As of June 1st, 2016 the government of Tajikistan has launched the new ‘E- Visa portal’ for issuance of electronic visas (e- Visa), which enables the citizens of India and other countries in order to enter the country. The website is accessible by clicking on the URL https://www.evisa.tj . This visa is valid for those visitors who are willing to enter the country with tourist or business visas. They will have to complete the electronic application and they will receive the electronic visa without visiting consulate representatives of Tajikistan abroad in order to enter the country.
The electronic visa system (e- Visa) is useful as it allows Indian citizens to receive Tajikistan visa online, and also relieving them from necessity to stand in queues in Tajikistan consulates or at the immigration counters. The government of Tajikistan has developed this new system in order to increase the number of tourists visiting Tajikistan, facilitate the process of obtaining a visa to Tajikistan, as well as to simplify visa procedures for businessmen.
After filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online payment by means of a credit card is completed, applicants will receive their visas via email. The application fee is 50 USD which must be paid by means of the internationally recognized electronic networks for the electronic processing. In the event that the application is denied, the above mentioned amount for the E- Visa will not be refunded to the applicant. Once the application has been successfully approved, the applicant will receive their electronic visa via email at the registered email address. This document is to be presented upon crossing the state border of Tajikistan, along with a valid travel document, to the immigration authorities at the ports of entry.
The E- Visa (Electronic visa) of the Republic of Tajikistan is valid for 90 days, and the visa holder is not permitted to stay in the territory of the country for more than 45 consecutive calendar days. The issued Electronic visa is not extendable and the visa holder will have to leave the country by the specified date shown on their E- visa. This system is convenient and the application is rather simple, payment is processed via credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa card), and the decision is instant. Once the payment is processed, a PDF file will be generated which you must download, print and present to border officials upon landing in Tajikistan.
Fees and Validity
The fee for the visa (both tourist visa and business visa) is USD 50, and in the event that you require a GBAO (Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region) permit, it costs an additional USD 20.
The visa is valid for a trip of 45 days within a 90 day period from the entry date you fill in the application form. This visa is single entry, and you can apply for it as early as you like.
Applicants must note that you do not have to enter Tajikistan on the first day of entry as mentioned on the application form; you can enter at a later date as well. Similarly, you are permitted to leave the country before the 45 days are up, and you do not have to stay until the last day.
It is notable that the entry and exit date into Tajikistan are fixed and written on the visa. You cannot enter the country before the entry date or leave after the expiry date.
Double entry Visa: In the event that you want a double-entry visa into Tajikistan, you will still need to visit an embassy in order to obtain it. It is more convenient to just buy 2 E- Visas for each entry, as the process for obtaining a double visa is lengthy. However, applicants must note that you cannot buy a second E- Visa before you enter Tajikistan for the first time. The border guards will stamp the newest visa in order to allow you into the country, thus rendering the older E- Visa invalid. This means that you will have to buy the second E- Visa while you are already in Tajikistan, for a second entry into the country.
Tajikistan visa requirements
1.A copy of your passport (which should be valid for 6 months after your departure from Tajikistan) scanned in the PDF, JPEG, GIF, BMP or PNG format.
2.A credit card, debit card or Paypal account will be needed in order to make the visa fee payment.
3.Your hotel confirmation in Tajikistan may be required as an additional document.
Special instructions by the Government of Tajikistan to travellers
1.The Main Consulate Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan has launched E- Visa portal allowing short-term visitors to get a visa in effortless way. The government portal run by the Main Consulate Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan is www.evisa.tj. However, in return for a service charge, there are numerous web sites which claim to assist users in receiving Tajikistan e- Visas. These websites are not endorsed by or associated with the Tajik Government, and the government will not be held responsible for any misuse of information or failure of service by these companies.
2.The E- Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Tajikistan. You are eligible to apply for an E- Visa only in the event that you are not on residing in the territory of Tajikistan.
3.The E- Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Tajikistan missions and at the ports of entry.
4.The E- Visa portal must be used for short-stay visits only (maximum 45 days)
5.If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Tajikistan for a specific period of time.
6.Please, note that validity of your travel document/passport should extend at least for six months after the validity of requested e- Visa.
7.The information provided by you will be checked at the border crossing points of Tajikistan. In the event that your e- Visa contains incorrect information as provided by you, your e- Visa will be rendered invalid and you will be refused entry into the country of Tajikistan.
8.Once the E- Visa is approved, none of the information on it can be changed. The information on your travel document or passport must be exactly the same as the information shown on your E- Visa. IN the event that this happens, your E- Visa will be rendered invalid and you will not be refunded the visa fee paid for it.
9.Kindly inform the e- Visa Support Desk (Main Page > Contact Us > Contact Form) should you encounter any suspended or unsuccessful transactions during the application procedure. In case you face such difficulties, please do not create a new application or make a new payment unless otherwise advised by the authorities. The government of Tajikistan will not be held responsible for additional payments made by applicants and in case of such unfinished transactions, no refund will be granted to them.
10.The e- Visa fee can be made only in US Dollars. You do not have to have an American bank account to process transactions. An equivalent amount of the visa fee (in dollars) will be deducted from your account in your local currency.
11.After you make the payment and your visa is approved, your e- Visa will be e-mailed to you. On landing in Tajikistan, the passport control officers at the ports of entry will verify your E- Visa in their system. However, in case of any failure in the system, applicants are advised to keep their e- Visa with themselves either as a softcopy (on tablet pc, smartphone etc.) or as a hardcopy.
12.The validity period of your e- Visa is different than the duration of stay. You are permitted to enter Tajikistan at any time within the validity period of your visa. Please note that you must create a new application in the event that you wish to enter Tajikistan earlier than the date specified on your e- Visa.
How to Apply
Step 1: Visit the URL https://www.evisa.tj/index.evisa.html#/ to access the online application form for a visa to Tajikistan.
Step 2 : Click on ‘Start Application’ to begin the process. Next you will be prompted to fill in the following details:
Step 3: After submitting the details, you will be shown the page where you can attach a PDF file of your passport, and other optional documents.
Step 4: After attaching the documents, you will be shown the final visa application for further review. In the event that it is fine, you may click on ‘Proceed’. You will then be redirected to the official secure gateway where you must make the visa fee payment using a credit or debit card.
Step 5: After payment, you will get a confirmation receipt. After your visa is approved, you will receive an email. You can then take a printout of the visa and travel to Tajikistan.
In the event that you wish to travel to the Pamir Mountains, the Pamir Highway and the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), you will need to attain a GBAO Permit. This security measure is necessary and requires these additional papers since part of the Pamir Highway runs along the border with Afghanistan.
At certain checkpoints along the Pamir Highway, the GBAO Permit will be checked by border patrol authorities. In order to be prepared, it is advisable that you should make 10 copies of the permit in advance, as each checkpoint along the Pamir Highway will keep a copy. These permits can be obtained at Tajikistan embassies when you are applying for a visa, online at the official E- Visa website, or at the OVIR (Department of Visas and Registration) Office in Dushanbe. All that you require for this permit is a valid passport.
In the event that you need a permit when you are in Tajikistan, it will take one day in order to receive a GBAO Permit valid for the length of your visa that allows you to travel through the entire Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, except Sarez Lake and Zorkul. The price for getting a GBAO Permit through various travel agencies varies from 30 to 50 USD, but costs only USD 20 when applying online along with your E- Visa. Please note that the GBAO Permits can be extended at any OVIR department in Tajikistan, along your route, for a maximum of 30 days.