Dual Citizenship

Per Article 5. of the Turkmen Citizenship Law, Turkmenistan does not recognize multiple citizenships for its citizens. Dual Turkmen-U.S. citizens are likely to have a difficult time returning to the United States after visiting Turkmenistan and it might be necessary for them to renounce Turkmen citizenship in order to be allowed to depart the country.  Based on our experience, the renunciation process can last six months or more. Dual Turkmen-U.S. citizens are strongly urged to contact the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan if they are considering visiting Turkmenistan. For more information on dual citizenship and renunciation of Turkmen citizenship, please visit the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Turkmenistan or, if you are currently residing in Turkmenistan, contact the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan, Citizenship Office.