How To Apply Online For Tajikistan eVisa (2020’s Tourist Visa Guide Updated)

How To Apply Online For Tajikistan e-Visa (2020's Tourist Visa Guide Updated)

By DAN FORTEZA

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With Tajikistan’s untouched and unspoiled nature alongside its people’s warm hospitality, I truly made a good decision to see this little known corner of the world last November 2019. So if you’re planning to visit Tajikistan and looking for a guide on how to apply for your Tajikistan eVisa (tourist visa) online, then you’re in the right place. So let’s wait no further and get that Tajikistan eVisa right away!

My friend Dilshod at his home in Dushanbe Couchsurfing
My Tajik friend Dilshod at his home in Dushanbe | Dantravels.org

Tajikistan launched an e-Visa system on June 1, 2016. The eVisa can be used at any border crossing (including international airports) and is granted for tourism and business. Along with an eVisa, visitors may obtain a permit to visit the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region for an additional cost of 20 USD.

If you intend to visit the famous Pamir Highway or the M41 in Tajikistan, you need to include the additional 20 USD fee–you’ll see it when you process your visa application online. More details from my step-by-step guide below.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE OF TAJIKISTAN EVISA?

Depending on your nationality, you may or may not need an eVisa. See information below which category you fall in.

All European Union citizens
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Cabo Verde
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Fiji
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Liechtenstein
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
New Zealand
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen

Armenia **
Azerbaijan **
Belarus *
Georgia *
Kazakhstan *
Kyrgyzstan *
Moldova *
Russia *
Ukraine **
Uzbekistan ***

Notes:
* Unlimited stay
** 90 days
*** 30 days

Visa policy Map of Tajikistan
Visa Policy Map | Wikipedia.org

As a Philippine passport holder, I am eligible to apply for an eVisa (yay!) including citizens from 120 other countries. That’s why in this blog, I’ll share with you my experience on my Tajikistan eVisa application.

GET YOUR TAJIKISTAN EVISA IN 4 EASY STEPS

STEP 1: GET YOUR ROOM ACCOMMODATION READY

When filling up the application form online, you need to indicate your Address in Tajikistan. if you’re staying in a hotel/hostel (which you probably should), fill it in with its address.

You can book a room at any Tajikistan hotel through Agoda or Booking.com. I usually book my room accommodations through booking.com. Room accommodation ranges from cheap hostels to luxury hotels. Book hostels through booking.com as they have free cancellation or pay-at-the-hotel option.

Use my link to book your hostel and you’ll get 10% of your booking back after your stay. Click this link to get that discount.

If hotel isn’t to your liking, try AirBnb. Airbnbs are immersed in neighborhoods, condos, and townhomes. There is a feeling you get when you stay in an Airbnb that makes you feel like you belong in that city or town. Since it is someone’s home, there is a certain amount of pride you feel while staying there. I have used Airbnb on some of my other trips and I loved it!

If you’re new to AirBnB, then you can get up to 42 USD free travel credit by signing up via this link.

STEP 2: APPLY AT TAJIKISTAN'S e-VISA WEBSITE

For you to be able to facilitate your application ONLINE, just follow the through the below steps:

1. Go to www.evisa.tj and click the “Start” button.

Takikistan eVisa website
Tajikistan eVisa website | Dantravels.org

2. Then it will lead you to the Application form page where you’re required to complete your personal details, passport data, and your address in Tajikistan (in Step 1).

    • eVisa fee with GBAO permit – 70 USD
    • eVisa fee without GBAO permit – 50 USD

Again, if you intend to visit the famous Pamir Highway or the M41, you need to tick ‘Yes’ to GBAO permit (see snapshot below.)

3. Next page, you need to upload files for both mandatory and optional documents:

    • Mandatory – Scanned copy of Passport

TIP: I know most of us do not own a scanner, so I recommended you to use a mobile app called “CAMSCANNER”. It is available in both Android and iPhone. Just take a picture of the file and it can be saved as pdf. I used it myself and it appears just like a normal scanned document!

    • Optional – Any files that would support your tourism activity such as flight and hotel bookings. In this regard, I only uploaded my hostel booking from Step 1 as well as snapshot of my payslips.
Upload your files at Tajikistan eVisa website | Dantravels.org
Upload your files at Tajikistan eVisa website | Dantravels.org

4. Proceed to the next page and review your information. Make sure your email is correct since your eVisa will be sent to you via email. Then confirm to proceed with your payment.

