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 for a maximum stay of 10 days provided 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. Valid visas in expired passports are accepted provided that the passport holder also has a valid passport for the same nationality. Immigration authorities in Turkmenistan simply transfer the visa into your new passport on arrival for a fee.
All visitors to Turkmenistan are required to fill out a landing card which incurs a USD 12 fee. Furthermore, visitors must register themselves with the police department within three days of arrival. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your 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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