Bishkek

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Francois Carpentier

"Not knowing anyone, I had to move to Bishkek. Thanks to InterNations I built up a great circle of friends in no time."

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

"Great that I found some valuable tips from other InterNations members before moving to Bishkek. I would have been lost without them."

Make the most of living and working in Bishkek

Expat living in Bishkek raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Kyrgyz authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhere can I find ATM's for USD in Bishkek?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend serviced apartments in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Bishkek takes a lot of time. Our Bishkek expat guide is there to make your relocation to Bishkek as easy as possible. Starting with local organisations and companies to information about local infrastructure, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Bishkek.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Bishkek. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Abu Dhabi to living in London.

Top Articles in the Bishkek Expat Guide

  • Moving to Bishkek

    As the most populous city in the country, Bishkek is the cultural, political and economic center of the country. The weather can be found from hot temperatures in summer to very cold winters. Find more details about it and also about finding accommodation in our guide!
  • Living in Bishkek

    Maybe Bishkek is not the ideal tourism city but surround it you have plenty natural offers to visit so if you are searching for calm and relax it can be your place. As the healthcare system is not as high as the European, having a private health insurance is a must. Read more about culture, healthcare and transportation in our guide.
  • Working in Bishkek

    Bishkek’s economy is mainly based in agriculture. The most common works for expats is being an English teacher or work in international organizations. Find more about local economy, income taxation and work permits in our guide.

Information on the Expat Life in Bishkek

Are you looking specifically for private language tutors in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Kyrgyzstan? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Bishkek provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Bishkek. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Bishkek expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Bishkek and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Kosh kelenizder among our expats living and working in Bishkek.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Bishkek? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Barcelona or living in Zurich!

Francois Carpentier

"Not knowing anyone, I had to move to Bishkek. Thanks to InterNations I built up a great circle of friends in no time."

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

"Great that I found some valuable tips from other InterNations members before moving to Bishkek. I would have been lost without them."

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