State Migration Service of Turkmenistan

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State Migration Service of Turkmenistan
Türkmenistanyň Döwlet migrasiýa gullugy
Abbreviation SMST
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Agency overview
Formed April 17, 2003
Preceding agency State Service of Turkmenistan for Registration of Foreign Citizens
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters str. Azadi 63 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Elected officer responsible Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, President of Turkmenistan
Agency executive Meylis Nobatov, Chairman of State Migration Service
Parent agency Government of Turkmenistan
Website
http://www.migration.gov.tm

State Migration Service of Turkmenistan (Türkmenistanyň Döwlet migrasiýa gullugy) is a government body that provides control of the migration system of Turkmenistan, the state policy in the field of migration, adherence to international agreements of Turkmenistan on migration. The SMST is currently under the jurisdiction of the Turkmenistan Government.

The service was established by Presidential Decree of 21 February 2003 under the number 6133, the name of which was the "State Service of Turkmenistan for Registration of Foreign Citizens".

Chief from August 2011 is Meylis Nobatov, former vice-chief of State Migration Service of Turkmenistan.[1]

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