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Official Name: Tajikistan Last Updated: September 1, 2011

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  • Hague Convention Information

    Tajikistan is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption ( Hague Adoption Convention ). Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, intercountry adoption processing for Tajikistan did not change.

    The Department of State does not maintain detailed files on the adoption process in Tajikistan because adoptions from Tajikistan are rare. Under a May 3, 2006 amendment to Tajikistan's Family Code, intercountry adoption of Tajik orphans is prohibited. While couples which consist of at least one Tajik citizen may still be allowed to adopt, all other adoption by non-Tajik citizens is expressly forbidden by Tajik law.

    The Adoption Authority in Tajikistan is the Department of Care and Guardianship, which is under the Tajik Ministry of Education. The district education committee in the child's place of residence and the local Mayor's office also play a part in any type of adoption process. If the adoption/guardianship process is successful, the Tajik Ministry of Education issues the official adoption/guardianship legal documents. For additional information about adoption or applying for guardianship of a Tajik child, please contact the Ministry of Education or the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the U.S.

    Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan

    734024, RT, Dushanbe, 13-", Nosirmuhammad St.
    Phone .: (992-37) 221-4605
    Fax : (992-37) 221-7041.

    The Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan

    1005 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C., 20037
    Phone: 202-223-6090
    Fax: 202-223-6091
    Email: (Consular section)
    The Embassy is open from 08.00 am to 05.00 pm, Monday-Friday.
    The consular section is open from 09.00 am to 12.00 pm, Monday-Friday

    Prospective adoptive parents who are well-along in the Tajik process may contact the Consular Section in Dushanbe for information regarding the U.S. immigration process. All applications for immigrant visas, however, are processed by the United States Consulate, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Consular Section
    109A Ismoili Somoni Ave.
    Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    Phone: 992-37-229-2300
    Fax: 992-37-229-2309