More and more Belgians visit Uzbekistan thanks to the e-visa introduction

Last July 15, 2018, Uzbekistan introduced an order of visa-free entry, temporary stay and departure from Uzbekistan through checkpoints of citizens from 101 states that transit through the country at international airports for a period of not more than five days.

“This year we have raised the number of visa free countries to 17, set eased visa procedures for 51 countries, visa-free transit for the citizens of 101 countries and created an online e-visa system, where it takes about 3 minutes to fill out the forms and get a visa within 48 hours, delivered straight to your personal email” explained Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Belgium.

According to the Uzbekistan Consulate in Brussels, thanks to the e-visas more and more Belgians are visiting the country of Amir Temur. In this framework, Aziz Abdukhakimov, Deputy Prime Minister, visited Belgium in order to attract more tourism operators and hotels to invest in the country. “For the businesses in the tourism industry, we have created important benefits and privileges, including a reduction from many taxes for foreign direct investments, release of custom duties for the equipment and machinery, exclusive tax regimes for foreign specialists and many more” stressed Abdukhakimov.

How does it work?

An electronic visa is issued for a period of stay in the territory of Uzbekistan for up to 30 days with a single entry and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

Foreigners must send an application for a visa at least three working days before the planned date of travel to Uzbekistan. Authorized bodies of Uzbekistan will consider the appeal within two working days without taking into account the day of submission of the appeal.

Foreign citizens must pay a consular fee for processing and issuing an electronic entry visa in the amount of 20€. The consular fee is paid electronically through international payment systems.

Good to know:

  • In order to apply you should visit this website
  • For more information: Consulate of Uzbekistan in Brussels: Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 99, 1000 Brussels