If you intend to visit Uzbekistan, you may have to get a visa. The Uzbekistan visa is available online and at the Uzbek diplomatic missions abroad.

However, there are several countries whose nationals are allowed visa-free passage to Uzbekistan for short-term stays.

Uzbekistan Visa Policy

Citizens of the following countries can enter Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 90 days:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan can stay in Uzbekistan without a visa for 60 days.

Citizens of the following countries can enter Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 30 days:

  • EU Member States
  • 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
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican

Citizens of China and Hong Kong arriving by air can stay in Uzbekistan for up to 7 days.

Ways to Apply For an Uzbekistan Visa

If you are not visa-exempt, then you can apply for an Uzbekistan visa in one of the following methods:

  • Online, through the Uzbekistan e Visa System. Citizens of over 50 countries can apply for an eVisa.
  • At an Uzbek Embassy or Consulate. If you are not eligible for the eVisa or you want to stay longer than 30 days, you have to apply through one of the diplomatic missions of Uzbekistan.

Find the application methods detailed below.

Applying For Uzbekistan eVisa

You can apply for an Uzbekistan eVisa through the official website if you are from one of the countries listed below:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Processing time: You will receive the Uzbekistan eVisa on your email within three days after submitting your application. During this time, you can check the status of the visa by clicking application status. Once it is processed, you have to print it out and bring it with you when you travel.

Information required: During the application, you have to enter the dates you intend to travel and personal information, such as name, nationality, etc.

Documents required: You need a scan of your passport’s personal data page and a picture with a white background. The picture has to be in .JPEG format. You have to attach these on the eVisa website.

Cost: The eVisa costs $20, and you have to pay through a debit or credit card.

Entrance: You can use the Uzbekistan eVisa to enter via any airports and land borders.

Validity: The Uzbek eVisa is valid for 90 days from when it is issued. You can enter the country within that timeframe, and stay for a maximum of 30 days. You can apply for either a single-entry visa or a multiple-entry visa.

Applying for an Uzbekistan Visa at the Embassy

The application for an Uzbek visa at the Embassy/Consulate is in two parts:

  1. First, you need a sponsor in Uzbekistan to get visa confirmation on your behalf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The letter of confirmation is the most important part of the application process. Your sponsor can be the person or organisation/company inviting you to Uzbekistan or an authorised tour agency.
  2. After receiving the letter of confirmation, you can apply for the visa at the Embassy/Consulate. You can apply in person or by post, depending on the requirements of the specific consular office. Find the consular service missions of Uzbekistan here.

Documents Required for Uzbekistan Visa Application

When your sponsor applies for visa confirmation, they have to submit the following documents:

  • Uzbekistan Visa Application Form. Available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • If an organisation/company is inviting you, the form must be printed on the company’s letterhead.
  • Completed electronic visa form. Accessible here. This is not the same as the eVisa.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Copy of your airline ticket (if arriving at Tashkent airport)
  • If the sponsor is an individual:
    • Copy of the host’s passport.
    • Proof of relationship with the guest.
  • If the sponsor is a company/organisation:
    • Copy of the passport of the head of the company or the authorised person submitting the application.
    • License and certificate of the company/organisation.
    • A copy of the “Power of Attorney” for the authorized person.
    • Guest’s employment certificate.

After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan issues the visa confirmation, you have to submit the following documents to the nearest Uzbek Embassy/Consulate:

  • Your passport
  • Two passport-size pictures
  • Two completed Uzbekistan Visa Application Forms

How Long Does It Take to Get an Uzbekistan Visa?

As long as all the documents are correct, you can receive your Uzbekistan visa confirmation letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within ten working days. Once you have the confirmation letter, you apply at the Embassy to receive a visa. In this case, the processing time depends on the specific consular office, but it should be less than the initial application at the MFA.

Is It Possible to Get an Uzbekistan Visa on Arrival?

Yes, you can get a visa on arrival at Tashkent airport if you already have a Visa Confirmation issued by the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is useful if there is no Uzbek Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Please note: Before you travel, you should consult with your sponsor and the Uzbek MFA to confirm that you will be able to receive the visa on arrival.

Uzbekistan Visa Cost

The cost of Uzbekistan visas changes depending on the visa duration:

  • eVisa – $20
  • Single-entry visa up to 7 days – $40
  • Single-entry visa up to 15 days – $50
  • Single-entry visa up to 30 days – $60
  • Single-entry visa up to 3 months – $80
  • Single-entry visa up to 6 months – $120
  • Single-entry visa up to 1 year – $160
  • Multiple-entry visa up to 6 months – $150
  • Multiple-entry visa up to 1 year – $250
  • Single-entry transit visa up to 72 hours – $40
  • Double-entry transit visa – $50

What Is the Duration of an Uzbekistan Visa?

An Uzbekistan tourist visa allows you to stay in the country for up to 30 days. The duration of other Uzbekistan visas changes depending on the reason you are travelling. Visas are issued for:

  • A single entry. Permitted stay is from seven days to six months.
  • Multiple entries. Permitted stay is from six months to one year.

Can You Extend an Uzbekistan Visa?

If you need to extend your visa, you will have to get in touch with the Department of Diplomatic Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will likely need a letter detailing the reason why you need the visa extension.

Transiting Through Uzbekistan

You can apply for a transit visa for Uzbekistan at an Embassy or Consulate without having visa confirmation beforehand. The Uzbek transit visa is valid for a maximum of 72 hours, but it can be issued for less. To apply, you have to submit:

  • Your passport
  • A passport-size picture
  • Proof of onward travel, such as a travel ticket or a visa

Visa-free transit in Uzbekistan

If you are from one of the countries listed below, you can transit in Uzbekistan without a visa for up to five days, provided you are travelling via airplane on both trips:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • China (including Hong Kong)
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisian Republic
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam