In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 92 of February 27, 1999, foreign citizens can purchase a residential property within Uzbekistan only if they have a residence permit (RP). Moreover, the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of February 15, 2018 No. 123 defines certain conditions that should be followed while executing such a transaction:
Foreign citizens and non-residents of Uzbekistan have to pay higher fees for notarizing deals on purchase of residential property in new buildings than citizens of Uzbekistan. The state fee for foreigners is 10% from the contract price.
A basis for obtaining RP is the permission for permanent residence. The permission is granted by local internal affairs authorities at the place of temporary residence of a foreign citizen. To obtain the permission for permanent residence, a foreign citizen (applicant) shall submit the following documents:
The application along with all the accompanying documents shall be considered by the internal affairs authorities within the period of no more than 1 month.
In case where the permit for permanent residence has been successfully received, a foreign citizen can proceed with an application for RP. The procedure for issuing RP for foreign citizens with permanent residence is defined in the Annex 2 to the Presidential Decree of 26 February 1999 No. 2240. As per the Decree No. 2240, in order to receive RP, an applicant, a foreign citizen, shall prepare and submit the following documents to the local office of the internal affairs authorities at his/her place of permanent residence in Uzbekistan:
The application shall be considered for a period of no more than 15 days.
RP is issued for the period of 5 years, but shall not exceed the validity period of the foreign citizen’s passport.
 As of December 14, 2018, the minimum monthly wage is UZS 202,730.00 that is approximately USD 25.