From the beginning of next year, Uzbek citizens will be able to obtain an ID-card and an international passport through the Migration and Citizenship Departments of the district (city) DIA, as well as through the Public Service Centers. This innovation is reflected in the decree “On measures to improve the infrastructure of public services and expand access to public services,” signed by Shavkat Mirziyoyev on July 24.
According to the document, from January 1, 2022, Registration and issuance of ID-cards of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the Republic of Uzbekistan and biometric passports of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad, including through the Public Service Centers. The proposal was put forward by the Ministries of Justice, Finance, ICT and Economic Development and Poverty Reduction.
In addition, from December 1, 2021:
- citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan permanently residing abroad, as well as foreign individuals, legal entities and stateless persons will have the opportunity to use e-government services through the issuance of electronic digital signature key certificates by diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
- for foreign citizens and stateless persons not permanently residing in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the personal identification number of an individual will be carried out in a simplified manner in the district (city) migration and citizenship offices and public service centers;
- payments in the national currency for the issuance of duplicates of licenses, permits, certificates and other permits will be set in the amount of up to 10% of the BCA (except for cases when the legislation does not stipulate payments or less than 10% of the BCA). In this case, no fee is charged for the issuance of duplicates of licenses, permits, certificates and other permitting documents with a QR-code.