When you turn 18 in Kyrgyzstan, you can't be on your family's visa any longer. But you really can't get a different visa if you already have a valid one in your passport. Solution?
Cross the Kazakhstan border at midnight, turn around and re-enter Kyrgyzstan with a 60-day tourist visa. ON YOUR BIRTHDAY.
Confused? Welcome to the life of expatriates. Otherwise known as Perpetual Visa Seekers.
Except for this.
One special friend.
What it really means is that even though he's an adult now, he won't be in a huge hurry to leave Jbad.