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Employer of Record (EOR) in Kyrgyzstan

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Kyrgyzstan Introduction

Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous landlocked country located in Central Asia, the mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers more than 80% of the country. It’s bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. Kyrgyzstan is a developing country with a transition economy that is heavily dependent on deposits of gold, coal, and uranium.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 136 days of paid maternity leave, normally beginning 70 days before the due date and lasting 56 days after delivery. This leave is paid for by social insurance.

Parents and close relatives of a newborn can take 36 months of unpaid leave after a child’s birth. Employees can either take a total break from work, work part time, or from work from home.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave, determined in their employment contracts.

Paid Leave

There are 11 national holidays in Kyrgyzstan, and employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid leave each year.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Kyrgyzstan is around KGS 1,970 per month, and the standard working week is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Overtime is paid at around 150% of the salary.

Termination Process

Process

Employment contracts can be terminated by either the employer or employee if there is just cause (such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or other work-related offenses).

Notice Period

A written notice of termination is required from the employer at least 1 month before the termination, or 2 weeks before if the employee is being terminated due to health reasons or insufficient qualifications.

Severance Pay

If an employee has been dismissed unfairly, they are entitled to a severance of up to 12 months of wages.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Kyrgyz, Russian
Currency:
Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS)
Capital City:
Bishkek
Population:
6.7 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
128th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
12%
Employer TaxES
17.25%
(estimated)

★  15% - Pension Fund

★  2.25% - Social Contributions

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How Remofirst employs in Kyrgyzstan

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Kyrgyzstan get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Kyrgyzstan are paid on time in Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Kyrgyzstan, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.