Turkmenistan

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Types Of Turkmenistan Visa

We want to review the different visa types in this section. Note that the application process may differ for different visas, and the various options depend on the purpose of your trip. Without further ado, let's dive right in.

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A visa is required for this destination.

Turkmenistan Tourist Visa

A tourist visa is for fun seekers and tourists coming to enjoy Turkmenistan's nice climate and scenery. This visa has a short time frame, so you cannot stay in the country for too long. To avail of this visa, you don't have to approach an embassy; the application letter must be submitted to a licensed travel agency working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 If your application is accepted, an invitation letter will be issued so you can travel to the country, which will be converted to a tourist visa at the entry point. The duration allowed may last for 10-30 days, with the option of extending your stay by additional days. This visa can be used for any kind of social visit.

Port of Entry

Airports: Ashgabat International Airport – Turkmenabat International Airport – Mary Airport – Dashoguz Airport

Border Crossings: Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan border, Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan border, Turkmenistan – Iran border, Turkmenistan – Afghanistan border.

Seaport: Turkmenbasy International Seaport.

Turkmenistan Work Visa

Have you been employed by a company or private employer in Turkmenistan? To work legally in the country, you must obtain a work visa abroad, which allows you entry and access to work privileges as a foreigner. Work visas are long-term travel documents that may last for one year or more, but the duration is determined by the nature of the applicant's employment contract.

You may apply for it yourself, or your new employer may apply for it on your behalf. Also, note that this visa qualifies you for residency in the country, which is also renewable, should you decide to remain in the country for an extended period.

Port of Entry

Airports: Ashgabat International Airport – Turkmenabat International Airport – Mary Airport – Dashoguz Airport

Border Crossings: Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan border, Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan border, Turkmenistan – Iran border, Turkmenistan – Afghanistan border.

Seaport: Turkmenbasy International Seaport.

Select the type of Turkmenistan Tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa,where it is specified that the reason for the stay is exclusively for business, commercial negotiations, etc

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Turkmenistan, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Letter of Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain LOI from them.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Letter of Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain LOI from them.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Letter of Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain LOI from them.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Letter of Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain LOI from them.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Letter of Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain LOI from them.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Letter of Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain LOI from them.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Turkmenistan, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Turkmenistan will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly.

  • Proof of identity. A personal ID or a driver’s license.

  • Business Invitation. A letter of invitation from the company that you are visiting. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification.

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Additional information

    Turkmenistan Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry (10 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 10 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$35.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$134.00
    $134.00
    Single entry (20 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 20 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$45.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$144.00
    $144.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$55.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$154.00
    $154.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$75.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$174.00
    $174.00
    Single entry (10 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 10 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$55.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$194.00
    $194.00
    Single entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$115.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$214.00
    $214.00
    Single entry (20 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 20 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$75.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$214.00
    $214.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$95.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$234.00
    $234.00
    Single entry (10 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 10 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$35.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$244.00
    $244.00
    Single entry (20 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 20 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$45.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$254.00
    $254.00
    Single entry (10 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 10 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$55.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$264.00
    $264.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$55.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$264.00
    $264.00
    Single entry (20 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 20 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$75.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$284.00
    $284.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$95.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$304.00
    $304.00
    Single entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$115.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$324.00
    $324.00
    Single entry (10 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 10 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$35.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$334.00
    $334.00
    Single entry (20 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 20 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$45.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$344.00
    $344.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$55.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$354.00
    $354.00
    Single entry (10 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 10 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$55.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$354.00
    $354.00
    Single entry (20 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 20 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$75.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$374.00
    $374.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$95.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$394.00
    $394.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$155.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$254.00
    $254.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$75.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$284.00
    $284.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$155.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$364.00
    $364.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$75.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$374.00
    $374.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$275.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$374.00
    $374.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$275.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$484.00
    $484.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$275.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$574.00
    $574.00
    Multiple entry (1 year stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 1 year
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$515.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$614.00
    $614.00
    Multiple entry (1 year stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 1 year
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$515.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$724.00
    $724.00
    Multiple entry (1 year stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 1 year
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$515.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$814.00
    $814.00
    Diplomatic (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    10 business days
    Embassy fee:$0.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$209.00
    $209.00
    Diplomatic (90 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$0.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$209.00
    $209.00
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    Turkmenistan Visa Policy

    Turkmenistan has an immigration law that guides immigration and visa issuing as embedded in the country's constitution. Under the current law, citizens of all foreign nations must have visas to visit the country unless they hold special passports. For a time, only citizens from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (2003-2013) enjoyed visa exemptions to Turkmenistan.

