The procedure for extending the validity of a foreign passport has been approved in Turkmenistan. The document was published on the portal of legal information.
The procedure was developed in accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan dated July 1, 2021, on the basis of which the validity period of foreign passports of citizens of Turkmenistan temporarily or permanently residing in foreign countries, which have expired or will expire from January 1, 2020 to December 30, 2022, have been extended until December 31, 2022.
In order to put a mark in the passport on the extension, citizens of Turkmenistan, temporarily or permanently residing in foreign countries, must contact the nearest diplomatic mission of the country, write a free-form application and fill out a questionnaire.
The application must be accompanied by the passport itself, its copy and a photograph (3x4 or 4x5 cm) on paper and electronic media.
The application can be submitted either in person or by mail.
The mark includes a stamp and a QR code, which contains electronic information on the extension and is confirmed by the signature of an officer and the official seal of the diplomatic mission or consular office of Turkmenistan in foreign countries.
It is noted that this service is free, but the applicant must pay the cost of the postal order, if the application is sent by mail.
Let us remind you that amendments and additions to the Law “On Migration” were made in Turkmenistan in early June.
Contacts of diplomatic missions and consular offices of Turkmenistan abroad can be obtained here.