The front cover of a contemporary Turkmen biometric passport.
|Date first issued||July 2008|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Turkmen citizenship|
A Turkmen passport is issued to the citizens of Turkmenistan for the purposes of international travel. Since July 2008, biometric passports have been introduced, making Turkmenistan the first country in the ex-USSR mid-Asia region to issue an ICAO compliant biometric passport. Current passports of Turkmen citizens are valid for travel abroad until the apply for new passports. In April 2013 approved the new samples and descriptions of the biometric passport of the citizen of Turkmenistan, with a lot of protection and the increased volume of electronic chips, high-quality manufacturing. Previously issued passport of the citizen of Turkmenistan, kept in force until the expiration of. Issued by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan.
Passport dark green color, with the inscription «Turkmenistan» (Turkmen: Türkmenistan) and «Passport» (Turkmen: Pasport) in Turkmen and English languages. In the center of the gold-embossed suffered Coat of arms of Turkmenistan. The passport is produced in Turkmen and English languages.
In 2016, Turkmen citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 49 countries and territories, ranking the Turkmen passport 88th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
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