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 — $40;
· up to 15 days — $50;
· up to 30 days — $60;
· up to 3 months — $80;
· up to 6 months — $120;
· up to 1 year — $160.

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

b) For multiple entry visas:

· up to 6 months — $150;
· up to 1 year — $250.

c) For transit visas:

· up to 72 hours — $40;
· double entry transit visa — $50.

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

· up to 15 days — $15 per person;
· up to 30 days — $25 per person.

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).

Note: 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 Australian Union, Austrian Republic, Argentine Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vatican, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, Brunei Darussalam State, Greek Republic, Israel, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Italian Republic, Canada, Andorra Principality, Liechtenstein, Principality of Monaco, 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, Malaysia, 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, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , Republic of Turkey, Federative Republic of Brazil, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland Republic, French Republic, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Estonia, Japan.

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 of $ 35;

– multiple entry, with a consular fee of $ 50.

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 aircompany 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

The list of countries whose citizens can enjoy simplified procedure for issuing tourist visa on “e-visa.gov.uz

1. Albania 17. Commonwealth of Dominica 33. Jamaica 49. Nicaragua 65. Sri Lanka
2. Algeria 18. Costa Rica 34. Jordan 50. Oman 66. Suriname
3. Angola 19. Cote d’Ivoire 35. Kiribati 51. Palau 67. Thailand
4. Antigua and Barbuda 20. Cuba 36. Korea, Republic of 52. Panama 68. Tonga
5. Bahamas 21. Dominicana 37. Kuwait 53. Paraguay 69. Trinidad and Tobago
6. Bahrain 22. Ecuador 38. Laos 54. Peru 70. Tunisia
7. Bangladesh 23. Egypt 39. Lebanon 55. Philippines 71. United Arab Emirates
8. Barbados 24. El Salvador 40. Macedonia 56. Qatar 72. Uruguay
9. Belize 25. Fiji 41. Maldives 57. Saint Kitts and Nevis 73. USA
10. Bolivia 26. Gabon 42. Marshall Islands 58. Saint Lucia 74. Vanuatu
11. Butane 27. Ghana 43. Mauritius 59. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 75. Venezuela
12. Cambodia 28. Grenada 44. Mexico 60. Samoa 76. Vietnam
13. Cameroon 29. Guatemala 45. Micronesia 61. Saudi Arabia
14. Cape Verde 30. Guyana 46. Morocco 62. Senegal
15. China 31. Honduras 47. Nauru 63. Seychelles
16. Colombia 32. India 48. Nepal 64. Solomon islands

 

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 12. Dominica 23. Jamaica 34. Panama 45. Suriname
2. Algeria 13. Dominican Republic 24. Kuwait 35. Peru 46. Thailand
3. Antigua and Barbuda 14. Ecuador 25. Lebanon 36. Philippines 47. Trinidad and Tobago
4. Bahamas 15. Equatorial Guinea 26. Macedonia 37. Qatar 48. Tunisian Republic
5. Bahrain 16. Fiji 27. Maldives 38. Saint Kitts and Nevis 49. Turkmenistan
6. Barbados 17. Gabon 28. Mauritius 39. Saint Lucia 50. United Arab Emirates
7. Belize 18. Grenada 29. Mexico 40. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 51. Uruguay
8. Bhutan 19. Guatemala 30. Morocco 41. Saudi Arabia 52. USA
9. China (including Hong Kong) 20. Guyana 31. Nauru 42. Seychelles 53. Venezuela
10. Colombia 21. Honduras 32. Oman 43. South Africa 54. Vietnam
11. Costa Rica 22. India 33. Palau 44. Sri Lanka