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I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and am considering getting a Turkmenistan visa for a quick visit into there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to achieve? I'm on a New Zealand passport.

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You can get your visa at any Turkmen consulate in the world.

Currently there is only one embassy in Uzbekistan, the address:

  • Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  • Telephone: +998 (71) 1205278,9
  • Fax: +998 (71) 1205281
  • Address: 1 Bol. Mirabadskaya 10 700090 Tashkent

For stays of up to 10 days you can (possibly - see edit) get your visa on arrival at the Ashgabat airport.

You can expect processing to take between 1-5 working days. If I were you I'd ring the consulate in Uzbekistan and check with them what their requirements are. Should be no problems for a New Zealander (unless you're a journalist). Note that you need to tell them upfront if you're planning on bringing in a vehicle, and you also need a permit to visit the nature reserves/border zones. You'll also need a letter of invitation or a letter of recommendation from your own embassy.

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