30 days after your arrival or up until the expiration date of your visa. The visa will be valid for 90 days once issued. There are no extensions allowed for this visa.
Uzbekistan is a unique country to visit, and defies the common misconception that it’s unsafe to visit.
Keep in mind that communication might be difficult if you only speak English. language you speak is English. Uzbek is the first language of Uzbeks and it resembles Turkish, which can help you understand a few phrases if you know how to speak it. Russian is another common language, whilst older generations may know some German because they were taught in school.
Moneywise, the currency is the Uzbek som. However, there are a lot of soms in one dollar (and even more in a Euro.) Plus, the bills are small, so for $100, you need to carry a bag of money. You can find exchange kiosks at banks or an exchange office, but you should never go on the black market for soms. It was a common practice a few years back, and you could exchange money even at grocery stores. However, that is illegal now.
The easiest place to find accommodation in Uzbekistan is Bukhara. You will see a lot of hotels and hostels. One thing that you need to remember concerning accommodation is that whenever you leave the hotel, you need to fill in and sign a registration paper. Keep all your registration papers until you leave the country. That is because you will need them to present as proof at the border. Sometimes, officers on trains will ask to see them. So make sure to hold onto them. Lastly, you should never couchsurf. It used to be another common practice in Uzbekistan, but now it is illegal. If caught, you can find yourself in a lot of trouble, and the host as well.
If you are a vegan, you will have a tough time in Uzbekistan. That is because the Uzbeks eat a lot of meat, and there is almost no dish without it. Also, you will be looked at curiously. Some people will ask you what the purpose of not eating meat is. Even the vegetables are fried in animal grease. The traditional dish in Uzbekistan is the plov. It contains rice, meat, and at times, some eggs. It is delicious, and you should try it. The Uzbeks also drink a lot of tea, with meals and without. When asking if you want to drink alcohol, an Uzbek will tab the back of his or her cheek.
Tourism is not exactly frequent so they will express their curiosity. But they’re very hospitable, and in some cases can be nosy. If you are a woman over 25 who is still single, the Uzbeks will not refrain from asking you why you are not married, but don’t take it personally and keep a light attitude as Uzbeks do not ask questions to be insulting. They are just curious. Getting upset will not do anybody any good.
Uzbekistan’s population is mostly Muslim, but women wear regular clothing, and almost everyone drinks. Even so, Uzbekistan has a lot of temples and other sacred places, which is why you should still show some respect. If you visit such places, dress decently. If you are a woman, you should take a scarf with which you can cover your head upon entry.
Trains, buses, or shared taxis are frequently used in Uzbekistan, but the most common means of transportation used by tourists is the bus. It is cheap and relatively fast.
However, there are a few things you should know. If you are taking a long trip, the bus will occasionally stop so that people who ride it can go to the bathroom, but it does not stop for long enough so that you can get a bite to eat. Pack plenty of snacks. Also, it’s illegal for buses to move during the night due to the increased likelihood of car accidents. If on a long overnight journey, your bus won’t move between midnight and 5 AM. You will stop in designated places where you can find bars and snacks. You just need to wait for the morning to move again.
Uzbekistan is a beautiful country to visit and has plenty of history and a lot of cotton fields.
If you reside in or you’re travelling from a yellow fever-affected country, you’ll be required to present proof of vaccination against the disease.
The eVisa for Uzbekistan is an official document that permits entry into and travel within Uzbekistan. It’s an alternative to visas issued at Uzbekistan missions and at ports of entry. Upon arrival at the port of entry, you will be expected to present your passport and a printed copy of the eVisa.
This depends on your nationality and the purpose of the visit as there may be additional requirements in some cases. However, the essential requirements we need you to provide us with are:
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Take a selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction. Only show the last 4 digits of the credit card, ensuring they are visable in the picture. (if applicable)
This depends on the processing time you have chosen. Please refer to the Fast Track Visa website page for that country for more information.
This depends on the method of processing that you choose. The three options are: Standard Processing Time: 7 Business Days
Rush Processing: 5 Business Days
Super Rush Processing: 3 Business Days
The Uzbekistan eVisa is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Uzbekistan within 90 days after issued.
Your passport must have a validity that reaches at least 6 months after your intended date of entry. It must also have at least one blank page.
30 days in total.
These countries are eligible:
Antigua and Barbuda
St.Kitts and Nevis
St.Vincent and the Grenadines
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago