Guidance

Notarial and documentary services guide for Tajikistan

Documents and certificates available at British Embassy in Dushanbe.

Overview

The British Embassy in Dushanbe can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Tajikistan

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases UK notary public, local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

Some services may be available by post. You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Use the links after each service to make an appointment. Use the links after each service to make a reservation. A member of staff will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Tajikistan, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Tajikistan

Consular staff in Tajikistan can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • witness a signature
  • make a certified copy of a document
  • prepare a document in English or the local language

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see other services provided by the British embassy in Tajikistan

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees

Payment

We accept payment by cash in the local currency on the day of the appointment. Refunds of consular fees are not given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address. We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity. We accept passports, hotel registration cards as proof of your address.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a professional.

Only in certain circumstances the consular section may be able to administer an oath or affirmation. Customers are required to email an appointment request form and copies of their documents before a reservation can be confirmed.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • the oath, affirmation or affidavit that you will swear or affirm
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees and
  • proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof

Book an appointment to administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit in British Embassy in Tajikistan

Witness a signature

This service is for customers who need to sign a document and have their signature witnessed by a consular officer. The document must be prepared before your appointment as we will not draft documents for you. We do not handle wills or probate, or witness deed polls.

Please do not sign the document before your appointment.

In certain circumstances the consulate may be able to witness your signature. Customers are required to email an appointment request form and copies of their documents before a reservation can be confirmed.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • the document that you will sign before a witness
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees
  • proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof

Book an appointment to witness a signature in British Embassy in Tajikistan

Make a certified copy of a document

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports, Home Office registration/naturalisation certificates, British driving licences and British divorce decrees.

UK educational documents (only those that have been issued in the UK by a recognised institution and are listed on the Legalisation Office website. This service is provided at the discretion of consular staff and we can refuse to provide it. Please contact the consular section before making an appointment.

Please be aware that we cannot certify copies of British or foreign birth certificates, of foreign identity documents.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • the document that you need a certified copy of
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees
  • proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof

Book an appointment to make a certified copy in British Embassy in Tajikistan

Prepare a document in English or the local language

This service is for customers who require a signed and stamped version of one of our standard letters.

In a limited number of cases consular staff can write a statement of fact (‘preparing a certificate’) to help British nationals with various local authorities. The wording must be cleared with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, which means these documents will take longer to prepare.

We can only provide this service if we have proof that the wording/content you require is correct and unambiguous. This service is provided at the discretion of consular staff and we can refuse to provide it. Please contact the consulate before making an appointment. We can prepare these documents in English or in the local language. Please ensure you select the correct service and note the difference in fees.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • original written evidence to support your request for a letter from the consulate
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees
  • proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof

Book an appointment to prepare a document in English in British Embassy in Tajikistan

Book an appointment to prepare a document in another language in British Embassy in Tajikistan

Services provided elsewhere

We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Published 27 February 2014
Last updated 12 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated May 2015
  2. First published.