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It is highly recommended that foreigners, who wish to visit Türkiye, should read the related information about our country’s visa regime. Visa regime for Touristic and Business Purposed visit of a country may differ from Work and Education Purposed visit. Also Türkiye’s visa regime may change according to reciprocity principle. While some applicants may be exempt from visa for their touristic or business visit to Türkiye, the others can obtain an e-Visa. All other applicants will need to obtain a visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad. An information note about visa regime of Türkiye is available in the following address: www.mfa.gov.tr Visa types granted by Türkiye are; 1- TOURIST/BUSINESSPERSON a) Touristic Visit b) Single Transit c) Double Transit d) Business Meeting/Commerce e) Conference/Seminar/Meeting f) Festival/Fair/Exhibition g) Sportive Activity h) Cultural Artistic Activity i) Official Visit j) Visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 2- OFFICIAL VISA a) Assigned for duty b) Courier 3- STUDENT – EDUCATION VISA a) Internship Visa b) Internship ERASMUS c) Internship AISEC d) Turkish Language Course Purpose e) Course Purpose f) Education Purpose g) Education in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 4- WORKING VISA a) Employment Purpose/Special Employment Purpose b) Assigned Lecturers/Academics c) Assigned Sportsperson d) Assigned Artists e) Assigned Free Zone Workers f) Assigned Journalists g) Montage and Repairman Purposes 5- OTHER VISAS a) Archaeological Excavation, Exploration Purpose b) Documentary Purpose c) Tour Operator Representative d) Medical Treatment Purposes e) Accompaniment Purpose f) Family Unification Purpose g) Freight Vısa h) Seafarer Visa PASSPORT VALIDITY In accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Türkiye should carry a travel document (passport) with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Example A: In order to enter Türkiye having a visa with 90 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance. Example B: In order to enter Türkiye having a visa with 30 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance." In accordance with international agreements and special legal provisions, the following categories are exempted from this provision: a) Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Türkiye with their national ID’s in accordance with “European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe”; 1- Germany 2- Belgium 3- France 4- Georgia 5- The Netherlands 6- Spain 7- Switzerland 8- İtaly 9- Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 10- Liechtenstein 11- Luxembourg 12- Malta 13- Portugal 14- Greece b) Citizens of countries holding passports which are expired but considered as valid for a certain period 1. Germany – Passports expired within the last year / ID’s expired within the last year 2. Belgium - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 3. France - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 4. Spain - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 5. Switzerland - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 6. Luxemburg - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 7. Portugal - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 8. Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport c) Holders of diplomatic, special and official passports GENERAL INFORMATION - Visitors who are not exempt from entry visa must obtain their visas or schedule an appointment with the Turkish Consular offices via Pre-Application System for Turkish Sticker Visa ( www.visa.gov.tr ). The applicants who meet the requirements will be directed by the Pre-Application System for Turkish Sticker Visa to the e-Visa system ( www.evisa.gov.tr ) In those countries where Türkiye does not have a consular representation can also use online scheduling for appointments with the nearest accredited consular office of Türkiye. - In order to avoid inconveniences that may be caused by delays in processing, it is recommended to apply for visas at least one month in advance before the planned travel. - The visas submitted to foreigners do not guarantee absolute rights of entry to Türkiye. - Visa fees are not refundable in cases where applications are rejected - All applicants are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Türkiye. - The length of stay provided by visa or visa exemption cannot exceed 90 days within each 180 days. The regulation of 90 days of stay within the last 180 days is binding for all foreigners that will travel to Türkiye. - It is not possible for foreigners holding two passports to stay in Türkiye for 90 days each with their two different passports within the last 180 days. - In all types of visa applications, Turkish consular offices may issue visas with a maximum duration of stay of 90 days. The foreigners who wish to stay longer than 90 days in Türkiye, should apply for “Short Term Residence Permit” at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration in order to extend their residence. - The residence permit of the foreigners will be cancelled if they stay outside Türkiye for longer than 120 days in total during the last year. - For United Nations (UN) Travel Document (Laissez-Passer) holders who have blue UN travel documents, visa exemption with 90 days length of stay within the preceding 180 days may apply during their official visit to Türkiye if they can certify their official assignment. Red UN Travel Document holders, shall be exempt from entry visa and may stay in Türkiye 90 days within the preceding 180 days regardless of their purpose of visit. General visa provisions shall apply for Blue UN travel document holders subject to regulations specified according to their country of origin. - Visa applications for travels except for touristic or trade purposes (work or study etc.) will need to obtain visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad. - Regardless of the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand. - Any applicant under the age of 18 must submit official written approvals from both parents. For those applicants who certify that their parents are officially divorced and prove the parent holding their custody as well as for those with one parent deceased, visas may be issued in accordance with their purpose of visit. - The authorization of processing the residence permit applications submitted by the following persons who enter Türkiye availing visa-free regime and without requirement of obtainment of Student Visas lays with Local Immigration Offices (Provincial Directorates of Migration): Foreigners who arrive in Türkiye upon invitations by universities under Turkish Higher Education Board to study at the associate, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, Ph. D levels pursuant to international student exchange programs, cultural programs as well as under EU Education and Youth Programs. - For foreigners wishing to enter Türkiye via naval ports with touristic purposes, visa-free entry permits may be issued by the local governorates. These permits shall have a maximum 72 hours duration of stay and will be only valid for sightseeing purposes in the vicinity of naval ports where they entered the country. This practice, as it intends to facilitate entry for those visitors subject to visa, does not entitle visitors to visa. Passports of these visitors are not retained by the border authorities; however, visitors are given "Harbor City Entry Permit" which is required to be returned to the authorities upon their exits. - Any piece of data submitted here may be processed and stored in database accessible to the relevant Turkish authorities in accordance with their respective mandates. Tourist Visa - If an invitation letter is submitted for a Touristic Visa application, it must include the inviting person's TR Identity Number, clear identity, the list of invitees, permanent address, contact number, length and purpose of stay and the affinity with the applicant must be stated in the letter. If the inviting side is an organization or a company, tax registration certificate of the organization will be required. In the invitation letter it is also required for the inviting person/authority to pledge for covering victuals and accommodation expenses and for taking their own responsibility. The applicant is required to have sufficient and/or regular remunerations. Working Visa: - Foreigners lay their applications for work permit through our consular offices in the country of their residence or nationality. - To work in Türkiye, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are the necessary documents for your application. Other documents should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within ten working days after your application. - Work Permit Applications are concluded positively or negatively by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Work Permits have equivalence to residence permits. Thus, should a working permit is approved by the Ministry, the foreigner is charged an Entry Visa Fee, Work Permit Certificate Fee and Residence Fee by the Turkish consular offices. Since Work Permit Card substitute residence permit in Türkiye, "Work Annotated Visa" issued by these offices can only be used for entrance and for 90 days at maximum. - You may find the list of those documents in the MLSS’s website ( http://www.csgb.gov.tr ). Applications are finalized by the MLSS within thirty days at the latest. Right after your arrival in Türkiye (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit. - Work permit is granted to foreigners who will work in Free Zones in our country by the Ministry of Economy, to those to work in units under Ministry of Culture and Tourism by the mentioned Ministry and to foreign national personnel to work in universities by the Higher Education Board. Internship Visa / Work Permit Exemption: - Applicants need to obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security pursuant to the Law numbered 4817 for private internship applications outside the provisions set forth in the Article 55 "Work Permit Exemption" title of Law Enforcement Regulation about Working Permits of Foreigners. - Article 55 of the Law Enforcement Regulation on Working Permits of Foreigners no. 4817 regulating working permit exemptions, the extent and the lengths of time the foreigners are exempt from working permit are stated. Those who meet the requirements below do not need to obtain a work permit. (1) Without prejudice to the provisions set out in specific laws and on condition that the foreigner and the employer fulfill their obligations resulting from other laws; a) The persons exempted from work visa under the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Türkiye is a signatory party, b) the foreigners holding permanent residences abroad and wishing to visit Türkiye temporarily with purposes of scientific studies, cultural and artistic activities for a period shorter than a month and with the aim of sporting activities for a period less than four months, c) For the purpose of installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment imported to Türkiye, providing training for their utilization or transporting of defective equipment from Türkiye and provided that they do not exceed the total stay of three months within a year as of the date of entry into Türkiye and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones coming to Türkiye, ç) For the purpose of training in the use of goods and services exported from or imported to Türkiye and provided that they do not exceed three months totally within a year as of the date of entry into Türkiye and verify this condition thanks to the documents that they will submit, the ones in Türkiye d) Being an entertainer, performer and etc. in charge at fair and circuses which are going to carry out activities outside the borders of certificated tourism establishments and provided that they do not exceed six months as of the date of entry into Türkiye and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones in Türkiye e) On condition that it does not exceed two years and it will be limited to the period of study, the foreigners coming to state institutions and organizations together with the universities so as to enhance their information and good manners by verifying their state via the documents that they will submit, f) Persons who notified the Turkish authorities on the fact that they will provide important services and contributions socio-cultural and technological fields and educational fields within a period not exceeding six months. g) Persons visiting Türkiye under the programs of the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs (National Agency), ğ) The foreigners to go on a training under the framework of international trainee programs sanctioned by the Higher Education Board, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. h) The foreigners who are the representatives of tour operators coming to Türkiye on condition that the term of contract does not exceed eight months, ı) During the contracts of other athletes, trainers, football players whose requests are approved by Turkish Football Federation or General Directorate of Youth and Sports i) By the bilateral protocols signed under the Rule no. I/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, the foreign seafarers serving on vessels which have received " Conformity Approval Certificate" from the related administration and is registered in Turkish International Ship Registry Law and operate outside the cabotage line, j) Foreign experts employed in the projects that are conducted within the scope of Türkiye-European Union Financial Cooperation Programs are not in need of obtaining a work visa during their term of office. - Within the scope of article 55, residence permits of the foreigners coming to Türkiye are given as “Short Term" residence permits by Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration. Exemption periods cannot be extended, the foreigners under this provision can make use of exemption rules only once within one calendar year. However, it is required that it must have been three months as of the expiry date of the residence permit granted to the foreigner with the same purpose in order to exercise this right. In case of the need of working longer than the exemption period allows, the foreigner has to obtain a work visa through the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Tour Operator Representative Visa - The foreign representatives of tour operators, are exempted from obtaining a work visa for their duties for up to eight months. The applications of the foreigners asking for a residence permit from Provincial Directorate of Migration as the representatives of tour operators are processed under rules regulating touristic visits. Transportation Visa - The foreigners applying for visa for transportation may be given a multiple entry visa valid for one year in case they submit the required documents. - Visa regime for truck drivers of a country may differ from the overall visa regime effective for citizens of that particular country. For further information, please contact the nearest Turkish mission. The Personnel Assigned for Foreign Religious Foundations - The personnel employed officially in foreign religious foundations in Türkiye - Work permits of the foreigners employed in religious foundations are under the framework of exceptional condition. Applications of permission are made via our Ministry and residence permits are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs so that they can work in our country. Archaeological Excavation, Exploration, Documentary Purpose Visas - Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film conduct a research or an archeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance. - It is necessary that the one should enter Türkiye by obtaining a relevant visa via our foreign representatives for excavation and research. - The foreigners to come to our country for the purpose of movie and documentary shooting should obtain a permit document from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Cinema and the provincial Governorate. - One can directly apply to the related institutions for scientific researches, sound track recording, filming documentaries and movies, photo shooting to be carried out on archeological, historical, geological, sociological and natural issues in Türkiye, on land, in the air, at sea, at river and at lake. Applications on surface explorations to be made on the land registry cadaster records with archaeological excavations and underwater archaeological researches apart from these are made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the applicant's own diplomatic mission in Türkiye and to the Ministry via Turkish foreign representatives abroad on the other hand.
