Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flight Opportunities for U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents

Event: The U.S. Embassy has become aware of potential chartered flights departing Turkmenistan. If you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) interested in these flights, please email the information below no later than 19:00 Ashgabat time on Friday, August 21, 2020 AshgabatUSCitizen@state.gov . Once you express your interest, we will send additional …

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Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (May 29, 2019)

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as …

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Closure of Routine Consular Services

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, Ashgabat, will be closed for routine Non-Immigrant Visa, Immigrant Visa, and American Citizens Services appointments from July 29, 2019 through August 12th, 2019. Emergency U.S. citizen services will be available during that time. The Consular Section will re-open for routine appointments on August 13th. For routine questions, please …

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Instructions for the 2020 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2020)

The annual DV program makes diversity immigrant visas available to persons meeting simple but strict eligibility requirements. A computer-generated random lottery drawing chooses selectees for diversity visas. The visas, however, are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going …

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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those …

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Worldwide Caution

Africa East Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa South Asia and Central Asia Western Hemisphere As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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Important Notice

The U.S. Embassy alerts all Turkmenistan citizens and residents interested in work, travel, and exchange opportunities in the United States of malicious scams recently propagated on behalf of the Embassy by unknown individuals. These scams have falsely advertised education and travel opportunities and have solicited payment under pretense. With the exception of Consular services, the …

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