Legalisation is a proof for the
document emanating from the authorities of the state or compiled with the
assistance of the authorities and consistent with the law of that state. It
lies in the authentication of signature of the person signing the document and
the seal of the authorized state body.
In accordance with international
practice, there is no need for the legalisation of passports and substituting
The documents and acts that are contrary to the laws of Turkmenistan or
its content may harm the interests of Turkmenistan or contain information
discrediting the honor and dignity of citizens, as well as the originals and
copies of passports, work books, military cards, identity cards, the ownership
of the property, documents that are directly related to commercial or customs
operations (accounts, documents on the movement of goods across the border, the
agreement for the supply of goods, customs declarations, etc.) are not subject
procedure should be carried out prior to submitting the documents to the
Embassy of Turkmenistan for legalisation:
1. Documents need to be
certified by a public notary.
2. Documents should be
legalised by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign
3. Each document should be
certified and legalised separately and sealed properly
with a ribbon (as shown in the picture).
4. Photocopies of all the documents must be
provided to the Embassy of Turkmenistan.
Please note that if any of these requirements are not
fulfilled, the Embassy reserves the right not to accept the documents for legalisation.
The fee for the legalization
depends on the service the applicant prefers:
normal service during 7-10 business
express service – during 2-3
The request of the legalisation can be made in person
at the Embassy or by post. If applying by post, please send a self addressed,
stamped and pre-paid envelope along with the documents for legalisation.
The legalisation fee should be paid in GBP (£) on the day of applying.
Payments in cash only. Please contact the Embassy to check the fee.