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The Turkey online e-Visa , introduced in 2013, is a single or multiple-entry visa , that allows stays of 30 or 90 days , depending on the nationality of the passport holder.
Eligible citizens are required to complete the Turkey online e-Visa application form to enter the country.
This can be done in a matter of minutes and cuts out the need to go to an Embassy or Consulate.
The Turkey e-Visa is typically valid for 180 days , from the date of issue.
The Turkish e-Visa, which replaces the previous “sticker visa,” was created to expedite the visa application process which in turn allows visitors to save time when applying for a visa and when entering the country.
The e-Visa for Turkey is available for nationals traveling for tourism and business (commerce) purposes. Travelers that are planning to go to Turkey for other purposes, such as to work or study, should apply through a Turkish Embassy or Consulate .
Passport with minimum validity of 60 days after the trip
Current email address
Credit/Debit card details
Turkey Online e-Visa Requirements
Applicants from Turkey e-Visa eligible countries are required to complete the online eVisa application form with information such as personal details and passport information to enter the country for tourist or business purposes or for transit.
To apply for a Turkey tourist online visa, applicants from Turkey eVisa eligible countries, are required to:
- Have a passport valid for at least 60 days beyond the duration of the stay in Turkey.
- Provide a current email address to receive the approved Turkey tourist online visa.
- Provide a credit or debit card to pay the Turkey e-Visa fee.
Upon approval, the traveler will receive the e-Visa for Turkey by email .
They must either bring a digital copy on a mobile device or print a copy of the e-Visa to show to border officials when arriving in Turkey (a printed copy is advisable).
There may be certain additional requirements for supporting documentation depending on your nationality.
Countries Eligible for Turkey
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Palestinian Territory
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Cyprus
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
Complete the Turkey e-Visa online application
You can fill in a Turkey visa application exclusively online in just a few minutes by supplying personal information such as full name, nationality, and date of birth, and passport data such as the document number and issue/expiry date.
Before submitting the form, make sure you double-check that all the information you supplied is correct and free of errors to avoid any unnecessary delays in processing and approval. If the information on your e-Visa does not fully match the information on your passport, your e-Visa is not valid.
Confirm payment for the e-Visa for Turkey
Before you submit the Turkey e-Visa application form , you also need to confirm your payment method for the visa processing fee. You will need to provide details of a current and valid debit or credit card to securely pay the fee and submit the request for approval.
Receive the approved Turkey online visa
Once you have submitted the Turkey e-Visa application, your request will usually be processed within one (1) business day, and you can expect to receive your approved visa sent to the current email address you provided on the form.
After receiving the e-Visa by email, you will need to take a copy with you when traveling to Turkey to present to border officials alongside your passport on arrival. This can either be a digital version on a phone or device, or a printed copy.
Covid Update for Turkey
Last update: 06/11/2023
International travelers are once again welcome in Turkey and can apply for an eVisa for Turkey online. All coronavirus travel restrictions have now been lifted, including the “ Entrance Form for Turkey ”. Consult Turkey’s visa policy to see the entry requirements for each nationality.
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What is the Turkey e-Visa?
The Turkey e-Visa, introduced in 2013, is an Electronic Travel Authorization that allows eligible foreign citizens to travel to Turkey for tourism or business purposes. It is a single or multiple-entry visa, valid for 180 days from the date of issue. The duration of validity of the e-Visa as well as the entries allowed under the e-Visa depend on the applicant’s country of nationality.
How long is the Turkey e-Visa valid for?
The Turkey tourist and business online e-Visa is typically valid for a total period of 180 days from the date of issue. Travelers can enter Turkey at any time within 180 days of the visa being issued. If the traveler’s passport information has changed since the eVisa was approved, it will be necessary to complete a new e-Visa application for Turkey.
Who can apply for a Turkey e-Visa?
Citizens of eligible countries traveling for tourism, business, or to transit through Turkey can apply for the Turkey e-Visa. Use the visa checker above to find out which nationalities are eligible. You may be exempt from the visa requirement.
Who is eligible for a Turkey e-Visa?
Applicants are able to check their eligibility for the Turkey e-Visa using the visa checker at the top of this page.
