Intercountry Adoption


Country Information


Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Turkmenistan.

Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Turkmenistan. 

Please read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page. If you decide to travel to Turkmenistan:

  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Turkmenistan.

U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.


Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?

Hague Convention Information

Turkmenistan is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, intercountry adoption processing for Turkmenistan did not change.

The Department of State does not maintain files on the adoption process in Turkmenistan because adoptions from Turkmenistan are rare. Fewer than five adoptions by American citizen parents have taken place since 1999. Please visit the Department's Country Specific Information sheets for more information on travelling to Turkmenistan and the U.S. Embassy Ashgabat Turkmenistan website for information on consular services

U.S. Immigration Requirements

To bring an adopted child to the United States from Turkmenistan, you must meet certain suitability and eligibility requirements. USCIS determines who is suitable and eligible to adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States under U.S. immigration law.

Additionally, a child must meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IR-3 or IR-4 immigrant visa.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Ashgabat
9 1984 Street (formerly Pushkin Street)
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744000
+(993)(12)94 0045
Consular Information Line:
+(993)(12)94 0049 (Monday, Wednesday Friday, 11am – 1pm)
Local calls: 940045;
When calling from the U.S.: +(993) 6304 7683
+(993)(12) 94-26-14

Turkmenistan Map