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Tajikistan Visa

Tajikistan Visa Information:
Tajikistan is a newly independent state on the southern tip of Central Asia. Beautiful and remote, Tajikistan has much to offer to the mountaineer, the hiker and the independent traveller in search of remote locations and unusual cultural experience. There are opportunities for alpine mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, horse or camel riding, historical exploration, cultural experiences or simply relaxing among dramatic mountains and lakes.
  1. Non-visa regime of entrance

Within the framework of the bilateral and multilateral agreements of the Republic of Tajikistan the non-visa regime of entrance on the certain kinds of the passports is defined to the citizens of the following countries:

1. Afghanistan - with diplomatic passports within 30 days 2. Armenia - with all kind of passports 3. Azerbaijan - with all kind of passports 4. Belarus - with all kind of passports 5. Georgia - with all kind of passports 6. Kazakhstan - with all kind of passports 7. Kyrgyzstan - with all kind of passports 8. Moldova - with all kind of passports 9. Russian Federation - with all kind of passports 10. Mongolia - with all kind of passports, for the term of up to 3 months 11. Northern Korea - with service and diplomatic passports 12. China - with diplomatic, service passports, and also with the passports of service purpose(assignment) (with a mark "service") - about 30 days 13. Hungary - with diplomatic and service passports - about three months 14. Romania - with diplomatic and service passports - about three months 15. India - with diplomatic and service passports - about 90 days 16. Iran -with diplomatic and service passports - about 30 days 17. Turkmenistan - with diplomatic and service passports - about 30 days 18. Ukraine - with all kind of the, about 90 days 19. Uzbekistan - with diplomatic passports

2. Visa regime of entrance and necessary procedures

- According to the current legislation the foreign citizens should present on border passport and valid visa for the entry to the Republic of Tajikistan. - The visa is a document confirming the right of the owner of the visa on crossing state border. The visa is made out in the form of sticker (spine), which is attached in the passport, travel card or other document of the person entering the country. Visa allows the foreign citizens to cross the state border if visa regime is applied and all appropriate requirements for transit and entrance are implemented by the foreigners.

3. Authority on issue of visa

- Visa on entry the Republic of Tajikistan (entrance), and departure from the Republic of Tajikistan (entrance - exit visas), visas on departure from the Republic of Tajikistan and entrance Republic of Tajikistan (exit - entrance visas), visa on departure from the Republic of Tajikistan, transit visas of the Republic of Tajikistan to the foreign citizens are issued by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan , its branches in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan in posts of crossing the border of the Republic of Tajikistan, and as well as by the consulates of the Diplomatic representations and consular offices of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad. According to Rules of issue of entrance and exit visas of the Republic of Tajikistan which has been approved by the Decision of Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on July 4, 2006., ? 306, Consular Offices of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad and Consular bureau of Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan at the airport of Dushanbe issue visas to the foreign citizens for the period of up to 45 days. The visas for the term of more than 45 days are issued by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. - The Officials of Diplomatic Representations, Consular offices of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad and Consular bureau of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan should explain the foreign citizens the current "Rules of stay of the foreign citizens in the Republic of Tajikistan ".

4. Types of visa

The visas are issued in the form of sticker for one entry, double entry, three entry or multiple entry of the Republic of Tajikistan for the term of till three years, depending on the purpose of stay in the territory of the republic and are divided into the following types: A) Transit visa The present visa permits the foreigners, who are traveling for the one of the third country to other third country, i.e to cross by transit the territory of the country, which was issued such kind of visa. This kind of visa can be issued for one, two and in some cases for several transits through the country, if the period of each stay does not exceed three days (72 hours). ?) Entrance - exit visas Diplomatic visa - is issued to the employees of foreign bodies of external relations, members of official delegations, employees of diplomatic representations and consular offices, employees and experts of the international organizations having diplomatic immunities and privileges, and also to the members of their families having the diplomatic passports; Service visa - is issued to the foreign citizens from among of service employees of external political departments of the foreign states and official state delegations of foreign countries, employees of the international organizations, representatives of foreign mass media, employees of the international bank offices and financial institutions, residing in the Republic of Tajikistan by the invitation of foreign diplomatic international organizations, having state registration or by the invitation of the ministries and departments of the Republic of Tajikistan, traveling by service purposes; Business visa is issued to the foreign citizens traveling to the Republic of Tajikistan with the business purposes (for participation in negotiations, forums etc.), investors, chiefs and representatives of an administrative level of the foreign companies, working in the Republic of Tajikistan or having the plans on realization of the business projects in the Republic of Tajikistan; Work visa - is issued to the foreign citizens from among of the personnel of the companies, firms, joint ventures and other organizations irrespective of the patterns of ownership staying in the Republic of Tajikistan for implementing of work activity on the basis of quotas established by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan; Tourist visa - is issued to the foreign citizens staying in the Republic of Tajikistan with the purposes of tourism; Student visa - is issued to the foreign citizens arriving in the Republic of Tajikistan to study at educational institutions of the Republic of Tajikistan, for educating, scientific practice, post-graduate education or for degree of doctor in research institutes of the Republic of Tajikistan; Private visa - is issued to the foreign citizens arriving in the Republic of Tajikistan for private business; All specified types of the visas are issued by the diplomatic representations and consular offices of the Republic of Tajikistan, for the period of 45 days B) Exit visa This type of the visa is issued to the foreign citizens and stateless persons staying on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan in case of absence of working visa with the purpose of departure from its territory. The exit visa is issued for the term of from 3 up to 15 days.

