Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Uzbekistan

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Except for passport holders from CIS nations, everyone needs a visa. A ‘Letter of Invitation’ (LOI) is no longer required for citizens of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, but it is still required for the vast majority of others, including Canadian and US citizens under the simplified visa procedure.

In order to apply for a visa, Complete the application form found here, print the resultant pdf, and bring it, together with some photographs and a photocopy of your passport, to your closest Uzbek embassy. They will next request authorization to grant a visa from the MFA in Tashkent, which takes 7-14 days. You will be able to pick up your visa after this authorization has been given. To save two visits to the embassy, you may get a LOI in advance (by email), and if approved, you can pick up your visa at your preferred embassy in just one visit – this is convenient for those traveling who need to pick up a visa ‘on the move.’ When making a hotel reservation, travel firms often provide you with a LOI. Speak with a local travel agency in your own country. For a short stay, the LOI will usually cost US$30-40. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website..

Within three days of entering the nation, you must complete a registration, which is an official declaration stating the place at which you will be residing. If you stay in a decent hotel, they will do it automatically; but, if you stay in a home, you will have to fill out a lot of paperwork in order to register yourself.

Expect somewhat long immigration and passport formalities when entering Uzbekistan, although they are quite easy. You will be asked to disclose all of the money you bring into the nation – don’t worry about this – declare all you have and make sure you depart with less money. The government of Uzbekistan does not want valuable foreign money to leave the nation.

Travel permits are needed for mountain regions near Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan’s borders, including large portions of the Ugam-Chatkal and Zaamin National Parks.