Visa to Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is known for its hospitality, and everything is being done to make it easier for tourists to enter the country. Tourists from most countries of the world can get an electronic visa to Uzbekistan without leaving home. Takes 3 days and costs only $20. Happy citizens of 64 countries of the world can visit Uzbekistan without any visas at all!
So, foreign tourists DO NOT NEED a tourist visa to Uzbekistan if they are citizens of one of the countries listed below and plan to travel within Uzbekistan for no more than 30 days:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Brazil||Brunei Darussalam||Bulgaria|
Also, the visa is not needed for the crews of foreign airlines and employees of diplomatic missions located in Uzbekistan.
For citizens and nationals of the countries from the following list, a tourist visa to Uzbekistan is issued in a significantly simplified manner: electronically, within three working days after filling out the form on the on the official e-visa website http://www.e-visa.gov.uz
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Commonwealth Dominica, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua a, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam.
For transit passengers staying in Uzbekistan for no more than 5 days, visa-free travel has also been introduced. You just need to have on hand your flight tickets to Uzbekistan and from Uzbekistan.
Children under 16 years old (accompanied by an adult) also do not need a visa to visit Uzbekistan.
For tourists from countries not listed in the above lists, a tourist visa to Uzbekistan is issued only after issuing a special letter of invitation from a local tour operator or a hotel. A foreign citizen sends an application for the letter of invitation to a tour operator or a hotel, and they submit the documents for consideration to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After 8 working days, the Ministry approves the letter of invitation (or does not approve, but in very rare cases), which in turn means that a tourist visa to Uzbekistan for this citizen is also approved. He just needs to go to one of the Embassies or Consulates of Uzbekistan, where the visa is simply pasted in his passport, because by this moment the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan will notify the embassy, by sending a special telex number, about the approval of a tourist visa for this citizen. Citizens of countries where there are no Embassies and Consulates of Uzbekistan have the right to obtain a tourist visa to Uzbekistan upon arrival at the International Airport of Tashkent. To do this, it is also necessary to have a letter of invitation from the tour operator or hotel.
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