5. Issue of visa at the airport of Dushanbe

According to the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan from April 3 2006 r, ? 134 " About measures on provision of the simplified order of registration and issue of visa to the citizens of a number of foreign countries "the citizens of the following 68 countries have the right to obtain the entry - exit visas for the duration up to 45 days at the Consular Bureau of Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan at the airport of Dushanbe;

1. Commonwealth of Australia 2. Republic of Austria 3. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria 4. Arab Republic of Egypt 5. Argentine Republic 6. Republic of Bulgaria 7. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 8. Republic of Hungary 9. Socialist Republic of Vietnam 10. Brunei - Darussalam 11. State of Israel 12. Hellenic Republic 13. People's Republic of Chine 14. Republic of India 15. Ireland 16. Islamic Republic of Iran 17. Islamic Republic of Pakistan 18. Republic of Iceland 19. Italian Republic 2O.Canada 21. State of Qatar 22. Republic of Cyprus 23. Kingdom of Bahrain 24. Kingdom of Belgium 25. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordanian 26. Kingdom of Denmark 27. Kingdom of Spain 28. Kingdom of Morocco 29. Kingdom of the Netherlands 30. Kingdom of Norway 31 .Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 32. Kingdom of Sweden 33. State of Kuwait 34. Republic of Latvia 35. Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 36. Republic of Lithuania 37. Republic of Lebanese 38. Malaysia 39. Republic of Malta 40. United Mexican States 41. New Zealand 42. United Arabian Emirates 43. Sultanate of Oman 44. Republic of Poland 45. Portuguese Republic 46. Republic of Korea 47. Republic of Indonesia 48. Republic of Croatia 49. Romania 50. Republic of Singapore 51. Syrian Arab Republic 52. Slovak Republic 53. Republic of Slovenia 54. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 55. United States of America 56. Kingdom of Thailand 57. Republic of Turkey 58. Tunisian Republic 59. Federative Republic of Brazil 60. Federal Republic of Germany 61. Republic of the Philippines 62. Republic of Finland 63. French Republic 64. Czech Republic 65. Swiss Confederation 66. Republic of Estonia 67. Republic of South Africa 68. Japan

The same procedures of obtaining visa is used in a Consular Bureau of Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the airport of Dushanbe as at the Consular Offices of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad are applied. The foreign citizens, who arrive should have 2 photo size 3,5 X 4,5, which should be pasted in a filled visa application form.

6. The documents necessary for obtaining visas

For obtaining of visa the following documents should be presented to the Consular Department of the Republic of Tajikistan: a) For obtaining of diplomatic visa - verbal note of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic representations or consular offices of foreign states or representations of the international organizations requesting a certain kind of visa to the foreign citizen, with indication of purpose of entrance and duration of stay in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan; b) For obtaining of service visa - verbal note of the ministries of foreign affairs, diplomatic representations or consular offices of foreign states or representations of the international organizations, bank and financial institutions, or letters of the invitation from the ministries and departments of the Republic of Tajikistan for issuing visa to the foreign citizen, where they should indicate the purpose of entrance and duration of stay in territory of the Republic of Tajikistan; c) For obtaining of business visa - application from the juridical persons, and also from the representations of foreign commercial organizations which are legally registered in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, with indication of the purpose of entrance and duration of stay in territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, and also confirmation of investment activity by the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan; d) For obtaining of work visa - application from inviting organization for issuing visa, with indication of purpose of entrance and duration of stay in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, copy of the license on hiring of foreign labor with the further representation of copy of the labor contract (agreement); e) For obtaining of tourist visa - application of tourist organizations, which have the license for of conducting of tourist activity of a category "A" in the Republic of Tajikistan for issuing visa, with indication of the purpose of entrance, route of movement and duration of stay in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan; f) For obtaining of student visa - application for issuing visa from the educational and scientific institutions having state registration, with indication of the purpose of entrance and duration of stay of the foreign citizen in territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, extract from the order of an educational or scientific institution on entering of a foreign citizen on study (training, practice), in an educational institution, for post-graduate study or for degree of doctor. g) For obtaining of private visa - application of inviting person for issue of visa with indication of the purpose of visit, and also confirmation of a Department of registration and passport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan; • Note: the inviting party, in addition, should present filled visa application form to the Consular Office.

