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Is it possible to get a Turkmenistan transit visa in Istanbul?

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VISA on arrival

Dear all,

I'm planning to go to TRQ in JUNE, arrive by foot, Shavat- Dashoguz border (from Uzbekistan) and leave by plane (Ashgabat airport).

I've been told that if you have a LOI and a travel agency already booked it is possible to get the VISA on arrival at the border without any problem. Can anyone confirm this info please?

Thank you in advance

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Does anyone know where to apply for the necessary permits for travelling in the border areas of Turkmenistan? I want to travel in the northern border area (Dashoguz) so I need a permit. I will be applying for a transit visa.

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I am currently cycling around the world and I intend on going through the following countries before getting to Turkmenistan: Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Iran.

Due to time constraints on visas I need to obtain a transit visa for Turkmenistan as fast as possible. I'm aware it might be a lengthy process.

Does anyone know which of these countries I could get my transit visa for Turkmenistan. Can I apply for it in Turkey then pick it up at an embassy somewhere else? I will be…

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I've made arrangements to have a car and driver to go from Ashgabat to Konye-Urgench on April 11 and 12, via way of overnight at the Darvaza gas crater overnight. If you are transiting Turkmenistan on those dates, I would have room for two more in the vehicle and it would save all of us a bunch of money. You can send me a message by clicking on my name or symbol upper left- leave me your email and I'll get back to you with the details. This would also get you an LOI if you need it.

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Hi all,
I'm arranging a tour between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in June. I'm evaluating some organised tour like from Advantour or Orexca (I think they're between the safest operatour...but I accept other ideas :)).
However, apart standard Ashgabat and Mary/Mev....there is something not standard that is worth to be visited?
Thanks
Ste

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Hi,

I'm going to be travelling through Turkmenistan with my girlfriend in June this year. We're going for an organised tour, as it seems like it's a fairly difficult country to travel to. I've already got a couple of quotes, but haven't quite booked yet

If there are any fellow travellers out there whose dates and plans match up, it would be great to share the cost of the tour and have some people to chat to.

Our plans are as follows - we are coming from Mashhad in Iran, and leaving to Khiva…

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Cost of short tour

I've received quotes from two of the Turkmen travel agencies most often mentioned on this forum for the following trip:
Day 1. Arrive Ashgabat airport - transfer to inexpensive hotel - drive around the City - visit the History museum - drive around again at night
Day 2. Visit the Carpet Museum - drive to the Darwaza gas crater - camp overnight
Day 3. Drive on to Konye-Urgench and drive to the various sights - transfer to Uzbekistan border post
Both quoted a cost of just under USD 800. Both include…

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Hey guys. I've spent the last several hours reading about the Turkmen transit visa/weeping inconsolably. I can't enter Iran. I don't have time to indulge the Baku ferry. I'd rather not waltz into northern Afghanistan. Is it possible to get aTurmenistan transit visa by entering from Kazakhstan and traveling through to Uzbekistan??? I know I'm probably reaching. I just really want to see Ashgabat and Darvaza. Aidez moi!

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Hi everyone,
I'm an Indian citizen living in the United States. I was trying to understand if I'm eligible for getting a tourist visa for Turkmenistan on arrival at Ashgabat airport but the online information isn't clear. I understand that I will need a certified LOI from a tourist agency in Turkmenistan. On some websites, I read that anyone can get a tourist visa on arrival at the airport but other websites say that if you have an embassy/consulate in your country you will HAVE to get the visa…