Even though this news was making the rounds since the last few days, we waited for the Uzbekistan Embassy confirmed it. It is now on their site.
In a move to attract larger volume of tourists, Uzbekistan on July 15 will start issuing an electronic visa (E-VISA.UZ) for citizens of 51 countries, including India.
An electronic visa will be issued for a period of 30 days in the territory of Uzbekistan with a single entry. The issued electronic visa will be valid for 90 days from the date of its issuance.
The time for consideration of applications for registration and issuance of an electronic visa will be two working days, The “E-VISA.UZ” system will operate in Uzbek, English, Russian and other languages.
The portal will provide the information on the status of application and the issued electronic visa, on the basis of a unique identification number assigned to the appeal.
The consular fee for processing and issuing an e-visa is 20 USD.
Foreign citizens, who are aged under 16, provided they hold an international passport or a biometric travel document and are accompanied by their legal represent. The procedure for registering a group visa is similar to the procedure for an individual visa.
In the process of forming an application for an electronic visa, the authorization of the applicant can be carried out by using an electronic address (e – mail) or other identifiers (mobile phone number, account in social networks).
From 15 July the 5-day visa-free transit procedure will also be introduced for the citizens of 101 countries, including INDIA at the Uzbek airports, provided they hold an air-ticket to a third country, and the carrier must provide information about passengers to the border authorities of Uzbekistan.
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