You may never have heard of the tiny Asian country of Tajikistan, or perhaps heard of it only in passing. However, if outdoor adventures are your thing, you may be hearing a lot more about it in the future. A little over a decade after the country exited a brutal civil war, Tajikistan is finally being discovered by tourists.
According to this post on Gadling, Tajikistan’s main attraction is its rugged, natural beauty. The backcountry is sparsely populated, so if you like solitude, Tajikistan might be the destination for you. There are also lots of opportunities to ride horses (or camels, if that’s your thing) and to climb mountains.
However, if you want to travel to Tajikistan, you will need to apply for a Tajikistan visa first. If you don’t have a visa, you will more than likely find yourself deported. Visas should be obtained before you leave the US, as you won’t be able to get one when you arrive in the airport.
Here’s what you need to get a Tajikistan visa:
- 2 visa application forms
- 2 passport photos
- A cover letter addressed to the Tajikistan Embassy requesting a tourist visa. Alternately, if you have been invited to Tajikistan by a Tajik citizen or you are traveling with an organized tour group, the person/organization inviting you needs to provide you with a visa support letter. Your letter needs to include the dates you will be entering and leaving and a summary of your planned activities while in Tajikistan.
- Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months.
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