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Organizational moments and information on obtaining a visa to Uzbekistan

 

VISA OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, foreign citizens and stateless persons may enter Uzbekistan and transit through its territory only if they have entry visas.

Visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons are issued in diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad on the basis of visa support (confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan).

Visa support is issued on the basis of a petition of inviting legal entities and individuals permanently or temporarily staying on the territory of Uzbekistan, represented in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The list of necessary documents for inviting foreigners by legal entities:

— Visa application on the letterhead of the organization of the established sample;
— Electronic application form from evisa.mfa.uz website;
— Copies of passports of the invited person, the head of the organization and the authorized person of the organization, for submission of documents;
— Copies of documents for the organization (license, certificates, etc.);
— Copies of orders to the head and authorized person;
— A copy of the power of attorney of the organization for the authorized person;
— When applying for a visa upon arrival at Tashkent airport, you must also provide copies of air tickets or reservations;
— Certificate from the workplace of the invited person.

The list of necessary documents for inviting foreigners by individuals::

 — Visa application form;
— Electronic application form from evisa.mfa.uz website;
— Copies of passports of the invited and inviting person;
— The original notice of the invitation issued by the internal affairs bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
— Copies of documents confirming family ties (if any);
— When applying for a visa upon arrival at Tashkent airport, you must also provide copies of air tickets or reservations.

The period for consideration of applications of legal entities and individuals in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is 10 working days, subject to the established procedure for submitting documents.

To obtain a visa, foreign citizens and stateless persons must submit the following documents to the diplomatic mission or consular office of Uzbekistan abroad:
  •  a passport or document of a stateless person, the validity period of which must exceed the validity period of the visa by at least 3 months;
  • filled visa application form in 2 copies;
  • 2 color passport size photos.

To obtain a transit visa, foreign citizens and stateless persons, in addition to the above documents, must also have a visa of the state of travel and travel documents with a confirmed date of departure from Uzbekistan to the country of destination. The term of consideration of visa documents in this case is 3 days.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons intending to arrive in Uzbekistan from a country where there is no diplomatic mission or consular office of Uzbekistan can receive visas upon arrival in the visa support sector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan at Tashkent International Airport. To do this, the inviting legal entity or an individual in the territory of Uzbekistan must, in due time, apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan in due course, receive the appropriate confirmation (stamp) of the visa support department of the Consular Department and send it to the invited person. This confirmation is presented by the invited person when purchasing an air ticket, passing passport control in the host country and on its basis a visa is issued on arrival in the visa support sector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan at Tashkent International Airport.

For registration and issuance of visas, the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan provides for the following consular fees:

a) For single entry visas:

up to 7 days – 40 USD;

up to 15 days – 50 USD;

up to 30 days – 60 USD;

up to 3 months – 80 USD;

up to 6 months – 120 USD;

up to 1 year – 160 USD.

Note: for each additional visa multiplicity tariff rate increases by 10 USD.

b) For multiple entry visas:

up to 6 months – 150 USD;

up to 1 year – 250 USD.

c) For transit visas:

up to 72 hours – 40 USD;

for a double transit visa – 50 USD.

d) For group visas (the group must have at least 5 people, excluding children under 16):

up to 15 days – 15 USD per person;

up to 30 days – 25 USD per person.

When issuing visas, fees are also charged for reimbursement of the actual costs associated with obtaining visas. The amount of such fees depends on the place of visa issuance (regardless of the applicant’s citizenship).
Note: For citizens of states with which there are relevant bilateral agreements and arrangements, a different procedure may be provided for obtaining entry visas to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
By the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.3347 of October 21, 2017 “On simplification of visa procedures for citizens of the Republic of Turkey” a simplified procedure is introduced for issuing visas for the following category of Turkish citizens:
— for citizens visiting Uzbekistan for business purposes, registration within 3 working days of multiple-entry visas for up to 1 year in foreign institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan with cancellation of the requirement to apply the inviting legal entity to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
— for citizens visiting Uzbekistan as tourists, issuing tourist visas for up to 1 month in foreign diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan within 3 working days with the abolition of the requirement of tourism vouchers or inviting tourism organizations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

VISA REGIME OF UZBEKISTAN WITH SEPARATE STATES

A bilateral visa-free regime has been established with Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days), Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
Since February 10, 2018, a visa-free regime has been introduced for a period of 30 days for citizens of 7 countries: Israel, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan.

The visa-free regime applies to citizens of these countries, holders of all categories of passports (diplomatic, official and civil), who plan to visit the Republic of Uzbekistan for up to 30 days, regardless of the purpose of their trip. To enter the country, a person must have a valid national passport or other replacement document used when traveling to foreign countries.
The visa-free regime does not apply to stateless persons who permanently reside in the territories of these countries.
The visa-free regime is valid for 30 days from the date of entry to 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 for the 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 receive, in the prescribed manner, an entry visa to the Republic of Uzbekistan corresponding to the purpose of the trip.

From February 10, 2018, citizens of 39 countries (a list of countries is provided below) a simplified procedure is introduced for obtaining tourist visas within two working days, not counting the day of receiving documents, with the abolition of the requirement of providing a tourist voucher to the MFA or the address of the inviting legal entity/individual in the Republic Uzbekistan

Earlier, a simplified procedure for issuing visas was introduced for citizens of Austria, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Latvia, France, Switzerland, Thailand, the Czech Republic and Poland.

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

With Hungary, China 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), a visa-free regime is established for holders of diplomatic passports. Citizens of these countries who own 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 a visa for the entire period of work.

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

The list of countries in respect citizens of which since February 10, 2018, a simplified procedure for obtaining tourist visas is being introduced
  1. Australia
  2. Republic of Albania
  3. Principality of Andorra
  4. Republic of Bulgaria
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Vatican
  7. Hungary
  8. Hellenic Republic
  9. Kingdom of Denmark
  10. Republic of India
  11. Ireland
  12. Iceland
  13. State of Kuwait
  14. Canada
  15. Republic of Lithuania
  16. People’s Republic of China (including PRC Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
  17. Principality of Liechtenstein
  18. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  19. Republic of Macedonia
  20. Republic of Malta
  21. Principality of Monaco
  22. Kingdom of the Netherlands
  23. New Zealand
  24. Kingdom of Norway
  25. United Arab Emirates
  26. Sultanate of Oman
  27. Portuguese Republic
  28. Romania
  29. Republic of San Marino
  30. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  31. Republic of Serbia
  32. The Slovak Republic
  33. Republic of Slovenia
  34. The United States
  35. Republic of Finland
  36. Republic of Croatia
  37. Montenegro
  38. Kingdom of Sweden
  39. Republic of Estonia

Detailed information on mfa.uz website