I've read that local Police regularly checks foreigners' Uzbek visas in the Tashkent Metro.

Is this true? And what would happen if you didn't have you passport with you? Would you simply be refused entry to the Metro, or would the Police accompany you to the Hotel, or would they outright arrest you and call the hotel to verify one's immigration status?

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    You're probably referring ye regular document check.... – Karlson Jul 4 '16 at 3:09
  • Perhaps @MarkMayo could add his answer? – JonathanReez Jul 4 '16 at 18:18

Local police regularly checks bags at the metro entry, but very rarely they will check visa.

If in such case you do not have a passport with you, no one will ask for bribe as @JonathanReez wrote, that's sounds very funny actually:)) they will verify your status and that is it, might call the hotel or take you to the hotel.

I lived in Tashkent for almost half of a year, used metro and never was asked for my visa, though I know people who very occasionally stopped and asked for documents, they had their documents with them (usually everyone carries their passport if travelling in foreign country), so they were fine.

Just keep you passport with you no matter which foreign country you visit:)

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    What's your ethnicity/outward appearance? It's quite typical in some countries for people who are obviously tourists to get way more hassle, whether from touts or the authorities, than do locals. – Urbana Jul 4 '16 at 17:49
  • Do you speak Russian without an accent? That's a crucial variable in this question. – JonathanReez Jul 4 '16 at 17:50
  • @davidvc I am originally from Germany. – Alex M Jul 4 '16 at 17:58
  • @JonathanReez no, my Russian is not very good. – Alex M Jul 4 '16 at 17:58
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    @Crazydre the official ID card will work fine, sorry for confusion, I meant to have with you any official ID card. – Alex M Jul 5 '16 at 17:24

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