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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of February 26, 1999 No. UP-2240

About enhancement of passport system of the Republic of Uzbekistan

(as amended on 10-03-2021)

According to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "About nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and for the purpose of enhancement of passport system of the republic, streamlining of entrance and stay in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan foreign citizens and stateless persons:

1. Determine that:

foreign citizens, including citizens of the State Parties of the CIS, persons without citizenship have the right to registration in the place of permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan only in the presence of the residence permit issued in accordance with the established procedure by law-enforcement bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

the citizens of the State Parties of the CIS who are in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan over three days are subject to registration in the place of temporary stay in the place of stay;

the foreign citizens and stateless persons which arrived to the Republic of Uzbekistan according to entrance visas are registered in the place of temporary stay on effective period of the entrance visa.

2. Approve:

Regulations on passport system in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the new edition, according to appendix No. 1;

changes and amendments in the Regulations on procedure for consideration of the questions connected with nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan, approved by the Decree of November 20, 1992 No. UP-500, according to appendix No. 3.

3. Create under Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, and khokimiyats of areas,  except for the Tashkent region the special commissions for consideration of the questions connected with issue of residence permits for foreign citizens including citizens of the State Parties of the CIS, and persons without citizenship, and also their registration in the place of permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Assign management of the specified territorial commissions to the chairman of the board of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, and hokim of areas.

In case of the solution of these questions to the commissions to give special attention to availability of opportunities for provision of housing, work and social guarantees to persons arriving to the Republic of Uzbekistan on the permanent residence.

4. Confer the personal responsibility for strict observance of provisions of passport system, procedure for entrance, departure and stay in the territory of the republic of foreign citizens, including citizens of the State Parties of the CIS, and persons without citizenship on the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Chairman of Service of state security, the Chairman of the board of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, hokim of areas and Tashkent.

5. Ceased to be valid according to the Presidential decree of the Republic of Uzbekistan of 27.09.2020 No. UP-6075

6. To the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, other interested ministries and departments to make in the Cabinet of Ministers offers on the changes and amendments in the legislation following from this Decree in a month.

7. To the Cabinet of Ministers in week time to accept the resolution on implementation of this Decree.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Islam Karimov

Appendix No. 1

to the Presidential decree of the Republic of Uzbekistan of February 26, 1999 No. UP-2240

Regulations on passport system in the Republic of Uzbekistan

I. General provisions

1. The regulations on passport system in the Republic of Uzbekistan regulate procedure for issue of passports and use of them of registration, statements, and also responsibility for violation of rules of passport system.

The list of categories of persons - the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who are subject to permanent registration in the city of Tashkent and the Tashkent region affirms the law.

By the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in certain regions other procedure for registration can be entered.

2. The passport of the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the main document certifying nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the identity of its owner.

All citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who reached 16-year age shall have the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Without the specified passports the military personnel lives. The documents confirming the serviceman's personality are the identity certificate or the military ID issued by command of military units and military organizations.

Foreign citizens and persons without citizenship live in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan according to the documents established by the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Regulations of this provision do not extend to foreign citizens - the staff of the diplomatic, consular and equated to them representations and members of their families which stay in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan is regulated by rules of international law and the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

3. The passport is valid for trip abroad. For the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who are going abroad the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan is drawn up in the procedure established by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

4. The passport of the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan according to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "About nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan" is issued:

- to the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who reached 16-year age

- to persons who constantly lived in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the time of entry into force of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "About nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan";

- to persons who acquired nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan according to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "About nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan".

5. The passport of the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan is issued by law-enforcement bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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