Entry requirements in Uzbekistan – Visa-free countries | Travel Guide

Visa-free countries for Uzbekistan – Entry requirements | Travel Guide

 

Canadians, Australians, and nearly all Europeans are able to travel to Uzbekistan without a visa — as well as citizens of Mongolia, Brazil, and Chile among others — Chinese and Americans are still need a visa. 

 

Every state has a visa policy: in that policy are all the rules that govern the movement between the citizens of other countries to that particular state. Uzbekistan is no different – its visa policy is somewhat similar to the rest of the world.

From February 1, 2019, the following countries are able to enter Uzbekistan visa free for up to 30 days: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Nationals of France, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Turkey were granted visa free access in 2018. In March 2018, Uzbekistan abolished visa requirements for Tajik citizens — an important step in the rapprochement between the two countries that has been a core effort of the Mirziyoyev administration.Germans obtained free access from 15 January, 2019.

All they need is a passport. Of course, the period of time which they can spend in Uzbekistan differs depending on their nationality. That is why there are three categories of visa-free countries for Uzbekistan: 30-days stay, 60 days, and the 90-day stay.

They are as follows:

 

   90 days:

Armenia Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan Moldova
Belarus Russia
Georgia Ukraine

 

   60 days:

Kyrgyzstan

 

   30 days –All member countries of the EU:

Austria Germany Poland
Belgium Greece Portugal
Bulgaria Hungary Romania
Croatia Ireland Slovakia
Cyprus Italy Slovenia
Czechia Latvia Spain
Denmark Lithuania Sweden
Estonia Luxembourg United Kingdom
Finland Malta
France Netherlands

 

   As well as:

Andorra Indonesia Norway
Argentina  Israel San Marino
Australia Japan Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Liechtenstein Singapore
Brazil Malaysia South Korea
Brunei Monaco Switzerland
Canada Mongolia Tajikistan
Chile Montenegro Turkey
Iceland New Zealand Vatican

 

If you are not from one of the visa-free countries for Uzbekistan and you qualify for an electronic visa, you will have the easiest time applying. Here is what you need:

 

Passport – every applicant needs to have a passport. Moreover, the passport needs to hold its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Uzbekistan. Take a quick look at your passport’s expiry date before you apply.

 

Digital scan of your passport – Official Electronic Visa Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan will ask you to upload a scan of your passport during the application process. The format should be JPEG.

Digital passport photo – a photo of you must be linked to your e-visa, which is why you need to have one taken. It is preferable that the picture is as recent as possible.

E-mail address – Official Electronic Visa Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan will send you your visa via e-mail, so make sure you have a valid e-mail address. Do not forget to print out the document you receive. We recommend that you print several copies so that you have spare ones.

Means of payment – when you fill in the application form, you will be required to make the payment for visa at Official Electronic Visa Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the past, only Visa was working. Since April 2019, you can try your luck with Mastercard.

If you do not qualify for an Uzbekistan e-visa, your only option is the consular visa. You can get a visa on arrival too at the Tashkent International Airport, but even that entails a visit to Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You need to get a visa confirmation. Other than that, if you are lucky enough to be eligible for an electronic visa, you will see just how accessible it is. Not to mention that you can get your document in as little as 48 hours.

 

Registration in Uzbekistan

When travelling in Uzbekistan, you need to be registered. If you fail to do so, you might have to pay a fine. Read all about it: Registration in Uzbekistan.

If you are planning to visit Uzbekistan for business or tourist purposes, Travel Tour” will support and guide you through every step of your Uzbek visa process including help with all registration documents.

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