U.S. Embassy Announces the Start of Immigrant Visa Processing in Dushanbe

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will begin processing U.S. immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Tajikistan beginning October 4, 2022.  During our first year of immigrant visa processing, we anticipate welcoming numerous applicants from Tajikistan, including family members of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents and Diversity Visa (DV) 2023 lottery selectees.  Until October, U.S. immigrant visas for citizens and residents of Tajikistan will continue to be processed at the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  DV2022 winners will continue to apply in Almaty until September 30, 2022.

Over the next six months, we will work closely with the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty to ensure a smooth transition and will provide further information to visa applicants on our websites.

The United States and Tajikistan are celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations in 2022.  As the bilateral relationship evolves, U.S. consular services have expanded.  The introduction of immigrant visa services in Tajikistan is a significant development that will continue to strengthen that bilateral relationship.  U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan John Mark Pommersheim noted that, “The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world.  With this change in visa processing, we have made the path to obtaining an immigrant visa easier for Tajik citizens who qualify.  This positive development is another historic milestone in the 30 years of active, positive, and friendly relations between our two countries.”

The Embassy’s Consular section provides a variety of services to U.S. citizens in Tajikistan, including registration of births abroad and issuance of passports.  The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe began offering nonimmigrant visa services in 2006 and has processed tens of thousands of applications.  With the additional service of immigrant visa processing, the U.S. Embassy will now provide the full suite of consular services to citizens and residents of Tajikistan.