Letter of Invitation (LOI):
To enter Turkmenistan all travelers are required to have a transit or tourist visa. The tourist visas are delivered on the basis of an issued visa support letter, also referred to as a Letter of Invitation. A licensed travel company «BEK-TOUR» can provide you with the Letter of Invitation. The LOI requires usually 6-7 working days to process.
With an approved LOI you can apply for your visa at a Turkmen embassy or consulate abroad, or obtain it directly at the Turkmen land border at Gaudan (Bajgiran/Mashad, Iran), Farab (Bukhara, Uzbekistan), Dashoguz (Shavat\Khiva, Uzbekistan), Kunya-Urgench (Khojeyli\Nukus, Uzbekistan); at the sea port in Turkmenbashi, or at the international airport in Ashgabat upon arrival.
TO ARRANGE A LETTER OF INVITATION WE NEED THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
If you cancel your trip after starting the letter of invitation process then the company will charge you total price for it.
The Turkmenistan entry visa:
When the letter of invitation is ready our company will send you a copy of it and you can start applying for Turkmenistan entry visa at the Embassy of Turkmenistan in any country. The copy of the letter of invitation is enough to obtain Turkmenistan entry visa at the embassy. You need the original letter of invitation for the Embassy of Turkmenistan only in Moscow, Brussels and Meshed. For the rest of them the copy is enough.
Reservation trip in advance:
Before applying the documents for the letter of invitation we must know the exact program of your trip to Turkmenistan, i.e. cities you'd like to visit and hotels you'd like to stay at. After your program confirmation the manager starts to reserve the hotels. In case you want to change the hotel on arrival in Turkmenistan you'll be charged the total price for the first 24 hours.
Transit visas are issued only directly at Turkmen embassies abroad. Please contact the relevant embassy directly for detailed information about prices and procedures.