How to get a Turkmenistan visa – 2023 update
Great news for travelers looking to visit Turkmenistan in 2023! The State Migration Service of Turkmenistan has resumed accepting documents for issuing invitations (LOI) for tourist visas after a three-year pause, effective from March 13, 2023. This means that CultureRoad will start as of today with organizing tours again to Turkmenistan.
Group tours and private tours to Turkmenistan
For visiting Turkmenistan everybody needs to book through a travel organization. It’s not possible to visit Turkmenistan on your own without a local guide. CultureRoad offers group tours and private tours to Turkmenistan. Our private tours, or individual tours, can be customized towards your personal preferences. We have also 2 standard classic tours – our 4 day tour and our 11 day tour.
Get in touch with us now to start planning your Turkmenistan tour.
Turkmenistan visa requirements
The following documents are needed for a Turkmenistan visa:
– Passport scan (color)
– Passport photograph (color)
– CultureRoad booking form
– Turkmenistan booking form
– Proof of vaccination
The documents have strict guidelines, please get in touch with us for the exact requirements of the documents.
How long does it take to get the Turkmenistan visa?
The visa documents need to be submitted at least 4 weeks before the start of your tour.
When can I book my flight to Turkmenistan?
Once an invitation (LOI) is issued, travelers can obtain a visa upon arrival. At that moment you can make all necessary bookings for your trip to Turkmenistan, including booking any flights.
Can I enter Turkmenistan by land border crossing?
Yes, the land borders with Iran and Uzbekistan are open for tourists. The border with Afghanistan is not open for tourists. The Caspian Sea Ferry between Baku (Azerbaijan) and Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) is currently suspended.
Turkmenistan visa costs
The follow costs are involved with getting the Turkmenistan visa.
– Arrival by air:
UK nationals (up to 10 days duration) – 115 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
All other nationals (up to 10 days duration) – 85 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
UK nationals (11-20 days duration) – 145 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
All other nationals (11-20 days duration) – 105 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
– Arrival by land border:
UK nationals (up to 10 days duration) – 85 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
All other nationals (up to 10 days duration) – 55 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
UK nationals (11-20 days duration) – 115 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
All other nationals (11-20 days duration) – 75 USD per person + 4 USD administration fee
Note that the cost of the visa at Turkmenistan Embassies abroad is unknown at this time. Additionally, LOI’s do not indicate where the visa must be picked up. Each person listed on the LOI can pick up their visa at a location of their choice.
Overall, this is great news for those looking to travel to Turkmenistan in 2023 with CultureRoad. With the resumption of visa processing and the vaccination requirement, travelers can plan their trips and enjoy the beauty of this Central Asian nation.
Do you want to discover Turkmenistan? Take a look at our independent tours or group tours to Turkmenistan. Do you need more information? Get in touch with us now.