As of July 2018, Uzbekistan adopted the electronic visa system, and the list of eligible countries includes the citizens of about 60 countries. India is one of those countries, which means that its nationals can now apply online for an Uzbekistan visa. The process is entirely online, you do not have to go anywhere, and you can apply anytime you want. iVisa will help you every step of the way.
It is true that when you apply online your effort is minimal, but you still need to help iVisa get started. With that being said, you need to provide some information and some documents. Even so, the list is not long and you should have an easy time checking things off it. Here is what you need:
Passport – you need to own a valid passport. Moreover, the passport needs to maintain its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Uzbekistan. Take a look at your passport’s expiry date before you apply.
Digital scan of your passport – iVisa will ask you to upload a scan of your passport during the application process. Make sure that the scan is in JPEG format.
Digital passport photo – a photo of you must be linked to your electronic visa, which is why you need this one as well. The more recent the picture is, the better.
E-mail address – iVisa will send you your visa via e-mail, so make sure you have a valid e-mail address. Do not forget to print out the document you receive. In multiple copies, preferably.
The application form designed by iVisa could not be simpler. You should spend about 20 minutes completing the form. If you need help with any of it, iVisa has an excellent support service that is available day and night.
There are three steps you need to go through. The first one consists of your personal information. You need to provide some details about your trip and such other pieces of information. You should do that in about 5 minutes. Also, step one includes a part in which you need to choose a processing time, aspect which determines the cost of your Uzbekistan e-visa. Your options are as follows:
Standard processing – when you select this option, your visa will arrive via e-mail within 5 business days. This is the cheapest option you have at hand. It costs only $40.
Rush processing – if you do not want to wait 5 days for your Uzbekistan e-visa, you can opt for this option instead. The waiting period is cut to 72 hours, and you will be charged $60.
The second step will ask you to revise step one. This is an essential part since any mistake can lead to the invalidation of your visa. The info on your visa and the one on your passport need to be precisely the same. Check for errors or typos. The payment is made using one of the means listed above.
The last step will ask you to upload some documents. The amount and the nature of the documents may differ from one applicant to the other. Even so, iVisa lets you know exactly what you need to upload. After you are done with this phase as well, you can just submit your application and then wait.
As you can see, getting an Uzbekistan e-visa for Indians is as simple as it could be. The document has a validity period of 90 days, but you can stay only up to 30 days in Uzbekistan. The document grants you a single entry.