- Overview: Uzbekistan
- Global HR Compliance
- Global PEO and payroll
- Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
- Contractor vs. employee: which is better?
Immigration support for hiring expats in Uzbekistan via PEO
Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.
If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.
Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Uzbekistan or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.
Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.
Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Uzbekistan after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.
Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.
Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.
Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:
- For long-term assignments in Uzbekistan, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
- As an interim solution before incorporating in the country
Hiring and payrolling expats in Uzbekistan
Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Uzbekistan is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.
We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.
If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.
Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.
We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Uzbekistan.
Estimated time for work permit issuance
Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Uzbekistan takes from 2 to 3 months until entry to Uzbekistan, and a further 2 weeks to 1 month before the whole process is completed.
Major steps to get a work permit in Uzbekistan
- Local Labour Market Search
- Work Permit Application
- Visa Invitation Letter(s) Approval
- Visa Application
- Entry to Uzbekistan
- Address Registration
Documents for work permit in Uzbekistan, main applicant
|Copy of Passport Information Page valid for 3 months||Passport must be valid for at least three months after the proposed expiry date of the permit.||One clear copy|
|2x Passport Photographs||3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.||Two originals|
|Profile of Applicant||Basic information on the applicant, their education, the purposes of their arrival to Uzbekistan and their place of work in Uzbekistan, along with a photograph. A template is provided by the legislation – please contact a supplier for a copy.||One original|
|Proof of Work History||Reference letters from previous employers is recommended as proof of experience in the industry.||One clear and translated copy|
|Valid Passport||One original|
|Visa Application Form||Visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant, which can be obtained at http://evisa.mfa.uz/evisa_en/.||One original|
|Visa Application Fee||Payable on collection of visa. The following are the consular fees for visa issuance: a) For single entry visas: · up to 7 days — $40; · up to 15 days — $50; · up to 30 days — $60; · up to 3 months — $80; · up to 6 months — $120; · up to 1 year — $160. Note: For each additional entry the fee shall be increased by $10. b) For multiple entry visas: · up to 6 months — $150; · up to 1 year — $250. In addition to these fees, fees for reimbursement of actual expenses related to the visa issuance (administrative fees) must also be paid. The rates of these fees depend on the place of visa issuance (irrespective of applicant’s citizenship).||One original|
|Lease contract for residence in host country||Signed by all parties. Copy acceptable, but original may be requested at the discretion of the authorities.||One clear copy|
|Proof of Temporary Accommodation||Confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number. Confirmed accommodation if not a hotel, stating name, address and telephone number of the lodging place.||One clear copy|
|HIV Test Results||A medical certificate issued by a local clinic confirming the absence of HIV infection.||One original|
If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Uzbekistan without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.
Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.
Call us for more information about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Uzbekistan.