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Re: How long detour is acceptable on a transit visa?

Postby Solsticio » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:43 pm

Seriously? They book a flight from Europe (or wherever) and exit to Uzbekistan (or Iran or Afghanistan..) and the Turkmens accept this as transiting?

I never read of anyone having done this, I just heard of other people saying this is not transiting, which made sense to me. For me transiting is going from A through B to C, because there is no other way. I would assume the Turkmen embassy to say "just book a direct flight to Tashkent/Mashhad/...".
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Re: How long detour is acceptable on a transit visa?

Postby Solsticio » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:44 pm

It would be great if it works though :D
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Re: Turkmenistan transit visa - how long in advance

Postby ASpeed » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:37 am

Thanks :-)
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Transit visa Turkmenistan exact dates

Postby robbah » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I understand that you (logically) cannot enter the country before the date of your transit visa has been reached, am I correct suggesting you can enter later?

And can you leave earlier than the date it says on your passport? Or would that cause (administrative) issues at the border?

Just some thoughts about flexibility of travel plans. I think I'm more likely to spend more time in UZB, which would limit my time in turkmenistan. Could be on a quick rush through, to Iran.
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Re: Transit visa Turkmenistan exact dates

Postby bwv812 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:42 pm

Entering later and leaving earlier should not be a problem.
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Re: Transit visa Turkmenistan exact dates

Postby steven » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:55 am

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Turkmenistan transit visa

Postby wanderlust2 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:11 pm

Hi all. I have some questions re this troublesome visa. For those who successfully got a transit visa between Jan 2016 and the present:
- When & where did you get it?
- How far ahead of time did you apply?
- Were the requirements different from those on their website(s)?
- How long did it take to get processed?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Question about Turkmenistan visa

Postby web_runner » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:48 pm

Actually, they inform you about the granting or rejection of the visa from Tehran - either calling by phone or being there. Mashad told me that they don''t have information when I called them. I don''t know how they get the info later when they have to stamp you the visa, maybe also calling Tehran...;)
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Turkmen transit visa without visa to the next country

Postby Dorenda » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi everyone!

Does anyone have any experience with getting a transit visa for Turkmenistan, when you didn't need a visa for the next country?

I will be travelling from Iran via Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan (and further), and as a Dutch person, since the beginning of this year I can travel to Uzbekistan without visa. But all information that I can find still mentions that in order to get a transit visa to Turkmenistan, you need to be able to show a visa to the next country that you are going to. So I am a bit worried if I will have any chance at all to get a Turkmen transit visa...

I'd like to apply for the visa in Iran, where I'll probably be in May/June, so there still is a bit of time, and hopefully before that time somebody can share his or her experiences.

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Re: Turkmen transit visa without visa to the next country

Postby bwv812 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:43 pm

You need a visa for Uzbekistan.

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/81881
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