Our Turkmenistan Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Turkmenistan’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Turkmenistan.
It is one of the world’s least visited countries. Turkmenistan has a fairly strict visa policy. Before traveling, everyone must obtain a visa and an invitation letter, with the exception of certain holders of diplomatic or service passports. People of all nations are required to get a visa before entering Turkmenistan, with the exception of those who have special passports or who are from certain regions of Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan.
Entry into Turkmenistan
Currently, non-Turkmen nationals are prohibited from entering Turkmenistan. Citizens planning international travel should consider the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and should purchase travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. We recommend obtaining as much information as possible about Turkmenistan from travel agents, tour operators, and guidebooks prior to your trip. If you encounter difficulties in Turkmenistan, speak with your local contacts, tour operator representative, or hotel administration.
You will need the following:
Form for Visa Application Completion.
Copies of the pages of your passport that contain any visas for the previous and subsequent countries you will visit.
A recent photo in passport size
A cover letter explaining why the visa is being requested.
You can expect a processing time of a minimum of 10 business days from the day of your initial application.
If an appointment is required, wait times vary depending on your country of residence.
Who Can Visit Turkmenistan Without a Visa?
Nobody. The visa policy is very strict. You must follow the policy in place or you could risk being deported or even arrested on arrival.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control
|What is a Visa?
|What kind of visa do I need?
|Do I need more than one visa?
|How long is a visa valid for?
|When do I need my visa?
|What if my visa is refused?
The types of visas available are:
- Turkmenistan Tourist Visa.
- Turkmenistan Transit Visa.
- Turkmenistan Business Visa.
- Turkmenistan Work Visa.
- Turkmenistan Private/Personal Visa.
- Turkmenistan Family Visa.
- Turkmenistan Student Visa.
What To Do If Your Turkmenistan Visa is Refused?
Individuals frequently ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied.
Except for nationals of Turkmenistan and foreigners with permanent registration, entry into Turkmenistan is prohibited.
If you order a tour package with the travel agency GLOBAL CONNECT, an invitation letter to Turkmenistan is provided free of charge.
Visas can also be obtained immediately at the Turkmen land border at Gaudan (Bajgiran/Mashad), Farab (Alat/Bukhara), Dashoguz (Shavat/Khiva), and Kunya-Urgench (Khojeyli/Nuku).
With fewer tourists than even North Korea, obtaining a visa in Turkmenistan will be challenging. The Turkmen visa office is notorious for its rigour. They will use any reason to make your application process more difficult. If you work in the media or local government and can speak Russian, you should have a beard.