In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, additional categories of non-electronic entrance visas have been issued for certain groups of foreign citizens visiting Uzbekistan. Accordingly, the following new types of visas will be introduced:
"Vatandosh" - a two-year visa issued on the basis of invitation for former Uzbek citizens and for their family members by their relatives who are considered to be nationals of Uzbekistan;
"Student visa" - is a one-year visa for foreign students enrolled in educational institutions in Uzbekistan. This visa is issued on the basis of the application of ministries of education, departments and organizations of the Republic;
"Academic visa" - is issued for foreigners who wish to pursue scientific research and education in Uzbekistan for a period of 3 months to 2 years, at the request of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, research institutions and higher education institutions;
"Medical visa" - a visa for up to 3 months for citizens of foreign countries who visit Uzbekistan on the basis of the invitation of the treatment-and-prophylactic institutions.
"Pilgrim visa" - is a pilgrimage visa issued for a period of up to 2 months for foreign citizens to study the cultural – historical and religious-spiritual heritage and traditions of Uzbekistan at the request of entities engaged in tourism activity and the Committee on Religious Affairs under the Cabinet of Ministers.