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License to employ foreign workers

The process of obtaining/extending a permit (license) for foreign specialists for employment in Uzbekistan is regulated by the Regulation “On the approval of a single regulation on the procedures for individual documents of a permissive nature through a special electronic system" #№ 86 dated 22 of February 2022 and Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to create favorable conditions for the implementation of labor activity in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan by qualified specialists of foreign states" #ПП-4008 dated 07 of November 2018

Government fees are:

types of permissions (licenses) government fee
for consideration
(by online)
government fee
for the issuance
of a permit
(license)
  for highly qualified*
  foreign specialists
340 000 UZS 340 000 UZS
  for qualified**
  foreign specialists
340 000 UZS 680 000 UZS
  for foreign doctors 340 000 UZS 1 700 000 UZS
  for others specialists 340 000 UZS 10 200 000 UZS

* Highly qualified specialists include the following persons:
1. graduates of higher educational institutions, occupying the first 1 000 positions among higher educational institutions in the ranking of internationally recognized organizations, the list of which is approved by a joint resolution of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education and the State Inspectorate for Supervision of the Quality of Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
2. having at least 5 years of work experience in the declared specialty or specialty by diploma;
3. the conditions of employment in the Republic of Uzbekistan of which imply that they receive a salary (remuneration) in the amount of at least the equivalent of 60 000 USD per year.

Also, highly qualified specialists have the following privileges:
a) have the right to work part-time on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan without obtaining a permit (license) to work part-time;
b) a multiple-entry work visa for highly qualified and qualified specialists is issued for the duration of an employment or civil law contract, but not more than 3 years;
c) the extension of the validity period of work visas issued to highly qualified and qualified specialists is carried out without the need for them to leave the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the duration of an employment or civil law contract, but not more than 3 years in each case;
d) for the duration of an employment or civil law contract, a residence permit is issued to highly qualified specialists and their family members at will;
e) after the early termination of the contract with the employer, highly qualified and qualified specialists have the right to seek a new employer within 30 working days, during which the validity of previously issued permits, visas and residence permits remains;
f) the validity period of the issued permits (licenses) for highly qualified and qualified foreign specialists is, at the request of the applicant, up to 3 years from the date of their issuance, with the possibility of an unlimited number of extensions, but not more than 3 years in each case.

** Qualified specialists include the following persons:
1. having a higher education;
2. having at least 5 years of work experience in the declared specialty or specialty by diploma;
3. the conditions of employment in the Republic of Uzbekistan of which imply that they receive a salary (remuneration) in the amount of at least the equivalent of 30 000 USD per year;

Also, qualified specialists have the following privileges:
a) have the right to work part-time on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan without obtaining a permit (license) for part-time work;
b) a multiple-entry work visa for highly qualified and qualified specialists is issued for the duration of an employment or civil law contract, but not more than 3 years;
c) the extension of the validity period of work visas issued to highly qualified and qualified specialists is carried out without the need for them to leave the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the duration of an employment or civil law contract, but not more than 3 years in each case;
d) after early termination of the contract with the employer, highly qualified and qualified specialists have the right to seek a new employer within 30 working days, during which the validity of previously issued confirmations, visas and residence permits remains;
e) the validity period of the issued permits (licenses) for highly qualified and qualified foreign specialists is, at the request of the applicant, up to 3 years from the date of their issuance, with the possibility of an unlimited number of extensions, but not more than 3 years in each case.

List of documents and information required for obtaining a permit (license) for foreign specialists:

1. a scanned copy of the passport of a foreign specialist (including pages with an entry visa (for citizens of countries with a visa regime ***), previous stamps on entry/exit to/ from the Republic of Uzbekistan);
2. a scanned copy of temporary registration in the Republic of Uzbekistan;
3. a scanned copy of the passport of the CEO of the company;
4. a scanned copy of the company registration certificate;
5. photo of a foreign specialist - 1 pc. (photo size: 3x4 cm.) in electronic format;
6. scanned copy of the diploma of education of a foreign specialist;
7. information for the questionnaire (phone number, e-mail address, total number of employees according to the staffing table, including the number of foreign employees, marital status, education, specialty, work experience in the declared specialty or specialty by diploma, last/current place of work (country, name of organization, position), estimated salary (amount of remuneration) and it's regularity);
8. company details and EDS of the company.

***
a copy of the passport with a visa need to be provided if the citizens of foreign states with which a visa regime has been established. At the same time, it is allowed to accept documents if only the following types of entry visas are available: work visa "E", business visas "B-1" and "B-2", official visa "S-3" or other types of visas provided for compatriots.
 

  The following categories of foreign citizens
do not need to obtain a permit (license) for the right to work:
Basis
1 Citizens who have invested in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the amount of at least 8 500 times the base calculated value established in the Republic of Uzbekistan at the time of investment, in the form of acquisition of shares and shares of business entities, as well as established foreign enterprises. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022 and
the Resolution #ПП-4008 dated 07/11/2018
2 Employees of permanent missions of foreign states, international intergovernmental organizations and representative offices of government organizations accredited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as other persons with diplomatic status. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
3 Specialists involved in work in the field of tourism for up to 3 months, according to the petitions of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
4 Founders/shareholders, including the first heads of enterprise with foreign investment operating or being established on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan (from the date of conclusion of employment contracts with them for the relevant positions), for up to three months. At the same time, before the expiration of three months, these specialists are required to issue an employment permit. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
5 Scientists and cultural workers engaged in labor activities in organizations established on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with interstate agreements. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
6 Students undergoing practical training during the holidays as part of the programs of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
7 Representatives of mass media accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
8 Employees of non-governmental non-profit organizations accredited by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as representative offices and branches of international and foreign non-governmental (non-governmental) non-profit organizations. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
9 Teachers and specialists engaged to work in presidential schools, as well as higher educational institutions of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent city. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
10 Persons who have received a residence permit in the Republic of Uzbekistan. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
11 Specialists of It park resident companies. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
12 Persons for whom international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan have established a different order of employment. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022
13 Employees who work abroad in a remote (online) form. the Regulation #86 dated 22/02/2022 and
the Resolution #ПП-4008 dated 07/11/2018

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Samples of the permit (license) for a foreign employee:


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