How to call Kyrgyzstan (country code +996)

Calling to Kyrgyzstan

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Kyrgyzstan for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Area codes starting with ’52’ represent domestically-linked satellite phone systems in Kyrgyzstan.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Kyrgyzstan (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Kyrgyzstan.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the five to six digit local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

five to six digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code or to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0three to four digitsfive to six digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

From a mobile phone

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0three to four digitsfive to six digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Kyrgyz phone numbers explained

Number details

Kyrgyz phone numbers are nine digits.

The first three to four digits area an area code that represents a geographic part of the country.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘5’.

An example of a Kyrgyz phone number

The Hotel Holiday Bishkek lists its phone number in Bishkek as +996 312 97 6161.

Number explanation
99631297 6161
country code for Kyrgyzstandesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Bishkekremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Bishkek

Dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

”97
”local
Long distance example – calling from from Batken, Kyrgyzstan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

031297 6161
trunk prefixdesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Bishkekremainder of the phone number
International exmaple – calling from outside Kyrgyzstan

To call from outside Kyrgyzstan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Kyrgyzstan’s country code of ‘996’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Kyrgyzstan.

exit code99631297 6161
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Kyrgyzstandesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Bishkekremainder of the phone number

Calling from Kyrgyzstan

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Kyrgyzstan.

Administrative and regulatory

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