What documents are needed to travel to Uzbekistan. Passports of Uzbekistan: description, types and patterns
You can enter the Republic of Uzbekistan byforeign passport. For citizens of some countries it is necessary to have an entry visa (the list of documents for obtaining it can vary significantly). With the CIS countries, except Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the republic signed bilateral agreements on visa-free regime.
So, to enter Uzbekistan you need to bring alonghave a passport, and at customs to fill out a customs declaration in two copies. Arrived in Uzbekistan are obliged to register at the place of temporary stay: at the hotel or if you plan to stay with friends - in the territorial OVIR.
And now directly about the republic.
Uzbekistan is a state that isthe heart of Central Asia. Its population is approximately 32 million people. The main documents of all citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan - passports, birth certificates, school diplomas or diplomas of higher education. Let's find out what the role of these papers is, and what are the latest news about passports.
Uzbekistan is considered to be one of the mostdeveloped countries in this region, and holds leading positions in such sectors as economics, trade, science and culture. Despite this, in some cities of the republic there is a high level of unemployment, as a result of which many leave for work in other countries.
The main document identifying the personarrived in search of work, is a passport of a citizen of Uzbekistan. It contains the most important information, namely: person, date of birth, place of residence, marital status, data on children and, of course, records of leaving the country.
From the history
In the winter of 2011, the late President of IslamAbduganievich Karimov issued a decree on the introduction of biometric passports. Thus, every citizen is obliged to change the old passport of Uzbekistan to a new one. The Decree "On Additional Measures to Improve the Passport System in the Republic of Uzbekistan" stipulated the deadlines for the validity of documents of old models: until December 31, 2015. Later, amendments were made, according to statements made by MVD officers, and this period was extended until 2018.
Documents of the Republic of Uzbekistan - passports -are issued in a dark green cover. On it golden letters are made inscriptions in two languages: Uzbek and English. The cover is decorated with the main symbol of the independence of the state - the coat of arms, which depicts the bird Humo, a symbol of happiness and prosperity. A sample of the passport of Uzbekistan is presented in the article.
New passports of Uzbekistan have only 36pages, each of which has a numbering and serial number of the document. On the very first page there is a coat of arms, there is also an inscription Republic of Uzbekistan, which shows that the passport is the property of Uzbekistan. At the very bottom of the series and the document number in a large black font.
On pages 2 and 3 is the most importantinformation about person. Here there are data on the name, surname, patronymic, written in Uzbek and English. On the second page to the left there is a photo of the person next to which the date and place of birth, sex, and also data about the body that issued the document are indicated.
Biometric passport of Uzbekistan stronglyit differs from old-style documents: the main feature is the availability of a special chip, in which a file containing information about the fingerprints of a person is stored.
Content of the document
All pages are divided into several groups,whose names are indicated in the top corner of each sheet. The first three pages contain the basic information, proving the identity of the person, the subsequent keep no less important data.
From the 4th to the 6th pages there are variousinformation, for example, on the criminal record of a person. The seventh indicates the place of residence, and there is also a seal about the permanent place of residence (residence permit). In case of changing the place of residence on the next page under No. 8 new data are registered.
In the following pages, beginning with the 10th and up tothe last sheet, information on leaving the country, the date of stay in another state, as well as printing from the passport control of airports or stations of other countries, and the Republic of Uzbekistan itself.
Passports: recent changes
The introduction of new passports caused a hugeresonance. Many citizens were against the new decree, especially not to their liking, it fell to those citizens who were in another state. And it is not surprising, because under the new decree each of them was obliged to pass the old passport and issue a new one in the shortest possible time. And in the current situation, when any receipt of documents entails a long bureaucratic process, it would be difficult to formulate a new passport.
The main reason for concerns about new documents is the fact that the biometric passport of Uzbekistan is equipped with allegedly "electronic tricks for spies," namely:
- a special chip, in which there are fingerprints of a person;
- digital photograph of the owner;
- Electronic file, which stores absolutely all the data about a person.
