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Updated November 2023

Uzbekistan is one of the popular travel destinations in Central Asia, with its beautiful natural landscapes and vibrant cultural heritage. However, it is essential to note that travelers from certain countries need to apply for an eVisa in addition to a passport in order to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan. To facilitate this, Uzbekistan has streamlined its visa application process by introducing an electronic visa system, offering greater convenience to foreign travelers.

In this article, Wego has covered all the information related to the application for a Uzbekistan eVisa.

Uzbekistan e visa eligible countries

Since Uzbekistan’s electronic entry visa system is only available to a limited number of nations, not all countries can apply for it. As of now, there are only 57 countries that can apply for the eVisa. The list of eligible countries for the Uzbekistan eVisa includes the following:

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bahrain
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Bolivia
  7. Bhutan
  8. Cambodia
  9. Cameroon
  10. Cape Verde
  11. China (including Hong Kong)
  12. Colombia
  13. Cote d’Ivoire
  14. Dominica
  15. Ecuador
  16. Egypt
  17. Fiji
  18. Gabon
  19. Ghana
  20. Guyana
  21. India
  22. Iran
  23. Jordan
  24. Kiribati
  25. Kuwait
  26. Laos
  27. Lebanon
  28. Macedonia
  29. Maldives
  30. Marshall Islands
  31. Mauritius
  32. Micronesia
  33. Morocco
  34. Nauru
  35. Nepal
  36. Oman
  37. Palau
  38. Paraguay
  39. Peru
  40. Philippines
  41. Qatar
  42. Samoa
  43. Saudi Arabia
  44. Senegal
  45. Seychelles
  46. Solomon Islands
  47. South Africa
  48. Sri Lanka
  49. Suriname
  50. Thailand
  51. Tonga
  52. Tunisia
  53. Uruguay
  54. USA
  55. Vanuatu
  56. Venezuela
  57. Vietnam

Additionally, Uzbekistan also issues visa-free travel for 90 countries around the world. The list of countries exempt from Uzbekistan visa can be checked on the Uzbekistan Embassy’s official site. The online application system will inform you if your nation is exempt from visa requirements or ineligible for an eVisa.

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Uzbekistan e visa validity

The validity period of the Uzbekistan eVisa is 90 days from the date of issuance. The eVisa grants the holders a 30-day stay in Uzbekistan’s territory.

Uzbekistan e visa requirements

The following are some of the documents required to apply for a Uzbekistan eVisa:

  • a copy of the passport or other travel document with a size not more than 500 Kb
  • a valid email address
  • a recent photograph of the applicant. The submitted photograph for the Uzbekistan eVisa must follow the International Civil Aviation Organization standards. The requirements for the eVisa photo include the following:
    • the size must be 35×45 mm
    • the face occupies 70-80% of the frame
    • straight head position while looking directly at the camera
    • the expression must be neutral
    • the background should be plain with a uniform color
    • no other objects are allowed in the photo
    • glasses are permitted if they do not obscure the eyes
    • head coverings are only allowed for religious/cultural purposes

How to apply for the Uzbekistan e visa?

The eVisa can be applied online through the government’s eVisa portal, by following the steps given below:

  • go to the government’s e-visa portal
  • select “Application for e-visa”
  • enter the country of nationality, type of travel document and purpose of visit;
  • choose the date of your stay in Uzbekistan
  • enter your personal information
  • upload your recent photograph and a copy of the passport or other travel document main data page
  • enter your valid email address
  • make the payment through the international payment system Visa

Please note that if your application is approved, the eVisa will be sent to your email address in pdf format. However, in the case of rejection, you will receive a message that directs you to apply to the foreign office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan e visa processing time

According to several sources, the processing time for Uzbekistan eVisa may take around 2 to 3 working days after the submission. However, it might take longer to process the eVisa in several circumstances. Therefore, it is highly suggested that you apply for the eVisa earlier than the date of your departure.

How to check the Uzbekistan e visa status?

The processing status of your eVisa can be checked online through the government’s eVisa platform. You can check the status by entering the application code or passport and visa number.

To check the eVisa status with the application code, follow the steps below:

  • go to the government’s e-visa portal
  • select “Application status”
  • enter the application code
  • enter the text from the image
  • click on the “check status button”

Meanwhile, if you want to check the status of your passport and visa number, here are the steps you can follow:

  • go to the government’s e-visa portal
  • select “Application status”
  • click the “status by passport and visa number.”
  • enter the passport series and number
  • enter the visa number
  • enter the text from the image
  • click on the “check status button”

Uzbekistan e visa fee

To apply for the Uzbekistan eVisa, the applicant must pay the consular fee, which varies depending on the type of visa. Below are the prices for the eVisa:

  • single entry: $20
  • double entry: $35
  • multiple entry: $50

Please note that the consular fee is charged only for consideration of the application for an eVisa and is not refundable.

 

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