Passport and Visa

 

Passport Required ?

Visa Required ?

Return Ticket Required ?

 British

Yes

Yes

No

 Australian

Yes

Yes

No

 Canadian

Yes

Yes

No

 USA

Yes

Yes

No

 OtherEU

Yes

Yes

No

 Japanese

Yes

Yes

No

Note : Visa regulations within the CIS are liable to change at short notice. Prospective travellers are advised to contact the nearest Turkmenistan Embassy well in advance of intended date of departure.

PASSPORTS : Valid passport required by all.

VISAS : Visa required by all.

Note : Special permission must be sought by those wishing to visit border zones.

Types of visa and cost :
Dependent upon nationality. Single-entry/Transit (for up to 10 days) : US$46 (for nationals of the UK); US$31 (for nationals of Canada, USA and Japan). For all other types of visa, contact the Embassy for details of prices (see Contact Addresses section).

Validity : Subject to the nature of the visit and the discretion of the authorities in Turkmenistan.

Application to : Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Contact Addresses section.

Note :
(a) For those coming from countries without Embassies or Consulates of Turkmenistan, entry visas may be obtained for a maximum of 10 days on arrival, provided holding an invitation from a company in Turkmenistan. (b) Tourists should normally book through a recognised tour operator, who will obtain visas on their behalf. (c) Visitors intending to stay for more than 3 months must produce a certificate stating that they are HIV-negative.

Application requirements : (a) Completed application form. (b) One passport-size photo. (c) Passport valid for 6 months from date of departure. (d) Covering letter explaining purpose of visit. (e) Fee. (f) Stamped, self-addressed envelope. (g) Letter of invitation approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Turkmenistan (not needed by visitors seeking a transit visa only).

Working days required :
3 to 7.

Temporary residence : Applications for temporary residence to carry out business are handled by the Interior Ministry; those wishing to obtain temporary residence for other reasons should apply to the Consular Affairs Office at the Foreign Ministry.

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