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South Africa and Turkmenistan established diplomatic relations in 1992. The Embassy in Astana is accredited on a non-residential basis to the Republic of Turkmenistan.
South African Representation in Turkmenistan
is no South African representation in Turkmenistan, but the South African Ambassador to Astana, Kazakhstan is accredited to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on a non-resident basis.
H E Mr S M Soni
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Turkmenistan Representation in South Africa
Requirements for South Africans
To provide you with visa support we need certain passport and work related information, which can be sent to us by submitting online Turkmenistan Visa Support Form.
The below information is needed to start visa support to Turkmenistan:
Date of birth;
Place of birth;
Workplace (company name, address)
Place of obtaining visa (city, country)
Previous visits (year/month)
Duration of staying: from until
Exact itinerary in the country (what cities to visit)
Point of Entrance in Turkmenistan
Point of Exit out of Turkmenistan
Copy of passports sent to us by e-mail as an attachment.
Where to apply for Turmenistan Visa?
You can apply for a visa where Turkmenistan Embassy or Consulate exist. It is possible to obtain a maximum 10 days visa at the international arrivals lounge of Ashgabat airport.
Turkmenistan Visa Application requirements:
Two Completed Visa Applications; Request from the Embassy you will be applying to;
Valid passport and its copy. Passport must have at least six months remaining validity from the day of entrance to Turkmenistan;.
Two passport size photos glued to the Applications;
Fee, payable on collection of visa;
Approved Visa Support;
Stamped, self-addressed envelope, if the embassy agreed to serve by post.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
up-to-date weather information click here
The monetary unit is the Turkmenistan Manat
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Turkmenistan, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What business opportunities are available in Turkmenistan?
a desert country, sit atop vast resources of natural gas. These reserves are being
developed and pipelines are planned or being built to export gas to Turkey in
the west, Pakistan to the south-east and Iran in the south, to supplement the
existing pipeline to and through Russia.
Engineering and supply opportunities
may arise as these projects come to fruition.
How does one reach
Ashkabad, the capital, is served by Turkish Airlines
from Istanbul as well as by other foreign, Russian and domestic airlines.