Tajikistan Info

General Information

Tajikistan MAP

Area: 143 , 100 square kilometers.
Population: about 8.1 million
State language: Tajik
Capital city: Dushanbe
The State Holiday: Day of Independence – September 9
Currency: Somoni.
Symbolics: Flag of Tajikistan, Emblem of Tajikistan
Nationalities: Tajiks (79.9 %), Uzbeks (15.3%), Russians (1.1 %), Kyrgyz (1.1%), others(2.6%)
Climate: sharp continental
Natural resources: aluminum, coal, oil, gas, iron, zinc, antimony, mercury, gold, tin, tungsten, boron , carbonates, fluorite, precious and semiprecious stones
Major cities: Khujand, Kurgan – Tyube, Khorog, Kulyab , Penjikent
Major industries: mining metallurgy, water-power engineering, textile and clothing industries .

How to get to Tajikistan

You can get to sunny Tajikistan by plane, train or car. Tajikistan has direct flights to the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Alma-Ata, Bishkek, Riga, Istanbul, Dubai, Urumqi, Tehran, Mashhad, Frankfurt am Main. More than 10 national and foreign carriers’ companies operate on the market of air services of the republic on the newly acquired Boeing aircraft. Also national airlines “Tajik Air” and “Somon Air” carry out more than 10 flights a week to various regions of the republic of Khujand, Kulyab, Khorog. In Tajikistan, there are several airports of local and international destination. In particular, one of the major international terminals is located at the airport located in the suburbs of Khujand. All the details about the cost of air tickets of the above airlines can be found on the sites listed below.

All required informations, to get to Tajikistan you can find as below sections

Please if you have any questions, contact the FAQ section. If you don’t find answer you can use section Сontact or write your question to email – info@visa.mfa.tj

E-visa

On 1st  June 2016 the new portal for issuance of electronic visas “e-Visa”, which enables foreign citizens willing to enter the country with tourist or business visas to complete the electronic application and receive the electronic visa without visiting consulate representatives of Tajikistan abroad, commences its operation.

The electronic visa system «e-Visa» will allow foreign citizens to receive Tajikistan visa online, relieving them from necessity to stand in queues in Tajikistan consulates or at the border. The new system is designed to facilitate the process of obtaining a visa to Tajikistan by foreign citizens, increase the number of tourists visiting Tajikistan, as well as to simplify visa procedures for businessmen. We also want to save time and relieve the personnel involved in the process of issuing visas.

Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online payment by a credit card is completed. Applicants are to pay $ 50 by the internationally recognized electronic networks for the electronic processing, and in case of denial of the application the above mentioned amount is not refunded to the applicant. After paying the visa fee and once the application is successful, the applicant will receive an electronic visa, which is to be presented upon crossing the state border of Tajikistan along with the valid travel document.

Electronic visa of the Republic of Tajikistan is valid for 90 days, however the visa holder can stay in the territory of the country for no more than 45 calendar days.  Electronic visa is not extendable and the visa holder have to leave the country in the specified date.

Tourist visa, including a group represented by the in (T) and is issued:

• foreign citizen arriving to the Republic of Tajikistan as a tourist or a group of foreign citizens arriving to the Republic of Tajikistan for tourism and organized tourist groups (at least 5 people, but not more than 50).

It should be remembered that the prerequisites for group tourist visas are: the simultaneous arrival of all group members at the border crossing at entry and exit to / from the Republic of Tajikistan, to stay in any of location, and movement on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan only with the group.

Any foreign citizen crossing border of Tajikistan should have at itself working passport or other document certifying his(her) person, and also the appropriate visa (except for citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine for which the visa to entrance to Tajikistan is not required).

 

The passport should be valid yet less than six months after date of entrance for territory of the country.

The entry visa may be received directly on arrival at the airport of Dushanbe (in other points of crossing of Tajikistan border the visa yet does not give out) or in embassies and consulates of Tajikistan abroad In the presence of visa support (LOI) from travel agency.

(List of foreign countries whose nationals are eligible to receive visas to the Republic of Tajikistan under the simplified procedure)

Cost of the visa and terms of registration depend on type and planned terms of stay in the country. On these questions it is necessary to consult directly in embassies.

