Kyrgyzstan

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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."

Working and living in Kyrgyzstan with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Kyrgyzstan? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Bishkek, Talas or some other international Kyrgyz city?

The expat relocation to Kyrgyzstan is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the districts of the capital province, getting to know how Kyrgyz folks celebrate Nooruz, or acquiring a taste for Kyrgyzstan’s popular dishes like laghman…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Kyrgyzstan. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Israel to living in Qatar.

Top Articles in the Kyrgyzstan Expat Guide

  • Moving to Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan is a young and lively country, with much to offer, from tradition to nature and plenty of leisure options, but it still entails some difficulties and challenges that expats should know before moving to Kyrgyzstan. Check out our guide for some useful info, from visas to transportation!
  • Living in Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan is a country with unspoiled natural landscapes, nomadic traditions, and a rich cultural heritage. Find out what expat life in Kyrgyzstan has in store for you, from leisure options to the education and healthcare systems.
  • Working in Kyrgyzstan

    Career opportunities are scarce in Kyrgyzstan, but it is not impossible for expats to find a job: the country has still some leading industries, in particular agriculture, and there is a lack of local professionals. Find out more in our guide, from the economy to taxation.

Reliable Information about living and working in Kyrgyzstan

Relocating to and living in Kyrgyzstan necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Kyrgyz expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Kyrgyzstan: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Kyrgyz income tax law?ʺ, ʺShould I hire a personal driver for Kyrgyzstan?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Bishkek?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Kyrgyz residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Kyrgyzstan is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Kyrgyzstan is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Kyrgyzstan. Various topics are covered in our Kyrgyzstan Expat Guide from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or local organisations and companies, up to culture & sights. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhere can I find ATM's for USD in Bishkek?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Kyrgyzstan? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Greece or living in UK!

From serviced apartments to private language tutors –
Advice on living and working in Kyrgyzstan

In addition, our expat listings for Kyrgyzstan include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like serviced apartments or private language tutors. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Kyrgyzstan. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Kosh kelenizder among our InterNations members living and working in Kyrgyzstan.

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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