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Visa of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Visa Regulations

Uzbekistan Visa.

According to the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter Uzbekistan or travel through its territory for transit on the basis of entrance visas only.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons can get visas at the diplomatic representations and consular missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad on the basis of the visa support (confirmation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan).

Visa support is issued on the basis of application of the inviting organization, company and persons who are permanently or temporarily residing in Uzbekistan and submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

List of required documents to invite foreigners by organizations and companies:

  • Visa application on Head letter of organizations and companies;
  • E-form of the site evisa.mfa.uz;
  • Copies of passports of the invited person, head of the organization, authorized person of organization to submit the documents;
  • Copies of documents of the organization (license, certificate, etc.);
  • Copies of orders to the head and the authorized person;
  • Copy of Power of Attorney for the authorized person;
  • For arrival visa at the airport "Tashkent" should be provided copies of tickets;
  • Certificate of employment of the invited person.

List of required documents to invite foreigners by persons:

  • Visa application form;
  • E-form of the site evisa.mfa.uz;
  • Copies of passports of the invited and the inviting person;
  • An original invitation issued by the authorities of internal affairs of Uzbekistan;
  • Copies of documents confirming relationship between invited and the inviting person;
  • For arrival visa at the airport "Tashkent" should be provided copies of tickets.

Processing of visa application is up to 10 working days if documents have been submitted due to the established order.

In order to apply for the visa, foreign citizens and stateless persons are to submit the following documents to the diplomatic representation or consular mission of Uzbekistan abroad:

  • passport or document of stateless person, expiry date of which must exceed the visa’s period of validity not less than 3 months;
  • 2 copies of duly completed visa application form;
  • 2 passport-size colored photos.

For a transit visa foreign citizens and stateless persons in addition to the above mentioned documents must have a visa of the country of final destination and travel documents with confirmed date of departure from Uzbekistan. In this case processing of visa application is 3 working days.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving from the countries where there is no diplomatic representation or consular mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan can get visas upon arrival at the Visa Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Tashkent International Airport.

In this case the inviting physical or juridical person in Uzbekistan must apply in advance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan in due order, get visa confirmation (stamp) of the Visa Division of the Consular Department and forward it to the invited person.

This confirmation should be shown by invited person while buying an air-ticket and passing through passport control and the visa shall be issued on its basis on arrival at the Visa Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Tashkent International Airport.

The legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan has set the following consular fees for the visa issuance:

a) For single entry visas:

  • up to 7 days;
  • up to 15 days;
  • up to 30 days;
  • up to 3 months;
  • up to 6 months;
  • up to 1 year.

Note: For each additional entry the fee shall be increased by $10.

b) For multiple entry visas:

  • up to 6 months;
  • up to 1 year.

c) For transit visas:

  • up to 72 hours;
  • double entry transit visa.

d) For group visas (groups must consist of more than 5 persons excluding children under 16 years old):

  • up to 15 days;
  • up to 30 days.

Except these fees the fees for reimbursement of actual expenses related to the visa issuance (administrative fees) will also be paid. The rates of these fees depend on the place of visa issuance (irrespective of applicant’s citizenship).

*Different procedure for issuance of entry visas may be applied to the citizens of those countries that have appropriate bilateral agreements with Uzbekistan.

Visa regulations for some countries

1. A bilateral visa-free regime has been established with Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days), Tajikistan (up to 30 days), Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

2. A visa-free regime is introduced for 30 days period for citizens of

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australian Union
  • Austrian Republic
  • Argentine Republic
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominicana
  • El Salvador
  • Vatican
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Hungary, Brunei Darussalam State
  • Honduras
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Greek Republic
  • Israel, Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Italian Republic
  • Canada
  • Andorra Principality
  • Liechtenstein
  • Nicaragua
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Panama
  • The Kingdom of Belgium
  • The Kingdom of Denmark
  • The Kingdom of Spain
  • The Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • The Kingdom of Norway
  • The Kingdom of Sweden
  • The Republic of Latvia
  • The Republic of Lithuania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal Republic
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Malta
  • Republic of Poland
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Republic of Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Chile
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Finland Republic
  • French Republic
  • Montenegro
  • Czech Republic
  • Swiss Confederation
  • Republic of Estonia
  • Japan
  • Jamaica

The visa-free regime applies to citizens of these countries, holders of all categories of passports (diplomatic, service and civil) planning to visit the Republic of Uzbekistan for up to 30 days, regardless of the purpose of their trip.

In order to enter the country, a person must have a valid national passport or another substitute document used for travel to foreign countries.

