Visa to Uzbekistan
- Visa-free regime applies in following cases:
– for 60 days – for nationals of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine;
– for 30 days – for nationals of 76 countries, including almost all European states, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (including its residents), Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and all Caribbean states, as well as for holders of the UN biometric passport (Laissez-Passer red passport, but should also have with them a national passport valid not be less than the validity period of the UN pass). The US citizens under the age of 16, as well as those who reached the age of 55 years can also travel visa-free for 30 days;
– for 10 days (via air only) – for nationals of the Peoples Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman, on condition of presenting the return or onward departure air ticket within this period;
– for any foreign children up to 16 years old with biometric travel document, but accompanied by the adult legal representatives, and they can stay in Uzbekistan for the duration of the visa of the accompanying person (no more than 90 days);
– for up to 5 days – nationals of 53 countries (https://uzbekistan.org/upload/file/a_list_of_36_countries_transit_(1).doc ) when they transit Uzbekistan, but must arrive in and depart from Uzbekistan on the Uzbekistan Airways flights, presenting the airline ticket on arrival at the airport.
– diplomats accredited in Uzbekistan and their family members, if they are nationals of China, Hungary, Vietnam, Brazil, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Estonia, Kuwait.
- Electronic visa procedure:
– nationals of 55 countries (see the list below) can apply via E-Visa Portal – https://e-visa.gov.uz/main – by filling one-page simple application, as well as uploading your photo and copy of passport’s main page (instructions – https://e-visa.gov.uz/what-you-need-to-know ). You would register your email and pay the fee. If your application is accepted, you will receive your electronic visa via email, usually in two working days.
- Bahrain (visa-free 10 days)
- China (visa-free for 10 days)
- Сote D’Ivoire
- Marshall Islands
- North Korea
- North Macedonia
- Oman (visa-free for 10 days)
- Qatar (visa-free for 10 days)
- Solomon Islands
- South African Republic
- Unites States of America (16- and 55+ yo visa-free for 30 days)
Please, note that the nationals of countries with the E-VISA regime can apply for TWO-entry or MULTI-entry tourist visas (valid 30 days) with fees as USD 35 and USD 50 per person respectively, except for the USA citizens, for whom a regular visa fee is USD 160 (urgent – USD 240).
- If you are not a national of mentioned above e-visa regime countries or if you are in that list, but prefer to have a visa sticker in your passport before travelling, you can always submit an application to the diplomatic mission of Uzbekistan, either yourself or via the tour agency. For this you would need:
– copy of the letter of invitation from inviting party in Uzbekistan (from a licensed tour agency, i.e. us);
- passport or document of stateless person, expiry date of which must exceed the visa’s period of validity not less than 3 months;
. copy of all pages of the passport, excluding blank pages;
· 2 copies of duly completed and signed visa application form – http://evisa.mfa.uz/evisa_en/ ;
· 2 passport-size colored photos.
In such case visa fee varies and depends on length of stay, number of entries and if you are applying individually or as a group. For example, 7 days single entry is $40 + consular charge or 15 days single is $50 + CC, while each additional entry is another $10. Please, check the Uzbek Embassy or Consulate nearest to you (list and contacts: https://mfa.uz/en/pages/o-konsulskix-okrugax-diplomat).
NB: Be careful if you chose to use services of courier or visa agencies in your countries, as they sometimes charge inadequate extra fees and even give you inappropriate information about the Uzbek visa requirements and decision making process.
In certain cases, you can apply for your visa sticker to be issued upon arrival in Tashkent International Airport, but this mostly applies if you are planning to fly from the country, which does not have the diplomatic mission of Uzbekistan. In this case the inviting entity in Uzbekistan (for example our company) 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 you. This confirmation should be shown while buying an air-ticket and passing through passport control and the visa itself to be issued on its basis upon arrival at the Visa Section of the MFA Uzbekistan at the Tashkent International Airport.