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Welcome to Our Network of Expats in Turkmenistan!

Hosh geldiniz and welcome to InterNations Turkmenistan. At InterNations, we want you to be able to make the most of all that this fascinating country has to offer. It's normal to have questions before your move, such as, “which city would be best for me to move to, Merv or Ashgabat?”, “what visas or work permits will I need?”, or “will I experience culture shock in Turkmenistan?”. Our reliable expat community in Turkmenistan can help you with these questions, and offer a wealth of information, such as where to find the best traditional restaurants, advice on how to approach business negotiations, and school recommendations.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Panama or Japan.

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Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Turkmenistan expat forums.

  • Internet
    4 replies
    Apr 19, 16:57

    You can use open door box They work But you should be here by now I am guessing

  • Baby parc
    4 replies
    Apr 22, 19:05

    Salut Debbie, Ok, merci pour le tuyau. Cest a quelle heure ? et peux tu me donner l'adresse, je ne connais pas encore l'ecole internationale. Merci bien, Anne

  • How do I post a job in Ashgabat?
    3 replies
    Apr 30, 17:07

    Dear Metthew, I'g suggest you to post your vacancy announcement at tmrabota.us or vestniktm.com. There are not much turkmen sites for english speakers, but still, you could try! regards

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Embracing Your Expat Life in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a fascinating place, and there is much to be excited about when planning your move. It is an ancient country, with a rich and varied history, evident in the variety of its architecture; Bronze Age settlements can be found along the Margab River, and the great mausoleum of the Sufi leader Gozli Ata can be found just north of the Yangykala Canyon, which is itself a breathtaking sight. The stunning beauty of the country is well preserved in Kugitang Nature Reserve and furthermore, the hospitality of Turkmen is legendary. Turkmenistan has a thriving oil trade, and the major cities of Merv and Ashgabat are experiencing growth in their urban and economic fields. Whether your motives for moving to Turkmenistan are business or adventure focused, our active expat community can assist you in fully embracing your time there.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Switzerland or Kuwait, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Other Expats to Share Your Adventure in Turkmenistan With

Through our private network, you are free to draw upon a wealth of knowledge and advice as well as organize a new social life. Or expats host groups and events which are a great way to meet like-minded people. For example, our Ashgabat members are currently running a Book Club, a Breakfast Club and a Foodies Group, among others. InterNations also hosts larger events, open to all our Turkmenistan members — our expats find these events to be the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded people and to carve out a social life.

  • Paul O'Doherty

    I didn't even hope to find Irish people here in Turkmenistan. Thanks to InterNations I discovered that I am not the only one from the Emerald Isle...

  • Caroline Hayes

    When my partner and I decided to move to Ashgabat, I was really anxious. That has changed now that I've met so many other expats on InterNations.

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