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Uzbekistan Visa and Passport Requirements

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Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes


To enter Uzbekistan, a passport valid for six months on the date of arrival is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

One blank page is needed for the visa.


Nationals of the following countries are eligible for visa-free travel for 30 days from the date of entry into Uzbekistan. These countries are: All EU-countries, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Qatar, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the Vatican.
Nationals of China (as part of tourist groups) the United States and Vietnam are eligible for visa-free travel for 30 days from the date of entry into Uzbekistan for tourism purpose, when they have reached the age of 55.
No visas are required for all nationals stated in the chart above if they are in transit and can provide an air ticket showing the next destination and departing Uzbekistan within five days of arrival. Please see the transit section below for more details.
Check if you're eligible for an e-Visa
Citizens of the following countries can obtain an e-visa to Uzbekistan online easily. These countries are: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China (including Kong Kong), Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jordan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Morocco, Nauru, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela and Vietnam. To apply, go to:
When applying for an e-visa to Uzbekistan, you need to submit your personal details, select your intended travel dates, upload a photograph which must have a white background showing your uncovered head and upper shoulders, upload a digital copy of your passport and pay US$20 with a Visa or MasterCard.



Normal tourist visa

If you are from a country not listed above, you need to check with a consulate near you. Often, you're required to provide a letter of invitation from a tour company in Uzbekistan and must arrange a visa support letter. Please note that the tour company may need to submit the support letter directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tashkent before the visa can be approved. Also, a personal interview may be required before a visa can be issued. The good news is, if you're transiting through Uzbekistan for less than five days, you may not require a visa. Please see the transit section below and check if you are from one of the 48 countries which can enjoy a stay of up to five days during each transit.


An e-visa is valid for a period of stay of up to 30 days with a single entry. And you must visit Uzbekistan within 90 days from the date of issue.


Citizens of 48 countries can visit Uzbekistan without a visa if they are transiting and can provide an air ticket showing the next destination. The only requirement is transit passengers must depart Uzbekistan within five days of arrival.


These countries are: Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Macedonia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nauru, Palau, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.


Application to

If you're from a country that is not listed in the e-visa section above, visit your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for a visa.

Working days

Allow two working days for an e-visa processing. If you apply in person, please allow 10 working days but be aware that visa processing time entirely depends upon the embassy. An express service may be available for an additional 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 sometimes 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 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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Uzbekistan

Telephone: +99 871 120 1500.
Address: , 67 Gulyamov Street, Tashkent, 100 000 ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1230 and 1330-1700.

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the USA

Telephone: +99 202 887 5300.
Address: NW, 1746 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20036,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 1000-1200 (consular section).

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7229 7679.
Address: , 41 Holland Park, London, W11 3RP,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1800; Mon-Wed and Fri 1000-1300 (consular section).

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