Uzbekistan Visa Requirements

A person who is traveling to Uzbekistan is usually required a tourist visa to enter the territory of Uzbekistan. Exceptionally, the citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine are just required a valid passport. Furthermore, the visa procedure is simplified for the citizens of Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States.

A traveler needs a visa support or letter of invitation (LOI) which is provided by travel agencies of Uzbekistan licensed by the National Company “Uzbektourism” to apply for tourist visa. To be on the safe side, a traveler is suggested to apply for Consulates and Embassies of Uzbekistan in traveler’s native country for fresh information and requirements.

Uzbekistan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI)

“Safary Tur” is also one of the licensed travel agencies in Uzbekistan by the National Company “UZBEKTOURISM”. Our company provides visitors with the letter of invitation (LOI) or visa support in case they are required. Visa support/LOI is required 7-10 working days to be ready.

Conditions of Uzbekistan Visa Support

Visa support is arranged only in case visitors purchase a tour package or hotel reservation at least for the dates of their stay in Uzbekistan. Consular/visa and additional fees are paid by the visitors themselves on spot in the Consulates or Embassies of Uzbekistan depending on the length of their stay.

In order to provide you with a LOI we need the following visa support application form in filled with requested information.

The travel agency prepares visa support application form based on the information provided by a visitor as well as scanned photocopy of visitor’s valid passport and reference letter from visitor’s working place with good quality and submits them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. The confirmation process of visa support takes about 7-10 working days. Approved visa support application is directly sent to the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan where a visitor obtains a tourist visa via telex number of the visa support application sent by travel agency via e-mail.

Note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan might have right to deny any application for visa support without providing further explanations.

Where to apply for Uzbekistan Visa?

A visitor can apply for a visa in the Embassies or Consulates of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. You can find the list of the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Uzbekistan here.

Obtaining Uzbekistan Visa at Tashkent International Airport

In case there is no Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in a country where a visitor is arriving from, Uzbekistan visa can be issued in a third country or at Tashkent International Airport upon arrival.

Uzbekistan Visa Application requirements:

  1. Visa support/Letter of Invitation (LOI);
  2. Valid passport;
  3. Completed application form;
  4. 2 passport sized photos;
  5. Fee, payable on collection of visa;
  6. Stamped, self-addressed envelope, if applying by post;
  7. Evidence of purpose of a visit.