We would like to inform esteemed visitors that the application procedure for a transit visa now aligns with the process for obtaining a tourist visa.
To apply for a tourist visa:
- Applicants are advised to engage with accredited travel agencies in Turkmenistan for assistance. A comprehensive list of these agencies, along with their contact information, is provided.
- These agencies facilitate the procurement of a Letter of Invitation (LoI) from the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan. The LoI forms the primary basis for the Embassy to grant a visa.
- Possession of a printed Letter of Invitation allows travelers to enter Turkmenistan without a visa. This document often has an extended validity, providing flexibility in terms of entry dates. The specific validity period will be clearly indicated on the letter.
Visa Upon Arrival:
- The time taken to secure a visa at the airport or border checkpoint may vary depending on passenger traffic. In instances of low congestion, the process is typically concluded within 15 minutes.
- Passengers should present their passports to the Migration Service officer, post which they'll be directed to a dedicated cash desk (bank branch) to remit the visa fee. Only cash payments in USD are accepted.
- Fees: $43-45 (Express COVID-19 testing), $14 (Migration fee)
Visa Through the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Belgium:
- If you opt to secure your visa through our Embassy in Belgium, kindly submit:
- Letter of Invitation from the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan
- Filled visa application
- Personal form
- A letter addressed to the Embassy
- A copy of your passport.
- Our personnel will provide further guidance upon the receipt of the aforementioned documents. These documents should be sent to email@example.com.
For detailed information about Turkmenistan and relevant travel advice, we recommend visiting Owadan Tourism's official website (https://www.owadan.net/index.php/en/about-en/about-country-en).
- Presently, passengers are not mandated to furnish any COVID-19 specific documentation. However, under rare circumstances, a vaccination certificate might be solicited.
- All arrivals are subject to express COVID-19 testing.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation and wish you a pleasant journey to Turkmenistan.