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Region: Central Asia


Passport Validity
6 months
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Dual Nationality
From State Dept: "Because dual citizenship is not recognized, dual nationals are often denied departure from the country...until they renounce their Turkmen citizenship, a process that can take six months to a year or more."
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Embassy notes that, along with a visa application: "A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting is also required...certified by the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, and it will only be valid for 3 months from the date of certification. If you are only a tourist and will not be visiting anyone in particular, then you need to contact a tourist agency and obtain permission from them." Visas are available for stays up to 12 months.

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-03-17
USA and other countries banned
(Sources: U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, IATA Travel Centre)
  1. The U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan reports: "March 17, 2020 Update: Currently, private U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Turkmenistan until April 1, 2020".
  2. IATA reports that nationals of USA and 36 other countries are not allowed to enter Turkmenistan.

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