Without presence of the visa, from travelers immediately may demand to leave territory of republic in the same way, and a way which they arrived to Tajikistan.

(Donload Visa application form)

Visas to visiting the country can be issued in the following embassies of Tajikistan abroad:

Austria: Universitatsstrasse, 8/1a, 1090, Vienna, tel: 43/1/409-82-66-11, fax: 43/1/409826614/15/21, e-mail: tajikembassy@chello.at

Afghanistan: Vazir Akbarakhon Rayon Saraki-10, # 3, Kabul, tel: 93/230-03-92, 93/210-10-80, mobile: 070 28 57 08, fax: 93/230-03-92, e-mail: Fmakhkamov@tojikiston.com or kabultj@tojikiston.com

Consular Department in Mazari Sharif: tel: 93/79/209-330, e-mail: krt_mazar@yahoo.com

Belorussia: Kirov Str. 17, Minsk, tel: 375/17/222-37-98, 289-11-36, fax: 375/17/227-76-13, e-mail: tajemb-belarus@rambler.ru

Belgium: Avenue Lousie 362-365, 1050, Bruxelles, tel: 322/640-69-33, 538-31-39, fax: 322/649-01-95

Germany: Otto-Suhr-Allee 84, 10585, Berlin, tel: 49/30/347-93-00, fax: 49/30/347-930-29, 347-930-18, e-mail: info@Botschaft-Tadschikistan.de

Kazakhstan: Astana, tel: 7/3172/24-13-15, 24-09-29, fax: 7/3172/24-13-15, 24-09-29, e-mail: tajemb-kaz@vitelco.kz or emb_tj@ok.kz

Consular office in Almaty: tel: 7/3272/69-70-59, fax: 7/3272/69-70-59

China: Ta Yuan # 5-1-41, Diplomatic Compound, 100 600, Beijing, tel: 86/10/653-225-98, fax: 86/10/653-230-39

 

 

Kyrgyzstan: Karadarinskaya Str. 36, 720031, Bishkek, tel: 996/312/51-14-64, 51-23-43, 51-25-87, fax: 996/312/51-14-64, e-mail: tojsaforat@exnet.kg

India: Delhi – tel: 11/261-542-82, fax: 11/261-542-82, e-mail: tajembindia@yahoo.com

Iran: Nievoron Sq. Shahid Zeinali Str. 3, bloc 10, Tehran, tel: 98/21/222-995-84, 228-092-49, fax: 98/21/228-092-99, e-mail: tajemb-iran@mail.ru

Pakistan: House 90, Main Double Road, F-10/1, Islamabad, tel: 92/51/229-34-62, 229-46-75, fax: 92/51/229-97-10, e-mail: safarovm@mail.ru

Russia: Moscow, 121069, Granatny Pereulok 13, tel: 7/095/290-57-36, 290-02-70, 290-38-46, 290-41-86, 290-14-47, fax: 7/095/290-57-36, 291-89-98, 290-61-02

USA – 1005 New Hampshire Avenue, North West Washington D.C. 20037, tel: 1/202/223-60-90, fax: 1/202/223- 60-91, Consular department – 1725 K Street, N.W., Suite 409, Washington D.C. 20006, e-mail: tajikistan@verizon.net

Turkmenistan: Garashsyzluk Shaely 4/2, Ashghabad, tel: 993/12/48-01-63, 48-17-45, fax: 993/12/48-18-77, e-mail embtd@online.tm

Uzbekistan: A.Kahhor Str. 6, 700090, Tashkent, tel: 998/71(2)/54-99-66, 54-84-13, 54-89-69, 55-64-78, 54-19-32, 152-54-79, fax: 998/71(2)/54-89-69, 152-68-72, e-mail: temb@online.ru

Registrations of foreign citizens

After arrival on territory of republic all foreign citizens should register the passports in the appropriate bodies of registration (the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (diplomats and members of their families) or the Department of visas and registration of foreign citizens/OVIR/) within 72 hours. In case of absence of registration (it may be revealed, for example, at the moment of departure, the airport or other border crossing points) you may be fined for infringement of rules of stay of foreign citizens in territory of republic and in the subsequent, to you entrance to the country may be closed.

