Turkmenistan Entry Requirements

Turkmenistan Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Note on the passport

The entry regulations can change at short notice, so it is strongly advised to inquire directly with the consular representatives in good time. A special permit is required for travel to border areas and nature reserves.

Visa information

A visa is generally required to enter Turkmenistan.

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€35 (valid for 10 days) (express processing €55); €45 (valid for 20 days) (express processing €75); €55 (valid for 1 month) (express processing €95). Transit visa (one-off): 35 € (express processing: 55 € (issuance within 3 business days)).

Visa types and costs

Single and multiple visa, transit visa.


Varies, see visa fees.


Transit travelers who fly on within 24 hours, have valid onward travel documents and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. In person or by post to the consular section of the responsible embassy (see contact addresses). An invitation from a private or official body must be available. Some travel agencies can help with this.

Application required

(a) 2 application forms. (b) 2 passport photos. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry and containing at least one blank page (d) Fee (copy of transfer with stamped receipt). (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Tourists additionally: (f) Confirmation of the planned trip from a Turkmen tourism organization, e.g. B. from Turkmensiyakhat (see contact addresses). (g) Invitation made with the approval of the State Migration Service. Visiting trips additionally: (g) Letter of invitation from a private person or official body in Turkmenistan, which must be confirmed by the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some travel agencies in Germany will help you to obtain invitations and visas. Additional transit: Visa of the destination country entered in the passport, copy of the flight ticket for onward travel. 1 passport photo. Business trips additionally: (h) Invitation from the Turkmen business partner confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (original). (i) Visas for more than three months will only be issued on presentation of a negative HIV/AIDS certificate. A stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed with the application.

Processing time

Berlin Visa: At least 10 working days. Express processing: currently at least 3 working days. Transit Visa: Minimum 20 business days. Express processing: currently up to 10 working days.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Legally Required Registration

All foreigners coming to Turkmenistan and staying in Turkmenistan for more than 3 days must register at the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, 744000 Ashgabat, Asady Street 63, Tel.: 380024, -29, -37 or -61, or in other cities its branches. The traveler must register himself; this also applies to accommodation in a hotel. The traveler will receive confirmation of accommodation from their hotel, which must be presented upon registration. The registration is entered in the form of a stamp in the passport. The consular fee is US$25. In addition, the registration fee of approximately US$ 15 (payable in TMT) must be paid. The registration must be kept and presented upon departure. The deregistration is also noted in the passport. The presence of both stamps will be checked at exit control. Attention: A visa at the airport will only be issued if a visa permit (Cakylyk – Invitation) previously issued by the Turkmenistan Migration Service is available. The travel document specified in the approval process must be used. Visa fees must be paid in US$. The travel document specified in the approval process must be used. Visa fees must be paid in US$. The travel document specified in the approval process must be used. Visa fees must be paid in US$.

Documents required upon entry

Sufficient funds (also to be carried during transit).

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Turkmen minors are only allowed to enter and exit the country if they are accompanied by an adult. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Turkmenistan Entry Requirements