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.”
On October 15, 2021, the White House announced that beginning on November 8, 2021, foreign nationals traveling to the United States will be required to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that, for purposes of entry into the United States, the accepted vaccines will include U.S. approved and World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing vaccines.
For additional information about how this may affect your travel to the United States, please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html, as well as our U.S. Embassy vaccination webpage which has additional helpful links.
The U.S. Embassy has resumed limited processing for all visa categories. To make an appointment, please visit here. Due to limited resources and appointments, applicants should expect a longer-than-normal wait time for this service and plan accordingly.
Expedited / Emergency Appointments: If you have an urgent need to travel because of an emergency, please contact us at ConsularTashkent@state.gov.
Circumstances that may be considered for expedited appointments include travel for:
- F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2 (student)
- J-1, J-2 (exchange visitor)
- C1/D (crewmembers)
- E (treaty investor)
- H1B/H4 (specialty workers)
- I (press/journalist)
- L1/L2 (intercompany transferees)
- O (individual with extraordinary achievement or ability)
- P (athletes, artists, and entertainers)
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.
The U.S. Embassy has resumed limited processing of immigrant visas, in accordance with the priorities set out by the Department of State which can be found here.
We ask for your patience as our current capacity for visa processing is severely reduced due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We are faced with a significant backlog in most visa categories and all applicants should expect delays.
Diversity Visas: The Department values the diversity visa program and is making every effort to process DV cases consistent with other priorities, despite the operational constraints and backlog resulting from the COVID pandemic.
If you believe your case may fulfill the criteria of Mission-critical processing, please contact us at TashkentIV@state.gov.
Vaccination Requirements: Starting October 1, 2021, immigrant visas and K-visas will be 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.
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.