Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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Please read and post reports on the Turkmen embassy in Vienna below.

We summarize all info in the embassy reports of the Turkmen visa page.
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Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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I just picked up my transit visa (Sarahs-Dasoguz, 5 days) at the Turkmen embassy in Vienna. Application was made 2 weeks ago.
Official processing time is 10 working days, so the process took exactly the planned time.
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Some additional information:

When applying for the visa, it is not necessary to leave the original passport at the embassy (adress: Argentinierstrasse 22). The following documents are necessary for a transit visa:
- copy of passport
- copy of visas of origin and destination
- visa application form (2 times with 2 identical photos)
- additional form no 701 (with 1 photo)
- additional form no 801
- additional form no 101/201 needs to be sent as .doc-file via email

The necessary forms can be downloaded for example at
https://www.visum4you.at/visainfo/turkmenistan/
Form no. 701 also requires the signature of the supervisor/director at the place of work and a stamp from the company.
In addition to the above mentioned documents I also wrote an letter, where I explained our planned transit route in detail.

Two weeks later I was informed via e-mail, that the application had been approved and that I could come to pick up the visa. Visa-fee is 55 EUR and needs to be paid at the post office near the embassy (Taubstummengasse, just around the corner). 4,7 EUR additional money transfer fee to be paid at the post office.

The staff at the Turkmen embassy was very friendly and it was no problem to contact them via phone in case of questions concerning the documents etc.
In addition to the visas we were also given a special edition of the "Galkynysh"-journal published by the Austria-Turkmenistan society (http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/_eng/index.php?id=5006) and this edition of the "Atavatan Türkmenistan" journal: http://www.atavatan-turkmenistan.com/dergi/9/index.html

So now I'm looking forward to come to Turkmenistan!
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Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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I'm an Austrian citizen. All information from above are correct. Just a few things were different in my case.
I applied for my TKM visa in Vienna in April. Had to wait for exactly 3 weeks. The embassy staff is very friendly and helpful. They told me also that the visa costs around 40 €.

My 5 days transit visa got approved for Sarahs-Dashoguz borders, but had no time to pick it up in Vienna, cuz I was already in Tehran. They said that I can pick up the visa at any TKM embassy in the world or even at Sarahs border with a 6-letter code which I received via email.

I picked up the visa in Tehran and paid 55 $ in cash and just waited 10 minutes.
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Thanks to the given infromation above we applied via e-mail at the Vienna Embassy. Austrian & German passport, married, recidency in Germany. We got the reference number for collecting the transit visa in Mashhad after several e-mail conversation and after paying a fee of 10 Euros/each. We didn't need to send in our passports - scans were sufficent. You need a Austrian passport to apply in Vienna. We were lucky to recieve the reference number fpr the german passport as well. It seems the refernce number is not date specific and is valid 3 month fot a 5 day transit. We are planning to collect the transit visa in Mashhad.
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Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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Slovak passport (Vienna is the home embassy for Slovaks):
Tried the above approach and sent them an email with all the documents, my Iran e-visa (already issued) and a note that Uzbekistan is visa-free since February (asked for Artyk to Dashoguz). All I listed under transport was public transit. Got a reply asking me to pay the 10 euros fee, which I did.

Received a scanned letter in around two weeks for 5 days transit valid until August, so I guess they're no longer date specific. Also the code was AU+7 numbers. I did not mention, where I'm picking it up, but it will be Mashhad. Recommended this approach to a German guy (with no relation to Austria), but he got turned away.
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Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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uncle_sam01 wrote: Got a reply asking me to pay the 10 euros fee, which I did.
How long have you waited for this reply?
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Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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rafi wrote:
uncle_sam01 wrote: Got a reply asking me to pay the 10 euros fee, which I did.
How long have you waited for this reply?
I emailed them on Wednesday and got that reply on Monday. The guy is really nice and helpful, so I'd give them a call if they haven't replied to you.

Update on the visa: I had to move my schedule and went to Vienna two days ago with the letter I got over email on the last day of the letter's validity (which was 90 days from when I got it in May). I managed to get the actual sticker valid until August 29th.

Note to Steven: the embassy in Vienna is also accredited for Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Montenegro, in addition to Slovakia. Possibly for some other ex-Yugo nations, too, but I couldn't find reliable enough info on that.
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Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Vienna

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2 Slovenians here, we applied to Austrian embassy of Turkmenistan at around 25th July for entry on 2nd September. We did everything via internet.

We carefully read this thread and instructions at website. It took as few days to get all the papers in order, for papers that needed signature we printed them out, signed and scanned. In letter we mentioned that we are travelling with car (Make,Model, Licence plate). We also sent car registration paper scans.

Around week later we got mail to pay consul fee of 10€ pp. And they said they checked everything and submitted to MFA Turkemnistan.
We called Vienna embassy again on 16th of August and they said it just got approved. They asked us where we want to pick it up. We said Mashhad.
They sent us paper with validity of 3 months and message that we can pick up visa anywhere and also on border. I will update you how that goes.

We used skype for calling embassy from Iran, no problems. Very cheap aswell.

TLDR: Lots of paperwork to manage, but if you do it carefully it should go well. Also I recommend you do it 2 months in advance to have clear mind, 1 month is a bit risky.
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