The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.”
Starting May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. For more information see Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for nonimmigrant travel
For information on how to apply for a U.S. visa and prepare for the visa appointment, please click here.The U.S. Embassy will open new online non-immigrant visa appointments every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. (Tashkent time). We reserve the right to delete booked visa appointments if your visa application is missing mandatory information or does not conform to the visa application requirements. For more information on these requirements, please click here.For nonresidents of Uzbekistan: Appointments opened on the last Thursday of every month will be open to both residents and non-residents of Uzbekistan. Appointments are opened at 4 p.m. Tashkent time.
Expedited / Emergency Appointments: If you have an urgent need to travel earlier than the next available appointment date would allow, you may contact us to request an expedited appointment.
Expedited appointments may be approved for the following situations:
- Medical and/or family-based emergencies
- Students (F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2) or exchange visitors (J-1, J-2) with upcoming program start dates (please provide an I-20 or DS-2019)
- Business travelers with compelling need to attend time sensitive meetings, conferences or training in the U.S.
- Beneficiaries of H, L or O employment-based petitions
Expedite requests must be emailed to ConsularTashkent@state.gov and must include your travel dates, explanation of why the travel is urgent, DS-160 confirmation page and passport copy.
Visa Payment: Please note that payment may only be made with U.S. dollars. The embassy has strict requirements. Please visit here for details on visa payment.
Interview waiver: Applicants applying in the same visa class and whose previous visa expired within the last 48 months may be eligible for interview waiver.
Diversity Visas: The Department values the diversity visa program and is making every effort to process DV cases. Please see our DV webpage for information on how to apply, how to prepare for the interview, and how to avoid common fraud scams.
IR-5 visas for Russian Citizens: On February 16, 2023, the Department of State designated U.S. Embassy Tashkent and U.S. Consulate General Almaty as processing posts for Russian IR-5 (parent of a U.S. citizen) immigrant visa (IV) applicants. IR-5 immigrant visa appointments will be scheduled through the National Visa Center. U.S. Embassy Warsaw remains the processing post for Russian applicants applying for other IV categories.
Vaccination Requirements: Immigrant visas and K-visas are required to obtain full COVID-19 vaccination, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) policy. Some waivers may be available in countries where a COVID-19 vaccine is not routinely available or if the vaccine is not age appropriate. Unlike other required vaccinations, applicants must complete the entire vaccine series for the medical examination to be considered complete.
U.S. Embassy Tashkent encourages all applicants to get vaccinated prior to their medical exams.
What is a Visa?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).
3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th Block, Yunusobod District
100093, Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan
The Nonimmigrant Visas Unit E-mail: ConsularTashkent@state.gov. The Nonimmigrant Visas Unit does not accept telephone inquiries.
Immigrant Visa Unit E-mail address: TashkentIV@state.gov. The Immigrant Visas Unit does not accept telephone inquiries. For instructions on how to contact us via email, please see our contact page.
The Consular Section is open Monday through Friday, from 09:00 am till 5:30 pm, with the exception of American and Uzbek National Holidays.
Customer Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
- We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
- We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
- We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
- We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
- We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
- We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
- We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
- We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.
Furthermore, if you are a:
- Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
- Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
- Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
- Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
- Complete your application fully and accurately.
- Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
- Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.