    Under current rules, to obtain a tourist visa, the applicant must apply by submitting a cover letter to a licensed travel agency licensed with the government of Turkmenistan. If successful, the government will issue an invitation letter through the travel agent, which the Foreign Affairs Ministry approves. This letter can then be used to get a visa on arrival at the point of entry for 10 days which can then be extended for a further 10 days.

    Furthermore, citizens of all countries enjoy visa free transit through Ashgabat International Airport as long as they remain in the transit area for their next flight.

    Denied Entry

    It is important to notify travelers that citizens from some countries or territories are not allowed into Turkmenistan. Holders of passports from Kosovo, Abkhazia, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions are not allowed into Turkmenistan. Northern Cyprus, Artsakh, and Somaliland, including a few other countries, are also denied entry. Before your trip, check your list to ensure your country is not among the banned nations.

    Turkmenistan Travel Information For Visitors

    Turkmenistan is a highly conservative society and is one of the most difficult countries to visit due to its extremely strict yet confusing visa policy. There are no visa exemptions for foreigners, so every visitor must obtain a visa before arrival. Here are some important details to know before your visit.

    Holy Spots: Turkmenistan is 89% Muslim, 9% Orthodox, and other religions, and the people are highly religious. They also treat their homes as scared as well. Always remove your shoes if you must enter their homes or holy places of worship. Wearing shoes in such enclosed areas is considered disrespectful. It is also customary to bring sweets or cakes to your host when visiting them at home.

    Home Etiquette: Besides bringing sweets or cakes on your visits, most homes have a small table of low height with a tablecloth cover for eating. Stay away from the table, and should you sit down to eat with your host, ensure that your foot doesn't point towards the food. Offering a visitor bread is also customary, so receive it with grace and eat part or all of it, as refusing the offering is considered disrespectful too.

    Taking a Picture: Always ask a local for permission before taking their picture. Remember, people tend to be shy and reclusive and react negatively to their pictures taken without permission.

    Public: Some practices are discouraged in Turkmenistan, like kissing, hugging, or showing public displays of affection, which is an act the locals find offensive. Throwing one's hat on the floor is frowned upon, and so is eating all the food on your plate within leaving a piece. Furthermore, whistling inside a building is not encouraged as the people believe it brings bad financial luck. Lastly, licking your nose or sneezing when conversing with others over a table is considered an insult.

    Identity: As a foreigner, always carry your ID card along in public places as police officers perform random checks often.

    Public Buildings: Always be on your best when inside or around government buildings and public utilities like military installations, transport hubs, and sensitive sites. Moving around with a guide will also help avoid potential issues with the authorities or locals.

    Smoking: Smoking is not an illegal act, but it is banned in public. However, there are designated smoking spots where smokers congregate to light up. Furthermore, it is forbidden in Turkmenistan culture to give a tobacco product as a gift to others.

    Same-Sex Relationships: Homosexuality is banned in Turkmenistan, and violators are harshly punished. Overall, the country is not a safe place for people with a homosexual orientation, so it is advisable to stay away.

    Public Discuss: The society is highly intolerant of political or religious views do refrain from having such discussions in public. As a visitor, topics that reveal sensitive politics and religion should be off-limits. If strangers bring up such conversations around you, don't participate.

    Commuting: To make your visit pleasurable, you can ask your guide or hotel to book a licensed taxi anytime you want to go out. This will save you the stress of jumping buses in the chaotic city centers.

    Night Outings: Always be alert when out at night, and keep your wallet and valuables hidden. Although the country has a very low crime rate, there are still risks of petty theft everywhere, so do well to protect yourself and your belongings. Moving in groups at night is always best.

    These are some of the important things to bear in mind when preparing for your trip. While they may appear odd, they are a part of people's way of life and should be respected.

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    Turkmenistan COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is closed
      All international scheduled commercial flights to and from Turkmenistan have been suspended. Entry to Turkmenistan is allowed for Turkmen nationals and accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international companies and organisations.
      Prior to arrival restrictions
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival is required for all arrivals. Test results should be no older than 72 hours before departure.
      Health form is required for all arrivals. Travelers must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      🏠Quarantine is required for all arrivals in governtment facility for 14 days.
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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