We no longer issue passports in Turkmenistan. All applications for full validity passports are processed by the UK’s Regional Passport Production Centre, based at our Consulate General in Dusseldorf. Your passport application should be made in person at the British Embassy in Ashgabat.
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UK passport applications from customers living in Turkmenistan are processed by our Regional Passport Processing Centre (PPC) in Düsseldorf. In order to apply for a British passport in Turkmenistan, you should make your application for your passport in person at the British Embassy in Ashgabat.
Application to be made in person.
Please note that express return delivery of passports to Turkmenistan is not possible, passports will be sent back by the Embassy’s secure post.
It is possible for the Passport Processing Centre in Düsseldorf to send the completed passport by DHL to an address outside the CIS for the customer pick-up (e.g. a home address in the UK). The fee for this service is €22.
You should pay by credit card using the credit card form. The cards we accept are Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards. We are unable to accept Maestro cards, American Express, JBC or Diners’ Club cards.
YOU MUST NOT SEND CASH
If you are renewing your passport you should allow 4 weeks for us to return your new passport to you. If you are applying for a passport for the first time (this includes customers who are changing their name other than by marriage or replacing old blue books, lost or stolen passports), you should allow at least 6 weeks for processing. This time frame does not take into account any delays which may occur with courier services. Applications can also take longer during busy times of the year. Please do not call to check on the progress of your application before this time.
When your passport is ready we will call you to arrange collection.
Please note, if you are applying for a second passport you will need to submit a letter from your employer requesting the reason why you need a second passport and a certified copy of the bio-data page of your original passport. Consular Section can provide a certified copy service. There is an additional charge for this.
NATIONALITY ENQUIRIES: Please note that we are unable to provide advice on enquiries related to nationality. Please see the section on Am I Eligible for a UK Passport (Link on left hand side) for further information.
All foreign legal documents submitted with a passport application (such as birth/death/marriage certificates, divorce papers, change of name documents, affidavits, etc) should be translated into English.
If you need detailed information about what type of passport you need, what documents you need to supply for different types of application, please go to What passport do I need?
If you need to travel urgently and your normal passport is not available you should contact the British Embassy in Ashgabat on (993) (12) 363462/63/64.
They may be able to provide you with emergency travel documentation. Please note they will not be able to answer general passport questions or give information on passport applications in progress (as they are no longer involved in this process). You should only contact them if you have a need to travel urgently and you will be asked to supply evidence of your need.
If you need to travel urgently and you cannot wait for your full replacement passport application to be processed, the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Ashgabat may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to travel back to the UK or any other country which accepts a UK ETD.
Please note that we will need to make a number of checks before issuing an ETD. You should contact the British Embassy by phone or in person to discuss your needs.
When applying for an ETD you will need to provide:
The charge for an Emergency Travel Document is £91.50 payable in cash in local currency. We are not normally able to process ETDs outside office hours.
Customers can contact the British Embassy in Ashgabat if they need more information about the application process.
Four Points Ak Altin Hotel
301-308 Office Building
Tel: (993) (12) 363462/63/64