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.
There are two International Airports near by the Pamirs.
· Dushanbe International Airport (Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan)
· Osh International Airport (second largest city in south-Kyrgyzstan)
Depending on your tour itinerary, either Pamirs or Tien-Shan region, please ask for recommendation regarding the convenient and closest airport to begin your journey.
Preferred airport is - Osh International Airport in Kyrgyzstan.
Turkish Airlines, Somon air, Aeroflot, Tajikistan Airlines, Kyrgyzstan Airlines, Pegasus Asia
Overland (along the Pamir Highway):
-From Osh / Kyrgyzstan: the route up from Osh through Sary Tash and the Kizil Art pass is the fastest route into the Eastern Pamir.
-From Dushanbe: this route takes you through the Western Pamirs and Khorog.