Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in London

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Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby cal79 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:06 am

Hello,

I intend to apply for an Uzbek visa at their Embassy in London. I have read their website (and the uzbek visa section on Caravanistan), and am not clear on whether it is a requirement for an electronic photo to be uploaded on the evisa form and applications without one will fail, or whether taking two photos in person to the Embassy is acceptable instead.

I want to establish this before I apply so I avoid a wasted trip to west London! Ive emailed the consular section but no reply, and called numerous times but no-one answers.

Can anyone answer this question?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby steven » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:23 am

I have never uploaded a photo to this form. I have not applied in London, but it seems to me, that since you have to print out the form anyway, there could be no problem to stick on the picture afterwards.
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Re: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby cal79 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:29 pm

Thanks steven, thats useful to know. In the absence of being able to clarify it any other way, I'm going to go ahead at the Embassy tomorrow without uploading one and see what happens!

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Re: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby H_Phil » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:48 am

cal79, what was your experience like of going to the embassy in person to get it sorted? Could you pay them directly (cash or card) for the visa at the centre or did you still need to use a postal order (I didn't even know they were still a thing)? Would be great to hear of any potential pitfalls. Thanks in advance!
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Embassy Report: Uzbekistan Visa in London

Postby RobAU » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:03 am

I got my Uzbekistan visa in London yesterday. It was very straight forward.

I went in with the bits and pieces:
-Passport
-Photocopy of every page of passport (including blank)
-LOI
-2 x completed application forms with 35x45mm photos on them (just glued on, don't bother with the uploading stuff. The intention is that you stick on proper photos)

They take the bits and pieces and give you a slip that you take down to the Barclays branch (short walk) where you pay the amount (depends on the length of visa and whether you're getting it processed fast or normal).

I got my visa for 15 days priority processed for 70GBP versus 52GBP for normal processing, it was done by the time I returned from the bank so there was no waiting at all. With the cost of getting in and out of London, the extra 18GBP is easily worth it to get the visa in a single day if you have an LOI.

Note that the Uzbek, Mongolian and Iranian embassies are all within easy walking distance of each other. I collected my Mongolian visa at 1015 and went straight up to the Uzbek embassy and had my Uzbek visa all done before 1215.

As with every visa in my experience, just read the website and do what it says and everything is easy. Note that I was granted this visa with the "route" field on the application form left blank. My application form was provided to me pre-filled by the company that provided the LOI and I asked the consular staff member if it needed to be filled and she said no and took it. Be aware that this may only be acceptable if you are providing you application pre-filled by the travel company as mine was.
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Embassy Report - Uzbekistan Tourist Visa in London

Postby irishmcbride » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:59 am

Received my UK passport back with my mulitple entry tourist visa today, 2 weeks to the day after posting it off by special delivery. Cost me £60 by bank transfer, for which I had to send them a screenshot of the online payment confirmation by email. NO LOI required.

I'd received a missed call from them 2 days ago, and when I phoned them back it turned out (after the most comically grumpy "hello" I've ever encountered) that they had just phoned to confirm the payment had happened, but had subsequently found my email and so already posted my passport back to me. In fairness, they were pretty friendly and helpful on the phone, I must have just disturbed their lunch!

Happily, they never questioned that I only put in a two night booking at a hostel in Tashkent for what will be about a 2 week stay. All in all, one of my smoothest visa applications.

Next up, Tajikistan!
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Re: Embassy Report - Uzbekistan Tourist Visa in London

Postby karenandmike » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:33 pm

hi. we shall be visiting the uzbek london embassy next week.
You do know the Tajik visa is now an e-visa??. All from the comfort of home or hostel.....
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby irishmcbride » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:10 pm

Yeah, I saw that, but my friends and I after a multi-entry visa so we can come and go around the region as we please when we're over there, but I can only seem to select single entry on the eVisa page, so embassy application it is.

Also, you just can't beat a good old full page visa in your passport!
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby karenandmike » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:46 am

Our visa process at the London embassy was first class.
We have UK passports. We arrived at the embassy at 1030 and as there were a few people already there we waited 20 minutes to be seen.
We had an LOI which we presented with all other docs and photos (as per the embassy website). After 4 minutes we were given the bank payment slips. 3 copies. 1 for the bank, 1 for the embassy and one for us. The bank is a pleasant 10 minute walk away. At the bank we paid 60 pounds each for 30 day visas. We had requested 21 days. The bank is Barclays, just east of the Notting Hill Gate tube station on the south side of the street.
By the time we had returned to the embassy the our passports were ready with visas in place.
NOTE The nearest tube to the embassy, Holland Park, is closed until sometime in August 2016. Use Notting Hill Gate tube. This means, of course, that we did the 10 minute walk 4 times! No problem as it was a beautiful day.
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in London

Postby luca » Tue May 30, 2017 3:26 pm

Hello,

On the website the Embassy claims they need photocopies of ALL pages, including blank ones. They state it explicitly and in capital letters:
http://www.uzbekembassy.org/e/visas_for_tourists/

3. Passport photocopy. (ALL pages including blank).

However, all people I know have got visa without any problems with providing just photocopy of the photo and the signature pages of the passport, as well as old Uzbek visas if there were any.

My question: Has anyone ever got problems because they did not provide photocopies of every single page in the passport?

Thank you for sharing your experience.
Luca
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