Drone Laws in Uzbekistan

Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in the Republic of Uzbekistan

Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) under The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan


UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in Uzbekistan

The Uzbekistan agency responsible for drone safety, CAA, has provided several internet-accessible details on flying for fun or work. The highlights are enumerated below. For more details go to the link above.

Are drones allowed in Uzbekistan?

Drone operations are only allowed for governmental use in Uzbekistan under strict regulations administered by the CAA. Aircraft models and toy models of aircraft may be operated under less stringent rules. Read on for more details.

Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Uzbekistan:

Pursuant to Cabinet of Ministers Decision № 322 of 26.11. 2014y. the import into the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan (RUz) and the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the airspace of the Republic of Uzbekistan is permitted only on the basis of a separate decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Such permission can be obtained only by a legal entity and only for carrying out departmental tasks. Provision of services, on a reimbursable and free of charge basis, to third-party organizations, including individuals, is prohibited.

Further, with such permission from the Government of the RUz, the applicant must obtain, in accordance with the established procedure, the permission of the authorized body (Mininfokom) to use electronic equipment equipped with a UAV.

If all the above permits are available, the applicant is obliged to submit an application to the Agency for registration and admission to operate the UAV in accordance with the “Regulation on the Procedure for the Operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civil and State Aviation of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” approved by Cabinet of Ministers Decision № 287 of 31 August 2016y.

After registration and obtaining the permit to operate the UAV, the applicant can start operating the UAV with the authorization from the EU authorities of the UIVP to use the airspace of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The procedure for submitting applications and issuing permits for the use of the airspace of the Republic of Uzbekistan by unmanned aerial vehicles is carried out in accordance with Annex № 7 to the Regulation on the Procedure for the Operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civil and State Aviation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

These requirements do not apply to aircraft models and toy models of aircraft.

Toy models of aircraft can be used without passing the above procedures and permits for the use of airspace. Flights of toy models of aircraft are carried out at an altitude of up to 50 meters, not closer than 150 meters from the lanes of air approaches of airfields, at a safe distance from people and with constant visual contact with the aircraft.

The flights of models of aircraft (model aircraft) intended for holding training, sporting, cultural and educational events, development of technical creativity are carried out only in special zones of flights of aircraft according to the Provision on use of airspace of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Permits allowed for UAV use in Uzbekistan

Please note that Uzbekistan has only permitted state agencies or national companies for UAV operations to date.

  1. State Unitary Enterprise «UZGASHKLITI»
  2. National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan
  3. Principle Scientific-Production department for the preservation and utilization of objects of cultural heritage
  4. State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadaster State Unitary enterprise «Geoinformkadastr»
  5. Holding company «Uzbekoziqovqatholding»
  6. State Unitary Enterprise «Geoinnovative Center» The state committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on land resources, Geodesy, Cartography, and The state Cadastre
  7. State Committee on Forestry of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  8. State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources
  9. Media Center “Ziye” at the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan
  10. Council of Farmers, Dehkan Farms and Landowners of Uzbekistan
  11. Association of the organization for the production and processing of licorice and other medicinal plants
  12. State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Ecology and Environmental Protection
  13. On approval of the concept of environmental protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030
  14. State Enterprise “Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine”

Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in Uzbekistan

Check with the CAA if your UAV meets the current definition of Toy models of aircraft.

Toy models of aircraft can be used without passing the above procedures and permits for the use of airspace. Flights of toy models of aircraft are carried out at an altitude of up to 50 meters, not closer than 150 meters from the lanes of air approaches of airfields, at a safe distance from people and with constant visual contact with the aircraft.

The flights of models of aircraft (model aircraft) intended for holding training, sporting, cultural and educational events, development of technical creativity are carried out only in special zones of flights of aircraft according to the Provision on use of airspace of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

See general rules above.


Notes for Commercial Drone Services operations in Uzbekistan

Check with the CAA if your operation can fall within the allowable agencies allowed, or are similar.

See general rules above.


Useful published information on flying drones in Uzbekistan

Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in Uzbekistan…

NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model aircraft, toy aircraft, Remote controlled aircraft, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.


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