Visa Application Information
Once you have a Letter of Invitation you can apply for a Turkmenistan Visa, either at the local embassy or through a visa company. If you are travelling to multiple destinations in Central Asia we highly recommend using a visa company to coordinate all of the applications for you.
Visa on arrival
It is possible to get a visa on arrival if you are arriving into Ashgabat International Airport or you are on one of our Westbound Overland Adventures which cross into Turkmenistan from Uzbekistan, at the land border of Dashoguz. Please note that you will still need a Letter of Invitation to obtain a visa on arrival and the visa is only payable in USD cash - costs vary for different nationalities. Please note: Getting a visa on arrival can be very time consuming so we recommend getting a visa in advance if you are able to.
Applying for a visa in advance
We highly recommend that all travellers obtain their Turkmenistan visa in advance. On our Eastbound Overland Adventures which cross the Caspian Sea from Azerbaijan, we arrive into Turkmenistan at the port of Turkmenbashi and they don't issue visas there so it's essential that you obtain one prior to travel.
If you need to provide an address in Turkmenistan on your visa application, please use the following:
Ak Altyn Hotel,
141/1 Magtymguly Avenue,
Tel: +99 312 363 700
If you need to provide a host in Turkmenistan please use the details of the Turkmen agent that is noted on your Letter of Invitation.
Registering your visa
Your visa has to be registered within 3 days of entering Turkmenistan. Your tour leader can do this for you, you just need to provide them with 2 passport photos for the registration process.