The Republic of Uzbekistan, with its rich cultural heritage and economic potential, attracts the attention of many foreign citizens from around the world as a destination for migration. In this article, we will cover the crucial stages of obtaining a residence permit in Uzbekistan and provide advice on effectively completing this process.
A residence permit for foreigners and stateless individuals in the Republic of Uzbekistan is an identification confirming their right to reside permanently in the country until the end of the specified period. The holder of a residence permit enjoys all the privileges available to the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, except for political rights such as participation in elections and referendums.
The legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan defines a list of individuals eligible to obtain a residence permit. This includes foreign citizens and stateless individuals permanently residing in the territory of Uzbekistan (upon reaching the age of 16), as well as those granted permission for permanent residence in the country or those who permanently reside in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan but do not hold citizenship. Additionally, citizens of certain countries may be granted a residence permit upon acquiring real estate in various regions of Uzbekistan:
- In the Tashkent region and the city of Tashkent – for an amount equivalent to at least 300,000 US dollars;
- In the Samarkand, Bukhara, Namangan, Andijan, Fergana, and Khorezm regions – for an amount equivalent to at least 200,000 US dollars;
- In the Republic of Karakalpakstan and other regions of the republic – for an amount equivalent to at least 100,000 US dollars.
Foreign citizens and stateless individuals with permanent registration in the Republic of Uzbekistan, seeking to obtain a residence permit, shall submit a set of documents to the Migration and Citizenship Department (at the location of the foreign citizen and their residence in the Republic of Uzbekistan). This set of documents includes a duly filled application form, birth certificate, national passport of a foreign citizen, photographs, and other relevant documents. The processing and issuance of a permanent residence permit to foreign citizens and stateless individuals take 68 working days. The residence permit in the Republic of Uzbekistan is issued for a period of up to 5 years, and for individuals over 60 years of age, it is issued for 10 years.
Black Swan Consulting is ready to provide legal consultations and services to foreign citizens seeking to obtain a residence permit in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Our team will provide comprehensive support throughout this important process. We will prepare the necessary documents, provide consultations on requirements and timelines, and ensure effective negotiations with the relevant authorities. Together, we will make your path to obtaining a residence permit as smooth and efficient as possible.