Yes, Uzbekistan offers visa-free entry to citizens of 90 countries worldwide. The duration of your stay in the country without a visa depends on your nationality and can range from 10 days to a year. Additionally, residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and certain individuals over the age of 55 do not require a visa to enter Uzbekistan. A detailed list of countries is provided below.
How Much Does a Visa to Uzbekistan Cost?
The cost of a visa to Uzbekistan depends on the method of acquisition, the duration of your stay in the country, and the number of visits. An electronic visa typically ranges from $20 to $50 USD. An embassy visa can vary from $40 to $200 USD. The cost of a Tashkent Airport visa depends on your nationality and usually ranges from $50 to $160 USD.
How to Obtain an Electronic Visa for Uzbekistan and Check Your Visa Application Status?
To obtain an electronic visa, you should visit the official portal, complete a form with your personal information, specify your entry date, attach a scanned copy of your passport and a passport photo. Subsequently, you will receive an email notification with an activation code, which you must enter on the portal and then proceed to make the payment. Within three days, you will receive either a PDF file of your electronic visa or a notification of rejection without specified reasons.
To check the status of your application, go to the page and enter the activation code sent to you in the application acceptance notification.
A visa to Uzbekistan is a document that allows foreign citizens to enter Uzbekistan for a specified period or transit through its territory. It’s worth noting that citizens of certain countries enjoy visa-free entry, and citizens of 35 countries can transit through Uzbekistan without a visa for up to 5 days. The electronic visa system for Uzbekistan has been in operation since July 15, 2018. Below, you’ll find comprehensive information about Uzbekistan’s visa requirements.
Visa-Free Entry to Uzbekistan
The following countries’ citizens are granted visa-free entry to the Republic of Uzbekistan, with no time limit: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. Kyrgyzstan citizens are allowed a stay of up to 60 days.
Visa-Free Entry to Uzbekistan for 30 Days Applies to Citizens of the Following Countries:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- Vatican City
- United Kingdom
- Dominican Republic
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates (including residents)*
- Republic of Cyprus
- Republic of Korea
- San Marino
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
*Residents must provide their original resident visa, which must be valid for at least 90 days at the time of entry into Uzbekistan.
For citizens of the following countries, visa-free entry to Uzbekistan is granted for up to 10 days, provided they have an international departure ticket:
- Kingdom of Bahrain
- State of Kuwait
- Sultanate of Oman
- Citizens of China (including residents of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong)
In addition, citizens of the following countries, aged 55 and over, can enjoy visa-free entry to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days (via land borders and Uzbekistan Airways flights):
- China (as part of tourist groups)
- United States
Electronic Visa for Uzbekistan
To simplify the process of obtaining a visa to Uzbekistan, the government has launched the e-visa portal, e-visa. Applicants simply need to fill out the application, receive a confirmation of their application in their email, pay the fee, and wait for 3 business days to receive the application results. The ready electronic visa for Uzbekistan will be sent to the applicant’s email in PDF format. When the electronic visa for Uzbekistan is ready, the applicant will receive a confirmation email with a link to the portal where they can download the visa in PDF format. The ready visa should be printed and kept with the traveler throughout their trip to Uzbekistan.
The electronic visa allows entry into Uzbekistan for a period of up to 30 days within 90 days from the date of issuance. The cost of the visa depends on the number of entries: single entry – $20 USD, double entry – $35 USD, multiple entry – $50 USD.
Citizens of the following countries can obtain an electronic visa through the portal:
- Hong Kong
- Cape Verde
- North Korea
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Marshall Islands
- Saudi Arabia
- Commonwealth of Dominica
- United States
- Solomon Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
Important: Only tourist and business visas are issued through the portal!
Visa to Uzbekistan via the Embassy
Obtaining a tourist visa to Uzbekistan through the embassy consists of two stages:
- Obtaining visa support (approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, hereinafter referred to as the MFA).
- Obtaining the visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the exception of cases where a visa can be obtained at the airport.
Visa Support for Tourist Visa to Uzbekistan
Visa support is a kind of permission for obtaining a tourist visa to Uzbekistan. It is processed by a tourist agency licensed by the National Company “UzbekTourism” and submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan (hereafter referred to as the MFA). The document is reviewed by the MFA within 7 business days. Once the review period is over, the MFA sends the approval via telex to the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the tourist intends to obtain the visa. The tourist agency informs the traveler about the issuance of visa support and provides the telex number. The MFA reserves the right to reject the issuance of permission without providing reasons.
If you cannot find your nationality in the lists of countries with visa-free entry to Uzbekistan or e-visa entry, you will need to obtain visa support and apply for a visa at the embassy.
We will be happy to provide you with visa support for obtaining a tourist visa to Uzbekistan when you purchase a tour to Uzbekistan through our company.
Please note that you will also need to pay consular fees at the Embassy or Consulate when obtaining the visa. The consular fees range from $40 to $200 USD, depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay.
Visa Support Information
To provide visa support, please fill out the online visa support form and send us a copy of your passport by fax or as an attachment to your message. In some cases, a letter of employment may be required.
Once we have received all the necessary information from you, we will process the visa support and submit it to the MFA in Tashkent. After receiving the MFA’s approval, we will email you the telex number.
Obtaining a Visa at the Embassy
Once you have the telex number, you can submit your visa application with one passport-sized photo to the Embassy or Consulate, along with your passport, and pay the consular fees.
You can download the official application form for an Uzbek tourist visa on the website: evisa.mfa.uz. This application form is accepted at all Uzbekistan embassies and consulates.
Visa on Arrival at Tashkent Airport
Visas at Tashkent Airport are only available for citizens of countries where there is no Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan, or for citizens who do not have enough time to obtain a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan at their location (provided they have a flight ticket confirming their departure to Uzbekistan in the near future).
To apply for visa support for obtaining a tourist visa at Tashkent Airport, you need to provide a copy of your flight tickets in addition to the online form and a copy of your passport.
The visa support is processed by the MFA within 7 business days. Upon the expiration of the review period, the MFA issues a written approval, which is forwarded to the tourist by the tourist agency. This document is presented at passport control, and the visa is issued based on it.
Transit Visa to Uzbekistan
To obtain a transit visa to Uzbekistan, in addition to the standard documents required for a tourist visa, the applicant must provide to the Uzbekistan Embassy the visa of the destination country and transit documents with the departure date from Uzbekistan (flight or train ticket). The processing time for a transit visa application is 3 days.
Additionally, Uzbekistan has introduced visa-free transit for up to 5 days for citizens of 35 countries. A citizen of one of these countries must have flight tickets on “Uzbekistan Airways” to and from Uzbekistan.
Countries eligible for visa-free transit, temporary stay, and exit from Uzbekistan include:
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- Equatorial Guinea
- South Africa
Visa to Uzbekistan for Minors
For foreign citizens under 16 years of age, Uzbekistan offers visa-free entry under the following conditions:
- Possession of a child’s international passport or a biometric travel document.
- Accompanied by a legal guardian (parent or guardian) who holds an entry visa to Uzbekistan.
The duration of stay for a minor foreign citizen is limited to the validity period of the accompanying person’s entry visa but not exceeding 90 days. If a foreign citizen reaches the age of 16 during their stay in Uzbekistan, they must obtain a visa through the migration and citizenship units in accordance with the established procedure.