VISAS & EMBASSIES
Any person travelling to Tajikistan is required to posses passport or equivalent document and valid entrance visa (except for the citizens of some former USSR countries), issued by the competent authorities Republic of Tajikistan represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its offices abroad (embassies and councils). Passport should be valid for at least 6 months after date of departure and with at least two free blank pages
A letter of invitation (or Confirmation of invitation) is necessary for visits to Tajikistan for most of the visa’s type. You must obtain this before you apply for your visa.
For obtaining Tourist visa (Т)
It is needed to submit the Letter of relevant licensed tourist company of the country origin with indication of the purpose of entry, itinerary and term of stay in the Republic of Tajikistan. In the case of Individual tourist visa application - It is needed to submit the Letter of request signed by applicant, addressed to Consular Section with description of tourist itinerary, copies of proof travel documents and contact person's information etc. It can be issued up to 45 days.
Tajikistan issues visas upon arrival at the Dushanbe airport, or second option for obtaining your visa - at a Tajik Embassy (Council). Tajik visas cannot be obtained at land borders, so if you are arriving overland you must obtain your visa in advance from an embassy.
When you arrive at the Dushanbe International Airport, go to the consular bureau before you clear passport control. You will need to present your valid passport, filled-in visa application form, appropriate visa fee. Fees for visas vary according to the visa type. You should also carry two passport-size color photographs. Depending on what flight you arrive on, you may have to queue to get your visa.
There are some possible options obtaining your visa at a Tajik Embassy (Council):
- Apply in person visiting the Tajik embassy in your country or in a country near you;
- Apply to a Tajik embassy by post;
- Apply in the Tajik embassy in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Ashgabad (Turkmenistan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) or Tashkent (Uzbekistan) if you are in Central Asia before you cross the Tajik border.
The following documents should be submitted in order to obtain visa:
- Fully completed visa application form. Please, note that the answers to question # 14 on the visa application will be reflected in the issued visa;
- One passport size photo;
- Valid passport. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure;
- Copy of the passport (main page);
- Copy of invitation (Confirmation of invitation) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan or Ministry of Interior or Tajik travel agent (for the “Tourist” type of visa). This permission is issued on the basis of a local company’s or individual invitation or a visa request;
- Cover letter of request from your organization or travel agency. Embassy reserves the right to request for additional documents;
- A money order or company check payable to the Embassy for visa processing;
- In case of applying by mail, applicants should enclose a completely-addressed stamped return envelope or prepaid waybill, bearing the account number and showing themselves as both shipper and recipient regardless of delivery address;
- The foreign citizens who are going to stay in Tajikistan for more than three months except for the visa categories; “diplomatic”, “official”, “investment” and “humanitarian” require a certificate from the medical institutions to prove that they are not infected with HIV/AIDS.
Please check with the embassies what their normal procedure is for postal applications.
Issued visas are non-refundable.
All applicants are required to pay the visa fee, except the holders of diplomatic and UN passports, members of official governmental delegations, MFA's staff traveling for official purposes or in case of special permission issued by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan as well as persons accompanying aid and humanitarian cargo to Tajikistan.
The payment for the visa is non-refundable, regardless of the Consulate decision to issue or deny the application.
Passport holders of below listed countries have right to get Tajik visa on the simplified procedure basis.
It can be obtained more quickly than before (with presence of all necessary documents in the course of 3-5 business days).
In some embassies in case of processing express visa from 24 to 48 hours, applicant must pay double price irrespective of the category of visa.
Issuance of Tajik Visa at the Dushanbe International Airport
General requirements for visa obtaining at the Dushanbe airport are the same as it mentioned before.
At the Dushanbe airport all visa categories are issued up to 45 days.
It is not possible to obtain a Tajik visa at a land border crossing.
List of the countries the citizens of which have a right to get visas in the simplified order.
- Persons without citizenship, former citizens of Republic of Tajikistan.
