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Last updated: 18 Feb 2017

Tourist Visa for Uzbekistan, LOI (Letter of Invitation), Visa Support

Aba Sayyoh can assist you in getting a tourist visa for Uzbekistan based on your request. To process your Uzbek visa request, see the below information.

FAQ: How to obtain a tourist visa for Uzbekistan

What types of visas are there? Which type can be arranged by Aba Sayyoh?

Answer: There are the following visa types for Uzbekistan:
Visa Type, Description Supported by Aba Sayyoh
Tourist Visa
It is issued to people who are oficially coming to the country for tourist purposes, the visa term is normally 30 days. It can be single or multiple entry visa. To get a tourist visa, a visitor usually applies to a local travel company (like Aba Sayyoh) to obtain visa support. There is a list of countries (see below) for which visa support is not needed.
Yes
Business Visa
It is issued to people who are oficially coming to the country for business purposes, the visa term can be up to 30 days. It can be single or multiple entry visa. The visa support is extended by a local business partner.
No
Private Visa
It is issued to people who are visiting the country to see relatives or friends. The visa support is processed by the inviting person - a resident of Uzbekistan, who will be then responsible for the stay of the visiting person, his/her accommodation and registration with the Ministry of Interior.
No
Diplomatic Visa
It is issued to diplomats coming to the country for official purposes.
No

There is no Uzbek Embassy in my country, how do I get the visa?

Answer: There are two options:
1. Get the visa in a country where Uzbek diplomatic mission is available (see List of Uzbekistan Embassies abroad). Usually, this should be a neighbouring country, or the country from where you would fly to Uzbekistan. This option is more expensive, and may not work if you don't have enough time between connection flights.
2. You can get the visa upon arrival in the Tashkent International Airport. For this, the visa support request should indicate that Visa Upon Arrival is needed.

What is visa support? How much does it cost? Is it different from visa fee?

Answer: Visa support is a service provided to foreigners by an inviting local tourist company, like Aba Sayyoh. Aba Sayyoh submits an application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uzbekistan and request to issue a visa for you based on information you have provided. The application is usually processed by the Ministry within one week from the submission date. The Ministry verifies the application and issues a special Telex Number and Issue Date Form.


Example of real Visa Telex Form


These two pieces of information are required when the traveller comes to get the visa from an Uzbek Embassy, or arrives in the Tashkent Airport to obtain the visa upon arrival.

Usually, Aba Sayyoh would send you a copy of the visa application form containing the Telex Number and Date by email of fax.

Visa support IS NOT SOLD separately from other travel services, such as hotel rooms, transport and/or guides. Therefore, there is no cost related to visa support.

Differently, visa fee is a Government fee collected from the traveller at the moment when visa is issued at the appropriate Embassy or the Tashkent Airport at the moment you are entering into Uzbekistan. Contact us to check the cost of visa.

Can I buy just the visa support, no additional services?

Answer: No, Uzbek legislation requires that you purchase additional travel services from the inviting company, such as hotel rooms, excursions, transport etc. Particular details on what additional services you need can be discussed through communication with Aba Sayyoh. See below why it is better to purchase hotel rooms and stay in the hotels when you travel in Uzbekistan (see Interior Registration below).

What is foreigner's registration? What agency does that?

Answer: Every foreigner must be registered by the Ministry of Interior while in Uzbekistan. Official hotels have the right to do this registration for their guests. Also, the registration can be done in the Interior offices, if you are invited by an individual (a private invitation visa, not a tourist one). Please, remember, that you CANNOT get the private registration if you have a tourist visa in your passport. This means that you cannot stay in someone's apartment, with your friends or similar if you came to Uzbekistan with a tourist visa.

When you leave Uzbekistan, the Immigration Office checks the registration for the entire period you have spent in the country. If you don't have it, you may be subject to a penalty. It is, therefore, in your interest to obtain a proper and valid hotel registration.

What is simplified visa regime? What countries are eligible?

Answer: Citizens of some countries can come to Uzbekistan without a visa. These include:

Azerbaijan
Armenia
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Russia
Ukraine


There is another group of countries, for which no visa support is needed, which means that their citizens can come directly to the Uzbek Embassy and request for a visa. A single or multiple entry visa is to be issued by the Embassy during two days, for a period of 30 days. These countries include:

Austria
Belgium
Germany
France
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Malaysia
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom


The Embassy may request to show your itinerary, flight tickets or other documents, as well as submit a completed visa application form. Please, note that the simplified regime is effected at the discretion of the Uzbek Government, and may be subject to change at any moment based on the current situation. We recommend to contact us, or one of local Uzbek Embassies to check if you are eligible to such a procedure.


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Visas for Central Asian Countries List of Uzbekistan Embassies and Consulates
Uzbekistan AirwaysHotels Uzbekistan