Apply for Turkmenistan Visa

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Visa Type Visa Cost (USD) Service Fee (USD) Number Of Entries Max Stay Validity Action
Tourist eVisa 30.00 49.00 Single 30 Days 1 Year
Tourist eVisa



Tourist eVisa


30 Days

1 Year


Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia that requires visitors to obtain a visa prior to their arrival. Turkmenistan is planning to introduce an electronic visa called the eVisa, which will allow travelers to apply for a Turkmenistan visa online in the near future.

In this article, we will provide information on the different types of visas available for Turkmenistan, eligibility criteria, visa exemptions, requirements for a regular visa, and the differences between e-visas and sticker visas. Additionally, we will provide information on working in Turkmenistan and answer some frequently asked questions about Turkmenistan visas.

Turkmenistan Visa Types:

Foreign nationals can apply for short-term visas (Single, Double and Multiple entries) to visit Turkmenistan for tourism, business, cultural and other short-term reasons. For longer stays or residency, they can apply for Turkmenistan Residence Permit visas. Visa applications can be made through the consular and diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan in foreign countries or through the Regional Office of the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan within the country. Invitations for obtaining visas are issued by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan for three months.

  • Turkmenistan Short-term Visa : Foreign nationals can apply for a Turkmenistan Short-term visa for temporary travel to Turkmenistan, such as for tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, short-term education, exchange programs, and other non-permanent reasons. The validity period of the Short-term visa can be 10, 20, or 30 days and can be extended. Short-term visas can be either single-entry or multiple-entry.

  • Turkmenistan Residence Permit : A Residence Permit in Turkmenistan is a document that proves the identity of foreign citizens and stateless persons and grants them the right to reside in Turkmenistan. The Residence Permit is issued in accordance with the established procedures of the legislation of Turkmenistan.

Apply for a Turkmenistan Regular Visa:

Here are the steps to apply for a Turkmenistan Regular Visa:

  • Check if you need a visa: Check if you need a visa to enter Turkmenistan based on your nationality and purpose of travel.

  • Collect the required documents: Gather all the necessary documents for your visa application, such as a valid passport, application form, invitation letter, and photo.

  • Fill out the application form: Fill out the visa application form, which is available on the website of the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan or at the embassy/consulate.

  • Submit your application: Submit your completed application and supporting documents to the embassy/consulate of Turkmenistan in your country or apply online through the official E-visa website.

  • Pay the visa fee: Pay the visa fee, which can vary depending on the purpose of your visit and the type of visa you are applying for.

  • Wait for processing: Wait for your visa application to be processed. The processing time can vary but usually takes around 5 working days.

  • Collect your visa: Once your visa application is approved, collect your visa from the embassy/consulate or receive your E-visa via email.

  • Check the details: Check the details on your visa to ensure that all information is correct, including your name, passport number, dates of validity, and purpose of visit.

  • Travel to Turkmenistan: With your visa in hand, you can now travel to Turkmenistan and enjoy your trip.

Turkmenistan Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Turkmenistan visa policy map.

All eligible Countries / Nationalities for an Turkmenistan eVisa Online / Visa on arrival / ETA / Invite letters

Visitors who wish to apply for a regular visa for Turkmenistan must meet certain eligibility criteria, including having a valid passport, having proof of accommodation in Turkmenistan, having sufficient funds to cover their stay, and not being on the list of restricted countries. Additionally, visitors may be required to provide a letter of invitation from a sponsor in Turkmenistan.

Visa Exempt Countries List

Some visitors may be eligible for visa exemptions in Turkmenistan. These include citizens of countries with which Turkmenistan has signed a visa-free agreement, including :-

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Turkmenistan

To determine if you are eligible for a Regular Visa for Turkmenistan, you will need to check with the Embassy or Consulate of Turkmenistan in your country. The eligibility requirements for a Regular Visa may vary depending on your country of citizenship and the purpose of your visit.

Turkmenistan E-visa vs. Sticker-visa:

Turkmenistan offers two types of visas for foreign travelers: E-visa and sticker-visa. Here are the differences between the two types:


  • Application process: The E-visa application process is entirely online, and applicants need to provide all necessary information and documentation on the official E-visa website.
  • Processing time: The processing time for an E-visa is up to five working days, and applicants receive their visa electronically via email.
  • Validity: E-visas are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance, and travelers can stay in Turkmenistan for up to 30 days.
  • Purpose: E-visas are available for tourism, business, and transit purposes.


  • Application process: The application process for a sticker-visa is through the Turkmenistan embassy or consulate in the traveler's home country.
  • Processing time: The processing time for a sticker-visa varies, but it can take up to several weeks.
  • Validity: Sticker-visas are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance, and travelers can stay in Turkmenistan for up to 30 days.
  • Purpose: Sticker-visas are available for tourism, business, and other purposes, such as study or work.

Overall, the E-visa is a more convenient and affordable option for most travelers, while the sticker-visa may be necessary for those visiting Turkmenistan for specific purposes or from certain countries.

Working in Turkmenistan:

Foreign nationals who wish to work in Turkmenistan must obtain a work permit and a residence permit. These permits are obtained through the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan and require a sponsor in Turkmenistan.

FAQs about Turkmenistan eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies