The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizen tourists visiting Uzbekistan that they may apply for an e-visa or a physical tourist visa. Tourist visas are not available upon arrival at an airport or other port of entry in Uzbekistan.
Applying for a visa to Uzbekistan: Travelers may find information on e-visas, including fees and visa validity, by visiting the Embassy of Uzbekistan website. The e-visa application is submitted through the Uzbekistani government’s e-visa portal which has responsive points-of-contacts listed for follow-up questions or systems issues. Travelers may also apply for a physical tourist visa through Uzbekistan’s consular missions abroad, including the Uzbekistan Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Tips for entering Uzbekistan on an e-visa:
- Please ensure that you received an email confirmation that your e-visa was approved. Confirmation of payment is not confirmation of visa approval.
- Print out your e-visa approval and any related documentation and carry it with you when you travel to Uzbekistan.
- Please note if you have a single-entry or multiple-entry visa. If you have a single-entry visa, you cannot re-enter Uzbekistan using the same visa. For example, if you enter Uzbekistan and then depart via a land border to a neighboring country using the same single-entry visa, you will not be re-admitted into Uzbekistan.
- If you believe you have a valid and approved e-visa, but Uzbekistan immigration authorities are unable to verify it, you may contact the following public phone numbers within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Hotline: +998 71-233-28-28; Visa Issues: +998 71-236-27-07.
- U.S. Embassy Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- +998 781205450
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Uzbekistan Country Information
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