If visitors plan a longer stay after arriving in the country than indicated in his (her) visa they may apply for the longer visa at the Procedure of visa's extension and visa restoration
Once you arrive in Tajikistan visa extensions can only be applied for at (and made by) Consular Department of the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
34, Pushkin St., Dushanbe
ph: +992/37/221-15-60, 221-04-70
Foreign citizen must apply for extension of visa 20 working days before the expiration visa's term validity. In case of expiration visa's term validity on the applicant's blame, he is involved to administrative liability in accordance with legal-normative acts of Tajikistan
The extension of visa's term validity is allowed with holding of the same category visa
The extension of visa's term validity is considered for 10 working days from the date of document's submission
In case of technical damage of foreign citizen's visa, which is impossible for further use or loss, visa must be restored after check and fact acknowledgement of its issuance
The restoration of visa is realized by Consular Department of MFA of Tajikistan or by consular sections of Embassies of Tajikistan in abroad on the base of written letter of foreign citizen or letter from organization under which invitation, foreign citizen is arrived or is intended to arrive to Tajikistan
In a case if foreign citizen having valid visa obtains new national passport, but previous passport is cancelled, the visa can be restored in a new passport on the base of written letter of that foreign citizen
For any additional information about the visa procedure please contact embassies
TRAVELERS MAY APPLY FOR VISAS AT TAJIK EMBASSIES IN:
Vazir Akbarkhon Street, Rayon Saraki-10, # 3,
tel: + 93/230-03-92, + 93/210-10-80,
mobile: 070 28 57 08,
fax: + 93/230-03-92,
e-mail: Fmakhkamov@tojikiston.com or email@example.com
Consular in Kunduz
19/15 Navoboti Khojamashkhad;
tel: + 93/79/826-58-72,
Consular in Mazari Sharif
tel: + 93/70/51-92-88, + 93/79/920-93-30,
Consular in Fayzabad
tel: + 93/79/326-72-45,
Avenue de Saxe 40, 75007 Paris (zero),
ph: +33/78/178-56-44, +33/78/156-27-79
Nievoron Square. 3 Shahid Zeinal Street, # 10, Tehran,
tel: + 98/21/222-995-84, 228-092-49, 228-346-50,
fax: + 98/21/228-092-99
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Mikrorayon Chubary, 15 Marsovaya Street, Astana,
tel: + 7/717/24-13-15, 24-09-29,
fax: + 7/717/24-13-15, 24-09-29
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Consular in Almaaty - Baganashyl Settlement, 16 Sanatornaya Street,
tel: + 7/727/69-70-59,
fax: + 7/727/69-70-59
tel.: +974/44/20-44-44 (доб. 817), +974/33/45-71-95,
13 Granatny Pereulok, 103001- Moscow,
tel: + 7/495/290-41-86, 290-38-46, 290-14-47, 291-46-57,
fax: + 7/495/291-89-98
Consular in Moscow 19 Skaterny Pereulok, 121069-Moscow,
tel: + 7/495/690-57-36, 690-06-09
General consular in Ekaterinburg 2а Grajdanskaya Street, 620107-Ekaterinburg,
tel: + 7/343/370-23-60, 370-23-89
General consular un Ufa 149 Curiupa Street,
tel: + 7/347/276-52-96
Al Worood Quarter,.Ibn Al Mouter Houkmi Street, Aloroba Road, 365945 Riyadh 11393,
tel/fax: +966/1/205-47-08, 205-47-09,
Ferit Recai ERTUGRUL, Caddesi # 20, Diplomatik Site, ORAN-Ankara
tel: + 90/312/491-16-07, 491-17-08,
fax: + 90/312/491-16-03
General consular in Istanbul - Sennlikoy Mah. Billur Sokak 16, Florya, Istanbul,
tel: + 90/0212/426-50-52, 426-50-54
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
5, 4С Street, microdistrict Safa-Dubai,
tel: + 971 /4/394-58-10/14/15,
fax: + 971/4/394-58-12