Tajikistan Visa Types

Tajikistan visa policy requires most visitors to get a visa before traveling. Tajikistan has introduced an enhanced visa application process that allows most nationalities to apply online which is a very convenient option.

We can distinguish a few Tajikistan visa categories and you can pick the one perfect for you. In this article, you will learn more about the types of Tajikistan visas.

Tajikistan Electronic Visa

Tajikistan e-Visa is a very convenient option as you can obtain it without visiting the Tajik embassy or consulate. It can be used as a single-entry or multiple-entry visa valid for 90 days that enables one to stay in the country for up to 2 months.

Also, an electronic visa is designed for tourism, business, or transit purposes. You can apply for a Tajikistan visa via the internet. You just need to have a valid passport and an electronic device, then fill in the application form.

After that, you will receive your electronic visa via email in PDF form. The whole process of application is very easy and time-saving, so this option is advisable for all eligible travelers.

Tajikistan Tourist Visa

A tourist visa is designed for foreign nationals who would like to visit Tajikistan for leisure, tourism, sightseeing, or entertainment. It is a very popular visa type.

To obtain it you need to complete an application form, and have:

  • a valid passport for a minimum of 6 months
  • a digital photo on a white background without borders
  • a copy of the bio-data passport page
  • a letter from the travel organization.

You can apply for a Tajikistan Tourist visa via the Tajikistan embassy/consulate, or do it online. The choice is up to you.

Business Visa

In order to enter Tajikistan for business purposes, visitors must have a Business visa. Thanks to it they can take part in conferences, meetings, symposiums, etc. What is more, they are obliged to prepare the following documents to get this visa type:

  • a valid passport
  • a recent photo
  • a copy of the passport main page
  • a previous Tajikistan visa, an accreditation card, and a contract (in case of visa extension)
  • a letter of invitation from the company or organization
  • HIV Test certificate (when you want to extend your visa for more than 3 months).

Note that some additional documents may be required during the application process. Like in a Tourist Tajikistan visa case, you can obtain this visa in the embassy/consulate, or do it online.

Private Visa

A private visa is designed for people who want to visit the Republic of Tajikistan to meet with friends and family, for medical treatment, or for different short-term purposes. There are single-entry and multiple-entry types of this visa.

When it comes to the requirements for the Private visa you need to have:

  • a completed application form
  • a valid passport
  • a digital photo on the white background
  • copies of: passport main page and previous visas to Tajikistan (if any)
  • notification from the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs notification
  • proof from the Medical Institution (in case of a visit related to health).

It is also possible to extend this visa type but you need to attach the certificate of HIV Antibodies Test to the application form.

Investment Visa

Entering Tajikistan for investment reasons is possible with an Investment (or Investor) visa. Foreign nationals must obtain it if they want to invest, join a company, or set up a business in Tajikistan. It could be treated as a single or multiple-entry type.

To receive this visa type you are required to prepare:

  • an application form
  • a passport with a validity period longer than 6 months
  • a photo on the white background
  • a copy of the passport main page
  • a proof from the company or organization
  • letters from: the Tax Committee, the National Bank of Tajikistan, the Administration of the Free Economic Zone (if needed), and the Agency for Statistics.
  • a request of the State Committee for Investment and State Property Management.

Work Visa

Work visa, as the name suggests, is available for foreign nationals who are employed in a company located in the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as for their family members. This single-entry or multiple-entry visa can be valid for up to 5 years.

To get it you need to prepare:

  • an application form
  • a valid passport no older than 10 years
  • a photo of the face on the white background
  • copies of the passport main page and previous Tajikistan visas (in any/required for a visa extension)
  • proof from the company/organization
  • HIV antibodies certificate
  • a contract.

Additional documents may be necessary during the application process, so it is worth keeping that in mind.

Study Visa

This visa type is designed for people who want to travel to Tajikistan for educational reasons. It is perfect for apprentices, exchange visitors, trainees, researchers, or postgraduate/doctoral/language students.

The requirements are as follows:

  • an application form
  • a valid passport
  • a recent photo on the light/white background
  • copies of the passport and previous Tajikistan visa (the second one needed for an extension)
  • proof from the educational institution
  • student's ID card, contract, and HIV Test (necessary for an extension).

Additionally, minors should have an English translation of their birth certificate or proof of adoption and a letter of consent from legal guardians/parents.

Transit Visa

In the case of transit in Tajikistan, you don't need a visa if you don't plan to leave the transit zone at the airport. In other circumstances, you can obtain an electronic visa to exit the special area. Before the trip, it is advisable to check the requirements for a necessary vaccination certificate/PCR test.

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