On June 1 2016 the new portal for issuance of electronic visas “e-Visa”, (https://www.evisa.tj) 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. Ambassadors and diplomats, high ranking Japanese government officials, as well as guests who have devoted themselves to parliamentary exchange through the activities of the parliamentarians’ friendship league attended the Iftar dinner.
During the short conversation between the Prime Minister of Japan and Ambassador of Tajikistan was noted the importance of expanding bilateral cooperation and realization of agreements, concluded at the result of the high level negotiations during the visit of Prime Minister of Japan to Tajikistan in October 2015.
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.