Turkmenistan Embassy: In May of 1992, the Republic of Turkmenistan officially opened its formal diplomatic relations with the United States of America. As a direct result, Turkmenistan has an official embassy located in the US’ capital city – Washington, DC. This embassy is of extreme importance, as the diplomats assigned to it are also in charge of and responsible for the relations between the country and Mexico and Canada, since there are no embassies of Turkmenistan in those countries. As a result, all correspondence from the entirety of North America goes through this one, single embassy.
The embassy is located on 2207 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008. Please see below for map. Consular services should be requested from Monday to Friday between 10 and 12 AM, and regular meetings and other requests can happen on weekdays between 9 AM and 6 PM. It is recommended that you make an appointment beforehand by calling us at 202-588-1500 (preferable) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is possible to apply for a visa within the Embassy. In order to do that you need to submit a filled out Visa Application Form (complete with all relevant information and a photo) to our front desk. You can get a form from the Embassy, request on the phone for one to be mailed to you or download and print one for yourself here. Please glue the picture rather than stapling it. As indicated, the dates should all be written in the order of day-month-year. Once your application has been filled out, please deliver it manually to our address (indicated above), as we no longer accept mailed or e-mailed documentation. Please keep in mind that if there is an issue with your application you may need to resubmit it.
Documents that you need to provide alongside the application form include an appropriate proof of identity (such as a personal ID or a driver’s license), as well as a valid and signed passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure. You should make a copy of the 1st page of your passport, which has been signed to be identical to the original, and arrange it so that it fits vertically into the upper left half of a standard Letter size paper. Keep in mind that the Embassy needs both the copy and the original in order to process them properly. A letter of invitation from the person or company that you are visiting is also required. It’s very important to note that the letter has to be certified by the State Foreign Citizens Registration 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. This should go without saying, but legal aliens living in the US, Canada or Mexico need to have a valid visa for return to their own countries.
Last, but not least, you should also submit a money order to the Embassy. The prices vary depending on several factors. For a complete list, please refer to the table below. All prices are in US dollars.