The top visitors to Turkey with the e-Visa come from the following eligible Turkey e-Visa countries: the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, China, Norway, Spain, Kuwait, Australia, and Canada.
How long can I stay in Turkey?
The e-Visa for Turkey allows a maximum stay of either 30 or 90 days, depending on your nationality.
What are the restrictions of Turkey Online e-Visa?
The Turkey e-Visa permits a short stay for tourism or business purposes in the country.
For other purposes such as to work or study, travelers should apply for a travel document from a Turkish Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.
Can I apply for an e-Visa in Turkey?
Travelers are required to have an eVisa Turkey before entering the country.
Can I extend my stay in Turkey beyond 90 days?
Should you need to extend your stay in Turkey beyond the 90 days allowed by the e-Visa, you may apply for a short-term residence permit at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration. Please note that you can only apply for a residence permit within a month of arrival in Turkey. If you need to stay longer than 90 days, is advisable, when possible, to leave the country before the 90 days have lapsed and submit a new Turkey online e-Visa application form.
How do I apply for a Turkey e-Visa Online?
To apply for an online Turkey e-Visa, eligible citizens are required to complete the Turkey online eVisa application form. Travelers will need to provide personal details, as well as their passport information, and pay the e-Visa fee using a credit or debit card, before submitting the application.
What do I need to submit an application?
To submit an e-Visa for Turkey, applicants are required to have a passport validity of at least 60 days after the visit to Turkey. In addition, they must provide a current email address and method of payment to cover the e-Visa processing fee.
There may be additional requirements for supporting documentation depending on nationality.
How long will my Turkey e-Visa take to process?
The online Turkey e-Visa application form can be completed in just a few minutes. Once all requested information has been provided and the respective payment has been made, the Turkey e-Visa processing time is one (1) business day.
Once approved, the e-Visa is immediately sent to the email address provided during the application.
Do I need a Turkey e-Visa for all my children? Should I include them on my application?
All eligible citizens, including children, are required to apply for an e-Visa for Turkey, including minors.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
Applicants should revise all the information provided during the application process before submitting the online form. Should there be a mistake on the application after submission, applicants are required to complete and submit a new Turkey eVisa application form.
How much does the Turkey Online Visa cost?
The Turkey online e-Visa application government fee varies, depending on nationality. There is also a service fee, which covers the cost of processing the application as well as any additional information and assistance required in completing the online visa form for Turkey.
Do I need to print a copy of my Turkey e-Visa?
No, it is not necessary to print a copy of the e-Visa (although it is recommended). Turkish passport control officers should be able to verify the e-Visa when checking travelers’ passports.
However, in case of any system issues, travelers are advised to bring either a digital or printed copy of the e-Visa to present upon arrival in Turkey if needed.
Travelers are also advised to keep the copy of the Turkish online visa with them at all times during their stay in the country.
Is the Turkey Online Visa valid for multiple entries?
The e-Visa for Turkey is available as a multiple-entry permit for certain nationalities. Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for a multiple entry visa for Turkey online:
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
Once granted can I cancel my e-Visa for Turkey?
Once granted, an approved e-Visa for Turkey may not be canceled. However, the traveler can choose not to use it.
Do I need travel or health insurance to be granted a Turkey e-Visa?
Health insurance is not mandatory to obtain an approved Turkey e-Visa. However, travelers are advised to have up-to-date health insurance to cover the cost of any medical needs during their stay.
How can I check my e-Visa status?
Applicants can check the status of their e-Visa using the OnlineVisa Manager . Updates on the progress of your application will also be delivered by email.
Can I apply for the Turkey e-Visa in an Embassy?
No. The Turkey e-Visa is an online visa that can only be obtained exclusively online. Applicants do not need to go to an Embassy or Consulate in order to apply for a Turkey tourist online visa.
However, those planning to travel to Turkey for purposes other than tourism or business, such as to work or study, are required to apply for a visa from a Turkish Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.
Do I need to get an e-Visa if I am just in transit?
All travelers in transit through Turkey by air may not exit the international airport if they do not hold a Turkey eVisa. If travelers, while in transit, wish to visit Turkey, they must apply for an e-Visa.
Those arriving at a Turkish seaport are allowed to visit the city or surrounding area for a maximum of 72 hours.
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Turkish visa policy and entry documents required.
Foreign visitors from many countries need a visa to enter Türkiye. Travelers who meet the Turkey e-Visa requirements can apply online in just a few minutes.
The online visa for Turkey is the quickest and most convenient option for travelers. TurkeyVisaEasy’s application process is 100% online and most travelers receive visa approval within 24 hours. Applicants can also obtain the visa in 1 hour with the priority service.
Full information about Turkey visa requirements is provided below.
Turkey Entry Requirements: Do I Need a Visa for Turkey?
Travelers from many countries need a visa to enter Turkey. Citizens of over 50 nations can get an electronic visa , eliminating the need to visit an embassy or consulate.
Tourists who meet the e-Visa requirements are granted either a single or multiple entry visa , depending on their nationality. The maximum length of stay with the e-Visa varies from 30 to 90 days.
Some nationalities can enter Turkey visa-free for limited periods. These passport holders are called visa-exempt.
Turkey Visa Policy: Who is Eligible for Turkey e-Visa?
Turkey’s visa policy places foreign visitors into 3 groups , depending on their nationality.
