For travelling to the EU citizens of Uzbekistan require a visa. Depending on the travelling destination, it is either a Schengen visa or a National visa
What is Schengen?
Schengen refers to the EU passport-free zone that covers most of the European countries. It’s the largest free travel area in the world.
What is a Schengen Visa?
A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that allows a person to travel to any members of the Schengen Area, per stays up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.
The Schengen visa is the most common visa for Europe. It enables its holder to enter, freely travel within, and leave the Schengen zone from any of the Schengen member countries. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.
However, if you are planning to study, work, or live in one of the Schengen countries for more than 90 days, then you must apply for a national visa of that European country and not a Schengen Visa.
To which countries do Schengen rules apply?
Today, twenty-two EU countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein fully apply the provisions of the Schengen acquis. With a Schengen visa, you may enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen zone.
To which countries are national visas required?
Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Cyprus still issue national visas. This means that these visas are only valid for a short stay in the territory of the Member State which issued them.
Where to apply for the visa?
If you intend to visit only one Schengen Member State, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of this Member State. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
To learn more about visa application procedures please contact Embassies or Consulates of EU Member States.
EU Representation to the Republic of Uzbekistan
Embassy of Bulgaria
52 Rakatboshi Str., 100 031 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 256 48 88
Embassy of the Czech Republic
6 Navnikhol Str., 100 041 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 1206071
Embassy of the Republic of France
25 Istikbol Str., 100 077 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 2335382/84; 233-51-57;
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
15 Sharaf Rashidov Str., 100 017 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 1208440; 1208272
Embassy of Hungary
Bogiravon str., 63-65, Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 2307182
Embassy of the Republic of Italy
40 Yusuf Xos Xodjib Str., 100 031 Tashkent
Tel: +99871 2521119, +99871 2521120, +99871 2521121
Embassy of Latvia
16a Laskarbegi Str., 100 000 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 2372215; 2370851
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
66 Firdavsiy Str., 100 084 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 1208650/52
Embassy of Romania
Zanjirbog str., 44A, 100 031 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 2526355; 2526888
Embassy of Slovak Republic
38 Kichick Beshyogoch Str., 100 070 Tashkent
Tel: +998 71 1206852; 2555565
|Other EU Member States, with non-resident Ambassadors accredited to Uzbekistan|
Embassy of Austria
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna
Embassy of Belgium
7 Malaya Moltchanovka Str., Moscow, Russia
Tel: + 7 (495) 780 03 31
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus
9 Povarskaya Str., Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 499 575 0310
The Royal Danish Embassy
9 Prechistensky Pereulok, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 642 68 00
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia
13 Skolas, Riga, Latvia
Tel. +371 67 81 20 20
Embassy of the Republic of Finland
22 Laivastokatu Str., Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 40 500 80 19
Embassy of the Hellenic Republic
4 Leontevskiy Lane, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 495 539 29 40, 539 29 41
Embassy of Ireland
5 Grokholskiy Lane, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 937 59 11, 737 36 36
Embassy of Lithuania
Borisoglebskij per. 10, 121069, Moscow
Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
3 Khrouchtchevsky Lane, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 786 66 63
Embassy of Malta
7, apt.219 Koroviy Val Street, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 237 19 39/81; 230 25 24
Royal Netherlands Embassy
6 Kalashnyi Pereulok, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 495 797 29 00
Embassy of the Portuguese Republic
3 Grokholsky pereulok, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 981 34 10
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
14/1 Dmitrovka Str., Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 735 63 55
Royal Spanish Embassy
50/8 Nikitskaya Str., Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 690 29 93
Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 84054472
Republic of Croatia
Aziziye Mah., Kırkpınar Sokak 18/5
06690 Çankaya – Ankara
Tel : +90 312 446 08 31
Honorary Consulate of Finland
17 Rakatboshi Street, Tashkent
Tel: +998 91 162 64 08
Supporting Human rights defenders
The European Parliament's Sakharov Fellowship offers up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two-week intensive training in Brussels and at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice. It has been organized annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Community at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize.
Under the Sakharov Fellowship training program, human rights defenders will:
- Enhance their knowledge of EU and international human rights frameworks, policies and mechanisms.
- Develop capacities to advocate for and effect positive change to protect human rights.
Beyond the training, Sakharov Fellows will:
- Help grow the network of Sakharov Fellows to share best practices, disseminate the acquired knowledge and extend awareness of the Sakharov Prize and the Sakharov Community.
- Have the opportunity to maintain links with the work of the European Parliament and continue liaising with EU Delegations in their respective countries.
Explore the opportunities to study abroad!
The Erasmus+ program combines the EU's famous student exchange program with other opportunities to train, get work experience or volunteer abroad.
Citizens of Uzbekistan are eligible for many of these opportunities. More information is available on the National Erasmus+ Office on Uzbekistan's website.
The EU Visitors Programme
Nice to meet EU!
The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) invites young, promising leaders from Uzbekistan to visit Europe to gain first-hand experience of the EU and facilitate connections between professionals within and outside the EU.
The visit consists of an individual five to eight-day program of meetings with officials at EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and/or Luxembourg. Travel and living costs are covered by the EU. The EU Delegation to Uzbekistan provides visa support for participants.
How are participants selected?
EUVP participants are selected by a committee chaired jointly by a Member of the European Parliament and a Member of the European Commission. Two visitors from Uzbekistan are usually selected. The total number of visitors worldwide is generally about 160.
Important note: The first selection of candidates is made by the Delegation of the EU to Uzbekistan. The final decision is taken by the EUVP Secretariat in Brussels in September.
How to apply?
Applications should be addressed to:
- EUVP Coordinator
- Delegation of the European Union
- International Business Centre, 107b Amir Temur Street, 100 084 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The letter should be brief and in English, and must contain:
- A description of the applicant's current position.
- The applicant's area of expertise.
- A brief outline of the sector to be studied in Europe, indicating specifically how it relates to the applicant's career objectives.
- A completed application form.
- A detailed CV.
Applications in English (originals in hard copy) for the next year must be received by the Delegation's office before the 1st March of each year.