VISA

VISA OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter Uzbekistan and transit through its territory only with entry visas. Visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons are issued at diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad on the basis of visa support (confirmation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan). Visa support is issued on the basis of the application of inviting legal entities and individuals permanently or temporarily located in the territory of Uzbekistan, submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan visa regime with individual states

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 has been introduced for a period of 30 days for citizens of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Republic of Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vatican, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, State of Brunei Darussalam, State of Israel, Hellenic Republic, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Canada, Principality of Andorra, Principality of Liechtenstein, Principality of Monaco, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, Latvia Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Portugal, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Korea, Republic of Malta, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Poland, Republic of San Marino, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Slovenia, Republic of Croatia, Republic Chile, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Turkish Republic, Federative Republic of Brazil, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland ka, the French Republic, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of Estonia, Japan.

A visa-free regime applies to citizens of the indicated countries, owners of all categories of passports (diplomatic, official and general) planning to visit the Republic of Uzbekistan for up to 30 days, regardless of the purpose of their trip. A visa-free regime does not apply to stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of these countries.

A 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, a foreign citizen must leave the Republic of Uzbekistan. Exceeding the 30-day visa-free stay is a 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 purpose of his trip before entering Uzbekistan.

3. Visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan of foreign citizens under 16 years of age has been established, accompanied by legal representatives and the presence of a biometric travel document, for the duration of the visa of the accompanying person, but not more than ninety days from the date of entry into the country.

4. With Hungary, China, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (up to 30 days), Vietnam, India and the Republic of Korea (up to 60 days), Brazil, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Estonia, Kuwait and Turkey (up to 90 days) a visa-free regime has been established for holders of diplomatic passports. Citizens of these countries (except India) who hold diplomatic passports and are accredited as employees of diplomatic missions or consular offices of their countries located in Uzbekistan, as well as members of their families, have the right to enter and stay without visas for the entire period of work.

5. The system of issuing electronic entry visas (e-visa.gov.uz) for foreign citizens has been introduced and a list of countries whose citizens have the opportunity to obtain electronic entry visas to the Republic of Uzbekistan has been approved

6. A short-term visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan for a period of not more than five days has been established for citizens of a number of states (Appendix 2) traveling in transit through the international airports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, if they have a ticket from Uzbekistan Airways to a third country. This procedure applies to transit passengers who wish to explore the sights of Uzbekistan.

7. Uzbekistan and Japan on a reciprocal basis issue visas without charging consular fees.

Uzbekistan e-visa step-by-step guide

You can only apply for Uzbekistan electronic visa if you are traveling to Uzbekistan within the next 3 months. Citizens of 51 countries (including most EU countries, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand) are eligible for an electronic tourist visa. The list of eligible nationalities is available here.

Before you start filling in the application for Uzbekistan e-visa, get your photo and passport copy ready.

Prerequisites for the photo are 35×40 mm size, 300 dpi resolution, and no more than 1 MB file size.
The passport scan should be easily readable and no more than 500 KB. Only the main page is needed.

Uzbekistan electronic visa will cost you 20 USD.

Currently, the system only accepts payments made with Visa cards.

Once your photo, passport copy, and visa card are ready, the next step is filling in the application at e-visa.gov.uz.

To start, click on the Application for e-visa button.

STEP 1. Start to filling the form for electronic visa.

STEP 2. Enter dates of your planned travel

STEP 3. Enter your passport and residence information.

We recommend ignoring the “Surname changed” and “Name changed” tick boxes. In our experience, completing these often results in a system error at the end.

STEP 4. Enter your personal information

We recommend ignoring the “Citizenship of other states” tick box. Again, completing this often results in a system error at the end. When completing the application for the e-visa, you should enter the details of the passport you intend to use to enter Uzbekistan. There should be no need for dual citizens to provide information on their other passport to obtain the e-visa, or to show this other passport when entering or traveling around Uzbekistan.

STEP 5. Upload your photo and passport copy.

Prerequisites for the photo are 35×40 mm size, 300 dpi resolution, and no more than 1 MB file size.
The passport scan should be easily readable and no more than 500 KB. Only the main page is needed.

 

STEP 6. Check the entered information

After you provide your email address, complete the security check (“Enter text from image”), and click the Save button, you will receive an email with an account activation link and code.

 

STEP 6. Activate your application

Click the activation link sent to your email and continue the application process on the website

To activate the account, click on the link. Enter your email address, complete the security check, and click “Next”.

STEP 7. Make the payment

The system currently only accepts VISA card transactions

To make the payment, fill in your card details and click on the red button to pay and finish the process.

The system asks you to wait while you request is being processed. Please do not close the window.

As soon as you get notification about successful payment, you can close the window and check your email inbox for confirmation.

STEP 8. After 3-4 days check your email for the Granted electronic Visa

Within three working days you will receive an email about your Uzbekistan e-visa status.

 

STEP 9. Enter the link sent to your email and PRINT your Electronic Visa to Uzbekistan

To enter Uzbekistan, you will need to present either a printed or electronic version of the visa along with your passport.