Uzbekistan is a country rich with architecture, landscapes, beautiful palaces and ruins of past civilizations, and much more. If foreign citizens want to travel to Uzbekistan, they will need an Uzbekistan Visa. To enter Uzbekistan, you will need an Uzbek visa, whether you are going for a business, tourism, or transit stopover. However, US citizens can apply for an electronic visa.
Without further ado, let's learn more about the types of visas that you can apply for.
Visa on Arrival
Uzbekistan Visa on arrival is available at Tashkent airport only for travelers with a visa confirmation from the Uzbek Ministry of foreign affairs. However, before traveling to Uzbekistan, you should talk with your sponsor and the Uzbek Ministry of foreign affairs to confirm that you will get the visa on arrival.
Uzbekistan Tourist Visa
An Uzbekistan tourist visa can be applied as an Uzbekistan evisa or a normal Uzbekistan visa. If you want to apply for a visa without any hassles, you can apply for this visa through VisaHQ. For Uzbekistan evisa, you just have to:
Fill your details in the application form at the VisaHQ website
Upload your valid passport and clear scans of the blank passport pages
Upload a passport size photograph
You do not have to submit your documents through the mail for the Uzbekistan evisa application, which is a thirty-day single entry visa. This visa has a validity of up to ninety days, and you will receive your approval through e-mail. US citizens under 16 years of age are also eligible for this e visa, but their guardian should assist them during travel, and they need a passport or other biometric documents.
The normal tourist visa application requires you to complete the online visa application form at VisaHQ and then send the following documents to VisaHQ. This travel visa can be a single entry or multiple entry visa application. The single entry and multiple entries are both valid for up to thirty days. The documents include the following:
Two complete and signed applicants' application form
Two passport size photographs with white background
A photocopy of the passport
A valid passport with passport validity till your stay in Uzbekistan
The Uzbekistan business visa allows you multiple entries to visit Uzbekistan. This visa is valid for up to one year, and the Uzbekistan visa requirements are as follows:
Complete and signed Uzbekistan visa application form
A passport with a six month validity after the expected departure date from the traveling countries has two blank pages.
Two passport size photographs
A business support letter stating your country, hiring date, passport number, and details.
For US citizens, a transit Uzbekistan visa is free. You do not need an Uzbekistan visa if you are staying in Uzbekistan for five days. However, you will need an Uzbekistan visa for a stay longer than five days. You can get this Uzbekistan visa after arrival at any Uzbek airports and apply for a travel visa there, but you should consult with the Uzbekistan embassy in your country or your sponsor before traveling and make sure to keep your travel documents with you. The travel documents for a transit visa generally include the following:
Passport size photographs
Proof of onward travel, such as a ticket or visa for another country
Visa Application through Embassy
The embassy application only requires you to do the following steps.
First, get a sponsor in Uzbekistan that will get an Uzbekistan visa confirmation on your behalf from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs present in Tashkent. For your application process, your letter of confirmation is important. The sponsor can be the person, organization, business, company, or anyone inviting you to Uzbekistan. It can also be the travel agency present in your country.
After you receive the confirmation letter for your trip, you can apply for the Uzbekistan visa at the local Uzbekistan embassy or consulates in your country. You can apply for it either by mail or in person based on the requirements of the consular department.
You must submit the service fee, such as visa stamping, visa application fee, and some visa requirements asked by the embassy to complete your visa application.
The Uzbekistan Visa application is simple. The process is as follows:
You have to visit the VisaHQ website
Make an account at VisaHQ
Fill out the Uzbekistan visa application form
Pay the visa fee
Submit your required travel document
Obtain your visa
Processing time and fee
The visa processing times for all visa types are different. An electronic tourist visa takes around three business days processing. The normal tourist visa or a business visa takes at least five working days to eleven business days for visa processing. A transit visa application processing time is usually a few hours. The tourist visa e visa is cheaper than other types of visas. This visa generally has service fees of $79, the standard tourist travel visas cost between $259 and $379, and the business visa applications generally cost $369 to $449.