The visa-free regime does not apply to stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of these countries.

Accordingly, the visa-free regime is valid for 30 days from the date of entry into Uzbekistan. Before the end of the 30-day visa-free stay period, a foreign citizen must leave the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Exceeding the 30-day visa-free stay is recognized as violation of the Rules of stay of foreign citizens in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Accordingly, if it is necessary to stay in Uzbekistan for more than 30 days, a foreign citizen must obtain an entry visa to the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the established procedure, corresponding to the purpose of his trip.

3. Visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan for foreign citizens up to 16 year old with biometric travel document. In this case they must be accompanied by legal representatives and they can stay in Uzbekistan for the duration of the visa of the accompanying person, but not more than ninety days since the date of entry into the country.

4. A visa-free regime is established with China, Hungary, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (up to 30 days), Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (up to 60 days), Brazil, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Estonia, Kuwait and Turkey (up to 90 days).

Citizens of these countries who hold diplomatic passports and are accredited as employees of diplomatic missions or consular offices of their countries located on the territory of Uzbekistan, as well as members of their families have the right to enter and stay without visas for the entire period of work.

5. Introduced the system of issuing electronic entry tourist visas (e-visa.gov.uz) for foreign citizens, which has simplified the procedure of issuing visas (list of countries in Attachment 1);

Starting from March 15, 2019, new system of electronic entry visas with a validity period of 30 days has been introduced:

  • double entry, with a consular fee;
  • multiple entry, with a consular fee.

6. Introduced new short-term transit visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan for a period of five days for a citizens of several countries (list of countries in Attachment 2).

In this case the foreigners must come through international airports of Uzbekistan, showing to frontier officer that they have an air ticket of “Uzbekistan Airways” National Air Company to a third country.

This procedure is applying to transiting passengers wishing to explore the sights-seeing of Uzbekistan.

7. Uzbekistan and Japan issue visas without consular fees on the mutual basis

Attachment 1

Citizens of the following countries can obtain Uzbekistan e-visa:

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bahrain
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Bolivia
  7. Bhutan
  8. Cambodia
  9. China
  10. Colombia
  11. Cote d'Ivoire
  12. Ecuador
  13. Egypt
  14. Fiji
  15. Guyana
  16. India
  17. Jordan
  18. Kiribati
  19. Kuwait
  20. Laos
  21. Lebanon
  22. Macedonia
  23. Maldives
  24. Marshall Islands
  25. Mauritius
  26. Micronesia
  27. Morocco
  28. Nauru
  29. Nepal
  30. Oman
  31. Palau
  32. Paraguay
  33. Peru
  34. Philippines
  35. Qatar
  36. Samoa
  37. Saudi Arabia
  38. Seychelles
  39. Solomon islands
  40. Sri Lanka
  41. Suriname
  42. Thailand
  43. Tonga
  44. Tunisia
  45. Uruguay
  46. USA
  47. Vanuatu
  48. Venezuela
  49. Vietnam

Note: If necessary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan has the right to impose restrictions on obtaining an electronic entry visa for foreign citizens for a period of up to 30 days.

Attachment 2

The list of countries whose citizens can enjoy visa-free transit entry, stay up to 5 days

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Bahrain
  4. Bhutan
  5. China (including Hong Kong)
  6. Colombia
  7. Ecuador
  8. Equatorial Guinea
  9. Fiji
  10. Gabon
  11. Guyana
  12. India
  13. Kuwait
  14. Lebanon
  15. Macedonia
  16. Maldives
  17. Mauritius
  18. Morocco
  19. Nauru
  20. Oman
  21. Palau
  22. Peru
  23. Philippines
  24. Qatar
  25. Saudi Arabia
  26. Seychelles
  27. South Africa
  28. Sri Lanka
  29. Suriname
  30. Thailand
  31. Tunisian Republic
  32. Turkmenistan
  33. Uruguay
  34. USA
  35. Venezuela
  36. Vietnam

Visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan for a period of 30 days for citizens of the United Arab Emirates from January 1, 2020 also applies to foreign citizens who have received the status of a resident of the United Arab Emirates. When entering the Republic of Uzbekistan, foreign citizens who have received the status of a resident of the United Arab Emirates provide an original resident visa, the validity of which at the time of application is at least 90 days (official source: https://lex.uz/docs/4672473).

Related links

e-visa to Uzbekistan Invitation letter to Uzbekistan Invitation letter to Kazakhstan
Invitation letter to Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Embassies Foreign Embassies in Uzbekistan