Tajikistan introduces new electronic system of visa processing and issuance on January 1, 2017
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DUSHANBE, 17.12.2016. /NIAT Khovar/. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan informs that a new electronic system of visa processing and issuance for foreign nationals and stateless persons will be introduced in diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Main Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan on 1 January 2017, MFA Information Department reports.
The new system's objective is to simplify the Tajik visa processing procedures and it is another step in introduction of electronic public services, � says ministry's message.
According to the source, now foreign nationals and stateless persons need to submit the necessary documents to obtain a Tajik visa in the diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Tajikistan and to extend their visas in the Main Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan at www.visa.gov.tj. Depending on the results of pre-assessment, consular officers may invite applicants via e-mail for necessary processing procedures.
It should be outlined that a Tajik visa to be issued in the country's airports upon arrival will also be processed via the website of www.visa.gov.tj. As a result of pre-assessment, the system sends visa confirmation to applicants, which needs to be presented before departure and in consular offices in airports as a supporting document to obtain a Tajik visa.
With a view to preventing misunderstanding, we would like to inform that the new electronic system for Tajik visa processing is not associated with the Tajik e-Visa System. The Tajik e-Visa is processed at www.evisa.tj. It is a single entry visa issued for the period of 90 days, but its holder can stay in Tajikistan not more than 45 days starting from the arrival date. e-Visa is not subject to extension except force-majeure situations- notes the ministry.
Source: National information agency of Tajikistan