- Visa-free countries
- Countries eligible for the eVisa
- Sticker visa required countries
The Turkey Travel requirements for different countries are provided below.
Multiple-entry visa for Turkey
Travelers from the countries listed below can get a multiple-entry online visa for Turkey, provided they meet the other e-Visa requirements. They can stay in Turkey for up to 90 days , or 30 days in some cases.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong BNO
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
Single-entry visa for Turkey
Passport holders from the following countries are eligible for a single-entry e-Visa for Turkey. They can stay for up to 30 days .
- East Timor (Timor-Leste)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Greek Cypriot Administration
- Palestinian Territory
- Solomon Islands
Special conditions for the Turkey e-Visa
Foreigners from some countries eligible for the single-entry visa need to meet one or more of these special Turkey e-Visa requirements :
- Valid visa or residence permit from a Schengen country , Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States. Electronic visas and e-residence permits are not accepted.
- Travel with an airline approved by the Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Hold a hotel reservation
- Have evidence of adequate financial means ($50 a day)
Travelers must check all the requirements for their country of citizenship.
Nationalities allowed to enter Turkey without a visa
Not all foreigners require a visa for Turkey. Visitors from some countries can enter without a visa for a limited time.
Some nationalities allowed to enter Turkey without a visa are:
- All EU citizens
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
Visa-free visits range from 30 days to 90 days per 180-day period, depending on nationality.
Only tourism activities are permitted without a visa. For all other purposes, the relevant entry permit must be obtained.
Nationalities that do not meet Turkey e-Visa requirements
Passport holders from these countries cannot apply for a Turkey visa online. As they do not meet the Turkey e-Visa eligibility requirements, they must apply for a traditional visa through a diplomatic mission:
- Marshall Islands
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- South Sudan
Travelers from these countries should contact the nearest Turkish embassy or consulate to make a visa appointment.
What Documents Are Required for the Turkey e-Visa?
Eligible travelers must fill out the e-Visa application form . To meet the Turkey e-Visa requirements and successfully complete the application, travelers need:
- Passport valid for at least 5 months from the date of arrival
- Email address to receive notifications and the approved e-Visa
- Debit or credit card to pay the Turkey e-Visa fees
Travelers do not need to present documents at a Turkish embassy or consulate. The entire application is online .
Passport Requirements for Türkiye
For foreigners to meet the Turkish visa requirements, their passport must be:
- Valid for at least 5 months after the date of arrival
- Issued by a country eligible for the Turkey e-Visa
The same passport must be used to apply for the visa and travel to Türkiye. The passport and visa information must match exactly.
Papers Required to Travel to Türkiye
Overseas visitors need to have their travel documents ready for inspection by immigration officials at the border. Required papers include:
- Valid passport
- Turkish visa
Travelers receive the Türkiye e-Visa by email. They are advised to print a copy as well as store it on an electronic device.
Turkey Travel Restrictions in 2023
Turkey’s travel requirements are the same as previously. Passengers must follow the standard entry procedures for their nationality.
Those planning a trip to Turkey in 2023 should check Turkey’s travel restrictions to know which documents they need to enter, and whether there are any additional requirements in place at the time of travel.
Extra documents required to enter Turkey during COVID-19
There were some additional health requirements to travel to Turkey during COVID-19. Passengers were previously required to complete a Form for Entry to Turkey, but this is no longer required.
Travelers also no longer need a vaccine certificate, negative coronavirus test result, or document or recovery. Restrictions were lifted in June 2022 .
Türkiye’s travel rules and entry restrictions are reviewed and updated regularly during COVID-19. International travelers must check all the latest Turkey travel requirements before their trip.
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FAQs About Turkey Entry Requirements
Can i travel to turkey is turkey open to tourists.
Yes, Turkey is open for tourism. Travelers of all nationalities who meet Turkey’s immigration regulations can enter the country following the rules outlined below. As always, foreigners need a passport and a valid visa or a copy of an approved online eVisa to travel to Turkey.
Visitors should check the latest lockdown update and travel advisories. Turkey travel restrictions for tourists are under constant review as the international situation evolves.
What are the requirements for entering Turkey?
The general Turkey travel requirements include having a valid passport and a visa (unless visa-exempt).
Eligible travelers can get their visa easily through TurkeyVisaEasy’s simple e-Visa platform.
Has Turkey lifted COVID-19 restrictions?
Yes, all Turkey travel restrictions for COVID-19 were lifted in 2022. Visitors can now enter the country without any additional COVID-19 documents.
Does Turkey require a COVID-19 test for entry?
No, there is no COVID-19 test requirement for Turkey . This rule was removed in 2022, along with all other COVID-19 restrictions.
Do you need health insurance to go to Turkey?
Visitors do not need health insurance to visit Turkey, although it’s recommended for peace of mind while traveling.
I have a connecting flight in Turkey, do I need an eVisa?
You need a visa to transit in Turkey if you’ll leave the international transit area of the airport.
You can apply for an eVisa if you have a long layover and wish to leave the airport before your connecting flight.
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TURKEY EVISA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you want to enter Turkey, you should know that there are 40 countries whose citizens have access to a Turkish electronic visa . Therefore, you don't need to travel to the Turkish Embassy just to apply for a visa if you belong to one of those countries. If you want to know if you're eligible for this visa, you can use the iVisa visa checker tool .
But while you do that, we will answer the most frequent questions on the Internet related to this visa.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which countries are part of the oecd (organization for economic cooperation and development).