Also registration is carried out at accommodation in some large hotels in which foreigners frequently stop.

The foreign citizens who have arrived to Tajikistan with the tourist visa are released from registration, if term of their staying in the country does not exceed 30 days. If stay of citizens exceeds this term, it will be necessary to undergo registration procedure in Department of visas and registration of foreign citizens/OVIR/.

Citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine do not released from registration.

It’s necessary following documents and information for the registration:

• Passport;

• Photo (the size as on the passport);

• Address of the constant residing for the period of stay in republic;

• Receipt on payment of an admission fee.

For registration you can apply at:

Department of visas and registration of foreign citizens (OVIR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Central office:

Office of Visas and Registration for Foreign Citizens (OVIR, Central Office)

734025, Dushanbe, street. M.Tursunzade, 5

phone: + 992/37/227-67-11, 227-56-84

Department of visas and registration of foreign citizens (OVIR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, MIA city office:

Office of Visas and Registration for Foreign Citizens (OVIR, Dushanbe Branch Office)

734018, Dushanbe, N. Karabaev Ave. 36/3

phone: + 992/37/233-76-88, 233-76-40, 233-75-27, 233-77-88

It is required to be without registration in the territory of the republic not more than 72 hours (3 days)

Special sanctions for visiting separate areas of Tajikistan

For visiting separate areas of Tajikistan except for the visa, the special sanction is required also. It concerns visiting some areas of so-called “border zone”, is especial in GBAO (Pamir), south of Tajikistan, and Sarez lake. This will be checked on various military checkpoints along the Pamir Highway.

You can obtain GBAO permit with E-Visa for separately cost, please select (GBAO permit required) when obtaining E-Visa if you will visit to Pamir area.

You can apply for the appropriate sanctions (permission) for visiting a border zone at the Department of visas and registration of foreign citizens (OVIR) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Sarez lake permission – at the Committee of Emergency Situations and a civil defense.

High-permit and ecological collection …

According to the Republic Tajikistan Governmental order № 220 from 02.04.2009, all mountain tourists and climbers are released from payment of obligatory payments for wildlife management (high-permit, ecological collection).

turkish
“TURKISH AIRLINES“ Company

37 Bokhtar str. Vefa Center, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 48 701 15-01
Fax: +992 48 701 15-03
E-mail: thydushanbe@thy.com
www.turkishairlines.com

flydubai
“FLY DUBAI“ Company

1 Behzod str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 610 01-23
E-mail: info@magnum.tj
www.flydubai.com

utair
“UTAIR“ Company

13 Lohuti str., Dushanbe
Tel: +992 92 707 25-40

ural
“URAL AIRLINES“ Company

48 Ayni str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 37 221 45-20
E-mail: faeton@tajnet.com

tajikair
“TAJIK AIR“ Company

32/1 Titov str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 48 701 50-70
Fax: +992 48 701 50-68
E-mail: info@tajikairlines.com
www.tajikairlines.com

somonair
“SOMON AIR“ Company

40 Titov str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 44 640 40-40
Fax: +992 44 640 12-34
E-mail: info@somonair.com
www.somonair.com

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“AIR ASTANA“ Company
Registered Almaty office

4A Zakarpatskaya street
Almaty 050039
Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 (727) 258 41 35/36
Fax: +7 (727) 259 87 01

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“Air Kyrgyzstan“ Company
Kyrgyzstan. To office. Osh
Representative: Usarov Bakyt
Airline Desk: 0 (3222) 90194
Mob.: 0-555 11-41-41
E-mail: air_kgosh@mail.ru
turkish
“TURKISH AIRLINES“ Company

