Citizens of the following 17 countries can visit Uzbekistan without a visa:
The visa-free rule is valid in airports and on land borders.
There are 2 ways to obtain a tourist visa to Uzbekistan: via the e-visa website, or through an Uzbekistan embassy or consulate.
Uzbekistan introduced the system of electronic visas for a period of up to 30 days from 15 July 2018. A single entry visa valid for 30 days. The cost of obtaining an electronic visa is 20 USD. Travelers have to apply for the e-Visa for Uzbekistan at least three days in advance before their trip. Apply for e-Visa by clicking the link https://e-visa.gov.uz/main. You need to fill in an application form online. Then you will receive confirmation by email that the application has been received. Within 3 working days, you will receive the electronic visa by email in PDF format. In the unlikely event that the e-visa is not granted, you will be notified by email. You may wish to try applying for a visa at an embassy or consulate instead.
Applying for a visa through an embassy or consulate
Applying for a tourist visa for Uzbekistan through an embassy or consulate involves two steps:
1. Obtaining visa support (permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
2. 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.
1. Uzbekistan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI)
Visa support (letter of invitation, LOI) is a document required to obtain a tourist visa to Uzbekistan. LOI application is prepared by a local travel agency and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Only a local 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. Please note that to obtain the visa, you will also have to pay consular fees. 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. The Ministry has the right to refuse to issue the visa support without providing an explanation.
If you haven't found your nationality in Visa-free or e-visa lists, you will need to obtain Visa Support, Letter of Invitation (LOI) and apply for the visa at the embassy.
We would be pleased to provide you with the visa support as a part of a tour package booked with us. The tour can be arranged on the dates of your choice. Please see itineraries at http://registontravel.com/en/tours
If none of the suggested tours meets your travel preferences, we can make a tailor-made itinerary for you or book services per your individual request. The minimum package should include hotel booking, domestic airline/train tickets, car transfers.
To get a visa support letter, please do the following:
Book a tour package;
Email us a good quality scan of your passport (a full page that clearly shows all text, photo, signature, barcode);
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);
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 7 working 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 the application form (evisa.mfa.uz), two passport size photos and paying the consular fee.
2. 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 or
• You have insufficient time to get a visa at an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan (if you are traveling to Uzbekistan via a country with an embassy but only spending a short time there).
To obtain a visa on arrival, you must present your passport, return ticket, and visa fee (in cash) at the visa desk at the airport. You must also present a visa support letter. You must apply for visa support in advance (see process above).
Since 15th of July, 2018, passport holders of 101 countries who are transiting by airplane (meaning arriving and departing by airplane) through Uzbekistan with Uzbekistan Airways, can get a 5-day visa-free stay provided they can show an onward boarding pass. Only with Uzbekistan Airways! The countries are:
Transit visas are available to all nationalities for a duration of up to 3 days/72 hours, for which no invitation letter or tourist voucher is required. But still, 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 transit 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.