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Tajikistan Reciprocity Schedule
A-1 None Multiple A B 24 Months A B A-2 None Multiple 24 Months A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months B-1 None Multiple 12 Months B-2 None Multiple 12 Months B-1/B-2 None Multiple 12 Months C-1 None Multiple 3 Months C-1/D None Multiple 12 Months C-2 None Multiple 3 Months C-3 None Multiple 3 Months CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months D None Multiple 24 Months E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A E-2C 12 None Multiple 12 Months F-1 None Multiple 12 Months F-2 None Multiple 12 Months G-1 None C C G-2 None Multiple 12 Months G-3 None One 3 Months G-4 None Multiple 12 Months G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months H-1B None Multiple 12 Months 3 H-1C None Multiple 12 Months 3 H-2A None N/A N/A H-2B None N/A N/A H-2R None Multiple 12 Months 3 H-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3 H-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3 I None D D J-1 4 None Multiple 12 Months J-2 4 None Multiple 12 Months K-1 None One 6 Months K-2 None One 6 Months K-3 None Multiple 24 Months K-4 None Multiple 24 Months L-1 None Multiple 12 Months L-2 None Multiple 12 Months M-1 None Multiple 12 Months M-2 None Multiple 12 Months N-8 None Multiple 12 Months N-9 None Multiple 12 Months NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A O-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3 O-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3 O-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3 P-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3 P-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3 P-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3 P-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3 Q-1 6 None Multiple 12 Months 3 R-1 None Multiple 12 Months R-2 None Multiple 12 Months S-5 7 None One 1 Month S-6 7 None One 1 Month S-7 7 None One 1 Month T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A T-2 None One 6 Months T-3 None One 6 Months T-4 None One 6 Months T-5 None One 6 Months T-6 None One 6 Months TD 5 N/A N/A N/A U-1 None Multiple 48 Months U-2 None Multiple 48 Months U-3 None Multiple 48 Months U-4 None Multiple 48 Months U-5 None Multiple 48 Months V-1 None Multiple 60 Months V-2 None Multiple 60 Months 8 V-3 None Multiple 60 Months 8
Country Specific Footnotes
Diplomatic couriers may be issued A-1 visas valid for multiple entries within 24 months or one entry within 3 months, depending upon the request of the host government. Courier visas are to be issued within 3 to 5 days from application.
Non-diplomatic employees of the host government embassy and consulates in the U.S. may be issued visas valid for 24 months and for one entry, depending on request of the host government.
Principal resident representative and members of the immediate family may receive visas valid for 12 months, multiple entries. Others classified G-1 may receive visas valid for 3 months and for one entry.
Correspondents assigned to, and to be resident in, the U.S. and members of their immediate families may be issued visas valid for 12 months, multiple entries. Other correspondents classified as I may receive visas valid for three months and for one entry.
Visa Category Footnotes
The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:
- G-1 through G-4
- NATO 1 through NATO 6
An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.
Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.
The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.
Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.
Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.
There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.
Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.
In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).
However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.
Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.
Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.
Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.
Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.
No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.
V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.
Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:
- T-2 (spouse)
- T-3 (child)
- T-4 (parent)
The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.
The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.
The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.
Civil documents, except as noted below, are available in Tajikistan. Certified copies of available documents may be exported. The person to whom the record pertains must obtain a certified copy at a local notary office and authenticate the notary's seal and signature at the Ministry of Justice.
Copies of the documents obtained directly from the ZAGS archives should be legalized at the Department of Legal Assistance to Citizens, Ministry of Justice, and authenticated at the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A consular officer at the American Embassy can authenticate the signature of the MFA official. Certified copies of available documents may be exported.
Some civil records were destroyed during World War II and may not be available. Local authorities generally will issue a certificate to that effect, although the process may take months.
Documents can be requested through the Embassy of Tajikistan in Washington, D.C., by submitting an application requesting the document. This process can take several months to complete.
Birth, Death, Burial Certificates
Birth and Death Certificates
Available. Copies of these documents can be obtained by Tajik citizens for a nominal fee upon direct written application to the ZAGS archives at the district, city or regional level, depending on where the civil act was registered.
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Police, Court, Prison Records
Police and Prison Records
Tajik citizens should apply for a police certificate at Information Centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan. Non-Tajik citizens should apply at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. Applicants, both Tajik and non-Tajik citizens, residing outside Tajikistan may submit the request through the Tajik Mission in their country of residence.
Available upon official written request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe can provide an official letter for use in obtaining these documents for immigrant visa applicants. Individuals who have served in the military are issued a military service document ("voyenniy bilet") which contains information on the length of service and circumstances of discharge. If the military service document is lost, a replacement certificate can be issued, by Voenkomat (regional and district branches of the Ministry of Defense), which has jurisdiction over an applicant's most recent place of residence.
Passports & Other Travel Documents
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Internal Residence Documents
There are several types of residence documents in Tajikistan. Tajikistan continues to use domestic passports for travel and registration of Tajik nationals within country. These contain identifying information about the bearer and specify a residential address, marital status, and the bearer’s military service obligation. All domestic passports are limited by the next reissuing date. The primary identification document for children under 16 is their birth certificate. Separately issued international passports for travel outside of Tajikistan are machine-readable with a blue cover. An expiration date of five (5) years from the date of passport issuance should be recorded.
Visa Issuing Posts
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Embassy)
109 A Ismoili Somoni Ave., Dushanbe 734019 Tajikistan
IV & K visa applications for nationals of Tajikistan are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.