Last update 08 February 2019Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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Republic of Uzbekistan
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Uzbekistan
Address: 100031, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 52 "Rakatboshi" str.
Telephone: +998 71 256 48 88,
Факс: +99871 120-33-73
Out-of-hours hotline:+998 90 987 12 00
Office hours: 9.00 - 17.30 h
E mail: Embassy.Tashkent@mfa.bg
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/uzbekistan
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation
Address: Moscow, “Pogorelovskiy pereulok” str., № 12
Telephone: +7 095 230 00 13; +7 095 230 00 32
Fax: +7 095 230 89 18
Office hours: Mon, Wed and Fri: 11.00 - 13.00 h; 15.00 - 17.00 h
Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Istanbul
Address: str. "Sahit Halim Ibrahim Saddesi", № 23
Telephone: +90 212 323 20 37
Fax: +90 212 323 20 40
Hours: Mon - Fri, 10.00 - 14.00 h
Uzbek Sum (UZS)
Crime and security
Overall situation in the country is calm.
It is not recommended to use the “informal” taxis, as well as lone women in late hours.
When passing through the country, moving during the day is recommended, stopping in secured parking lots near the settlements, exchange of currency only at designated places.
When staying in the Republic of Uzbekistan, no administrative registration is necessary. Foreign nationals are required to register within 3 days of arrival, excluding holidays and weekends.
Registration is done by the Ministry of Interior for the duration of the visa, depending on the nature of the trip. The registration of foreign nationals can also be made in hotels.
The following people are exempt from the registration requirement: heads of parliamentary and government delegations, members of their families, people residing in Uzbekistan passports with the UN, as well as foreign citizens staying in Uzbekistan for a period of 15 days and people under the age of 18.
Lack of registration to be submitted at the border checkpoint can cause problems when leaving the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Under the Customs Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan, there are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the country, but the amount must be specified in the declaration (Model T-6), which is filled when passing customs control in two copies, the second is kept by the person until leaving the country.
You are advised to strictly follow the rules of the road.
No special immunizations are required but it is advisable to make vaccines against tetanus and hepatitis “A” and “C”.
Travel papers and visas
When Travelling to Uzbekistan you must have a valid passport and visa.
It is imperative to have a medical insurance valid for the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
When staying in the Republic of Uzbekistan, you are under an administrative registration regime. Travel to border areas with neighbouring Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan is limited.
Between the Republic of Bulgaria and Uzbekistan there is a visa regime; no visa agreement has been concluded between the two countries.
For countries with no permanent representation of the Republic of Uzbekistan (as is the case with the Republic of Bulgaria), visas can be arranged on arrival at the airport “Tashkent” in the consular section of the airport itself, only in cases where the person issuing the invitation for residence in the Republic of Uzbekistan (“priglashenie”), has submitted an application form to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the express request that their guest receives their visa at the “Tashkent” airport.
In this case, the person arriving in Uzbekistan must carry an original or a copy of the decision of the MFA of Uzbekistan with the number of their visa and the express authorisation for it to be issued by the consular office at the “Tashkent” airport.
Information on the Uzbekistani entry visa can be found HERE.
Issuance of Bulgarian identity documents
The Embassy in Tashkent has the necessary biometric equipment to accept/process/issue new identity documents.
Legalisation and Certification
A bilateral treaty on legal assistance has been signed between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan, under which documents/instruments issued in each of the two countries do not require any additional certification or legalisation, in order to serve before the authorities of the other party.