Visa policy of Tajikistan

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Tajikistan Visa with entry (top) and exit stamps inside a Singapore passport

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 or (at Dushanbe airport) a visa on arrival.[1]

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Visa policy of Tajikistan

Visa exemption[edit]

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Nationals of the following 10 nations are not required to obtain a visa for Tajikistan:[2]

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$50 prior to arrival for a maximum stay of 45 days within 90 days:[9][10]

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).[11]

Visa on arrival according to IATA[edit]

According to information provided by IATA, nationals of the following can obtain a visa on arrival at Dushanbe Airport for a maximum stay of 45 days:[12] Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, United Arab Emirates, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.

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]

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[20]
2018
Increase More 2,000,000[21]
Country 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
 Uzbekistan Increase 1,661,928[22] Increase 254,481[23] Increase 219,255[24] Decrease 158,928[25]
170,299[26]
 Russia Increase 143,607[27] Increase 142,078[28]
132,808[28]
Flag of the United Nations.svg Other
No data

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Timatic
  3. ^ [1]
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  21. ^ Approximate numbers
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