Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Tajikistan
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Tajikistan. Bulgarian citizens staying short-term or long-term in Tajikistan can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kazakhstan on consular issues.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: Astana, № 15 “Sary arka” Str., floor 2, Business Center “Isker”
Telephone: +77172 90 15 15
Fax: +77172 90 18 19
Working hours: Mon - Thu, 10.00 - 12.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kazakhstan
The Embassy of Tajikistan in the Russian Federation is accredited for the Republic of Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Russian Federation
Address: 13 Granatniy Avenue,103001, Moscow, RussianFederation (103001, г. Москва, „Гранатный переулок” 13)
Telephone: +74952903846; +7495 290 4186; +7495 290 1447
Fax: +7 495 291 8998
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Republic of Turkey
Address: Ferit Recai Ertuğrul Caddesi No: 20 ORAN - ANKARA, Turkey
Telephone: +90312 491 16 07; +90312 491 17 08
Fax: +90312 491 16 03
E-mail: [email protected]
It is recommended to have dollars (USD) and Euros, as well as to exchange currency only in the offices specifically intended for that purpose.
Crime and security
Special attention towards their personal security is recommended to travellers.
It is not recommended to visit the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, which is а borderland with Afghanistan, due to difficult access in winter, concentration of group members of Taliban, and existing social tension.
Avoid travelling at night, as well as in the frontier regions and in the interior of the country. There are many mined sectors in the border regions with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.
Security is comparatively high in the capital Dushanbe. In general, the situation in the country is relatively calm. Attention has to be paid when using taxis that do not bear the characteristic symbols.
When crossing the country it has to be borne in mind: to move in daytime, to stop at guarded parking places near localities, to observe strictly the traffic rules.
In accordance with the legislation of Tajikistan the availability of a preliminary work permit is a necessary condition for the entry into Tajikistan of a foreigner with the scope of conducting such activity. Employed foreigners that are in violation of the legislation in force in the country are liable to extradition by the organs of the Ministry of Interior.
Homosexuality is not forbidden in Tajikistan, but is not accepted.
There is a public railroad and bus transport. Special attention has to be paid when travelling by car at dark. An international and a Bulgarian driving licence are required, as well as civic responsibility insurance, if you travel by car.
The level of health care in the country is low.
A number of contagious diseases, among which poliomyelitis and typhus, are wide-spread.
The water cannot be drunk, and is used for washing only after being boiled.
Travel papers and visas
To enter the country, an international passport is necessary valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into Tajikistan.
Immunisation against poliomyelitis is required.
Updated information about the vaccinations required for Tajikistan can be received from the National centre for Contagious and Parasitic Diseases in Sofia, on telephone: +359 2 944-69-99/221.
Citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria travelling to Tajikistan (bearers of ordinary, service and diplomatic passports) require a visa that can be received at the Embassy of Tajikistan in the Russian Federation.
As of 27.02.2009 Tajikistan simplified the procedure for issuance of visa for the citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria at the airport in Dushanbe and in all its consular offices abroad without the requirement to present one-month invitations and without the obligation to register with the organs of the Ministry of Interior.
In order to attract more investments and promote tourism for foreign citizens, simplified procedures for issuing entry visas to the Republic of Tajikistan are being introduced. Processing visa applications is carried out within 3 / three / days incl. processing and issuing visas for the relevant category.
It is necessary to drink more liquids and take food that is poor in fats, as well as to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the hot months.
The atmospheric pressure in the mountainous parts of the Pamir is heightened.
Certification and Legalisations
In order to be valid in the Republic of Bulgaria and to be usable in front of Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued in Tajikistan to nationals of the Republic of Bulgaria have to bear a seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. The documents are then authenticated by the Embassy of Tajikistan, accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria – in the case, in the Russian Federation. The signature and the authentications of the consular service are then certified in the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation.
Compiled in this way, the documents must be translated by an authorised Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation – legalised by the Certification and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
In case of an emergency – of damaged, lost or stolen passport, nationals of the Republic of Bulgaria can apply for the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any European Union Member State in Dushanbe.
Emergency Travel Document
In cases of urgency – of damaged, lost or stolen passport, nationals of the Republic of Bulgaria can apply for the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any European Union Member State in Dushanbe.