Visa

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Transit visa can be issued by Uzbekistan embassy only. Please apply directly to the embassy of Uzbekistan for this type of visa, no visa support is needed in this case. They might ask you for the proof of onward travel (like visa to the next country after exiting Uzbekistan, forward tickets, etc.

Invitation for private visit should be arranged by inviting person only. Travel agencies can't help with private visits. A person inviting the applicant should arrange LOI with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs themselves.

VISA IS NOT NEEDED in your case. You can enter Uzbekistan just on the basis of having a valid passport. Registration with the police is still required within 3 working days after the arrival.

VISA IS NEEDED to enter Uzbekistan in your case and you can apply for it directly to the embassy without visa support. Since applying for visa without Letter of Invitation takes more time, tourists from you country can still book Letter of Invitation with our company to speed up the process.

Entry VISA IS NEEDED for nationals of your country. To obtain one you will need to secure a visa support, i.e. obtain Letter of Invitation from authorized travel agency in Uzbekistan. Unfortunately, our agency does not provide visa support to citizens of your country. Please accept our sincere apologies and thank you for understanding.

VISA IS NEEDED to enter Uzbekistan in your case. To obtain visa you will need visa support (Letter of Invitation) from authorized travel agency in Uzbekistan.  You can book this Letter of Invitation with our company, just fill in the booking form below to request visa support. Member of our staff will contact you back shortly with all the details on the process.  


Electronic visas to Uzbekistan are introduced from July 15, 2018

Starting from July 15 Uzbekistan is introducing electronic visas, visa-free entry for foreigners under 16 years and a 5-day visa-free entry for transit air passengers.

Finally, after many years of very strict visa regime Uzbekistan is simplifying the process of entering the country to foreign citizens. Being notorious for having one of the most complicated visa procedures in the whole of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is making a significant step forward by making visa process cheap and straightforward.

As of July 15, 2018 all SINGLE entry visas to Uzbekistan can be obtained through official visa portal at E-VISA.GOV.UZ. It is no longer necessary to visit diplomatic missions and consular offices of Uzbekistan abroad to apply for Uzbek visa.

There is also visa-free entry introduced for citizens of 101 states (the list) transiting Uzbekistan through international airports allowing travelers to stay in the country for no more than five days. To be eligible to transit Uzbekistan visa-free, they must have an onward ticket to a third country, and the air carrier must timely provide information on passengers to Border Service of Uzbekistan.

Visa-free entry and temporary stay for under 16 is only available if they have a foreign passport or a biometric travel document accompanied by their legal representatives, for the period of validity of the entry visa in the passport of the accompanying person, but not more than 90 days from the date of entry into Uzbekistan.

If foreign citizens reach the age of 16 during their stay on the territory of Uzbekistan, an exit visa should be obtained by migration service.

The cost of evisa is $20 that is paid online during the application process using major cards. An electronic visa is for single entry only, allows to stay up to 30 days in the territory of Uzbekistan and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

To apply for a visa, you need to apply at least three working days before the planned date of travel to Uzbekistan. The visa application is processed within two working days not counting the day of submitting the application. Evisa is sent by email to applicant's email address.

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This page allows you to check whether you will need visa to enter Uzbekistan. Please choose the type of visa you are looking for and the country of your citizenship. The system will check whether or not your will need entry visa to Uzbekistan, whether visa support in the form of Letter of Invitation would be needed in your case and whether we will be able to provide you that visa support. 

Visa support (letter of invitation, LOI) is a document required to obtain tourist visa to Uzbekistan for most of the foreign nationals. LOI application is prepared by an Uzbek travel agency and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

No visa support is required for nationals of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China (including Hong Kong SAR), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican. Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Moldova, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and Ukraine have visa-free travel.  

All other nationals need a letter of invitation from a tour company.

No business or private visa support possible. The LOI is provided for tourist visas only. The cost of LOI is $65.

No LOI possible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and all African continent (Except South African Republic) citizens due to rejections from MFA.

