Visa Regulations in the Republic of Uzbekistan

According to the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter the country or travel through its territory on transit only if their entrance visas are available.

Visas are issued to foreign citizens and stateless persons in the diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad on the basis of the Visa Support Letter (permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan).

Visa Support Letter is issued on the basis of application submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan by the inviting natural or legal entity permanently or temporarily operating in Uzbekistan.

Processing of visa applications may take up to 10 working days if documents are submitted due order.

Cost of Visa Support Letter is:

  • For groups with duration of 7 days: 25 USD per person
  • For individual travelers with duration of 7 days: 40 USD per person

In order to apply for the visa, foreign citizens and stateless persons are to submit to the diplomatic or consular mission of Uzbekistan abroad the following documents:

A passport or a stateless person’s document, the expiry date of which must exceed the visa’s period of validity not less than 3 (three month).

  • 2 (two) copies of the visa application form duly completed.
  • 2 (two) passport-photographs (3×4 cm.).

For a transit visa foreign citizens and stateless persons in addition to the abovementioned documents must have visa of the country of final destination and travel documents certifying the date of departure from Uzbekistan. In that case, visa applications are processed within working 3 days.

In Tashkent International Airport Consular Bureau visas can only be issued to those foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving from the countries that do not have diplomatic or consular missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In that case the inviting person or organization located in Uzbekistan must apply in advance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan in due order and have to acquire a Visa Confirmation – the Stamp of Visa Division of the Consular Department and to forward it to the invited person. One needs to show the Confirmation while buying a air-ticket, passing through passport control and on its basis the visa is issued on arrival in the Tashkent International Airport Visa Unit of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan.

The legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan has set the following Consular Visa Fees:

Single Entry Visa:

  • 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 US USD

Please note: For each additional entry the fee is increased by 10 USD.

Multiple Entry Visa Fee:

  • up to 6 months 150 USD
  • up to 1 year 250 USD

Transit Visas Fees:

  • up to 24 hours 20 USD
  • up to 48 hours 25 USD
  • up to 72 hours 30 USD
  • for double entry 40 USD

Group Visas (For Tourist Groups of 10 Persons or More Excluding Children Under 16 Years Old):

  • up to 15 days 15 USD per person
  • up to 30 days 25 USD per person

All applicants must also pay a service fee as a reimbursement of actual expenses. The service fee depends on the country the visa is issued (regardless the citizenship of an applicant).

Please note: Different Procedure for Issuing Uzbekistan’s Entrance Visas may apply to the citizens of those countries that have relevant bilateral arrangements and agreements.

Simplified Visa Regulations for the citizens of some countries

There is a bilateral Visa Free Regulation with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, as well as Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days).

There is a simplified visa procedure for the citizens of Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States. Businessmen of these countries are issued multiple entry visas up to one year and tourists – up to one month, additionally, they do not require to submit to the Foreign Ministry an invitation of legal entity or natural person in Uzbekistan or tour-voucher. Visas are issues within 2 working days, excluding the day the documents are submitted.

There is Visa Free Regulation up to 90 days for the diplomatic passport possessors of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. The accredited personnel of the diplomatic missions and international organizations may stay on territory of the Sides without visa for the whole period of professional activity.

There is Visa Free Regulation up to 90 days for the service passport possessors.

Uzbekistan and Japan on a mutual basis issue Consular Free Visas.