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15th Mar 2011

The following was quoted directly from the official website of the United States Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic:

To observe American and Kyrgyz holidays, in 2011 the Embassy will be closed for official business on the following days:

Date Day Description Country

December 31, 2010 Friday New Year’s Day (observed) U.S./KG
January 7 Friday Orthodox Christmas Day KG
January 17 Monday Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S.
February 21 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
February 23 Wednesday Homeland Protector’s Day KG
March 8 Tuesday International Women’s Day KG
March 21 Monday People’s Holiday Nooruz KG
May 2 Monday Labor Day (observed) KG
May 5 Thursday Constitution Day of the KR KG
May 9 Monday Victory Day KG
May 30 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 Monday Independence Day U.S.
August 31 Wednesday Independence Day of the KR KG
September 5 Monday Labor Day U.S
October 10 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 26 Monday Christmas Day U.S.

The dates of the National sliding Islamic holidays Orozo Ait and Kurman Ait have to be determined by lunar calendar and announced by the Kyrgyz Government.

Kyrgyz holidays that fall on a Sunday are observed the following Monday.

Those wishing to visit the official website of the Kyrgyz Republic are well advised to click HERE.

Those seeking services which can only be provided at a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad (such as issuance of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, US Passport, or additional visa pages for a previously issued US Passport) are encouraged to attempt to make an appointment for receipt of such services in advance. It may be possible to set an appointment online to visit the nearest American Citizen Services section of a US Post with consular jurisdiction.

Those seeking visas such as the B-2 visa for tourists, the B-1 visa for temporary business travelers, the J-1 visa for exchange visitors, or the F-1 visa for students are likely to see such applications processed at a Non-Immigrant Visa Unit abroad. It should be noted that these visa applications are adjudicated pursuant to section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.

Those seeking visas such as the CR-1 visa or IR-1 visa for a foreign loved one are likely to see their visa application adjudicated by an Immigrant Visa Unit abroad after initial approval of an immigration petition at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). It should be noted that for application processing purposes the K-1 visa (a non-immigrant US fiance visa) is treated in much the same way as the immigrant visas noted above.

Those seeking an EB-5 visa or an L-1 visa are likely to only see their visa application processed pursuant to an approved immigration petition from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

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