Visa policy of Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan visa with entry (right) and exit stamps inside a Singapore passport at Ashgabat Airport

In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Turkmenistan.[1] To obtain a tourist visa for Turkmenistan, all foreign nationals must supply an invitation letter issued by a travel agency licensed in Turkmenistan.[2]

Holders of a letter of invitation issued by a company registered in Turkmenistan with a prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can obtain a visa on arrival valid for 10 days, and extendable for another 10 days.[3]

Citizens of all countries have the right to visa-free transit through the international transit area of the Ashgabat Airport.

Special permits[edit]

A special permit, issued prior to arrival by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is required if visiting the following places: Atamurat, Cheleken, Dashoguz, Serakhs and Serhetabat.[4]

Special visa exemptions[edit]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

  Visa-free for holders of diplomatic and service category passports
  Visa-free for holders of diplomatic passports
  Visa on arrival for holders of diplomatic passports

Holders of diplomatic or service category passports of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and holders of diplomatic passports of Estonia, India and Uzbekistan do not require a visa to visit Turkmenistan. Holders of diplomatic passports of Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States may obtain a free visa on arrival.

Visa-free agreement for holders of diplomatic passports was signed with Pakistan in January 2018 and it is yet to be ratified.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ Получение визы. Список необходимых документов
  3. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  5. ^ О ратификации Соглашения между Правительством Республики Казахстан и Правительством Туркменистана о взаимных поездках граждан
  6. ^ С ВИЗАМИ И БЕЗ…
  7. ^ [2]