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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UZBEKISTAN
Visit beautiful Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has become a popular tourist destination in recent years and is visited annually by countless tourists from all over the world. A lot has happened in Uzbekistan since the end of the Soviet Union. Especially as a tourist one gets to feel the openness of the country in many ways positively. Culturally, culinarily and historically Uzbekistan has a lot to offer, the friendly and open people who live here are happy about tourists and like to show why your home is so unique. A particular advantage that can still be enjoyed when visiting Uzbekistan today is the peace and quiet. Mass tourism has not yet discovered Uzbekistan and so one can still get an unadulterated, authentic impression of Uzbekistan. Until spring 2018, entering Uzbekistan and applying for an Uzbekistan visa was still comparatively difficult for most tourists.
Although the website of the immigration authority has been offering an “e-visa” for some years now, the digital nature of this visa was limited solely to filling in the application form on the website of the authority. Afterwards the form had to be printed out, signed and handed in at the responsible Uzbek embassy together with a photo and a passport. After some processing time, the visa was usually stamped into the passport. The introduction of a full-fledged electronic visa for Uzbekistan has drastically reduced the effort. The application for an Uzbekistan eVisa can now be completed and submitted completely online. All communication with the authority takes place via email. The positive effects of these simplified entry conditions are also driving Uzbekistan’s tourism. More and more people are visiting this unique, likeable country. On this page we have collected a lot of information on the subject, so applying for an eVisa for Uzbekistan should not be a problem and nothing more stands in the way of your trip.
ADVANTAGES OF EVISA
It is now much easier to get an Uzbekistan visa
What is an eVISA?
What is an eVisa? Visas in the conventional sense are entry permits for foreigners that are pasted or stamped by a domestic authority in the form of an adhesive or stamp in the passport. Depending on the country of travel, the visa process may be different. Some countries stamp the visas in the passports of arriving guests after checking the passport on arrival at the airport, other countries require a prior visit to the respective embassy or consulate.
In the case of an eVisa, the entire process of applying for and issuing a visa takes place online (hence the term “e” visa for “electronic” visa). The applicant, the person wishing to enter the country such as Uzbekistan, visits the website of the authority and completes the visa application. A processing fee is then paid (usually by credit card). The authority checks the submitted forms to see how far this process is automated or manual, but it can be assumed that at least some of the applications will be processed and opened for entry by means of an automatic check according to pre-defined criteria. At the same time, manual random checks of individual applications are certainly also carried out. Once the authority has made a decision, it will be sent to the applicant by e-mail. In some cases a confirmation is sent, which must be printed out and carried on the trip, but in most cases the visa is electronically linked to the unique passport number, so an electronic check of the passport is sufficient to determine whether a visa has been issued or not. Border guards scan the passport number or manually enter it into the electronic entry permit system, which immediately reports back whether a visa is available or not.
The introduction of eVisa has a positive impact on the travel behaviour of tourists. In each case in which an electronic visa was introduced, there was a marked increase in annual visits. Prominent examples of countries that have successfully introduced an electronic visa include: Canada, USA, Australia, Vietnam and Brazil.
Uzbekistan eVISA application process
The eVisa for Uzbekistan (also referenced as Uzbekistan visa) was introduced on 15.07.2018 and has since been available on the authority’s website at https://e-visa.gov.uz/main
Nationals of the following countries can apply for an eVisa for Uzbekistan:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||China (incl. Hong Kong)||Serbia|
|Greece||New Zealand||United Arab Emirates|
Rules of Uzbekistan eVisa
The eVisa is valid for 90 days and allows a single entry with a maximum stay of 30 days.
Travelers can quickly and easily apply for an online Uzbekistan visa. All you need to do is take the following steps:
- Fill in the online application form
- Upload of a passport picture and a photograph / a scan of the passport
- Payment of the processing fee (credit card payment)
The application is then examined by the Uzbek authority and the applicant receives a reply within a few hours to days about the approval or rejection of the application.
What has to be considered?
Apply in time!
Although the process of applying for an Uzbekistan visa is quick and easy, it may take some time for the authority to process it. It is therefore essential that your application is submitted in good time before departure for Uzbekistan. We recommend that you submit and pay in full at least 72 hours before departure.
Please note the length of stay!
Even if Uzbekistan invites you to stay, with a valid eVisa you may stay in Uzbekistan for a maximum of 30 days at a time. If you exceed this maximum length of stay, you may be categorised as an illegal immigrant and may be punished.
Note the validity of the Uzbekistan eVisa!
An eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. You should therefore make sure that you do not submit your application too early. For example, if you plan to travel in January and plan to stay for two weeks, you cannot apply for a visa until mid-October at the earliest.
Summary: Uzbekistan visa (evisa)
For more information, please also check:
Website of ministry of foreign affairs Uzbekistan
On this website you will find all information regarding other (than eVisa) types of visa for Uzbekistan. You can also find a lot of additional information about Uzbekistan in general as well as hints and notes for travelers visiting Uzbekistan for the first time.
Wikipedia article about Uzbekistan
There is not much to add to the title of this website. Wikipedia lists a lot of useful information as well as data regarding tourism, culture and country development. Make sure to check out the English version of the Uzbekistan article since it tends to be the most detailed one.
Official website of evisa Uzbekistan
This is the official government website for applying for an Uzbek eVisa. You can fill out a new application or check the status of an existing one. There is also some small information regarding the visa procedure itself however, note that this website is still under construction.