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State Migration Service of Turkmenistan
Agency overview
Formed21 February 2003
HeadquartersAshgabat, Azady str. 63
Agency executive
  • Sazakow Amanmuhammet Shyhgulyyevich

The State Migration Service of Turkmenistan is the government agency that regulates the migration system of Turkmenistan, implements state policy in the field of migration, and fulfills Turkmenistan's international obligations in the field of migration.

The Service was created on the basis of Presidential Decree No. 6133 of 21 February 2003 with the initial name as the State Service for Registration of Foreign Citizens of Turkmenistan. The service carried out registration of arrivals and departures of foreign citizens, issued invitations and visas for arrival to Turkmenistan, as well as residence permits and work permits.

Since 2004, the Service has also performed functions related to registration of the entry and exit of citizens of Turkmenistan at the State border. Since 2005, it has accepted and prepared documents of admission to Turkmenistan citizenship, reinstatement of citizenship of Turkmenistan, renunciation of citizenship of Turkmenistan, as well as registration of permits for citizens of Turkmenistan to leave Turkmenistan for permanent residence.

On 17 April 2008 the State Service of Turkmenistan for the Registration of Foreign Citizens was renamed the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan.

Since 2005, 29,697 stateless persons have been admitted to Turkmen citizenship on the basis of presidential decrees.

Since July 2008, the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan has issued biometric passports to citizens of Turkmenistan in accordance with international standards (ICAO). Passports are currently issued in all regional administrations of Turkmenistan and Ashgabat, as well as district and city departments. To provide high-quality services to citizens, the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan offers online services for applying for and replacing passports.

In addition, through the "Send Information" section, it is possible to ask questions that are under the competence of the Migration Service of Turkmenistan. The Service’s website also publishes news in Turkmen, Russian and English, which regularly cover political and public events in Turkmenistan.

Addresses of the units of the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan

1.       Department of Ashgabat city, Building 57 of Azadi Street, Ashgabat Tel: +993 (12) 94-10-35

2.       Department of Arkadag city, st. Kerim Kurbannepesov Building 7. Tel: +993 (12) 57-08-00

3.       Department of Ahal province, Ak Bugday District, Annau, Ch.Vellekov Street, Building 16. Tel: +993 (137) 33-4-80

4.       Department of Balkan province, the Balkanabat city, str. Annaev, Apt. 146 Building 42. Tel: +993 (222) 6-02-68

5.       Department of Dashoguz province, Dashoguz city, str. Al-Khwarizmi, Building 20. Tel: +993 (322) 9-04-49

6.       Department of Lebap province, District of Chardzhev, village Hodzhamirsen Str. Ceyhun, Building 2. Tel: +993 (422) 2-08-10

7.       Department of Mary province, Mary city, str. Mollanepes, Building 9. Tel: +993 (522) 6-96-90