7. Validities of visas

Depending on the purposes of stay of the foreign citizens, the visas are issued for the following period: a) Diplomatic visa - for the period of diplomatic activity in the Republic of Tajikistan; b) Service visa - for the period of no more than 1 month, with further prolongation of validity of stay in the Republic of Tajikistan, if necessary. c) Business visa - for the period of about 45 days with further prolongation till three years, in case of continuation of investment activity; d) Labor visa - for the period of about 45 days with further prolongation, in case of presenting of labor contract by the inviting organization and license on hiring of a foreign labor; e) Tourist visa - for the period of about 45 days; f) Student visa - for the term of till 1 year, with further prolongation in cases of presenting the documents confirming the necessity of further stay in the Republic of Tajikistan; g) Private - for the period indicated in the confirmations of Department of registration and passport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, but no more than three months with further prolongation for that period, if all documents confirming of further stay in the Republic of Tajikistan are presented.

8. Schedule times for consideration of obtaining of visa

The applications for visas for the period of about 45 days are considered within three working days, if all necessary documents are submitted to the Consular Offices of the Republic of Tajikistan. The applications for visas for the period of more than 45 days are considered within five working days, if all necessary documents are submitted to the Consular Offices of the Republic of Tajikistan.

THE ISSUES OF REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS

• The foreign citizens who temporarily stay in the Republic of Tajikistan should register in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and at the departments of internal affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan upon arrival within three day, excepting on holidays and days off. - The following persons are free from registration: a) Heads of the states and governments of foreign countries, Heads of parliaments, governmental delegations, who are arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan by the invitation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan, Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, members of these delegations, members of families of the listed persons; b) Persons, who arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan by the passports of UNO; c) Foreign citizens who are not 16-years old; d) Foreign citizens, who arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan on holidays and days off or for the period of three day in working days and leaving from the Republic of Tajikistan within these days; e) Foreign tourists making cruises; f) Members of crews of foreign military planes, who are arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan by the established order of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. According to the timetable of arriving military planes and by the permission of senior chief of garrison the members of crews can travel on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan; g) Persons, who are included in list of members of crews of civil planes of international airlines, if they do not leave the territory of airport. h) Persons, who are included in list of members of crews of foreign transport vehicles which are carrying cargoes and the passengers in the international route while being in the cities and populated areas on the routes of transportations, including its destinations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan registers the foreign passports of: a) Head of foreign diplomatic representations and consular offices, members of the diplomatic personnel, consular officials, administrative, technical, and service of diplomatic representations and consular offices, employees of the apparatus, military attachés and trade representations and their spouses, children, parents who are on the dependence of the abovementioned persons, as well as the guests of the Heads of foreign diplomatic representations and consular offices, if these guests live at their residence, or in territory of the specified representations and offices; b) Employees of departments of foreign affairs of the foreign states who arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan by service businesses and having diplomatic or the service passports and members of their families; c) An official persons, who arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan on service businesses of the officials of the international organizations, employees of representations of the specified organizations in the Republic of Tajikistan, and also employees of the representations of the countries of the international organizations having headquarters in the Republic of Tajikistan, which according to the authorized documents of organizations or appropriate international contracts use the diplomatic privileges, and also members of their families; d) Foreign journalists accredited in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and members of their families. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and its representations issue to the specified persons the diplomatic, service or consular cards, or make notes concerning registration directly in their international passports or other kind of travel documents. The persons listed in the present item, are free from registration of international passports in hotels and departments of internal affairs. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan has the right to make registration of the passports of statesmen and public workers and members of their families, who arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan by the invitation of organizations, diplomatic representations or consular offices as well as by employees of international organizations.

Registration in the Hotels:

a) Foreign passports or documents, replacing them, of foreign citizens, living in hotels, who arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan on service, trade or social work, on treatment or rest, as tourists, and in exclusive cases - on private businesses. If the foreign citizens arrived for the purposes of treatment or rest and will stay in hospitals, sanatorium, houses of rest they should make registration at the department of internal affairs; b) International (diplomatic or service) passport of the employees of departments of foreign affairs of foreign countries and members of their families who arrived on private businesses and live in the hotels; According to their personal application and written requests of inviting organization the registration will be issued for the duration of indicated in the application or for the duration of their visas. The foreign citizens and members of their families who arrived for the purposes of study, work practice or work as well as public organizations and individual persons having invitations. The registration is made on the basis of written application of inviting organizations, permanent foreign representations in the Republic of Tajikistan and applications of the individual persons. The application should submit to the department of internal affairs not later than three day, except of holidays and days off from the moment of submitting by the foreign citizens to the inviting organization. The Foreign citizens, who arrived by private business, will be registered at the department of internal affairs according to their visa if other accord (procedure) of entrance to the Republic of Tajikistan is not applied between two sides. The record of registration of international passports of the foreign citizens in the Republic of Tajikistan will be issued in a primary place of destination.

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