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Accreditation of foreign citizens in Uzbekistan is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan

  • heads of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, members of diplomatic staff, consular officials, military attachés, administrative, technical and service staff of diplomatic missions and consular offices, as well as members of their families;
  • representatives of Media and members of their families;
  • officials of international intergovernmental organizations and governmental organizations of foreign States who arrived in Uzbekistan on official business, employees of the missions of these organizations in Uzbekistan, as well as employees of the missions of countries to international organizations with headquarters in Uzbekistan, who, in accordance with the statutory documents of these organizations or relevant treaties, enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities, and  members of their families as well.

 

Accreditation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan

1. The  following categories of foreign citizens are accredited in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan:

  • heads of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, members of diplomatic staff, consular officials, military attachés, administrative, technical and service staff of diplomatic missions and consular offices, as well as members of their families;
  • representatives of Media and members of their families;
  • officials of international intergovernmental organizations and governmental organizations of foreign States who arrived in Uzbekistan on official business, employees of the missions of these organizations in Uzbekistan, as well as employees of the missions of countries to international organizations with headquarters in Uzbekistan, who, in accordance with the statutory documents of these organizations or relevant treaties, enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities, and  members of their families as well.

2.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and its representative offices issue accreditation cards and record accreditation directly in their national passports.

3. For more information on the procedure of accreditation of foreign citizens by  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan should contact directly to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.

  • heads of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, members of diplomatic staff, consular officials, military attachés, administrative, technical and service staff of diplomatic missions and consular offices, as well as members of their families;
  • representatives of Media and members of their families;
  • officials of international intergovernmental organizations and governmental organizations of foreign States who arrived in Uzbekistan on official business, employees of the missions of these organizations in Uzbekistan, as well as employees of the missions of countries to international organizations with headquarters in Uzbekistan, who, in accordance with the statutory documents of these organizations or relevant treaties, enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities, and  members of their families as well.

 

Accreditation by the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan

Foreign persons accredited by the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan:

  • employees of non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs), including religious organizations, representative offices and branches of international and foreign NGOs that are foreign citizens, as well as members of their families who are dependent on them.

Fee for accreditation

5 (five) minimum wages.

In case of refusal of accreditation, the fee amount is not refundable.

To issue a new accreditation card, a fee of 50 percent of the fee rate is charged in exchange for a lost or degraded one.

General accreditation terms

1.When an accreditation decision is made, an accreditation card is issued.

2. Accreditation is carried out for a period not exceeding 12 (twelve) months.

3. Accreditation of children under the age of 18 is carried out by affixing a stamp under the accreditation number of one of the parents in the passport or identity document.

4. Temporary registration (reference) of accredited foreign citizens is carried out in the manner prescribed by law.

5. At the end of the validity period of the accreditation, as well as upon termination of employment and the final departure of foreign citizens, accreditation cards shall be returned to the Ministry of Justice.

Decision on refusal of accreditation

When deciding to refuse accreditation, the Ministry of Justice notifies the NGO no later than 3 (three) working days in written form.

At the same time, the Ministry of Justice has the right not to comment on the decision.

Termination of accreditation

Suspension or liquidation of the activities of NGOs, as well as violation of the legislation of Uzbekistan by a foreign citizen entails the termination of accreditation, which means the impossibility of further stay of foreign citizens on the territory of Uzbekistan.

In this case, foreign citizens are obliged to leave Uzbekistan within the period established by the Ministry of justice.

Accreditation card

1. When making a decision on accreditation, an accreditation card is issued.

2. To foreign citizens who have received an accreditation card, visas to enter Uzbekistan are issued for the duration of their accreditation.

3. The accreditation card entitles a foreign employee of non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs) to work only in the host NGO.

4. The holder of the accreditation card, regardless of the status of stay, must:

  • comply with the laws of Uzbekistan
  • not interfere in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan;
  • use the premises and other property of NGOs solely in order to fulfill the statutory goals and objectives;
  • respect the culture, customs, traditions and way of life of people living in Uzbekistan.

5. Upon the termination of the validity period of the accreditation, as well as upon the termination of employment and departure of foreign citizens, the accreditation cards shall be returned to the Ministry of Justice.

Documents required for an accreditation application by the Ministry of Justice

An application, signed by the manager or an authorized person who hosts these citizens from non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs) is submitted to the Ministry of Justice with following documents are attached to it:

1. personal sheet of a foreign citizen;

2. 4 colored photographs (3 x 4 cm in size) of a foreign citizen;

3. letter of confirmation of hiring of a foreign employee in an NGO, signed by an authorized person. A confirmation letter in respect of representative offices and branches of international and foreign NGOs is subject to legalization or apostille;

4. certificate of medical institution about the absence of HIV infection;

5. copy of a passport of a foreign citizen;

6. bank payment document evidencing payment of the fee.

For children under the age of 18, shall be submitted the documents referred to in paragraphs 1, 2 and 5. In the absence of a passport, a copy of the identity document shall be submitted.

Consideration period of the application for accreditation by the Ministry of Justice

The application is reviewed within 1 (one) month from the date of the submission of an application;

Ministry of Justice has the right, if necessary, to send accreditation materials to relevant organizations for further studying, in this regard, the period for consideration of an application can be extended, but not more than 15 (fifteen) days.

Extension of the term of accreditation of a foreign citizen by the Ministry of Justice

To extend the term of accreditation of a foreign citizen, a non-governmental non-profit organization must submit an application to the Ministry of Justice no later than 45 (forty-five) days before the expiration of the term of accreditation with required documents (see above).

Loss or damage of the accreditation card

1. In case of loss or damage of the accreditation card, the owner of the accreditation card no later than 3 (three) working days informs in writing about it non-governmental non-commercial organization (NGO) and the Ministry of Justice.

2. To obtain a new accreditation card, an NGO submits an application to the Ministry of Justice with the following documents attached:

  • certificate from the “стола находок” (“lost and found table” (in case of loss of the accreditation card);
  • an announcement published in a periodical print publication recognizing a lost accreditation card as invalid;
  • original of the accreditation card (in case of damage to an accreditation card);
  • 4 colored photographs (3 x 4 cm in size) of a foreign citizen;
  • bank payment document on the payment of a fee for issuing a new accreditation card instead of lost or degraded.

3. Term of consideration of the application: 10 (ten) working days.

A foreign citizen who has received a new accreditation card in exchange for a lost or degraded is assigned an appropriate accreditation number and this information is entered into the Registry.

To receive a new accreditation card, a fee of 50 percent of the fee rate is charged in exchange for a lost or degraded one.

Accreditation fee: 5 (five) minimum wages

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