Many believe that these changes allowThe state exercises total control over citizens regardless of their location. However, as experts and experts in this field assure, modern technologies available in biometric passports greatly simplify the process of human identification, and also contribute to improving the work of border control and provide greater security both during travel and in everyday life.
How to get a new passport?
The procedure for obtaining the document assumes that the old passport of Uzbekistan is replaced by a new biometric passport. So, let's look at how this event happens.
Every citizen must personally come to the localbranch of the passport office, write a statement about the desire to issue a new document and pay a state fee for the issuance of a new passport, which is half of the minimum wage (approximately 60,000 soums, equivalent to $ 15). Then, various forms are filled in, and in a specially equipped room, fingerprints are taken and photographs of a person are taken.
All citizens who have reached the age of 16 are required toto issue a new biometric passport, which is valid for up to 10 years. For travel with children under the age of majority, another type is provided - Kinder Passport, it can be issued for both newborns and older children.
Despite the apparent simplicity, the process of obtaining documents can have some difficulties. They will be discussed below.
Features of the procedure
So, the most important thing in the design of the newdocument of the Republic of Uzbekistan - passports - one must be prepared for various kinds of interviews with civil servants. The situation is especially aggravated when a person has been in a different country for a long time. In this case, there may be increased interest from the police or other bodies. The questions of interest relate to the following points: to which country and for what reason did the person leave, what kind of activities did he do there, and why he was so long absent. These activities are conducted in order to protect against extremism, terrorism and other dangerous problems of our time.
When a new passport of Uzbekistan is issued,the timing of its receipt may be different: on average, the finished document is issued within 1 month. After the passport is received, it is necessary to appear at the passport office along with the house book, in which there are records of a person's registration at a certain address. Then a new passport is entered on the seventh or eighth page, the address of the place of residence is entered and the organ that issues the document is stamped. This completes this procedure. However, how to be to those citizens who are outside of Uzbekistan and do not have the opportunity to come to their homeland?
Registration of documents for those who live abroad
For those citizens who are in anothercountry and do not have the opportunity to meet with the replacement of the passport on time, there is a very convenient option to do this while staying outside the Republic of Uzbekistan. Passport (embassy or consulate will consult on various issues) can be issued in any consular department, which is located in the territory of the country in which the person lives.
The procedure for issuing a passport through the embassytakes about 2-3 hours, taking into account the queue and filling out various forms and applications. A ready passport of a citizen of Uzbekistan is issued within 30 working days. Let's look at each clause of the conditions and requirements when replacing the old passport with a biometric one. So, the rules adopted in the embassy:
- The personal presence of the applicant is mandatory.
- You should have your own passport, notarized translation, its copies in the amount of 3 pcs., A photo size of 3x4 in 4 copies.
- A statement addressed to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (passports are not issued without his consent and signature).
- Certificate of birth, his notarized copy.
- Certificate of residence.
- Certificate of marriage, if any.
- For minors (persons who have not reachedage 16 years) is required to appear together with the parent or other legal representative, and it is necessary to add copies of the birth certificates of the father and mother to the package of documents.
- Receipt for payment of state fee, which is 60 US dollars.
All collected documents must be placed in thefolder and handed personally to the employee, who, in turn, must check them for errors. Upon successful completion of all papers, the employee of the consular department accepts the folder and issues a certificate of acceptance of documents for changing the passport. Within one month the citizen receives an e-mail with a request to come and take the finished document.
Penalties for violations
It is not uncommon for people on differentcircumstances do not fit into the time limits for the replacement of passports. In such situations, an administrative fine is provided for the violation of the passport system.
Its size can vary from one to threeThe minimum wage established by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. One such "minimalk" is about 60 thousand soums ($ 20), respectively, the maximum penalty can be up to 180 thousand soums, which is equivalent to $ 60. For many elderly people in the country, this amount seems too large, which is why some pensioners still have not changed the old passport of Uzbekistan to a new one.