REMEMBER: Once you proceed, you can NO longer change any of the information, so make sure you’ve got everything right.

STEP 3. PAY THE VISA FEE

You will then be directed to the next page to provide your payment.

Pay the relevant evisa processing fee using your electronic payment cards (credit card/e-commerce enabled debit cards) and submit the application.

After payment, you will then be prompted by an email notification – “..we have received your 50.0 USD payment for your Visa application with ID XXXXXX.The application is in under study. You’ll receive automatic updates via email whenever the status of your application changes.

STEP 4. WAIT FOR THE RESULTS

After you completed the whole online application process, you just have to wait for the result of your e-Visa application.

According to some forums, applicants normally receive their visa results within one day or two which is sent to them via email. And in case on the third day you haven’t received it yet, go ahead and make a follow up (see additional Step 5).

Once you got APPROVED, print out your e-visa approval confirmation. Upon arrival, it is advisable for you to bring a copy of the eVisa notice along with you.

My Tajikistan eVisa | Dantravels.org
My Tajikistan eVisa | Dantravels.org

STEP 5 (EXTRA STEP). FOLLOW UP THE RESULTS

As per my experience, applying for a Tajikistan e-Visa is not that complicated. However, it took 4 days for me to receive the results of my eVisa. Thus, I was one of those whose visas got stuck or delayed!

In the case of getting your visas stuck or delayed, you can follow up with this guy via email: [email protected] (based on the forums I’ve read, this guy works at Tajik consular office). You can also send an email to [email protected] and [email protected] It is the same thing I did and luckily I got a quick reply from Mr. Kmuhamadulloev who helped me speed up my visa results. I received my evisa on the same day I made a follow up.

SUMMARY:

Visa Type: e-Visa
Visa Validity: 45 Days from your first arrival
Entry type: Single Entry
Visa Fee: 50 USD / 70 USD (with GBAO permit)

So there you have it! I hope this blog helps you in any way. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a reply in the comment section below. I’ll reply as soon as I can.

With all that said, I wish you all the best on your Tajikistan eVisa application!

RECOMMENDED PACKAGE TOURS

In case you’re also looking for package tours to simply jumpstart your actual itinerary, I highly recommend booking tours through Viator which is perfect for your Tajikistan itinerary. See tours and packages I personally handpicked for you:

BOOKING ESSENTIALS

  • Hotel / Hostel
    • Booking.com. I usually book my hostel accommodation at booking.com. Thus, I recommend you guys trying it as well.  Room accommodation ranges from cheap hostels to luxury hotels. Book hostels through booking.com as they have free cancellation or pay-at-the-hotel option.
Use my link to book your hostel and you’ll get 10% of your booking back after your stay. Click this link to get that discount.
    • Airbnb. Try Airbnb in finding comfy and cozy rooms! I have used Airbnb on some of my other trips and I loved it!
Have you tried Airbnb? Sign up with my link and you will get up to 42 USD (2,200 Php) off your first stay. Click this link to get that discount.
  • Flights
    • KAYAK. All of my flight bookings are all from KAYAK. Kayak is one of the world’s leading travel search engines and searches hundreds of travel sites.
I suggest you check Kayak (click HERE) as they usually offer cheap fare rates compared to other booking sites.
  • Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Package tours
    • Viator. Viator is the world’s leading resource for researching, finding and booking the best travel experiences worldwide.
Click here to find the best Viator deals in Bishkek!
  • Travel Insurance
    • World Nomads. If you don’t have travel insurance when times get tough, basically you are screwed. Traveling always comes with inherent risks attached. Whether you are trekking in the Pamir mountains or wandering the streets of Dushanbe, unforeseen events can suddenly upend your world. Generally speaking, travel insurance covers you for the following: Medical Costs – hospital visits, emergencies, evacuations; Property Loss – luggage and their contents; Travel Issues – accommodation and transportation expenses. Thus, I highly recommend you guys getting a travel insurance. I bought one from the World Nomads (available in 130+ countries) where most travelers get their travel insurances.

Go to this link to get to your World Nomads travel insurance.

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