General information about Uzbekistan visas
Last updated: January 1, 2020
Citizens of the following post-soviet countries do not need an Uzbekistan visa for visits of up to 60 days: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Korea
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Arab Emirates (including residents)*
* Individuals who possess a residency visa for UAE will also be granted 30-day visa-free entry, provided the resident visa is valid for at least 90 days after entering Uzbekistan.
Applying for an electronic visa
Citizens of many countries can now get e-visas (single, double, or multiple entry) through the e-visa portal. After completing the application form, you will receive confirmation by email that your application has been received, and will be asked to pay the visa fee. The fee is US$20 for a single-entry visa, US$35 for double-entry, and US$50 for multiple-entry.
Applying for a visa through an embassy or consulate
Applying for a tourist visa for Uzbekistan through an embassy or consulate involves two steps:
- Obtaining visa support (permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
- Obtaining a visa from an Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan — or, in some cases, obtaining a visa on arrival at the airport.
Uzbekistan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI)
Visa support is a kind of permission for a tourist to apply for a visa to Uzbekistan. A travel agency licensed by the State Committee for Tourism Development must submit, on the tourist’s behalf, a letter of invitation (LOI) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. The Ministry reviews the document within 7 working days. After this, the Ministry sends its permission by telex to the embassy or consulate at which the tourist plans to apply for the visa. Once the Ministry has granted its permission, the travel agency provides the tourist with the telex number that he or she will need to provide as a reference when applying for the visa. The Ministry has the right to refuse to issue the visa support without providing an explanation.
Obtaining the visa from an embassy or consulate
After you receive the telex number, you can apply for your visa at an embassy or consulate. You will need to provide your completed visa application form, your passport, telex number, and one passport-size photo; and pay the consular fees.
You can download the official application form for an Uzbek tourist visa from: evisa.mfa.uz. This form is accepted in all embassies and consulates of Uzbekistan.
Obtaining a visa on arrival at the airport
You can get a visa on arrival at the airport in Tashkent if:
• You are a citizen of a country that does not have an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan and/or
• You have insufficient time to get a visa at an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan (if you are travelling to Uzbekistan via a country with an embassy but only spending a short time there, or if you live in a country with an embassy but your visit to Uzbekistan is within the next 2 months).
If you are from a country eligible for an e-visa, we recommend that you apply for an e-visa rather than a visa on arrival.
To obtain a visa on arrival, you must present your passport, return ticket, and visa fee (in cash) at the visa desk in the airport. If you are from a country that is not eligible for the e-visa, you must also present a visa support letter. You must apply for visa support in advance (see process above).
Transit visa for Uzbekistan
Passport holders of the countries listed below are permitted to transit Uzbekistan for up to 5 days without a visa. To be eligible for visa-free transit, you must arrive in and depart from Uzbekistan on Uzbekistan Airways, and present your airline ticket on arrival at the airport.
If you need a transit visa (valid for 3 days/72 hours), you must apply in advance via an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In addition to the standard documents required to apply for a tourist visa, you must provide an airline or rail ticket that shows your arrival and departure dates.
The processing time for a transit visa is 3 working days.
China, incl. Hong Kong
Uzbekistan Visa for Applicants under 16
Foreign citizens under the age of 16 do not need a visa to enter Uzbekistan if they:
– are accompanied by a parent or guardian who has an entry visa to Uzbekistan, and
– have a passport or biometric travel document.
The length of the child’s stay is limited to the period of validity of his parent or guardian’s visa (but, in any case, cannot exceed 90 days). A foreign citizen who will reach the age of 16 during his or her stay in Uzbekistan needs to obtain an exit visa at the Office of Entry, Exit and Citizenship.