Turkmenistan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI)
Please note, that we do not provide visa support / letter of invitation unless you book a tour package of your entire journey in Turkmenistan.
All travelers to Turkmenistan require a visa. Visa documentation by the Turkmen Authorities requires at least 14 days processing We can provide you with an invitation / visa support letter (essential to obtain a visa) for a fee of USD 50 for a maximum stay of 2 weeks. Obtaining official government approval of the invitation letter usually takes 10-14 days. Visa support is provided ONLY if you book tour package with our travel company. The relevant amount is payable to us in advance. Credit cards are accepted through our website only
To provide you with the Turkmenistan visa support, we need the following:
- Fill out Turkmenistan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI) Form;
- Book travel services for the duration of the visa support.
- Send us a good quality scanned copy of your passport by e-mail. Send these details to
With a faxed or e-mailed copy of the invitation letter you can apply for your Turkmen visa at any Cosulate worldwide by yourself. For stays up to 10 days you can obtain the visa at Ashgabat airport @ USD 61 payable in cash (please bring change). Actual visa fees and issuance times vary between 51-131 USD. Some Embassies can issue the visas by mail using courier services at your cost.
Police / OVIR Registration
All travellers should report their final travel dates and route to our office. If your stay in Turkmenistan exceeds 5 days, you need to obtain Police / OVIR registration. We will handle this for you and you should report to our office within three working days of your arrival in Turkmenistan. We will require two passport sized photographs, your passport and a $5.00 fee. The registration process takes 1/2 working day.
Nature Reserves / Border Zones
For travellers intending to visit Turkmenistan's fascinating Nature Reserves and the relevant border zones please note that these have to be specified in your invitation letter to facilitate your trip. Necessary permits can then be obtained through us upon arrival in Ashgabat.
With few exceptions Transit visas are subject to the same processing and fees as tourist visas. Please contact the relevant Turkmen Consular Office for confirmation. This also applies for visitors transiting at Ashgabat airport to another airline or continuing immediately to the Iranian border. For the Moscow-Nukus-Tashkent and the Tashkent-Dushanbe Train no transit visas are officially required if a through ticket can be shown.
Unfortunately, we do not provide invitation letters for journalists or travellers wishing to engage in missionary or propaganda activities.
Entry Travel Pass / Voucher
In addition to your visa for Turkmenistan an entry travel pass / voucher is required. Your entry / exit dates and points as well as your intended routing have to be specified in it and will cost you USD 10 per person.Please do your best to provide us with your exact travel plans.We issue the voucher 2-4 days prior your arrival and deliver it to your entry point.
Where to apply for Turmenistan Visa?
You can apply for a visa where Turkmenistan Embassy or Consulate exist. It is possible to obtain a maximum 10 days visa at the international arrivals lounge of Ashgabat airport.
Turkmenistan Visa Application requirements:
3. Two passport size photos glued to the Applications;
4. Fee , payable on collection of visa ;
5. Approved Visa Support;
6. Stamped, self-addressed envelope, if the embassy agreed to serve by post;
SBT provides Visa support on condition of booking package tour only! Document list, terms & dates of Visa preparation & Consular fees may be changed according to the regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkmenistan.
SBT does not carry responsibility for the non-implementation or timeliness of Visa support by the consular sections of embassies, nor is SBT responsible for Visa rejection.
Visitors coming from countries where Turkmenistan does not have diplomatic or consular representation should obtain visas in a third country or in Ashgabat/Turkmenbashy International Airport.