Turkmenistan Passport & Visa Requirements
Entry requirements for Americans
US citizens require a valid passport. Visa required.
Entry requirements for UK nationals
UK citizens require valid passport. Visa required.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadian citizens require valid passport. Visa required.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australian citizens require valid passport. Visa required.
Entry requirements for South Africans
SA citizens require valid passport. Visa required.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
NZ citizens require valid passport. Visa required.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish citizens require valid passport. Visa required.
Visitors to Turkmenistan and transit passengers are required to hold sufficient funds and onward/ return tickets and documentation for the duration of their stay in the country. Tourists' visas can be obtained through embassies or consulates of Turkmenistan, or on arrival at the Ashgabat airport. These visas can be obtained if the visitor has a letter of invitation from a travel company licensed in Turkmenistan. Visas obtained on arrival are generally more expensive than other visas.
Visas issued are for the whole of the territory of Turkmenistan, however special permits are required for the following places: Atamurat, Cheleken, Dashoguz, Serahs, and Serhetabat.
All visitors to Turkmenistan must pay a USD 14 migration fee on arrival, and register with the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan within three days of their arrival. Registration is for the period of their visas and can be carried out on their behalf. Visitors who are not staying in Ashgabat should register at the local department of Migration Service. It is highly recommended that visitors' passports have at least six months' validity remaining after the intended date of departure from their travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
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