Countries that are OECD members include:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
I HAVE MY NATIONAL ID CAN I ENTER TURKEY WITH IT INSTEAD OF A PASSPORT?
Here is a list of all the countries whose foreign nationals are allowed to enter Turkey without filling out an application form, just with their national IDs.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
If your country is not listed above, you must use a Passport. Get more info here .
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VALIDITY OF THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS?
The Turkey e-Visa requirements for the validity of supporting documents, such as a visa or residence permit from Schengen or OECD member countries, is that it should still be valid by the time you enter Turkey .
Previously used or unused single-entry visas are accepted as long as their validity date covers your entry date to Turkey.
Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as supporting documents.
You can see more information about this eVisa on our Turkey eVisa page .
I DO NOT HAVE A SCHENGEN VISA. WHAT NOW?
If you do not have a visa from Schengen or any of the OECD countries, then you need to contact a Turkey Government call center . They can provide you with more info regarding your online visa application options.
Alternatively, you can apply for your visa at your nearest Turkey Embassy.
USA: +1 202 612 67 00
Canada: +1 613 789 40 44
United Kingdom: +44 20 73 93 02 02
Netherlands: +31 70 302 31 00
Austria: +43 (01) 877 71 810
Germany: +030/896 802 11
France: +33 1 53 92 71 11
For other countries: +90 (850) 390-2884
CAN I WORK IN TURKEY WITH THE E-VISA?
No. The Turkey eVisa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce . Working and studying in Turkey require a regular visa issued by your local Turkish Embassy.
HOW EARLY CAN I APPLY FOR THE TURKEY E-VISA?
The requirement for a Turkey eVisa is that you can only apply a maximum of 3 months before your departure date.
We can not process your visa before that period, so we usually send out an automatic email reminder to say that your order is placed on hold.
For more information, please visit our website.
HOW LONG IS MY TURKISH E-VISA VALID?
The Turkey e-visa is typically valid for 180 days after arrival (the validity will also depend on your current nationality.) The exact validity can be found in the application process or in the table here .
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR A TURKEY VISA EXTENSION?
In case you want to extend your stay in Turkey, you have to apply for a visa extension at the immigration office , police station, or embassy in the country. The local authorities will evaluate your reasons for the visa extension and provide you with a new Turkey visa based on your motivations and nationality .
The extension also depends on the Turkey visa type and the initial reason for your visit. Be aware that a person with a Turkey tourist visa cannot request a visa extension online.
HOW DO I KNOW MY TURKEY E-VISA IS OFFICIAL?
We are a specialized service provider issuing the official electronic Turkey visa since 2013.
HOW DOES A TURKEY E-VISA WORK?
Turkish e-Visas are issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines, and specialist service providers like us around the world can use the Turkey e-Visa system to process an e-Visa. First, we enter the information in the applicant's passport into the Turkey e-Visa system. Next, the e-Visa system deals with departmental systems to check applicant's details. Following these checks, the service provider is advised of the outcome of the Turkey e-Visa application.
If a Turkey e-Visa is granted, it is linked electronically to the applicant's passport. If a denied message is received instead, the service provider refers the applicant to the nearest Turkish embassy or mission.
The Turkey e-Visa is electronically linked to your passport and is accessible to the Department of Foreign Affairs. We strongly recommend that travelers print a copy of their Turkish e-Visa in case of a problem with the computer terminals at the immigration office upon arrival.
WHAT DOES THE TURKISH EVISA LOOK LIKE?
CAN I GET A VISA ON ARRIVAL?
Yes, we suggest you get a visa online, though, as the queue at the border can be long and result in many delays.
IS THIS WEBSITE SECURE TO APPLY FOR THE TURKISH E-VISA ONLINE?
Yes. We have been helping thousands of travelers since 2002, and the Government of Turkey fully accepts applications processed by specialized third parties like us.
Only the data required to process your application will be collected, and it will be used only for this purpose. We do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed following international standards.
Read here what our customers say about our service .
I DO NOT HAVE AN OECD VISA. WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
If you do not have a visa from any of the OECD countries, then you need to contact a Turkey Government call center for more info regarding your online visa application options:
DO I NEED A VISA IF I AM IN TRANSIT THROUGH TURKEY?
If you do NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Turkey, you are not required to have a transit visa.
Otherwise, you must apply for a Turkish visa if you wish to leave the airport.
DO I NEED TO ENTER TURKEY ON THE EXACT DATE SPECIFIED IN MY APPLICATION?
No. The validity period of your visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey at any time within that period .
I HAVE 15 HOURS IN TURKEY AND WANT TO STAY AT A HOTEL. DO I NEED A VISA?
Yes, you need a visa when you plan to leave the Turkish airport.
NOTE - If you do NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport, you are not required to have a visa. Otherwise, if you wish to enter any Turkish city, then YES, you will have to apply for a tourist visa online.
I AM TRAVELING WITH MY CHILDREN. CAN THEY ENTER TURKEY WITH MY ELECTRONIC VISA?
No. Every person from a country requiring an e-Visa to Turkey must pay the fee and process an e-Visa separately.
Use your child's passport information. There are no exceptions regarding age .
NOTE - If your child does not have a passport, then you will have to contact your nearest Turkish Embassy to apply for the correct type of visa.
I CAN NOT PRINT MY TURKEY VISA. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We can resend your visa in a different format if you cannot print it.
