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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of July 17, 2000 No. 61

About external migration

(as amended on 14-01-2020)

Accepted by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on June 23, 2000

This Law governs legal relations in the field of external migration and determines the legal basis of external migration in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Law

Administrative expulsion - forced and controlled movement of foreign citizens and stateless persons through frontier out of limits of the Kyrgyz Republic in cases, stipulated by the legislation the Kyrgyz Republic.

Visa-free regime - the mode in case of which citizens of foreign state have the right without execution of the visa to drive, leave, follow en route, to move and stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic on one of the valid documents recognized by the Kyrgyz Republic in this quality if other is not provided by the international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic.

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

The visa - the mark in the valid document of the foreign citizen or stateless person recognized by the Kyrgyz Republic and resolving entry into the Kyrgyz Republic, stay on its territories, departure from the Kyrgyz Republic and transit.

The visa has single state standard, the form, the description. The single state standard, form and the description of the visa affirm the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

External migration - movement of physical persons of the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic or out of limits of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Legal representatives are parents, adoptive parents, guardians, custodians, and also representatives of the organizations and persons on whose care there is person participating in case.

The immigrant - the person who is the foreign citizen or the stateless person, driving to the Kyrgyz Republic on legal causes for the purpose of permanent residence.

Immigration - entry of foreign citizens or stateless persons into the Kyrgyz Republic on permanent residence.

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

Migration - movement of physical persons for various reasons from the Kyrgyz Republic to other states and from other states to the Kyrgyz Republic, and also within the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic for the purpose of permanent or temporary change of the residence.

Transit migration - movement through the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic of foreign citizens and stateless persons of the territory of other state.

Labor migration - voluntary movement legally the physical persons who are constantly living in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic out of limits of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also the foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who are constantly living outside the Kyrgyz Republic and arriving to the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic for the purpose of implementation of paid temporary or permanent labor activity by them.

The simplified visa regime - the mode in case of which citizens of foreign state have the right to drive, leave, follow en route, to move and stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic based on the visa received according to the personal address in case of arrival on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic with release from document registration, proving the identity.

The electronic visa - the documentary confirmation equated according to the status to the visa, provided by authorized state body of the Kyrgyz Republic to the foreign citizen or the stateless person recognized as the Kyrgyz Republic, in electronic procedure, including by means of the electronic Internet, having the special read-out code which availability with the valid document resolves entry into the Kyrgyz Republic, stay on its territories, departure from the Kyrgyz Republic and transit.

The emigrant - the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic leaving the Kyrgyz Republic on the territory of other state for the purpose of permanent residence.

Emigration - departure of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic out of limits of the Kyrgyz Republic on the territory of other state for the purpose of permanent residence.

Visa regime - the mode in case of which citizens of foreign state have the right to drive, leave, follow en route, to move and stay in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic based on the valid visa which procedure for obtaining is established by the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The valid document - the identity document which all parts and details correspond to the samples established by competent authorities of the state which issued it is drawn properly up and fastened by bodies, competent on that, not delayed, belongs to the bearer and has no counterfeits.

The identity document, - the document confirming the status of person crossing frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic which was directed through diplomatic channels and is recognized the Kyrgyz Republic this quality if other is not provided by the international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 2. Main objectives of this Law

The main objectives of this Law are:

- regulation of processes of external migration in the Kyrgyz Republic;

- ensuring protection of the rights and legitimate interests of migrants;

- prevention and prevention of illegal migration;

- stabilization of migration in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 3. The legal acts regulating questions of external migration

Operation of this Law does not extend to persons who received the status of refugees, and persons petitioning for provision of the status of refugees.

Article 4. The basic principles of regulation of questions of external migration in the Kyrgyz Republic

Regulation of external migration is based on the following principles:

- ensuring the human right for the free choice of the residence, the free choice of kind of activity and profession affirmed in the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, freedom of travel;

- inadmissibility of any discrimination, infringement of the rights and freedoms on the basis of sex, races, language, disability, ethnic origin, religion, age, political or other convictions, education, origin, property or other status, and also other circumstances;

- ensuring compliance of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic to the universally recognized norms of international law and to the international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of external migration;

- the prevention of the spontaneous and disorder migration on the basis of the program actions which are based on the forecast of potential migration and the directions of migration flows in connection with changes of social and economic and social and political situation;

- participation of the relevant state bodies in regulation of processes of external migration;

- respect and observance by migrants of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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