On February 1, 2010, biometric passports were introduced in Tajikistan. Approximately 100,000 blank biometric passports, including 20,000 blank diplomatic biometric passports, 20,000 blank service biometric passports and 60,000 blank ordinary biometric passports were printed. The chip and antenna are not easily visually recognizable, but their presence is indicated using the ICAO biometric passport symbol at the bottom of the front cover.
Pre-biometric Tajik passport covers are blue with the words Republic of Tajikistan inscribed on top of the booklet in Tajik language and also inscribed in English at the bottom. The Tajik coat of arms is emblazoned in the center of the cover page, followed on the bottom by the inscription of the word "PASSPORT" in Tajik and English.