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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months A
A-2 None Multiple 24 Months A
A-3 1 None One 12 Months
B-1 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
B-2 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
B-1/B-2 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
C-1 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
C-1/D $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
C-2 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
C-3 None One 3 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 12 Months
F-1 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
F-2 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
G-1 None Multiple 12 Months D
G-2 None One 3 Months
G-3 None One 12 Months
G-4 None Multiple 12 Months
G-5 1 None One 12 Months
H-1B $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
H-1C $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
H-2A $400.00 N/A N/A 3
H-2B $400.00 N/A N/A 3
H-2R $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
H-3 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
H-4 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
I $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
J-1 4 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
J-2 4 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
L-2 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
M-1 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
M-2 $355.00 Multiple 12 Months B
N-8 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
N-9 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
O-2 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
O-3 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
P-1 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
P-2 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3C
P-3 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
P-4 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
Q-1 6 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months 3 C
R-1 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
R-2 $400.00 Multiple 12 Months C
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes
  1. Diplomatic Couriers

    Visa
    Classification
    Fee Number
    of Applications
    Validity
    Period
    A-1 None Multiple 12 Months
  2. Tiered Fee Schedule

    Visa
    Classification
    Fee Number
    of Applications
    Validity
    Period
    B, F, J, M, I None Multiple 3 Months
    B, F, J, M, I $115.00 Multiple 6 Months
    B, F, J, M, I $355.00 Multiple 12 Months
  3. Tiered Fee Schedule

    Visa
    Classification
    Fee Number
    of Applications
    Validity
    Period
    C, D, H, L, N, O, P, Q, R None One 1 Month
    C, D, H, L, N, O, P, Q, R $50.00 Multiple 3 Months
    C, D, H, L, N, O, P, Q, R $170.00 Multiple 6 Months
    C, D, H, L, N, O, P, Q, R $400.00 Multiple 12 Months
  4. The above G-1 schedule applies to principal resident representative and immediate family only - all others receive:

    Visa
    Classification
    Fee Number
    of Applications
    Validity
    Period
    G-1 None One 3 Months

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

 

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Civil documents, except as noted below, are available in Turkmenistan. Certified copies of available documents may be exported. The person to whom the record pertains must obtain a certified copy at a local notary office, authenticates the notary's seal and signature at the Ministry of Justice.

Some civil records were destroyed during World War II and may not be available. Local authorities generally will issue a certificate to that effect, although the process may take months. A replacement statement of identity is also available from local authorities when the birth certificate is unavailable.

The Embassy in Ashgabat cannot assist in obtaining civil documents or verifying the accuracy of civil records in Turkmenistan.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 0.90 TKM Manat

Document Name: DOGLUŞ HAKYNDA ŞAHADATNAMA

Issuing Authority: Civil Status Registration Office (RÝNÝ)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Head of Civil Status Registration Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Parents’ passports
  • Marriage certificate of parents
  • Medical record
  • Parents’ statement/application

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Same day issuance

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: 0.90 TKM Manat

Document Name: ÖLÜM HAKYNDA ŞAHADATNAMA

Issuing Authority: Civil Status Registration Office (RÝNÝ)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Head of Civil Status Registration Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Medical death record
  • Passport of a deceased
  • Applicant’s statement/application

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Same day issuance

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: 30.00 TKM Manat state fee and 1.40 TKM Manat for the document

Document Name: NIKA BAGLAŞYLANDYGY HAKYNDA ŞAHADATNAMA

Issuing Authority: Civil Status Registration Office (RÝNÝ)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Head of Civil Status Registration Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Passports of individuals getting married
  • Statement that the individuals are not currently married
  • If it is a foreigner (passport copy translated and notarized by the embassy of the country of residence and by Turkmen MFA)
  • Marriage applications of individuals getting married  

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: 30.00 TKM Manat state fee and 1.40 TKM Manat for the document

Document Name: NIKANYŇ BOZULANDYGY HAKYNDA ŞAHADATNAMA

Issuing Authority: Civil Status Registration Office (RÝNÝ)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Head of Civil Status Registration Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

Upon the court’s decision:

  • Court’s decision
  • Fee determined by the court

Upon mutual agreement:

  • Written statements of both parties
  • Passports of both parties
  • Marriage certificate
  • 30.00 TKM Manat state fee
  • 1.00 TKM Manat fee for the certificate

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: 1.40 TKM Manat

Document Name: GYZLYGA/OGULLYGA ALYNANDYGY BARADAKY ŞAHADATNAMA

Issuing Authority: Civil Status Registration Office (RÝNÝ)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Head of Civil Status Registration Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • City Mayor’s Decree
  • Parents’ passports
  • Previous birth certificate
  • Statement of parents

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: A new birth certificate is issued based upon an adoption certificate.

Identity Card

National ID Cards

Unavailable

Police, Court, Prison Records

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name:  Court decision

Issuing Authority: Regional State Court

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Regional State Court Official

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Personal application to city/county court where the actual case was conducted

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name:  СПРАВКА

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Сhief of Information Сenter of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Send a request to the consular section U.S. Embassy Ashgabat

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Instructions are available at: usembassy.gov.  Police certificates are generally issued within 5-6 weeks.

Military Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: HARBY BILET

Issuing Authority: Local Office of Ministry of Defense

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Official seal/blue/round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Defense

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: An individual should apply in person.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available:  Regular e-passport  

Fees:  60.00 TKM Manat

Document Name: TURKMENISTAN PASSPORT

Issuing Government Authority: State Migration Service

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format.     

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria: Citizen of Turkmenistan

Procedure for Obtaining: Should apply in person

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Turkmenistan’s Diplomatic and Official passports are issues by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to eligible government representatives only.

Other Documents Available: There are no other documents available.

Other Records

Turkmen Internal Residence Documents

There are three types of Turkmen documents with which a person may reside in Turkmenistan.

  1. Internal passport (pasport),
  2. Foreigner's Residence Permit (Vid Na Zhitel'stvo Dlya inostranstsa),
  3. Residence permit for Stateless Persons (Vid Na Zhitel'stvo Dlya Lits Bez Grazhdanstva).
Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Address: 9, Pushkin Street, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Phone Number: +99312 940045

Visa Services: +99312 940049 Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11.00 am to 13.00 pm

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All visa classes for all nationals of Turkmenistan.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.