The currency of Uzbekistan. Currency code (UZS)
The national currency of Uzbekistan is sum (also som, soum) and tiyin. This currency has been put into circulation in Uzbekistan since 1994 and today is the only means of payment. In circulation, there are banknotes of the following value: 100,200,500, 1000, and 5000 sums. All the banknotes differ in color. It is mainly cultural and historical monuments of Uzbekistan are depicted on the notes. The entire banknotes circle, but the bills up to 100 sums and the coins are not used.
Since 2004 Uzbek sum (UZS) has been a convertible currency. Currency exchange offices are located in the airport, hotels, the markets, banks, and district visa and registration offices (at passport departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs). The majority of currency exchange offices in the city accept euros and US dollars. Other currencies can be exchanged only in those exchange offices, which are located in banks. In hotels, currency exchange offices are opened 24 hours, seven days a week. Others usually open at 9 a.m., but their working day is already over at 3.30 or 4 p.m. Not all of them work on weekends and not all the time. Possible problems: the insufficient amount of national currency in the exchange office or a long queue if it is situated in a busy place, for example, on the market. In the city, mostly near markets, there are places where you can find individuals who offer currency exchange on a personal basis from early morning till late night. It would help if you kept in mind that these actions are illegal and imply criminal responsibility. Both buyer and seller of currency are accountable for this transaction.