Visa to Turkmenistan


Who should apply for a visa to Turkmenistan?

According to the law of the Republic of Turkmenistan, citizens of almost all foreign countries must have a Turkmen visa to enter the country.

Getting a tourist visa to Turkmenistan consists of two stages:

1. Obtaining visa support (permission of the State Migration Service of the Republic of Turkmenistan)
2. Obtaining a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Turkmenistan, obtaining a visa at the airport (in exceptional cases).
Application for visa support for a tourist visa to Turkmenistan

Visa support is an official invitation to visit a foreign country. An invitation is prepared by a licensed travel agency and submitted to the State Migration Service of the Republic of Turkmenistan for consideration. It takes5-20 days review it after that  the State Migration Service of the Republic of Turkmenistan sends a permit to the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Turkmenistan, where the tourist plans to obtain a visa. The State Migration Service of the Republic of Turkmenistan has the full right to refuse a permit without providing the reasons for refusal.

We do not provided Visa support in Turkmenistan as a separate service. Our company is ready to apply for a visit invitation for you only if you book travel services with us.

What documents are required for applying for visa support?

To apply for visa support, please fill in the Visa Support Form and send us a scanned copy of your passport and a color passport photo in electronic format (minimum 3x4 cm). In some cases, a job certificate may be required.

What documents are required to apply for visa to Turkmenistan?

After receiving the visa invitation (we will send you the visa invitation number by e-mail), you can contact the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Turkmenistan by filling out the Application for a Turkmen tourist visa in 2 copies and enclosing the following documents:

Valid passport and passport copy.
(The expiry date of the passport must not be less than 6 months from the date of entry into Turkmenistan);
2 photos (3x4) pasted in the questionnaire;
Payment for consular fees;
Visa support;
An envelope with a return address, in case the embassy accepts and sends documents by mail.


To obtain a visa to undergo a medical treatment in sanatoriums and health resorts of Turkmenistan one must provide:

Original and a copy of the confirmation letter from the host organization (sanatorium), referrals and sanatorium card from the clinic at the place of residence;
Passport and photocopy of the front page;
For citizens of Russia one photocopy of the internal passport’s all pages holding official marks;
Certificate of employment;
For pensioners - one photocopy of the pension certificate;
One application for a Turkmen tourist visa;
One new color photo size 3x4.


Scanned copies must be made from original documents and sent by e-mail as an attachment in JPEG or PDF format (high resolution, no less than 250 KB).
Photos from amateur cameras and mobile phones will not be considered.

Where and how a tourist visa to Turkmenistan is obtained?

The visa can be obtained in the country / city where the embassy or consulate of Turkmenistan works. Visas are also available upon arrival at Ashgabat International Airport, on the international land borders of Farab (Bukhara, Uzbekistan), Shavat (Khiva, Uzbekistan), Khodjeyli (Nukus, Uzbekistan), Goudan (Mashhad, Iran), Bekdash (Aktau, Kazakhstan). On the land borders of Seraks (Iran), Sherbetabat (Afghanistan) and Turkmenbashi (Caspian Port) a visa is not issued.

Consular fees

The following consular fees are approved by law for registration and issuance of visas:

single entry visa: multiple entry visa: urgent visa application:
up to 10 days 35 USD up to 1 month 75 USD on the day of applying + 120 USD
up to 20 45 USD up to 2  months 115 USD within 2 business days + 90 USD
up to 1 month 55 USD up to 3 months 155 USD within 4 business days + 60 USD
for each subsequent
month is added
30 USD for each subsequent
month is added
40 USD within more than 4 and less than 10 business days + 30 USD


For citizens of CIS countries there are other tariffs. For more information, contact our operator.

Children under 7 years old receive visas without paying the main consular fee, i.e. visa will be 15 USD regardless of the duration of the trip. For children from 7 to 16 years the rate of the main consular fee is reduced by 50%.

In case of refusal or cancellation of consular actions, consular fees are not refundable.

The cost of a visa to Turkmenistan received at Ashgabat airport and at international land borders:

Upon arrival at Ashgabat airport: At international land borders:
Up to 10 days 85 USD Up to 10 days 55 USD
11-20 days 105 USD 11-20 days 75 USD


The service fee is 2 USD per person.



A child traveling with their parents must be indicated in the invitation and have their passport. For a visa, one must additionally submit two new color photographs of the child, the original and a photocopy of the child’s birth certificate, passports and marriage or divorce certificates of the parents, as well as formal approval for transporting a child if the child is travelling with one of the parents or confidant.
Citizens entering Turkmenistan for more than 3 months must also submit a certificate for HIV infection.
Documents from trustees can be received on the basis of a notarized power of attorney (for individuals). Trustees who represent organizations may submit documents on the basis of a letter of authorization from the organization.
For urgent issuance of visas, an additional consular fee is charged.
The list of required documents for obtaining a visa, its timing and consular fees may vary in accordance with the decisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Central Asia Travel cannot be held responsible for failure to meet deadlines, and delay in issuing visas by consular departments of embassies, as well as for a possible refusal to grant a visa by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
If the Client refuses the booked package of travel services, the visa support will also be terminated.

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