Remote’s guide to employing in

Kyrgyzstan
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  • Capital City

    Bishkek

  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages

    Kyrgyz and Russian

  • Population size

    6,586,600

Services available in this country:
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Kyrgyzstan landscape

Facts & Stats

Kyrgyzstan Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Bishkek

  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages

    Kyrgyz and Russian

  • Population size

    6,586,600

  • Ease of doing business

    Easy

  • Cost of living index

    $ (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Bi-monthly or monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    12%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    0.0% (2019)

Grow your team in Kyrgyzstan with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Kyrgyzstan? Companies hiring in [countryname] must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

Remote can employ team members in Kyrgyzstan and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your Kyrgyzstan team so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Kyrgyzstan. Sign up now to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

Kyrgyzstan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Kyrgyzstan may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Kyrgyzstan

The Labour Code of the Kyrgyz Republic (enacted 2004) spells out provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights for Kyrgyzstan’s workforce of 2.4 million.

Employees in Kyrgyzstan enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Kyrgyzstan.

Minimum wage

The Kyrgyz minimum wage is fixed at 1970 Kyrgyzstani som ($19.15) per month but is largely applied on a nominal basis.

14 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, 01 January 20241New Year's Day (Жаңы жыл күнү)
Sunday, 07 January 20242Orthodox Christmas Day (Иса пайгамбардын туулган күнү)
Feb
Friday, 23 February 20243Defender of the Fatherland Day (Мекенди коргоочулардын күнү)
Mar
Friday, 08 March 20244International Women's Day (Эл аралык аялдар күнү)
Wednesday, 20 March 20245Iranian New Year's Day (Ирандын Болумушту жыл)
Apr
Sunday, 07 April 20246Day of the People's April Revolution (Элдик апрель ынкылабынан күнү)
Tuesday, 09 April 20247Festival of Breaking the Fast (Fast бошонуу майрамы)
May
Wednesday, 01 May 20248International Workers' Day (Эмгекчилердин эл аралык майрамы)
Sunday, 05 May 20249Constitution Day (Конституция күнү)
Thursday, 09 May 202410Great Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day (Спорт Victory күнүнө карата Улуу Ата-Мекендик согуш)
Jun
Sunday, 16 June 202411Feast of the Sacrifice (Курман Айт майрамы)
Aug
Saturday, 31 August 202412Indepedence Day (Indepedence Day)
Nov
Thursday, 07 November 202413History and Commemoration of Ancestors (Тарых жана аталардын эскерүү)
Friday, 08 November 202414Second Day of the History and Commemoration of Ancestors (Экинчи Тарых күнү жана аталардын эскерүү)

Competitive benefits package in Kyrgyzstan

At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localised expertise to needed attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Kyrgyzstan are tailored to fulfil the local needs of employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Other Insurance

Taxes in Kyrgyzstan

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Kyrgyzstan.

  • 2.25%

    Social contributions (i.e., 2% to the obligatory social security fund & 0.25% to employees’ health fund)

  • 15%

    Pension contributions

Types of leave

Employees are entitled to four weeks of paid leave annually, which can either be taken at a stretch, or split into two instances of two weeks each.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employee contracts can be terminated by either party, provided just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or any other work-related offences. That aside, notice should be provided in advance – provided both parties agree to it.

Notice period

Employers are required to provide a written notice at least a month before an employee is let go, or just two weeks prior, if the employee is being let go for insufficient qualifications or health reasons.

Severance pay

Employees who’re dismissed unfairly are entitled to a severance package of up to 12 months’ wages paid at once.

Probation periods

Probation periods in Kyrgyzstan can last up to three months for general employees, or up to six months, for managerial positions. During this period, either party can terminate the arrangement by providing written notice three days’ prior.

Fair Pricing in Kyrgyzstan

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  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app