Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

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Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby trevor warman » Thu May 21, 2015 1:10 pm

went to Uzbek visa office today in Dushanbe

British passport, NO loi....

small office round the corner where english speaker taps in ur info into the computer..... form only in russian... prints it out, staples 1 photocopy of passport and 1 photo..... 5 somoni....
go to visa office, told to come back in one week. thursday to thursday. 75$ ..... 30 day visa. you can specify entry dates.

you get to keep your passport...

May 21. 2015



hope this helps....
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Re: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby bwv812 » Thu May 21, 2015 4:07 pm

Beware when you pick your visa up: when I applied there (with a LOI) they ignored the dates on my LOI and application, and gave me a 30-day visa starting from the date of issue.
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Re: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby Mrs800Days » Mon May 25, 2015 2:17 am

Thanks Trevor and bwv- heading there soon with a British passport for same thing, very useful info :-)
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Re: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby trevor warman » Fri May 29, 2015 8:41 am

picked up my visa...... i only got 15 days.... in a 30 day window... (not 30day visit, but got the dates i specified). i queried it but got the usual . Niet....... but only paid 65$ and not 75$.... hope u get lucky too
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby marshrutka » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:41 am

I (US citizen) went to try and get an Uzbek tourist visa today for me and my brother for the second time.

The first time two days ago, I went without an LOI and they told me they needed a telex number. I wanted to save money, so I researched and asked around and heard of Americans being able to get a visa without an LOI. So, I tried again today and when she asked for the LOI I told her that I talked to travel agencies, previous travellers and different websites of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry (which is true) and they all said US citizens don't need an LOI to get a visa. She took my documents after a few seconds of thinking and told me to come back in 4-5 working days with my passport and $160 per person. Note that I was able to apply for my brother as well, who wasn't physically present (he'll be arriving later).

I was also in a group with 2 Latvians and 3 French/EU travellers. The Latvians had an LOI and everything else in order. 2 of the French speaking travellers did not have an LOI but, like me, they were given a green light as well. They applied on an urgent basis, but they were also told 4-5 days like usual processing. $105.

We all kept our passports.
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby marshrutka » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:39 am

Update to the previous post:
I went back to check if my visa was done. After waiting for four hours, the lady told me and a Belgian national that our visas were not ready because "Tashkent has not given any correspondence." This seems to happen a lot. It should have been done by now but it didn't even seem like our applications were fowarded to review.

I'm going to get an LOI and sort it out that way.
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby Alma » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:15 pm

I got one from Dushanbe some months ago, LOI via Caravanistan's recommended agency. It was crowded, but I mashed myself in with the crowd, and suddenly a guard pulled me inside. They took my documents, and had the visa ready in two hours while I was waiting at the embassy. Very easy! It seems that regardless of your nationality it is smoother getting visa with a LOI (although not everyone needs it), because they can make the visa on the spot.
I met people who had to cancel their trips because their visa application stalled at the embassy because there seemed to be slow correspondence between Dushanbe embassy and Uzbek MFA. If you have LOI already, they only need to issue you the visa, which is a much simpler process. And faster, it seems.
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby becauseadventure » Tue May 24, 2016 5:02 am

Tonnes of local people surrounding the embassy but if you are a tourist you can just walk in. The man who works there is very, very nice and speaks decent English. We had LOI ($20 from Luxury Asia Travel in Tashkent via email) and visa was ready with no problems at all in 1.5 hrs. A pleasant surprise!
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby peter » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:30 pm

hi,
we went to the Uzbekistan Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan today to get our visas.
we got our LOIs beforehand from StanTOURS, traveling on a Dutch and Canadian passport.
we arrived at the embassy at around 10:30am. There were many locals already waiting outside the door to get in. We ran into two other travelers who arrived a little before us. They told us that they initially were allowed to get though without waiting in line, but then were sent back out to the queue.
We waited together for about 1.5 hours smashed in the crowed in the heat before we were allowed in.

Once at the desk, they asked for our passports, passport copies, photos, LOIs and the printed application forms. They stapled the photos to the forms and told us to wait outside. At some point, we were asked for a new entry date as the dates on our form was for four days ago. They kindly helped us change it without a problem.

We waited until 13:45, after all the locals got their 7-day visas. We were the last ones called in, and we successfully received a single-entry 30-day visa after paying USD75 each.
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Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Dushanbe

Postby wolferl69 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:48 am

Hi,

Usbekistan visa (US$ 75,- for 30 days) in 7 days without LOI, even we don´t need LOI... Saw travelers with LOI, got their visa on the spot. We had time to wait, cause Russian and Kazak Visa also needed to apply.

Greetings Wolfi
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