January 27, 2017 Executive Order

On January 27, 2017, the President issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the United States for foreign nationals from seven countries. Uzbek citizens considering travel to the United States should note that this order does not affect citizens planning to travel on an Uzbek Passport. Uzbek citizens may continue to apply for all categories of visa as before.

Citizens of Uzbekistan remain eligible for the Interview Waiver Program which allows certain visa applicants to request to have their interview waived. The following categories are eligible:

  • Applicants renewing a visa which has expired less than 12 months previously (must be the same visa category)
  • Applicant under the age of 14
  • Applicants over the age of 79
  • Diplomatic and official visa applicants

The January 27, 2017 Executive Order temporarily suspended visa issuance to foreign citizens from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  The Order is effective immediately until further notification.  If you are a national intending to travel on a passport issued by one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please do not attend your appointment as we will not be able to proceed with your visa interview.  Please note that certain travel for official governmental purposes, related to official business at or on behalf of designated international organizations, on behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or by certain officials is not subject to this suspension.

For further information Citizens of Uzbekistan may refer to the U.S. Embassy’s website at https://uz.usembassy.gov/uz/  or may contact the consular section directly at ConsularTashkent@state.gov