Please contact our customer service representatives via Online Chat or Email for further assistance.
Also, visit our website for more info about the Turkey e-Visa .
WHAT AIRLINE CAN I USE TO FLY TO TURKEY?
Citizens of the countries listed below are required to travel with these airline companies: Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines:
The Central African Republic
Congo, Republic of the
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
São Tomé and Príncipe
I HAVE A RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR TURKEY. DO I STILL NEED A VISA?
We suggest that you contact your local Turkish Embassy for more info. We issue visas only for tourism.
Turkey Embassy London: +44 20 73 93 02 02
Turkey Embassy NYC: +1 (212) 351-7200
Turkey Embassy Sydney: +61 2 9302 4600
MY PASSPORT WILL EXPIRE IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS. CAN I APPLY FOR A TURKISH VISA ONLINE?
No. As a general rule, your passport needs at least 6 (six) months of validity from the date of entry.
If your passport expires within 6 months of the arrival date, you need to renew your passport to get any travel visa.
You should contact your local Turkish Embassy to get more info regarding your case if your passport expires in less than the time specified.
Turkey Embassy Sydney: + 61 2 9302 4600
IS THE TURKEY EVISA FOR A SINGLE ENTRY OR MULTIPLE ENTRIES?
It depends on your nationality and the requirements for your country. You can find that information on our website .
I WILL GO TO TURKEY TO RESEARCH AN ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE. CAN I APPLY FOR THE EVISA?
No. We only process visas for tourism. You should get special permission from the Turkish authorities before arriving in Turkey in the following cases:
Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film
Foreigners who will conduct a research
Foreigners who will work at an archeological excavation
I WANT TO EXTEND MY STAY IN TURKEY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you are in Turkey and wish to extend your stay, you must apply at a local Police Station for a residence permit.
NOTE - If you overstay your Turkey visa, you may be fined, banned from future travel to Turkey, or deported.
I HAVE A CONNECTION FLIGHT THROUGH ATATURK AIRPORT AND HAVE TO WAIT FOR 12 HOURS. DO I NEED A TRANSIT VISA?
If you do NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport, you are not required to have a transit visa . Otherwise, if you wish to visit the city (Entering Turkey), must apply for an online visa here OR at your nearest Turkish Representation, depending on your nationality.
DO YOU HAVE INFO ON GETTING A TURKEY WORK VISA?
Please note that we only process the eVisa to Turkey for the sole purpose of tourism . To work in Turkey, you must apply at the nearest Turkish mission to obtain a work permit and visa.
REMEMBER - Right after you arrive in Turkey (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.
I CLAIMED ASYLUM AND HAVE BEEN ISSUED WITH TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. CAN I APPLY FOR THE TURKEY VISA ON YOUR WEBSITE?
No. You will have to contact the Turkish Embassy to get a visa.
Please find the corresponding phone number on the list of Turkey Government call centers below:
CAN I ENTER TURKEY AT ANY POINT OF ENTRY AND WITH ANY AIRLINE?
Most countries, such as the UK, the US, and the Netherlands, can enter Turkey at any point. Certain countries are required to enter Turkey on Turkish and Pegasus airlines. See the list below:
CAN I OBTAIN A VISA ON ARRIVAL IN TURKEY IF I CAN GET ONE ONLINE TOO?
Not necessarily, it depends on your nationality . You can check the eligible countries to apply for it in this link .
I AM TRYING TO LOG IN ONLINE FOR MY TURKEY VISA BUT CAN NOT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
REMEMBER - We always send you your Turkey e-Visa by email within 1 business day. Please check your SPAM folder if you have not received it.
An online account is automatically generated after applying for your Turkey Visa online.
You should click on the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or reset your password here. (see confirmation email example below)
NOTE - We migrated to a new visa processing system on April 1st, 2015. If you would like to retrieve a visa processed with us before this date, please click here to open a ticket and request the visa. You can also chat with us online for faster results.
If you applied for your Turkey visa on the government website, please visit that site directly to retrieve your visa.
WHAT ARE THE TURKISH EMBASSY CONTACT DETAILS IN NIGERIA?
Address of the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in Nigeria Plot:333, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja
Calls within Nigeria: +234 803 648 89 81
Satellite line: +90 (312) 218 62 14
WHAT ARE THE TURKISH EMBASSY CONTACT DETAILS IN AFGHANISTAN?
See below the details of the Turkish Embassy in Afghanistan: TURKISH EMBASSY - Kabul Address: Shah Mahmoud Ghazi Street No: 134 Kabul-Afghanistan Telephone: (00 93 20) 210 15 81 - 210 15 79
ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY?
No. We are not related to the government of Turkey. We are a private company that assists in processing your Turkey eVisa .
Our company processes visas for countries all across the globe. We are a travel agency that started the business because governments built poor websites and our clients were frustrated.
Our value proposition is:
1) Save you time and frustration
2) Provide 24/7 chat and phone support
3) Mobile-friendly experience
4) Accept all forms of payment
5) Accept multiple currencies
6) The easy visa retrieval process
7) Allow you to process more than 1 application at a time easily
8) Provide language translation of our website
9) Lowest service fees compared to private visa processors.
On our website, we have several disclaimers about the service fee. Besides, during the checkout process, the service fee is detailed.
CAN I TRAVEL TO TURKEY WITH A REFUGEE TRAVEL DOCUMENT INSTEAD OF A PASSPORT?
