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The document ceased to be valid since  April 12, 2017 according to Item 2 of the Presidential decree of the Republic of Tajikistan of 12.04.2017 No. 868

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of November 21, 1996 No. 611

About approval of the Regulations on procedure for consideration of questions of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan

According to the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan "About citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan" I decide:

Approve the enclosed Regulations on procedure for consideration of questions of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan.

 

President

Republic of Tajikistan E.Rakhmonov

Regulations on procedure for consideration of questions of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan

This Provision determines procedure for consideration of questions of acquisition and termination of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan according to the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan of November 4, 1995 "About citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan" (further hereinafter is referred to as - the Law).

I. General provisions

1. Statements and petitions concerning nationality move capable persons.

2. Registration of acquisition or the termination of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan begins at the place of residence of the applicant; for persons living in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan - in law-enforcement bodies of the Republic of Tajikistan (further hereinafter is referred to as - law-enforcement bodies); for persons living outside Tajikistan in the relevant diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Republic of Tajikistan (further - consular establishments).

3. Concerning persons which arrived to the Republic of Tajikistan in connection with labor agreements, study, other purposes, law-enforcement bodies draw up materials concerning nationality after the decision in the procedure for question of the place of their residence established by the Law in the territory of the Republic.

4. The questions concerning provision of political asylum by the Republic of Tajikistan to foreign citizens are permitted by separate Provision.

5. The repeated address concerning nationality are accepted only after falling off (elimination) of the bases which were earlier interfering consideration of the matter.

6. In cases when acquisition or the termination of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan is drawn up according to the procedure of registration (that is in the simplified procedure), applications are submitted. In the cases which are not falling under registration procedure the petition is drawn up.

The statement or the petition is deemed accepted to consideration from the date of giving by the applicant of all necessary and correctly processed documents provided by the Law and this Provision.

Statements and petitions, and also documents attached to them shall be processed according to articles 44 and 45 of the Law.

Forms of statements and petitions are established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

II. Consideration of materials concerning nationality

7. Statements for change of nationality according to the procedure of registration and the documents attached to them in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan are considered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Departments of Internal Affairs of GBAO, areas, the city of Dushanbe, and outside the Republic of Tajikistan - consular establishments. These bodies are competent to make decisions according to statements.

In exceptional cases, when person having the right to acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan according to the procedure of registration cannot personally submit the application for nationality provision at the place of residence, the Commission on questions of nationality in case of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (further - the Commission) has the right to give the assignment to the bodies conducting cases on nationality, on nationality registration to this person in the place of temporary stay.

8. Petitions of persons living in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan and other necessary documents together with the conclusions of territorial authorities of the Ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan of law-enforcement bodies on places go the Departments of Internal Affairs of GBAO, areas, the city of Dushanbe to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan which directs all materials with the conclusion to the Commission and to the Ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan, providing the conclusion is direct in the Commission.

Petitions of persons living outside the Republic of Tajikistan together with necessary documents and the conclusions of consular establishments go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan which represents them together with the conclusion to the Ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan. The ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan takes out the conclusion and directs all materials to the Commission.

9. The term of consideration of the applications and petitions in law-enforcement bodies on places and territorial authorities of the Ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan, in consular establishments and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan shall not exceed one month in each of these bodies.

10. In case of filing of applications and petitions concerning nationality, except the cases of its recognition and cases provided by part two of article 25 of the Law the state tax which amount is established by the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan is collected.

III. Procedure for document creation concerning acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan. Acquisition of nationality as a result of recognition

11. For the persons who are constantly living in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan on the date of adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and having the passport of the citizen of the USSR, filing of applications for registrations of citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan is not required.

The document confirming citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan is the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan.

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