Tajikistan visa-free entry registration

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Tajikistan visa-free entry registration

Post by tinylittleteacup774 »

Hello all,
I am a US citizen who entered Tajikistan visa-free three days ago. If I understand correctly, I must register with OVID within 10 days.

Is this still the case? Any recent information would be very helpful.
FYI I am staying with local friends and not at a hotel.

Thank you!
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There is currently only a single anecdote on these forums about registration. He said he needed two passport sized photos and the fee was "about $25." I suppose you will have to figure everything else in-person at OVIR.

At the moment, nobody has provided a follow up, such as "Do they check for registration when you leave Tajikistan?" "Is registration actually required?" (because the only source for this being required is the US Embassy).

I suggest posting the same inquiry on the "Dushanbe Expats" Facebook page...
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I'm russian citizen, so I always entered Tajikistan visa free, and then had to register after 10 days. Fee paid in the bank about 100/150 somoni shorter/longer term. Shorter term I meansl under 3 months (or 6 months, don't remember clearly).
And it was useful: checked sometimes on the road checkpoints or at the border, sometimes at hostels. Registration was necessary for me to get bank card or SIM card. Maybe even for issuing Pamir permit they checked it.
Much better is a registration with address than tourists registration, at least for bank card or SIM card they need to enter your address from registration
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Some more experiences by now, is it really necessary?
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We (swiss and austrian) entered TJ visa free on the 10th of may, stayed there about 3 weeks, didn’t do any registration. Was not a problem at all. Nobody asked about it by leaving TJ again (over land to UZ).

best wishes
Livia
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As a counter to the anecdote above, a tourist was yesterday fined over 800 Somoni for not registering in time. He was caught and fined in Dushanbe, not at the border.
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Hello there,
Some updates on the registration process under the visa free regime.
Please note that registration is required within 10 days of arrival in TJ if you are entering with a visa-free regime announced earlier this year (Jan, 1st, 2022).
http://www.tajembassy.org.uk/about/news ... -countries

The registration fee is 160 TJS (at the moment 1USD is equal to 9,60 TJS) which is paid at Amonatbank branches (it is only paid at this bank, no other bank will accept the payment) in Dushanbe or Khorog and the receipt is then taken along with your passport to the OVIR office for registration. It is not a matter of preference or (optional) but one of the requirements, and failing to do so will follow a fine of 10 times more than the actual registration cost.

P.S. We are a local service provider from the Pamirs (Bartang and Sarez Tour http://bartang-sarez-tour.com/). We offer various travel related services in the Pamirs and Tajikistan. We can be reached at [email protected] or +992 935346054 (WhatsApp and Viber)
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Hello to all!
We are planning to go to Tajikistan visa-free for 8 days and we are little bit confused about registration at OVIR. For example, Czech MFA says that for stays shorten than 10 days you don't have to register, most of other sites only says you are obliged to register within 10 days, however nobody mention if you leave the country within the time period. Has anyone have any official info about that?

Thanks in advance
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borekj wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:54 pm
Hello to all!
We are planning to go to Tajikistan visa-free for 8 days and we are little bit confused about registration at OVIR. For example, Czech MFA says that for stays shorten than 10 days you don't have to register, most of other sites only says you are obliged to register within 10 days, however nobody mention if you leave the country within the time period. Has anyone have any official info about that?

Thanks in advance
Hello there
If you stay does not exceeds 10 working days in the country, you don't have to register yourselves with the OVIR. This is confirmed at the OVIR office when asked by one of our guests earlier. Working days in Tajikistan are counted from Monday to Saturday (for most of the government offices) excluding any public holiday.


P.S. We are a local service provider "Bartang & Sarez Tour http://bartang-sarez-tour.com/). We offer various travel related services in the Pamirs and Tajikistan. We can be reached at [email protected] or +992 93 534 60 54 (WhatsApp)
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Post by jvjjjvvv »

Hi. I will (re)enter Tajikistan tomorrow, visa-free, only to leave by plane the day after. I guess it's not necessary to register for this one-day stay, and even if I wanted I am not sure that I could (I will arrive to Dushanbe on Saturday evening), but does anyone have experience with such short stays?

I can see that the post previous to mine says that it won't be necessary to register, but with the guidelines being so vague, I wanted to get some more info or to know about experiences from people. When I left Tajikistan the first time I asked a border guard and he actually said that I need to register (maybe he just didn't know).

Does anyone have experience with leaving the country after a short stay, having no registration?
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