An immigrant visa is required of anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there indefinitely, whether or not that person plans to seek employment in the United States.
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.