Tajikistan visa laws state that foreign citizens who are not eligible to submit an electronic visa application online are required to complete the entire visa application process in person at the nearest Tajikistan government diplomatic office.
Like eVisa applicants, they may be able to complete and submit an application form online, but these foreign citizens are required to attend a Tajikistan embassy visa interview in person before a travel document can be approved.
This application method applies to over 40 nationalities no matter the purpose or intended duration of the stay, as well as to eVisa citizens who wish to visit Tajikistan for purposes other than business or tourism.
An embassy visa for Tajikistan may be issued for a variety of purposes, whether as a tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, student visa, work visa, or other visa option. It is necessary to indicate which is required when completing the application form.
The supporting documentation the applicant needs to bring to a consular interview also varies depending on the type of visa required, as does the period of validity granted.
It is also possible to extend a Tajikistan visa at the Consulate General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Dushanbe once in the country. However, a tourist visa cannot be extended.
See below for a full list of countries required to apply for an embassy visa for Tajikistan.