Visa information

Visa information

What is required to apply for a tourist visa for entry via land or air? All foreign travelers to Turkmenistan are required to hold a visa. Travelers from countries with a Turkmenistan embassy, consulate or diplomatic representative must purchase their visa in their home country or in any Turkmen embassy located near your home country/location before departing for Turkmenistan.

Obtaining official government approval for the invitation letter usually takes 10 working OR 25 calendar days by the State Immigration Service of Turkmenistan. In order to receive a letter of invitation confirmed by the State Immigration Service of Turkmenistan, you are required to provide us with the following personal details:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • City and Country of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Passport Number
  • Date of passport issue and expiration
  • Gender
  • Occupation and Place of Employment
  • Port of Entry
  • Date(s) of Entry and Departure
  • Cities and Sites you wish to visit
  • City/country where you will obtain visa
  • Fax number for sending visa support letter
  • Short travel program and hotel where you plan to stay

It is required to submit a photocopy (or scan) of traveler’s passport to the state immigration service of Turkmenistan to receive an approved invitation letter.

All other visitors can purchase a visa from local authorities on arrival. Again, however, a letter of invitation from a company registered in Turkmenistan, endorsed in writing by the Turkmen Immigration Office, is required and must be presented to immigration officials upon arrival. The visa fee for Turkmenistan is US$ 61 upon arrival in Saparmurat Turkmenbashy International Airport in Ashgabat.

One more important thing:

According to a new decree, the State Committee for Tourism and Sport of Turkmenistan will issue TRAVEL ENTRY PASSES for each guest, to be given to them by DN Tours representative before reaching passport control at the border.

Second important thing: All travelers must be registered at the City Tourism Board. Registration fee is US$ 5 per person. Sometimes we include this fee in the tour price, as it depends on the cost of the tour. Please, bring with you the following documents for registration:

By Air

1) Valid Passport;

2) 2 photos (3 x 4 cm);

3) Passport photocopies (2).

By Land

Valid Passport; – 2 Passport Photo (5×6); – Visa application form; – 2 passport photocopies (page with photo of traveler); – Visa fee (see below).

Please note that Visa Departments don’t work on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and during Public Holidays, as those days are considered holidays.


By Land

  • Dashoguz border – US$ 51 per person
  • Khodjeili border – US$ 51 per person
  • Farab border – US$ 61 per person
  • Through Air Ashgabat International Airport – US$ 81 per person


You should provide DN Tours with passport data at least 25 days before arrival date in order that we may issue the visa support letter and provide you with accommodation confirmation 10 days before arrival date at the latest. To issue a Turkmen visa at Turkmen Embassies abroad takes 2-3 days maximum, however you must contact them directly (once you have the visa invitation letter).

Upon arrival at Ashgabat International Airport, it is not required to complete a visa application form. However if you receive your visa at a Turkmen border, it is the responsibility of our representative to deliver visa application forms to fill in 1 or 2 days prior to your group’s arrival in Turkmenistan, as required by SIS.



• Up to 10 days – 35$
• Up to 20 days– 45$
• Up to 1 month– 55$
For each following month 30$ is added to the cost


• Up to 1 month – 75$
• Up to 2 months – 115$
• Up to 3 months – 155$
For each following month 40$ is added to the cost


Additional consulate fees are envisaged in case of urgent processing of visa:

• Visa processing at the day of documents submission +120$;

• Visa processing during 2 working days +90$;

• Visa processing during 4 working days +60$;

• Visa processing during more than 4 and less than 10 working days +30$.


The consulate fee for visa issuance for children up to 7 years old is 15$ regardless duration of the trip.

The consulate fees are reduced by 50% for children from 7 to 16 years old.

  • Please note. From August 1, 2017, a tourist tax of $2 was introduced. The fee is collected for each night in the hotel.

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