Visa policy of Turkmenistan
In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Turkmenistan. To obtain a tourist visa for Turkmenistan, all foreign nationals must supply an invitation letter issued by a travel agency licensed in Turkmenistan.
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.
Citizens of all countries have the right to visa-free transit through the international transit area of the Ashgabat Airport.
Special visa exemptions
- Kazakhstan — residents of Atyrau Province and Mangystau Province have visa free access to Balkan Region for up to 5 days.
- Uzbekistan — residents of Xorazm Province and Bukhara Province as well as residents of Amudaryo, Xo‘jayli, Shumanay, Qo‘ng‘irot districts and Taxiatosh city of Karakalpakstan and residents of Dehkanabad, Guzar, Nishon and Myrishkor districts of Qashqadaryo Province and residents of Sherobod and Muzrabot districts of Surxondaryo Province have visa free access for up to 3 days within any month period. During Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha the access is allowed twice a month, but no more than 7 days.
Holders of diplomatic or service passports of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. Holders of diplomatic passports of India and South Korea 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 requirements for Turkmen citizens
- Turkmenistan passport
- Ashgabat International Airport
- Turkmenistan Airlines
- "Visa Information – Turkmenistan". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 1 April 2017.
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