n order to get a tourist visa to Uzbekistan you need a Letter of Invitation which is called LOI as well. A letter of invitation or LOI is an approval for issuing a visa. This document is issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.
Travel agencies, Tour Operators or citizens of Uzbekistan may request LOI on the behalf of tourists. Nationals of most countries with developed economy do not need a LOI while citizens of many countries still need a letter of invitation.
Here below we will try to explain you in details how to get LOI to Uzbekistan and other important points which will be useful for you.
Letter of invitation will be issued on the basis of visa application form and other documents submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan by local travel agency on the behalf of the tourist.
What kind of documents and information are needed for LOI? To obtain a LOI to Uzbekistan we need following documents and information.
It takes up to 10 business days to get ready LOI. It varies depending on the country of origin of the applicant and the type of visa processing.
There are two types of Letter of Invitation a usual LOI and expedite LOI. An expedite LOI processing takes up to 4 business days and up to 10 days for usual LOI processing.
Here below you can find out how to obtain visa at airport upon arrival to Tashkent
The fees of tourist visa upon arrival to Tashkent International Airport as below:
In order to issue a tourist visa you should submit following documents to the embassy or consulate of Uzbekistan.
How to extend Uzbekistan visa? To extend the validity of your visa you should contact to authorized branch of OVIR (Department of Ministry of Internal Affairs responsible for passport registration)and provide the reason and proof you need to extend your visa. You can also contact to the consular office in Tashkent Airport as well. In case of flight delay you might need to extend your visa or in other unforeseen situations like this. Please note that you should come to consular office in Tashkent Airport with the representative of the travel agency who invited you.
Registration at hotel is obligatory for all tourists travelling to Uzbekistan. What is registration at hotels of Uzbekistan? This is a piece of paper given by each hotel you are staying at and this small document proves that you stayed in a particular hotel.
Registration at hotel is done by front desk staff while check in. When you check out from hotel they handle you a registration card with stamp of hotel certifying that you stayed in this hotel..These kind of registration cards will be given in each hotel you stay at.
Why I need registration at hotel? Because when you leaving Uzbekistan you will be asked to provide registration of the hotel. If you cant provide then you have to pay significant amount of fine. So it is recommended to keep these registration cards safe. Overnight at camps If you are adventure traveler and you overnight at camps in Desert, at sea or on a train then how to sort out registration. If you are staying in camps for 1-2 days then it is allowed if it is as per you tour itinerary. If you overnight on a train then as registration you should keep your train ticket as proof that you overnight on a train.
The citizens of following countries do not need a visa up to 30 days to Visit Uzbekistan
By Dilshod Eshmurodov