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KYRGYZ EMBASSIES & CONSULATES

If there is no Kyrgyz embassy in your country, inquire at the Kazakh embassy if there is one. There are additional embassies in Belarus, Ukraine, India, Malaysia, Switzerland and the UAE.
If you intend to cross into Kyrgyzstan from China over the Torugart Pass, you will need to secure your Kyrgyz visa in either Beijing or Urumqi.
Austria (01-535 0378; fax 535 0379; kyrbot@mail.austria.eu.net; Naglergasse 25/5, 1010, Vienna)
Belgium (02-640 1868; aitmatov@photohal.skynet.be; 47 Rue de L'Abbye, 1050, Brussels) issues visas on the spot for US$50.
China (010-6532 6458; Kyrgyz@public3.bta.net.cn; 2-7-1 Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office bldg, Liangmahe Naniu 14 hao, Chaoyang district, Beijing; 3-6pm Mon, Wed & Fri) Walk down San Li Tun Da Jie until it meets the river and turn left. It's a further five minutes along in an imposing building flying many flags. The embassy is on the 7th floor behind a small, unmarked white door next to the stairwell. A one-month tourist visa costs US$55/110 and is issues  in seven/three day. The Central Asia Hotel in Urumqi issues visas for US$56/112 in three/five days.
Germany Berlin (030-3478 1338; www.botschaft-kirgisies.de; Otto-Suhr-Alle 146, 10585); Bonn (0228-3652 30; kirgistan.boon@t-online.de; 194A Friesdorfstrasse, 53175); Frankfurt (069-9540 3926; Bronnerstrasse 20) A 30-day visa costs €50. Only German and Russian are spoken at the Berlin branch.
Iran Mashhad (051-818444); Tehran (021-229 8323, 283 0354, kembiri@kanoon.net; Bldg 12, 5th Naranjastan Alley, Pasdaran St)
Russia (095-237 4601/4882/4571; fax237 4452; Bolshaya Ordynka street 64, 109017, Moscow). Also in Yekaterinburg.
Switzerland (022-707 9220; http://mission.itu.int/kyrgyzstan;26 Rue Maunoir, 1207, Geneva)
Turkey Ankara (312-446 84 08; kirgiz-o@tr-net.net.tr; Boyabat Sokak 11, Gaziosmanpasa, 06700); Istanbul (212-235 6767; genkon@tr.net; 7 lamartin caddesi, Taksim)
UK (020-7935 1462; www.kyrgyz-embassy.org.uk; Ascot House, 119 Crawford St, W 1U 6BJ, London; 9:30am-12:30pm) A one-/two-month tourist visa costs UK₤45/60.
USA ( 202-338 5141; www.kyrgyz-embassy.org; 1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC 20007)A one-month tourist visa costs US$50 and is ready in 10 days. Also a consulate in New York.

EMBASSIES & CONSULATES IN KYRGYZSTAN

Some of the smaller embassies listed belowl are little more than a rented room in an obscure apartment block and can be hard to find. All the following are in Bishkek (area code 312).
Afghanistan (42 63 72; cnr Ayni & Toktonalieva) run by a relative of General Dostum, the Uzbek warlord based in Mazar-e Sharif.
China (22 24 23; fax 6630 14; Toktogul 196; 9.15am-noon Mon, Wed 7 Fri)
France ( 66 00 53; ag-concul@elcat.kg;cnr Razzakov & Kiev) look for the model Eiffel Tower outside.
Germany ( 66 66 12; fax 66 66 30; gerembi@elcat.kg; Razzakov 28) Rumoured to be moving near the American embassy soon.
India ( 21 08 62; fax 62 07 08; 3rd fl, Chuy 164-A; 9-am-1pm & 2-5.30pm Mon-Fri)
Iran (22 69 64; fax 62 00 09; Razzakov 36; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Kazakhstan ( 66 04 15; Mira 95A; 10am-noon Mon-Thu)
Netherlands (66 02 22; fax 66 02 88; Suite 1, Tynystanov 199) Honorary consulate)
Pakistan ( 62 17 02; pakemb@asiainfo.kg; Serov 37; 9-11am Mon-Fri) May well refer you to a travel agency.
Russia ( 22 17 75; rusemb@imfiko.bishkek.su; Manas  55) This consular office is the one to get visas.
Tajikistan ( 51 23 43; fax 51 14 64; Kara-Dar'inskaya 36, Kok-Jar microrayon; 9-11am Mon-Fri)
Turkey (22 78 82; fax 66 05 20; Moskva 89; 9am-noon Mon-Fri)
UK (65 28 55; Kalik Akiyeva 11/24)
USA (55 12 41; pao@usis.gov.kg; Mira 171
Uzbekistan (66 30 78; 66 20 65; fax 66 44 03; Tynystanov 104/38; Tue-Fri)

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Travel guide#10/2008

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