On arrival in the Republic of Uzbekistan, tourists must fill in customs declaration forms (You may download Passengers customs declaration form here and print in two copies on both sides of paper in A5 (21х15 sm) format and fill). They must be filled, even if you think you have nothing to declare. Customs declaration is filled in two copies by a person who comes of age 16. Children under the age of 16 are entered in the declaration of parents, other relatives or accompanying persons, indicating the degree of kinship, name and year of birth. Writings are made by hand and legibly. Resident or nonresident answers in writing form to all questions of the declaration.
The first copy of the customs declaration is given back to person by inspector. Declaration is retained for the duration of stay in the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is not renewed if you lose it.
Import of foreign currency:
Import of foreign currency on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan is allowed to everybody if it is declared in written form. Foreign cash up to $5000 or its equivalent in other foreign currency is passed to the Republic of Uzbekistan with the obligatory filling of customs declaration form, and foreign currency in cash in excess of the equivalent of $5000 is passed by the customs authorities in the republic with the issue of identity form TC-28.
When importing cash foreign currency in excess of $10000, 1% fee is imposed. Optionally, you can place money on deposit. In this case, you are given the first copy (with stamp) of receipt TC-21.
Export of foreign currency:
Export of foreign currency for non residents is allowed up to the amount, imported into the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the customs declaration. Nonresidents who export in excess of the amounts, indicated in the customs declaration when entering the Republic of Uzbekistan, must have the permission from the Central Bank or authorized banks.
Export of foreign currency for residents is allowed up to $2000. If you want to export from $2000 to $5000, you have to take permission of the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Residents who export more than $5000 USA must also have the permission of the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Residents of the neighboring countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) are allowed free imports of consumer goods if the goods are for personal use and their total cost does not exceed the equivalent of USD 50 . Residents of all other countries are allowed free imports of consumer goods if the goods are for personal use, and their total cost does not exceed the equivalent of USD 1000.
List of items that have a ban on the import into the Republic of Uzbekistan:
- Printed matter, manuscripts, cliché, drawings, photographs, films, negatives, film, video and audio production, recording, aimed at undermining the political and social system, the violation of the territorial integrity, political independence and national sovereignty, propagandizing war, terrorism, violence, national exclusiveness and religious independence, racism and its forms (anti-Semitism, fascism), and pornographic materials; drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors without the permission of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan;
- Rare and endangered species of animals and wild species of medicinal, edible and decorative plants included in the Red Book, without the permission of the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
- Jewelry made of precious metals and precious stones for commercial purposes without a license issued by the Foreign Economic Relations of Uzbekistan (the rate of jewelry import made of precious metals and stones is 5 items weighing less than 30 grams;
- Medicines and medical equipment, without permission of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan; Radio electronic facilities of high-frequency devices without the permission of the Ministry of Communications of Uzbekistan;
- Plant and animal products without permission Sanitary Services;
- Ozone-depleting substances and products containing them, without the permission of the State Committee for Nature Protection of Uzbekistan.
List of items forbidden to export from Uzbekistan:
- Grains: wheat, rye, barley, oats, rice, corn, buckwheat;
- Flour, cereals;
- Livestock, poultry;
- Meat and edible meat offal, edible offal of poultry;
- Antiques (paintings, sculptures, etc.), representing the great artistic, historical, scientific or other cultural value (at the conclusion of the Ministry of Culture and Sports);
- Vegetable oil;
- Raw hides (including non-standard), furs, also astrakhan (including non-standard);
- Breakage and waste products of nonferrous metals;
- Silkworm cocoons suitable for reeling, raw silk (not thrown), silk waste (including cocoons unsuitable for reeling), wastes of cocoon thread and loosened wastes);
- Cultural value created 50 or more years ago;
- Animal, plants, decorative plants included in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
- Works of art and antiques (paintings, sculpture, drawings, porcelain, crystal, leather, ceramics, wood, precious and non-precious stones and metals, art clothing, books, musical instruments, stamps) and other objects of art, scientific or cultural value;