Our registration marathon without spending any night in a hotel.
For tourists in Uzbekistan, the first registration in a hotel muss be done after the 3rd night maximum. In Bukara, after the 2nd night, we got our registration paper for 15 nights, after 4 hours fighting and waiting, for 137000 Sum for each (about 17,50 $ in July 2018). How we got it :
After 4 visits of officials tourism buldings (OVIR, regional department of tourism, ...), we find an english speaker, who has able to help us ... maybe !
Here is the contact :
Kamolov Ma'ruf Raufovich
Bukara region departement for tourism development
Chief specialist of "international relations" section
@ : [email protected]
I went with him and his official minister member card to 5 different hotels. Our goal – try to use the new law for “single travellers” (it means that you are independent, even if you don’t travel alone) and get a registration paper without spending any night in the hotel. And because it’s new since about 2 weeks, nobody has got the information yet and every hotels are afraid to be punished. So many times, they refused our request even I was with a official person. Finally, the last one could understand the “truth”. The secret: printing the new law and read it at the reception.
I paid in Sum (not with dollars !) and we were finally free to camp or getting hosted by locals for 15 days. Youhhhou – no stress anymore.
At the border with Tajikistan, they asked for our registrations and they were happy with this single paper. They let us leaving the country by bike very easily.
Hope it can help you and probably this new law will be famous everywhere in Uzbekistan in a few time.
Gaëtan and Priscilla
French people cycling east