Visa Support to Uzbekistan

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 regulations with some countires:

1. Bilateral non-visa regime is established for the citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days), Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

2. From February 10, 2018, a visa-free regime is introduced for 30 days period for citizens of 7 countries: Japan, Indonesia, Israel, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Turkey.

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. From February 10, 2018, simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas is introduced for citizens of 39 countries (list is given below), that implies getting visa within two working days, not counting the day of receiving documents, with the cancellation of the requirement to provide a tourist voucher or an inviting legal / physical person in the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Previously, the simplified procedure for issuing visas was available for citizens of Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Latvia, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Czech Republic and Poland.

Tourists from these countries are given multiple-entry visas for up to 1 month, and representatives of the business community for up to 1 year, without requiring a tour voucher or an invitation from an inviting legal or physical person in Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry. Visas are issued within 2 working days, not counting the day of receipt of documents.

4. A visa-free regime is established with China, Hungary and Tajikistan (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. Uzbekistan and Japan issue visas without consular fees on the mutual basis.

6. According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.3836 of July 4, 2018 “On further measures for optimizing the order of entry of foreign citizens into the Republic of Uzbekistan” since July 15, 2018 these regulations are implemented:

- the system of issuing electronic entry tourist visas for foreign citizens, who enjoy a simplified procedure for issuing visa (list of countries is attached);

- short-term transit visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan for a period not exceeding five days for citizens of a number of countries (list of countries is attached). In this case the foreigners must transit through international airports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, provided they have an air ticket to a third country. This procedure applies transiting passengers wishing to explore the sights of Uzbekistan;

- 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.

The nationals of those countries which are not mentioned above should have a visa support - letter of invitation to obtain tourist visa to Uzbekistan.

Letter of invitation will be issued on the basis of visa application form and other documents submitted  to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan by our company on the behalf of the tourist.

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.

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

1 Albania 16 Germany 31 Montenegro 46 Switzerland
2 Andorra 17 Greece 32 Netherlands 47 Thailand
3 Australia 18 Hungary 33 New Zealand 48 United Arab Emirates
4 Austria 19 Iceland 34 Norway 49 United Kingdom
5 Belgium  20 India 35 Oman 50 United States of America
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21 Ireland 36 Poland 51 Vatican
7 Bulgaria 22 Italy 37 Portugal
8 Canada 23 Kuwait 38 Romania
9 China 24 Latvia 39 San Marino
10 Croatia 25 Liechtenstein 40 Saudi Arabia
11 Czech Republic 26 Lithuania 41 Serbia
12 Denmark 27 Luxembourg 42 Slovakia
13 Estonia 28 Macedonia 43 Slovenia
14 Finland 29 Malta 44 Spain
15 France 30 Monaco 45 Sweden

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

1. Albania 31. Estonia 61. Montenegro 91. Thailand
2. Algeria 32. Fiji 62. Morocco 92. Trinidad and Tobago
3. Andorra 33. Finland 63. Nauru 93. Tunisia
4. Antigua and Barbuda 34. France 64. Netherlands 94. Turkmenistan
5. Argentina 35. Gabon 65. New Zealand 95. United Arab Emirates
6. Australia 36. Germany 66. Norway 96. United Kingdom
7. Austria 37. Greece 67. Oman 97. United States of America
8. Bahamas 38. Grenad 68. Palau 98. Uruguay
9. Bahrain 39. Guatemala 69. Panama 99. Vatican
10. Barbados 40. Guyana 70. Peru 100. Venezuela
11. Belgium 41. Honduras 71. Philippines 101. Vietnam
12. Belize 42. Hungary 72. Poland
13. Bhutan 43. Iceland 73. Portugal
14. Bosnia and Herzegovina 44. India 74. Qatar
15. Brazil 45. Ireland 75. Romania
16. Brunei Darussalam 46. Italy 76. Saint Kitts and Nevis
17. Bulgaria 47. Jamaica 77. Saint Lucia
18. Canada 48. Kuwait 78. St Vincent & Grenadines
19. Chile 49. Latvia 79. San Marino
20. China 50. Lebanon 80. Saudi Arabia
21. Colombia 51. Liechtenstein 81. Serbia
22. Costa Rica 52. Lithuania 82. Seychelles
23. Croatia 53. Luxembourg 83. Slovakia
24. Cyprus 54. Macedonia 84. Slovenia
25. Czech Republic 55. Maldives 85. South Africa
26. Denmark 56. Malta 86. Spain
27. Dominica 57. Mauritius 87. Sri Lanka
28. Dominican Republic 58. Mexico 88. Suriname
29. Ecuador 59. Monaco 89. Sweden
30. Equatorial Guinea 60. Mongolia 90. Switzerland