The Uzbek Administrative Code (art 223) was amended with new penalties for violation of the passport regime in Uzbekistan:

-living without valid passport or without temporary or permanent registration or willful damaging of passport – penalty is 3 minimal wages (instead of 1 mw as before)

-persons found guilty in letting residents living without temporary or permanent registration or without valid passports are subject to a penalty of 10 minimum wages

-hiring at job of persons without valid passports or without temporary or permanent registration – penalty is 10 minimum wages

-for illegal use or confiscation of passports – the penalty is 10-15 minimum wages