The deadline for re-registering SIM cards on ID-passports ends in Tajikistan on February 15, 2022.  However, the communications service agency didn’t give a clear answer whether the term will be extended or not.  

“We have time until February 15 and we have to reregister.  More than service centers now operate in the cities and regions for reregistration of SIM cards,” Ilhom Atoyev, the deputy head of the Communications Service under the Government of Tajikistan, told reporters in Dushanbe on January 31.

According to him, 5,416,345 SIM cards have already been reregistered on ID-passports and 2,412,465 users are still at the stage of reregistration.

“Of those SIM cards that have not yet been reregistered, 1.8 million are active one,” Atoyev noted.  

According to him, there are 273,159 fixed-line telephone numbers in Tajikistan; “of them, 39,475 are active users.”  

According to data from the communications service agency, there are 4.2 million Internet users, including those using mobile Internet, in Tajikistan  

According to the government decree “On the Procedure and Requirements for Connecting to Electrical Communication Networks and the Provision of Services Related to It” (dated April 30, 2016), which entered into force on February 15, 2019, all mobile operators subscribers must re-register their SIM cards with ID passport sample 2014.

The previously set deadline was to end on August 15, 2019.

However, the authorities soon realized that it is impossible to exchange passports and reregister SIM cards over such a short time and extended the term until February 15, 2020.  But the extra six months didn't really help either and the authorities extended the term until February 15, 2022.