Since 2016 Tajikistan has had one of the easiest visa regimes in Central Asia. As of January 2022, 52 nationalities are now eligible for visa free access, while the majority of other passport holders around the world are able to get an e-visa or visa on arrival.
Visa Free access
Following an announcement by the Tajikistan government, the following passports can now enter Tajikistan visa free for 30 days. If you wish to stay for longer or require a GBAO permit, you'll still need to apply for an E-Visa.
|Australia||Dominican Republic||Jamaica||Netherlands||Sri Lanka|
|Canada||Germany||Liechtenstein||Portugal||United Arab Emirates|
|Chile||Greece||Lithuania||Qatar||United States of America|
|Czech Republic||Indonesia||Maldives||South Korea||
The e-visa is the most common way to travel to Tajikistan and is strongly recommended to make your entry into Tajikistan as easy as possible. Most Western countries, including Europe, North, South and Central America, Australia and New Zealand, most of Asia and the Middle East and parts of Africa are eligible for the e-visa.
The visa costs US$50 and takes about 15 minutes to complete the online application form. The e-visa can only be used for one entry up to 60 days, however you can then apply for a second single entry e-visa if you’re planning to return to Tajikistan.
The e-visa can take up to a couple of weeks to be processed so make sure you allow enough time. You can find the website here .
The following nationals can apply for the e-visa:
|All European Union citizens||Colombia||Jordan||Papua New Guinea||Thailand|
|Costa Rica||Kuwait||Paraguay||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Equador||Macau||Saint Kitts and Nevis||United Arab Emirates|
|Argentina||Egypt||Malaysia||Saint Lucia||United States|
|Australia||El Salvador||Maldives||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Uruguay|
|Bahamas||Fiji||Mauritius||San Marino||Vatican City|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||India||New Zealand||South Africa||
|Brazil||Indonesia||North Macedonia||South Korea||
Visa exemption countries
Unlimited entry: Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Russia.
90 Days: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
30 Days: Uzbekistan.
There is a separate GBAO permit if you’re travelling to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, which includes parts of the Pamir highway and Lake Sarez. The Gorno-Badkhshan Autonomous Province is in the South-East of Tajikistan.
The OVIR (local government department dealing with migration and travel permits) issue the special permit for US$20 on top of the regular visa cost, and it can be obtained when applying for a visa at an embassy or through the e-visa website.
Lake Sarez also requires an extra permit that is free of charge.