Citizenship issues

What is citizenship?

Citizenship is the affiliation of an individual with a state by legal and political signs, within which a citizen acquires rights and obligations for his or her actions and for being a part of the state, which is obliged for its part to ensure the protection of the citizen's rights on its part. Citizenship implies the implementation of articles and provisions envisaged in the Constitution - the main consolidated statute of the rights of individual determining his or her state in relation to public authorities.

Citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan is a stable political and legal relationship between a person and the Republic of Tajikistan comprised of a set of mutual rights and obligations of the parties;

What legal and regulatory documents regulate the issues of citizenship in the Republic of Tajikistan?

The following legal and regulatory documents regulate the issues of citizenship in the Republic of Tajikistan:
  1. Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan
  2. Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan;
  3. International treaties acknowledged by the Republic of Tajikistan;
  4. Regulation on citizenship review procedures of the Republic of Tajikistan approved by the Decree No 868 of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (12 April 2017).

Who is a citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan?

A citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan is an individual who is a citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan as of the day of the adoption of the Tajik Constitution, or who acquired citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan and international treaties acknowledged by Tajikistan.

Сitizenship of a foreign state held by a citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan and citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan held by a foreign citizen is regulated by the provisions stipulated in international agreements acknowledged by Tajikistan.

Which documents confirm the citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan

- Passport of citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan;
- Regular international passport of the Republic of Tajikistan;
- Diplomatic passport of the Republic of Tajikistan;
- Service passport of the Republic of Tajikistan;
- Birth certificate with a record of the affiliation with Tajikistan citizenship
- Birth certificate with records of the Tajikistan citizenship of parents, one of the parents or the only parent;
- Tajikistan citizenship certificate issued by an authorized officer in cases envisaged by the Constitutional Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan;
- Laissez-passer for return to the Republic of Tajikistan

What documents are issued for acquisition or termination of the citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan?

The internal affairs authorities issue passports of a Tajik citizen to individuals living on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, who acquired citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan in accordance with the procedures established by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan. They will insert records on affiliation with the Tajik citizenship in the documents of children under the age of sixteen. In case it is impossible to make a record in children's documents, they are issued certificate confirming their affiliation with the citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Tajik foreign affairs authorities issue regular international passports of citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan or laissez passer to individuals living outside the Republic of Tajikistan.

The internal affairs authorities issue residence permits to stateless persons and withdraw identity documents of individuals residing in the Republic of Tajikistan, whose citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan is terminated according to the procedures determined by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan, and who are not citizens of another state. The internal affairs authorities issue relevant documents to a stateless person for departure from the Republic of Tajikistan.

The foreign affairs authorities issue a stateless person a certificate processed by internal affairs authorities and withdraw documents confirming the citizenship of individuals residing outside the Republic of Tajikistan, whose citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan is terminated according to procedures determined by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan, and who are not citizens of a foreign state.

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