Alert: Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports (April 11, 2022)

Location:  Worldwide Subject:  Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are true: You are a U.S. citizen. You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the United …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 06/13/2022 COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Travel to the United States For information on COVID-19-related travel requirements for non-U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, please see our information for non-immigrant travelers . *** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative …

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Voting in the 2022 U.S. Elections

Location: Countrywide Subject: Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tashkent

The government of Uzbekistan announced on January 10, 2022 that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Uzbekistan and that the government will reinforce public safety measures in order to decrease its spread, to include stricter enforcement of mask wearing, temperature checks and observance of social distance in public places. Effective January 15, …

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U.S. Passport Fee Increase – 12/27/2021

Location: Worldwide Effective December 27, 2021, the fee for obtaining a U.S. passport will increase by $20. This increase is a result of the passport security surcharge component of the passport application fee changing from $60 to $80. The Department of State generally sets consular fees at an amount calculated to recover the costs to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Location: Uzbekistan, countrywide Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the …

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Worldwide STEP Enrollment Reminder

Enroll in or update your information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments.  Please  log in  to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email address, travel dates, and location in Uzbekistan are up-to-date.  If you are not able to make …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Location: Worldwide   Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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Mandatory Registration for Foreigners Reinstated

On September 3, the Government of Uzbekistan  announced  that it is reinstating registration and duration-of-stay requirements for foreigners in Uzbekistan.  Foreigners must register or extend an expired registration by September 10, 2021.  Persons who fail to register or renew an expired registration by the deadline may face fines, disrupted travel plans, and/or may be required to leave the country. Please note that U.S. citizens residing at official hotels and hostels are automatically …

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U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the following are true: You are a U.S. citizen. You are currently abroad seeking …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must …

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Announces New COVID-19 Testing Measures For All Arriving Travelers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Announces New COVID-19 Testing Measures For All Arriving Travelers Starting December 25, 2020 The Republican Special Commission for the Preparation of the Program of Measures to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Coronavirus announced a new rule requiring express testing for Coronavirus antigens for all …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Information Regarding a Flight Departing Uzbekistan

Dear Travelers: Thank you for taking the initiative in your search for a flight departing Uzbekistan.   There is a flight scheduled on Uzbek Airlines departing at 10:00 am on Friday, March 27 to Munich, Germany. If interested, please proceed starting tomorrow to the Uzbek Air central office at 51 Amir Temur St. for tickets (at about …

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Information Regarding a Flight Departing Uzbekistan

Thank you for taking the initiative in your search for a flight departing Uzbekistan. At present we are waiting for confirmation of a flight to Europe.  We are still waiting for confirmation of the date but this information could come at short notice.  The destination is likely to be Germany, the airport is to be …

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Commercial Flight Available (03/20/2020)

The Embassy has confirmed the availability of a commercial flight departing Uzbekistan for U.S. Citizens.  If you, or a U.S. citizen in your local area, are interested in purchasing a ticket for this flight, please email the Consular Section at  ACSTashkent@state.gov . Please include the following information for yourself, and any U.S. citizens who would purchase …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Town Hall for U.S. Citizens on September 12, 2019

The United States Embassy in Tashkent is hosting a Town Hall for U.S. citizens at 5:00 PM on September 12, 2019 at Tashkent International School .  Food and drinks will be provided.  You’ll have an opportunity to meet U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum who will speak briefly about issues relevant to U.S. citizens residing in Uzbekistan, including the services …

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Measles Outbreak

Dear U.S. citizens, The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan recently sent out a Health Alert ( https://kz.usembassy.gov/health-alert-outbreak-of-measles-in-kazakhstan/ ) on measles cases in Kazakhstan.  This alert may be useful for those who plan travel to or to the vicinity of Kazakhstan in the near future.  Please note that the Health Alert in question was based on the CDC …

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Passport fee increase effective April 2, 2018

Dear U.S. Citizens, Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for …

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Europe Travel Alert

This message is being sent to inform U.S. citizens about a new Europe Travel Alert issued by the Department of State on November 21 2016. The full text can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/Europe.html . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Death of the President of Uzbekistan

The Government of Uzbekistan has announced the death of President Karimov. As of now, no security risks noted; no change in security posture. US Embassy Tashkent will continue to monitor the situation and will update its recommendations as events warrant.  American Citizen Services will be provided on our regular schedule.  If you are an American …

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