Visa policy of Tajikistan

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Visitors to Tajikistan must obtain a visa from one of the Tajikistan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible for an electronic visa.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Tajikistan

Visa exemption[edit]

Tajikistan introduced an unilateral 30-day visa waiver for 53 countries on 1 January 2022.[2] Consequently, citizens of the following 62 countries can visit Tajikistan without a visa for stays up to the duration listed below:[1]

Unlimited stay
90 days
30 days

Nationals of China holding passports for public affairs do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Brunei, China, Hungary, India, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Romania, South Korea, Turkey and holders of diplomatic passports only of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan do not require a visa for Tajikistan.[6]

Visa waiver agreement for diplomatic passports was signed with Jordan in 2017 and it is yet to come into force.[7]

eVisa[edit]

Tajikistan launched an E-visa system on 1 June 2016.[8] The E-visa can be used at any border crossing, and is granted for tourism and business. Along with an eVisa visitors may obtain a permit to visit the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region for US$20.

Holders of passports of the following 121 countries or territories can obtain a single or multiple entry e-Visa online for US$30 prior to arrival for a maximum stay of 60 days within 90 days:[9][10][11]

Stateless persons who were citizens of Tajikistan can also obtain an eVisa.

Electronic visa application[edit]

Citizens of all countries may apply for a visa online. An approved visa can be received in a consular establishment of Tajikistan abroad or at the airport in Dushanbe (a necessary option should be selected when filling in an application).[12]

Gorno-Badakhshan[edit]

Special permits are required to visit the regions within the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province. OVIR permit required (15+5 Tajikistani Somoni) and another special permit (free of charge) is required for Lake Sarez.[13][14]

Admission refused or confirmation required[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Year Visitors
1992—1996 No data
1997 Increase 2,100[15]
1998 Increase 3,200[15]
1999 Increase 3,500[15]
2000 Increase 7,700[15]
2001 Decrease 5,200[15]
2002—2007 No data
2008 Increase 325,000[15]
2009 Decrease 207,000[15]
2010 Decrease 160,000[16]
2011 Increase 183,000[17]
2012 Increase 244,000[18]
2013 Decrease 208,000[15]
2014 Increase 213,700[15]
2015 Increase 463,700[18]
2016 Decrease 325,000[19]
2017 Increase 430,900[citation needed]
2018 Increase More 1,155,000[20]
2019 Increase More 1,320,000[citation needed]
Country 2019[citation needed] 2017 2016 2015 2014
 Uzbekistan Increase 853,634 Increase 733,153 Increase 254,481[21] Increase 219,255[22] Decrease 158,928[23] 170,299[24]
 Russia Increase 212,062 Increase 157,910
 Kyrgyzstan Increase 116,277 68,788
 Afghanistan Increase 22,856 8,827
 Kazakhstan Increase 20,930 13,933
 China Increase 20,200 8,059
 USA Increase 6,631 3,418
 Turkey Increase 6,607 4,075
 Germany Increase 3,987 2,256
 India Increase 3,808 1,038
 Ukraine Increase 3,427 1,613
 United Kingdom Increase 2,533 1,440
 Belarus Increase 2,459 1,979
 Turkmenistan Increase 2,341 1,257
 France Increase 2,015 1,252
 Italy Increase 1,899 644
 Japan Increase 1,814 565
 Moldova Increase 1,562 1,010
 South Korea Increase 1,561 715
 Canada Increase 1,470 768
Flag of the United Nations.svg Other countries Increase More 50,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Таджикистан вводит односторонний безвизовый режим для граждан 52 стран". 9 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  3. ^ https://regnum.ru/news/2393646.html
  4. ^ "Соглашение между Правительством Республики Узбекистан и Правительством Республики Таджикистан О ВЗАИМНЫХ ПОЕЗДКАХ ГРАЖДАН" [Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual travel of citizens] (in Russian). Center for Legal Support under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 16 May 2000. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ ""Таджикистан и Узбекистан могут отменить визы уже в 2018 году"" [Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can cancel visas already in 2018] (in Russian). REGNUM News Agency. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Визовый режим с иностранными государствами". www.consular.tj. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Таджикистан и Иордания подписали 11 новых документов о сотрудничестве". 11 December 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Tajikistan e-Visa". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
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  10. ^ "Вазорати корҳои хориҷии Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон". mfa.tj. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.tourmag.com/Tadjikistan-Du-nouveau-concernant-le-visa-electronique_a102640.html
  12. ^ "Tajikistan Visa Electronic Application Center". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  13. ^ Robert, Middleton. "Visas and permits". Pamirs. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  14. ^ "GBAO permit for Pamir travel". Caravanistan. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
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  17. ^ "Таджикистан в прошлом году посетило 183 тыс. туристов". news.tj. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Таджикистан в 2015 году посетило рекордное количество иностранных туристов". musavat.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Таджикистан в 2017-м посетило туристов на 25,4% больше прошлогоднего". tajikta.tj. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  20. ^ Таджикистан в 2018 году посетили свыше 1,1 млн. иностранных туристов
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  24. ^ "Распределение по странам числа граждан Республики Узбекистан, выехавших из Республики Узбекистан в 2014 году". stat.uz. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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