Visa regime regulation in Uzbekistan.
Under the existing legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to enter the country or transit across its territory foreign nationals need a visa. For the citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine there is the bilateral visa-free regime (up to 60 days).
There are several types of visas:
- Service (office);
To obtain a tourist visa to Uzbekistan you must:
- get visa support (Permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan).
- get your visa at the Uzbekistan Embassy or Consulate (if there is no embassy or consulate of Uzbekistan in your country, and in case of short notice, then the Uzbekistan visa can be issued at the airport).
Visa support for tourist visa to Uzbekistan.
To simplify the obtaining of a tourist visa to Uzbekistan there is the visa support, which is arranged by a travel agency licensed by the National Company Uzbektourism. The travel agency sends a request to the Foreign Ministry on behalf of potential tourists, and within 7 days’ period it is sent to the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan where a tourist is going to get a visa. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the right to refuse to issue an enter permit without giving a reason for refusal.
For the citizens of the countries listed below there is no need for visa support, and the procedure of obtaining a visa is simplified by contacting the Embassies and Consulates of Uzbekistan that adopt decision on visa issuance within 2 business days:
Uzbekistan Visa by a local travel agency