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Just got back yesterday from Turkmenistan....I secured a LOI from an agency in Ashgabat, their contact is turkmentours@mail.ru .
Even to spend a couple of days in Turkmenistan doesn't come cheap at all,I've paid 630 usd and that included(LOI,Airport transfers,registration with the police,2 nights hotel in Ashgabat,3hrs tour of ashgabat with a driver and english speaking guide,breakfast at the hotel,Drive ashgabat-Darvaza(door to hell) and back with a driver,bbq dinner in darvaza)...I was there on…

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Hi,

I arrive at Tashkent airport on in September, and depart from the same airport 3 weeks later. In between I would love to visit Turkmenistan, but having to hire a guide would make it too expensive for me. Does anyone know if it would be possible for me to get a 5 day transit visa, maybe by flying to Ashgabat and crossing back into Uzbekistan over land? (or vice versa)

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Hi everybody,
due to a confusing situation, I'd like to have updated news about getting Turkmen TRANSIT Visa in Mashhad without apply before in Tehran. Is the Turkmen consulate in Mashhad a "reliable" place to get it or is a "lottery"? We are italian couple. Thanks for any reply

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Turkmenistan visa

Heya!

I applied for my visa to Turkmenistan at the embassy of Ankara a couple of weeks ago (Swedish passport). I asked to pick it up in Mashhad, Iran, and they told me I should get the visa (if approved) within ten days. A few days ago I received this document from the embassy but I don't quite get what it says. Does it mean that my visa is approved, or is it just a receipt of my application?

If anyone could please help me sort this confusion out I'd be so grateful. I'm soon headed to Iran and…

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I've been trying to visit Turkmenistan for a few years now. Visas are not easy. So, used the services of Stan Tours to help out, along with a 2 day trip to the gas crater and a Tajikistan LOI. I got the Tajikistan visa in Ashgabat in about an hour. The trip to the crater was great. Perfect.

Quick response times are important to me. And Stan Tours was great to work with.

Thanks David!

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We just have returned from an epic journey through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The name of the person who helped us with the visas, the program and everything else is Artem Gubaev (contact@travelnotoria.com), absolutely amazing guy…very helpful and truly professional. Just a a sample - there was a problem with the Uzbek embassy at the day we had to receive our visas - he figured out what to do and did it in the best possible way, fast and efficiently. Thank you Artem!!!

Very shortly our…

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We are planning to do the Mongol Rally this year.
And our travels will bring us trough Turkmenistan, but now the visa company that would arrange our visa's is telling us Turkmenistan is not giving away any transit visa's anymore ?

it this true, are there any options ? or does anybody have a good visa company that can help us ?

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I'm thinking about a trip to Turkmenistan during Independence day (October 27th). What are the chances of obtaining a visa for travel to Turkmenistan the week of Independence day?
And would it be possible to watch the military parade? (Suppose not for foreigners)

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Hi,

I planned to go to central Asia by train/bus from Iran to Urumqi. While for Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan the Visas are no problem, Turkmenistan seems very difficult. I really don't want to stay there more than 4 days. So how do I get a Transitvisa for Turkmenistan, when I travel by train and/or bus only? Don't you need to show tickets or is the Visa for the next country just enough?
Is it better to get it at home or in Iran or Istanbul/Ankara?
Thanks.

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I'm planning to go to Turkmenistan in September or October. Am I correct in assuming that the transit visa is still only 5 days long and does not allow you to deviate from the most direct route between your entry and exit points?

I will probably be entering from Iran (or possibly Afghanistan, if the situation in and around Herat is safe enough at the time, and if the Turkmen authorities would allow me to do that) leaving into Uzbekistan.

I am wondering whether it makes sense to get a tour: the…