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Uzbekistan introduces visa-free regime and simplifies visa procedure

Uzbekistan introduces visa-free regime and simplifies visa procedure

Ati 3 days ago
By Ati | Wednesday 28 March, 2018 28 March, 2018
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We are happy to announce that Uzbekistan introduced a visa-free regime for 30 days for citizens of seven countries and a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 states.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On additional organizational measures to create favorable conditions for development of tourism potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

According to the decree, starting 10 February 2018, citizens of Israel, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan can visit Uzbekistan without visas for the period of 30 days.

The document underlined that members of the crews of aircrafts of foreign airlines, carrying out regular flights to Uzbekistan, also received the right to visit the country without obtaining visas. This might support new international flight connections into Uzbekistan.

At the same time, starting from 1 July 2018, a system of issuing electronic entry visas for citizens of several countries will be introduced.

From 1 February 2018, also a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 39 countries will be introduced. The list includes countries of the European Union, East Asia and the Middle East, as well as India, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Citizens of these country now should not submit tourist voucher or invitation letter to receive visa. Consular offices of Uzbekistan will issue visas for citizens of these countries within two working days.

The list of countries, citizens of which can obtain tourist visas to Uzbekistan based on simplified procedure from 10 February 2018

1. Australia 

2. Albania 

3. Andorra 

4. Bulgaria 

5. Bosnia and Herzegovina 

6. The Vatican 

7. Hungary 

8. The Hellenic Republic 

9. Denmark 

10. India 

11. The Republic of Ireland 

12. Iceland 

13. The State of Kuwait 

14. Canada 

15. The People’s Republic of China, including the Hong Kong SAR 

16. The Republic of Lithuania 

17. Liechtenstein 

18. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 

19. The Republic of Macedonia 

20. The Republic of Malta 

21. Principality of Monaco 

22. Kingdom of the Netherlands 

23. New Zealand 

24. The Kingdom of Norway 

25. United Arab Emirates 

26. The Sultanate of Oman 

27. The Portuguese Republic 

28. Romania 

29. The Republic of San Marino 

30. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

31. The Republic of Serbia 

32. Slovak Republic 

33. The Republic of Slovenia 

34. United States of America 

35. The Republic of Finland 

36. The Republic of Croatia 

37. Montenegro 

38. The Kingdom of Sweden 

39. The Republic of Estonia

Comments (19)

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Joze

2 years ago

Very nice!!! 

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Torrent

2 years ago

and Switzerland ??

Beck

Beck

2 years ago

There's already a simplified visa regime for Switzerland!

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Torrent

2 years ago

Thanks.

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Hanka

2 years ago

If I have a mutli-entry visa for Russia (I'm french), I also need to make a visa for Uzbekistan or is it enough ? Sorry for my stupid question 

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Azik

2 years ago

Hey Hanka

Getting Russian visa doesn't mean you can visit other ex Soviet Republics having it

You still must apply for a visa 

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Kazimierz

2 years ago

and Poland?

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Kyle

2 years ago

Why isn't Poland on the list?

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joze ilhom

2 years ago

There's already a simplified visa regime for Poland

Timothy

Timothy

2 years ago

Wow that is wonderful news indeed. I am going in June 2018 and this saves me around USD120 per pax for the LOI and Visa fees. I will write in to the Uzbek embassy to confirm this.

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Jessica

2 years ago

Hi, could we have the access to written decree on it?

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Nora

2 years ago

How much is the visa for Canadian citizens? Is it the same amount for the kids as for adults?

Thank you 

Ati

Ati

2 years ago

Dear Nora

Do you mean the price for LOI? It is the same price for kids as for adults: Order online LOI for Uzbekistan

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Lisbeth

2 years ago

Great news, but I still find it illogical that residents of Germany have to apply in Belgium if they are citizens of Denmark. In this way you have to cross country borders without ID (passport will be at the embassy), which is illegal and also difficult because land transport is the only option then.

Ati

Ati

2 years ago

Hi Lisbeth

You could also apply for a visa on arrival if you are landing at Tashkent international airport. http://blog.indy-guide.com/loi-for-uzb

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Lisbeth

2 years ago Waiting for approval

Yes, that is what we did 5 months ago. It worked really well.

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Lisbeth

2 years ago Waiting for approval

Why hasn't my comment been moderated/accepted yet? I think that it would be helpful for people to know that we used the visa on arrival and that it worked really well.

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Daniela

2 years ago

Can you obtain the Visa to Uzbekistan crossing from Kazakhastan? (spanish citizen). 

Ati

Ati

2 years ago

You'll need to apply for your visa at the Uzbek embassy.

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Daniela

2 years ago

Thank you Ati.