37 Bokhtar str. Vefa Center, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 48 701 15-01
Fax: +992 48 701 15-03
E-mail: thydushanbe@thy.com
www.turkishairlines.com

ural
“URAL AIRLINES“ Company

48 Ayni str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 37 221 45-20
E-mail: faeton@tajnet.com

utair
“UTAIR“ Company

13 Lohuti str., Dushanbe
Tel: +992 92 707 25-40

flydubai
“FLY DUBAI“ Company

1 Behzod str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 610 01-23
E-mail: info@magnum.tj
www.flydubai.com

tajikair
“TAJIK AIR“ Company

32/1 Titov str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 48 701 50-70
Fax: +992 48 701 50-68
E-mail: info@tajikairlines.com
www.tajikairlines.com

somonair
“SOMON AIR“ Company

40 Titov str. 734012, Dushanbe
Tel: +992 44 640 40-40
Fax: +992 44 640 12-34
E-mail: info@somonair.com
www.somonair.com

AirAstana-logo
“AIR ASTANA“ Company
Registered Almaty office

4A Zakarpatskaya street
Almaty 050039
Kazakhstan
Tel.: +7 (727) 258 41 35/36
Fax: +7 (727) 259 87 01

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“Air Kyrgyzstan“ Company
Kyrgyzstan. To office. Osh
Representative: Usarov Bakyt
Airline Desk: 0 (3222) 90194
Mob.: 0-555 11-41-41
E-mail: air_kgosh@mail.ru

Entry and exit in Tajikistan is possible via any international border crossing point, open to entry, including:

International airport in Dushanbe

International Airport in Khujand

Railroads Termez (Uzbekistan) – Dushanbe (Termez – Denau – Dushanbe)

Osh (Kyrgyzstan) – Kyzyl-Art – Murghab – Khorog (Pamir highway)

Roads Samarkand (Uzbekistan) – Penjikent (Tajikistan) – Jarteppa. ATTENTION CLOSE!

Roads Batken (Kyrgyzstan) – Isfara (North Tajikistan)

Roads Kokand (Uzbekistan) – Kanibadam (North Tajikistan)

Auto-bridge between Afgan and Tajik Ishkashim

Auto-bridge between g.Sherhan Bandar (Afganistan) and Nizhniy Panj (Tajikistan)

Railroads Gulistan (Uzbekistan) – Khujand (Tajikistan)

Highway between Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Khujand (Oybek-Tajikistan)

Roads Syulyukta (Kyrgyzstan) – Proletarian passing along the railway

Roads Denau (Uzbekistan) – Tursunzade (west of Dushanbe)

The following border crossing points are currently NOT open to tourist:

village Langar, Ishkashim district, GBAO

area Kyzyl Rabot (Gunjbai), Murgab district, GBAO

Communication

The international telephone code for Tajikistan is +992, and the prefix for Dushanbe is 37.

If you would like to call somewhere you need to dial 810 (code of international access) + country code + subscriber telephone. The codes of European and US cities are listed on Tajik Telecom website. The most economical option is to use your Skype number from the many Internet cafes throughout the country.

In Tajikistan IP telephony (international calls from cards) is very developed, its services are offered by companies like “Intercom”, “Telecomm Technology”, “Babilon-T”, OJSC “Tojiktelecom”. The order of dialling numbers of CIS and foreign countries through IP telephony is: 8+11+(country code)+(city code)+(phone number)+(#).

 

Services of mobile communication in Tajikistan are offered by:

Beeline

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LLC Takom – Tajik operation of mobile communication. It is composed of “VimpelKom” companies that provide their services in Russia, Kazakhstan and recently obtained operators of mobile communication in Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Georgia.

Tcell

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Tcell – is the unique brand which from March 2010 incorporates CJSC Indigo Tajikistan and CJSC SP Somonkom

Megafon Tajikistan

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Shareholders of CJSC «TT mobile» are national operators of the OJSC Tajiktelekom and the first Russian operator of mobile communication of OJSC MegaPho

Babilon-Mobile

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The company provides mobile communication, of GSM 900/1800 and 3G-UMTS standards in Tajikistan.

Beeline

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LLC Takom – Tajik operation of mobile communication. It is composed of “VimpelKom” companies that provide their services in Russia, Kazakhstan and recently obtained operators of mobile communication in Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Georgia.

Tcell

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Tcell – is the unique brand which from March 2010 incorporates CJSC Indigo Tajikistan and CJSC SP Somonkom

Megafon Tajikistan

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Shareholders of CJSC «TT mobile» are national operators of the OJSC Tajiktelekom and the first Russian operator of mobile communication of OJSC MegaPho

Babilon-Mobile

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The company provides mobile communication, of GSM 900/1800 and 3G-UMTS standards in Tajikistan.