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Tajikistan: Whether a Tajik citizen who acquires an international passport must surrender his or her internal passport (January 2005 - July 2005)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa
Publication Date 29 July 2005
Citation / Document Symbol TJK100316.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Tajikistan: Whether a Tajik citizen who acquires an international passport must surrender his or her internal passport (January 2005 - July 2005), 29 July 2005, TJK100316.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/440ed75720.html [accessed 22 September 2014]
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In a 29 July 2005 telephone interview with the Research Directorate, the consul at the embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Washington, DC provided the following information:

Upon acquiring an international passport, Tajik citizens are not required to surrender their internal passport, and are allowed to possess both passports at the same time. The passports are independent from one another. However, a Tajik in possession of an expired passport who would like to obtain a new passport must surrender their expired passport. Certain situations in which an expired passport contains important visas can be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

According to the consul, international passports are valid for five years but internal passports do not have expiry dates, although new photos must be obtained every 20 years.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection.

Reference

Tajikistan. 29 July 2005. Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan, Washington, DC. Telephone interview with the consul.

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