Uzbekistan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Uzbekistan, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

One blank page is needed for the visa.

Visas

Visas for Uzbekistan are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, including transit visas.

Visa note

Tourists (other than nationals of Austria, Belgium, the Czech RepublicFrance, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA who also do not need to submit letters of invitation as part of their visa application requirement) will normally have their visa application completed by their travel agent.

A personal interview may be required before a visa can be issued.

Visitors staying longer than three days must register with the Ministry of Internal Affairs within three working days. However, most hotels will automatically do this on your behalf.

Before applying by post, applicants should first contact the consular section of the embassy (except for nationals of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA).

It is sometimes possible to pick up your visa on arrival at Tashkent International Airport, but only if there is no Uzbek embassy in your country of residence. You will need full visa support for this from a travel agent. There is no visa on arrival at any overland border crossings.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Uzbekistan.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa: £43 (seven days); £50 (15 days); £57 (30 days); £71 (three months); £100 (six months); £129 (one year).

Multiple-entry visa: £57 (one month); £121 (six months); £193 (one year).

Group visa: £11 per person plus service charge (15 days); £18 per person plus service charge (30 days).

Transit: £21 (24 hours); £25 (48 hours); £29 (72 hours); £36 (double-entry).

For citizens of the USA, the fee for all types of visa is £114, and the fee for an urgent visa is £171.

Validity

Tourist visas are normally single-entry/exit and are valid for the duration of your visit. Business visas are multiple-entry, valid for six months in the first instance and extendable. Those nationals not requiring a letter of invitation can obtain a multiple-entry visa for touristic/business stays of up to one month. Visas should be used within one month of the date of issue.

Application to

Nearest embassy or consulate. UK citizens can download the current visa form here: http://evisa.mfa.uz/evisa_en.

Working days

Allow 10 working days for visa processing but be aware that visa processing time entirely depends upon the embassy. An express service is available for an additional 50% of the usual visa fee.

Sufficient funds

This is not usually required but note that you cannot take more foreign currency out of the country than the amount you declared when you entered the country.

Entry documents

Business visitors must get a letter from an Uzbek business partner. You should carry a doctor’s prescription if you intend to travel with prescription medicine and declare the items on your Customs Declaration Form.

Extension of stay

It is possible to get a one-time Uzbek visa extension in Uzbekistan, at the OVIR (Department of Foreign Travel and Exit) office in Tashkent.

Entry with children

If children are travelling with a single parent or third party, they must have documentary evidence of relationship to the person travelling with the child and permission for the child's travel from the parent or legal guardian not present.

Entry restrictions

The government maintains travel restrictions on large parts of the Surkhandarya Oblast region bordering Afghanistan, including the border city of Termez. Foreign citizens intending to travel to this region must obtain a special permission card from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs or Uzbek embassies and consulates abroad.

Entry with pets

Uzbekistan does not quarantine healthy pets if the owner can produce a valid veterinary certificate. Owners can transport up to two dogs or cats or pet birds, except pigeons. Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies no earlier than 30 days and no more than 12 months before the departure.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Uzbekistan
Telephone: 871 120 1500 Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/uzbekistan Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1230 and 1330-1700.
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 887 5300/ (202) 530 7291. Website: http://www.uzbekistan.org Opening times: Mon-Thurs 1000-1200 (consular section).
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7229 7679. Website: http://www.uzbekembassy.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800; Mon-Wed and Fri 1000-1300 (consular section).
Edited by Jane Duru

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