Committee for Tourism Development: Tajikistan has created favorable conditions for the stay of tourists

February 27, 2018 13:58

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DUSHANBE, 27.02.2018 /NIAT “Khovar”/. The important reforms are being carried out in order to achieve tourism development in Tajikistan, in particular entry and stay of foreigners.

In particular, Electronic Visa Application System has been introduced, and a new portal for E-Visa Issuance System was launched on June 1, 2016.

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 holders have to leave the country in the specified date.

Along with this, simplified procedures for issuing visas for 80 foreign countries was introduced, and in the near future Tajikistan will grow steady the number of countries for simplified procedures for issuing visas. In addition, Tajikistan implemented a visa-free system for 11 nations.

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.

It should be noted that Tajikistan is the first in Central Asia to launch the electronic visa application system.

According to international estimates, E-visa Tajikistan is among the top five world’s best electronic visa application systems.

February 27, 2018 13:58

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