Visa

Visa Free Nationals

Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Moldova, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and Ukraine DO NOT NEED A VISA to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Visa Nationals that DO NOT need LOI

VISA SUPPORT/LOI (LETTER OF INVITATION) IS NOT REQUIRED for nationals of 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. Passport holders of these countries apply for tourist visa directly at Uzbekistan diplomatic missions. However, LOI might be requested if an application is submitted outside of the country of citizenship.

Uzbekistan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI)

Citizens of all other countries need a letter of invitation from a tour company to be able to apply for a visa at the Uzbek embassy. Getting an Uzbekistan tourist visa is a 2 step process. First, you will need to get an official letter of invitation from a company authorized by the Ministry of Tourism (Uzbekturizm) and the Ministry of foreign affairs. Then you will need to take this invitation along with the application form and two passport size photos and an original of your passport to the Uzbekistan Consulate in order to have your visa processed and stamped. All travelers, even those simply transiting Uzbekistan for less than 72 hours, must obtain an Uzbek visa before travelling to Uzbekistan. If you plan an overnight stay or have a long layover, you will need a visa to exit the transit lounge of the airport.

You can apply for a letter of invitation through our company. Processing time is 7 to 10 working days. Express processing is available (3-4 working days) for an extra 10$, but a double consular fee will be charged at the embassy.

Unfortunately, no LOI is possible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and all African continent (except South Africa) citizens due to frequent rejections from MFA.

The cost of Visa Support (LOI):

  • 70$ for visa up to 15 days
  • 95$ for visa up to 30 days
  • Free of charge if you purchase a tour package with us (The minimum package should include hotel booking, domestic airline/train tickets, car transfers, and one city tour)
  • 10$ extra charge for express service (plus double consular fee at the embassy) 3-4 days.
  • 10$ for each additional entry (double or triple entry visa)
  • Children under 12 – half price!
Visa at the Airport 

It is possible to obtain a visa at the international arrivals lounge of Tashkent International Airport, if both of the following conditions are met:

  1. There is no Uzbekistan Embassy or Consulate in the country, where you are originating your flight to Uzbekistan;
  2. Connecting flight to Uzbekistan, in the country where Uzbekistan Embassy or Consulate exists, does not provide enough time to obtain a visa.

 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 paragraph above 

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)

The approved visa support is faxed directly to the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the country where the traveler is receiving the Uzbekistan travel 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 (evisa.mfa.uz), two passport size photos and paying consular fee. 

Visa application requirements (at the embassy)

  • Uzbek invitation letter (LOI);
  • Valid passport;
  • Complete an application form downloadable at evisa.mfa.uz (the form is valid for all Uzbekistan Embassies)
  • 2 passport-size photos;
  • Fee, payable on collection of visa;
  • Stamped, self-addressed envelope, if applying by post.

NB: Travel around Uzbekistan by rail or land sometimes requires brief exits into neighboring countries. Travelers should have a multiple entry Uzbek visa and proper visas for the neighboring countries in order to avoid delays in travel. Please check your itinerary.

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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