On September 12, 2018 results of the expert assessment of migration related national legislation were presented to Government agencies – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Border Service, State Migration service, State Registration Service.

The assessment which lasted from April to June was performed by an expert team consisting of European and national experts. Within the assessment the review of legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of migration management and fight against illegal migration was done. Experts identified obstacles in implementing the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the measures taken to eliminate them.  A desk review of the current legal and regulatory acts was conducted to identify any conflicts, contradictions or norms that have not been implemented in the government decisions in the sphere of migration management and tackling illegal migration.

A series of expert interviews also took place with staff from the State Migration and Registration Services under the Government of the KR, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security and the Kyrgyz State Border Service on the subject of challenges faced within the implementation of Kyrgyz laws on migration management and tackling illegal migration.

As a result of this activity, recommendations for the Kyrgyz Government and the relevant authorities were made, aiming at improving the legal and regulatory framework in the sphere of migration management and tackling illegal migration.