The Chinese Embassy in Bishkek has suspended the issuance of visas to Kyrgyz citizens following a terrorist attack against the embassy compound.
Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry announced on September 1 that Kyrgyz citizens who applied for Chinese visas might receive their passports with or without Chinese visas back at the ministry's office.
Kyrgyz officials have said that a suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese Embassy compound in Bishkek on August 30 before detonating an explosive device inside the car, killing himself and injuring three Kyrgyz employees of the embassy.
Both Kyrgyz and Chinese officials have called the incident a terrorist attack.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
China's Foreign Ministry said on August 31 that Beijing "will work with Kyrgyzstan to quickly obtain concrete information on the people and groups" behind the attack.