Uzbekistan is bordered on the north by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan on the northeast, Tajikistan on the southeast, Afghanistan on the south, and Turkmenistan on the southwest. Tashkent is the Uzbekistan capital and largest city.
Visas to Uzbekistan are offered in a variety of forms. Even if you are transiting through Uzbekistan, you will need a visa unless you come from a country belonging to a visa-exempt category. For transitory reasons, foreign citizens can apply for a short-term visa in Uzbekistan via the e-Visa system, the embassy, or on arrival if they are traveling for tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes. To apply for a visa, foreign nationals need to go to the Uzbek embassy or consulate in their home country. They will also need to seek permission from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Labor.
A foreign citizen can obtain a residence permit in Uzbekistan by investing in Real Estate.
Buy Real Estate – You will be granted a residence permit if you buy a new-build or off-plan residential property worth a minimum of:
It has to be a single apartment/house, so at $400,000 you’ll probably be buying some overpriced luxury apartments.
Invest $3 million into the Uzbek economy – and you’ll get a 10-year permanent residency for you and your family, with all the rights that go with it like education and healthcare.
Invest about $200,000 in the Uzbek economy (the equivalent of 8500 minimum living standards) and you’ll obtain a 3-year residence permit. This law was passed in late September and is still open to interpretation. An active business is the most logical way, but maybe lawyers could argue that investing parts of the money on the Tashkent Stock Exchange could contribute to the $200,000.
Note that everything is changing very fast in Uzbekistan. Generally, these residence permits allow you to bring over your family as well.
Temporary Residence Conditions of Uzbekistan
Note: Business Visa holders are required special authorization to stay in private homes, which should be obtained before arrival in Uzbekistan. Ask your inviting business or organization to help you with the arrangements. Without such authorization, you will be required to stay in authorized hotels, where they will register you automatically.
Importantly, Uzbek Visas indicate not only the validity of the visa but also the period a person is allowed to stay in Uzbekistan on a given trip.
The list of required documents for inviting foreigners by legal entities:
The list of required documents for inviting foreigners by individuals:
Step 1: Fill out our customs declaration form with your personal and travel information. You will also need to answer questions about your health status and COVID-19.
Step 2: Select a processing time according to your needs and travel budget. Then, attach the necessary documents and confirm payment. Finally, click on ”submit”.
Step 3: Now, sit back and wait for the confirmation of your Uzbekistan visa form to be emailed to you and you are ready to travel.
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No, Uzbekistan does not recognize dual citizenship.
You need to reside in the country for at least 5 years before applying.
Yes, you can include your dependents.
No interview required.
It takes at least 5 years.
A residents in Uzbekistan are taxed on their worldwide income.
A non-residents are taxed on income from source in Uzbekistan.
There are no wealth/worth taxes in Uzbekistan.
There are no inheritance, estates, and gift taxes in Uzbekistan. However, PIT may be payable by individuals receiving property by way of gifts, depending on the type of the property and its source.