Tajikistan Entry Requirements
Tajikistan requires visitors to have a valid passport and visa
Travelers must present their passport and visa upon entry and upon
departure, and in order to check into hotels in Tajikistan.
Depending on the country from which you travel to Tajikistan, visas may
be obtained upon arrival or secured in advance. Travelers must secure
their visa in advance if they are arriving from a country with a Tajik
embassy, but may apply for the visa in the airport if they arrive in
Tajikistan from a country that does not have Tajik consular services.
The following countries have Tajik embassies or
consulates present: Afghanistan, Austria. Belarus, Belgium, China,
Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia,
Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United
Tajik tourist visas may be issued for up to 45 days, and visitors must
leave BEFORE the expiration date of the visa. When applying for a
tourist visa, travelers must submit two separate application forms.
Consular officials will also need to see your travel itinerary, a
photocopy of the passport page containing your biographical
information, and two 3x4 passport photographs. You will not be issued a
visa if your passport is not valid for at least six months beyond your
stay in Tajikistan.
To apply for any type of visa other than a tourist visa, visitors must
provide a letter from the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). With
this letter, visitors are able to apply for their visa when they arrive
at Dushanbe International Airport. In order to secure these letters,
travelers must have the support of a private resident or organization
in Tajikistan. Organizations may apply directly to the MFA for the
visa-support letter, while private residents must first apply to the
Department of Visas and Registration (OVIR) in order to get a
notification letter. Once in possession of the notification letter
(processing for which may take up to 45 days) the private resident may
apply for the visa-support letter from the MFA.
You must obtain a visa registration stamp within the first three days
of your visit to Tajikistan, if you plan to remain in the country for
more than three days. Only tourists who will be staying for less than
30 days need not obtain a stamp. Travelers must register with the MFA,
except for official travelers, journalists, and international
organization employees, who must register with OVIR. Some hotels in
Dushanbe may register their guests, but don't assume this is the case
unless you confirm with your hotel. Travelers may not be permitted to
leave without this stamp.
Visitors who plan to enter the Gorno-Badakshan region must apply for a
permit in advance. This permit is available at Tajik embassies and
consulates, and visitors may also apply to the MFA or OVIR once they
are in Tajikistan. If sponsors are applying for a permit on your
behalf, they should do so at least two weeks before you plan to travel
to the region.
In the event of an emergency, there may be limited routes and
transportation options for leaving Tajikistan. Travelers can maximize
their exit options by having extended visas for countries that provide
regular service in and out of the country.
If you will be staying in Tajikistan for more than 90 days as a visitor
or resident, you must either show proof of negative HIV status or
submit to an HIV test in Tajikistan.
Travelers who will be transiting via Russia on their way to and from
Tajikistan should be aware of Russian visa requirements. Russia
requires travelers to have transit visas, even if they remain in the
airport and never pass through immigration.
For the most current information about entry requirements for Tajikistan, contact the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan
The embassy is located at 1005 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC
20037, and can be reached by telephone at (202) 223-6090.
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The foreign entry requirements listed here were
obtained from foreign embassies or consulates. This information is
subject to change. Verify the data with the consular officials of the
countries you plan to visit well in advance. For further information,
see our embassy list