Uzbek visa rules depend on the country of your citizenship. Citizens from following countries are exempted from providing a letter of invitation (LOI) unless they apply for a visa outside their country of citizenship: Great Britain, USA, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Spain and Switzerland.
There are four types of visa Business, Tourist, Private visitor and Transit.
Regardless of which type of visa you apply for, you will need to hand in the following documents to your travel agent or the Consular section of the Uzbek embassy in the country you apply from.
If your stay in Uzbekistan exceeds 3 days, you are required to register with the Local Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within 3 working days after arrival. However if you travel with a tour agent or stay in a hotel, the hotel administration or the travel agent should take care of such registration on your behalf automatically. Please keep all the registration slips. You need to be able to give proof of uninterrupted registration when leaving the country.
The LOI might take up to 10 working days. Processing of visa applications may take another 10-20 working days.
If there is no Uzbek embassy in your country, you are eligible for “visa-on-arrival” at the Tashkent International Airport. In this case, you have to arrange a special LOI support for this several weeks in advance through an inviting business partner or a travel agency.
Visa application forms are available online here
VISAS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
If you are traveling on business your partners in the Republic of Uzbekistan should submit a Visa Support Letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except for citizens of the above mentioned countries). Business single and multiple entry visas are issued by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in your country of origin after receiving confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Please make sure you hand in all documents required (see list mentioned above).
VISAS FOR TOURISTS
If you are traveling on holiday tourism (except for citizens of the above mentioned countries) your travel agencies might apply for your visa on your behalf to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Please make sure you supply them with all the documents mentioned above.
Ordinary tourist visa is single-entry 30-day visa. To extent the tourist visa is time consuming, expensive and bureaucratic. It might be easier to travel to a neighboring country and re-enter Uzbekistan with a new visa.
VISAS FOR PRIVATE VISITORS
If you are visiting your friends or relatives (private visits) private single and multiple entry visas are issued upon the confirmation received by the Embassy of Uzbekistan from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Your friends or relatives should submit an Invitation letter issued by the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.
VISAS FOR VISITORS ON TRANSIT
If you are traveling through Uzbekistan to another country on transit, you need to have a transit visa to Uzbekistan. Before approaching the Consular Section with your application, please make sure you have all documents mentioned above.