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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of May 21, 2007 No. 70

About nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic

(The last edition from 02-08-2016)

Accepted by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on March 27, 2007

Chapter 1 General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Law

This Law establishes the bases, conditions and procedure for acquisition and termination of nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also regulates other questions connected with nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 2. The legislation on nationality in the Kyrgyz Republic
Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic - the stable legal bond of person with the Kyrgyz Republic which is expressed in total their mutual rights and obligations;

other nationality - nationality of foreign state;

double citizenship - availability at the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic of nationality of foreign state;

the foreign citizen - the person who is not the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic and having the evidence of the belonging to nationality of foreign state;

the stateless person - the person who is not the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic and not having the evidence of the belonging to nationality of other state;

the residence permit - the document granting the right to foreign citizens or stateless persons on permanent or temporary residence in the Kyrgyz Republic;

the applicant - the capable, full age citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, the foreign citizen or the stateless person;

general procedure for acquisition or termination of nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic - procedure for consideration of questions of nationality and acceptance of decisions on them the President of the Kyrgyz Republic concerning persons to whom the general terms provided by this Law extend;

authorities - the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic which are taking part in the solution of questions of nationality;

the simplified procedure for acquisition or termination of nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic - procedure for consideration of questions of nationality and acceptance of decisions on them the President of the Kyrgyz Republic concerning persons to whom the preferential terms provided by this Law and the international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic extend;

the child - person aged up to 18 years.

Article 4. Principles of nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic

1. Each person in the Kyrgyz Republic has the right to nationality.

2. Any citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic cannot be deprived of the nationality and the right to change the nationality.

3. The Kyrgyz Republic guarantees to the citizens protection and protection beyond its limits.

4. Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic irrespective of the bases and procedure for acquisition of nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic have the equal rights, freedoms and obligations according to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 5. Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic

Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic are:

1) persons having nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic on the date of the introduction of this Law in force;

2) persons who consisted in citizenship of the USSR constantly live the last five years (from the moment of the appeal to authorized state body of the Kyrgyz Republic in the sphere of registration of the population) in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and did not make the statement for belonging to nationality of other state;

3) persons who acquired nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic according to this Law.

Article 6. Other nationality

1. The citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic having also other nationality is considered by the Kyrgyz Republic only as the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, except as specified, provided by this Law and the international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic.

2. Acquisition by the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic of other nationality does not involve the termination of nationality of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 7. Protection by the state of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic who are outside the Kyrgyz Republic

1. Protection of their rights, freedoms and legitimate interests through diplomatic representations and consular establishments of the Kyrgyz Republic is provided to the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic who are outside the Kyrgyz Republic.

2. Public authorities, diplomatic representations and consular establishments of the Kyrgyz Republic, their officials shall take measures for providing citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic with opportunity to have in full the rights and freedoms, stipulated by the legislation the states of stay, the international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic, and in the procedure established by the legislation to protect their interests protected by the law, and if necessary - to take measures for recovery of the violated rights of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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