 To get visa support (LOI) please follow the steps:

  1. Fill in Visa Support request form;
  2. Book a tour package if needed;
  3. Email us a good quality scan of your passport (photopage only that clearly shows all text, photo, signature, bar code);
  4. Email us a scan of a letter with the company seal from your employer confirming your employment and position (retired and housewives do not need to provide a letter);
  5. Flight tickets itinerary or flight reservation form (required only if visa is to be obtained upon arrival at Tashkent International Airport). See conditions

Based on this information we prepare a visa support application and submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tashkent. Ministry reviews the application for seven business days (expedited procedure takes three business days). Approved visa support is telexed by the MFA to Uzbekistan embassy or consulate where you intend to obtain a visa. We also will send you a scan of LOI with Telex number. You can then visit the embassy and collect tourist visa after submitting application form from (evisa.mfa.uz), two passport size photos and paying consular fee.

Consular fees range from $40 up to $160 per a single-entry visa, depending on the length of stay and citizenship. An extra fee of $10 is applied per each additional entry.

NB. Make sure to have registration with authorities if your stay exceeds 3 working days

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Did you know?

Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!

Did you know that Uzbekistan lies in the very heart of Eurasia, the coordinates for Uzbekistan are 41.0000° N, 69.0000°

Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world! The country has 4th largest reserves of gold in the world after South Africa, USA and Russia

Uzbekistan is the world capital of melons. They have in excess of 150 different varieties, which form a staple part of the local diet, served fresh in the summer and eaten dried through the winter.

It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s entrance.

Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

The Uzbek master chef is able to cook in just one caldron enough plov to serve a thousand men.

When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you.  What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full.  If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately.  Doing it means you want them to leave.  Wow!  Amazing, right?

To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot.  For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's.  Example: Linda-opa and David-aka.  You could also use hon and jon respectively.

Having been an historic crossroads for centuries as part of various ancient empires, Uzbekistan’s food is very eclectic. It has its roots in Iranian, Arab, Indian, Russian and Chinese cuisine.

Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.

One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. 

Tashkent is the only megapolis in the world where public transport is totally comprised of Mercedes buses. And due to low urban air polution it is one of the few cities where one can still see the stars in the sky.

You would be surprised to know that modern TV was born in Tashkent. No joke! The picture of moving objects was transmitted by radio first time in the world in Tashkent on 26 of July 1928 by inventors B.P. Grabovsky and I.F. Belansky.

Uzbekistan is the only country in the world all of whose neighbours have their names ending in STAN. This is also the only country in Central Asia that borders all of the countries of this region

Uzbeks are the third populous Turkik ethnicity in the world after Turks and Azeris (leaving both in Azerbaijan and Iran)

Did you know that there was silk money in Khiva? Super interesting right? Of course, but the best part of having silk money was that it could be sewn into your clothing.

Famous Islamic physician Ibn Sina (Avicenna in the Latin world) who was born near Bukhara was the one of the first people to advocate using women’s hair as suture material – about 1400 years ago.

Uzbekistan has a long and bloody history. The most notorious leader of Uzbekistan was Timur (or Tamerlane) who claimed descent from Genghis Khan. His military campaigns have been credited for wiping out some 5% of the world’s population at the time.

If you have thought that some of the Islamic architecture in Uzbekistan resembles that from Northern India, then that is because Timur’s great great great Grandson, Babur Beg, was the founder of the Moghul Empire that ruled much of India for almost four centuries! Babur’s great great Grandson was Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.

Uzbekistan was once a rum producig country. There is still a real arboretum in Denau (city near Termez on the border with Afghanistan), grown from a selection station that studied the prospects of plant growing in the unusual for the Soviet Union subtropical climate of Surkhandarya region: only here in the whole of the USSR sugar cane was grown and even rum was produced!

Uzbekistan has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new global poll. The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Uzbekistan 5th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Top five safest countries:

  • Singapore
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Uzbekistan
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