstuff

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.

 

Helpful Website(s):

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

http://www.kgembassy.org

 


Cultural and Other Information

CIA World Factbook Entry for Kyrgyzstan

Wikipedia Entry for Kyrgyzstan





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.