No. All travelers wishing to apply online for their Turkey Visa must have a valid passport .
If you have a refugee travel document, you must contact the nearest Turkish Consulate to apply for one .
MY SUPPORTING DOCUMENT IS AN E-VISA FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY. CAN I USE IT?
No. Please note that eVisas of other countries are not accepted as supporting documents . You need a visa in your passport if you wish to use it as a supporting document.
WHAT ARE THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS EXACTLY?
You need to take supporting documents with you on your trip to Turkey, like a visa in your passport, proof of return flights, etc.
You will need to show these supporting documents to the Turkish Immigration officers on arrival in Turkey.
Supporting docs could include:
1) A Schengen Visa
2) A visa from any of the OECD countries
3) Return flight tickets
4) Travel Insurance Papers
5) Bank Statements or other proof of funds
WHERE IS MY NEAREST TURKISH EMBASSY?
Click on this link below to see where your nearest Turkish Embassy / Consulate / Missions Abroad is located.
I NEED A SCHENGEN VISA. WHAT COUNTRIES ARE PART OF THE SCHENGEN AREA?
See below a list of countries part of the Schengen area.
MY SCHENGEN VISA WILL EXPIRE WHILE I AM IN TURKEY. CAN I STILL APPLY FOR THE TURKEY VISA ONLINE?
Yes. The only requirement for your Schengen (or OECD) visa, or residence permit is that it should still be valid by the time you enter Turkey.
Previously used or unused single-entry visas are accepted as long as their validity covers your entry date to Turkey.
NOTE - eVisas of other countries are not accepted as supporting documents.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR THE TURKEY VISA APPLICATION?
The Turkish electronic visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey. Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering the required information online and making payments by a credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa).
You need to have a travel document (passport) valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date you intend to enter Turkey.
Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements.
The fee depends on your nationality.
MY PASSPORT EXPIRED. CAN I STILL TRAVEL TO TURKEY?
There are a few countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with their expired passports.They include:
1. Germany – Passports expired within the last year / IDs expired within the last year
2. Belgium - Passports expired within the last 5 years.
3. France - Passports expired within the last 5 years.
4. Spain - Passports expired within the last 5 years.
5. Switzerland - Passports expired within the last 5 years.
6. Luxembourg - Passports expired within the last 5 years.
7. Portugal - Passports expired within the last 5 years.
8. Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport.
If your country is not listed above, then you need to have a valid passport if you want to visit and apply online for a Turkey Visa.
IS THIS WEBSITE SECURE TO APPLY FOR A TURKISH E-VISA ONLINE?
Only the data required to process your application will be collected, and it will be used only for this purpose. We do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed under international standards.
Read here what our customers say about our services .
WHAT ARE THE TURKEY GOVERNMENT CALL CENTER'S CONTACT DETAILS?
Please see below the Turkish government call centers' contact numbers:
I MADE A MISTAKE ENTERING MY PASSPORT NUMBER ON MY TURKEY VISA APPLICATION. WHAT CAN I DO?
If you made a mistake when entering your data, please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
NOTE - Your visa is linked to your passport number. If we already submitted your application, then you CANNOT make any changes, and you will have to apply again, but we will not charge you another service fee.
IS THE SERVICE CHARGE FOR THE TURKEY PER PERSON OR PER APPLICATION GROUP?
The service charge depends on your nationality , regardless of the number of applicants.
CAN I ENTER TURKEY, LEAVE, AND RE-ENTER AGAIN AFTER A FEW DAYS, THUS ENTERING TURKEY MULTIPLE TIMES?
It depends on your nationality and the number of visa entries on your visa to Turkey. If you receive a single-entry visa , you must re-apply for a second entry to Turkey. But if your visa states that you have double/multiple entries , you can enter Turkey on the same visa.
MY SCHENGEN VISA ALREADY EXPIRED, CAN I STILL APPLY FOR THE TURKEY VISA ONLINE?
No. Your Schengen visa should still be valid when you enter Turkey.
Previously used or unused visas are accepted as long as their validity covers your entry date to Turkey.
HOW CAN I RETRIEVE MY TURKISH VISA?
If you applied on our site, you can log in to your online account generated automatically after applying for your Turkey Visa online. (See confirmation email example)
All you need to do is click on the link in your confirmation email to set up a password, or, if required, you may also reset your password here.
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For applicants applying in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, and Puducherry.
- Applicants should submit their passports along with the hardcopies of the documents and 2 biometric photos as per specification
- VFS will accept applications as per the document checklists provided by Turkey Consulate, Mumbai. Documents will be arranged as per the order given in the checklist. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- If an application is rejected, the applicant cannot reapply for 06 months
- Applicant can apply maximum 60 days in advance for Turkey Visa.
- It is the responsibility of all applicants to complete all applications forms truthfully, to provide correct and accurate information and documentation, to ensure that they have a valid passport, and on receipt of a visa, to check the validity of the visa issued to ensure that it covers the period of stay requested, the number or entries required, and that it is valid for the purpose of the trip.
- Holders of Turkish visa are kindly recommended to check the “duration of stay” and “period of validity” before their travel to Turkey.
- Holders of Turkish visa will not be allowed to enter Turkey before the start of the “validity period” of their visas.
For applicants applying in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Kathmandu
- VFS will accept applications as per the document checklists provided by the Embassy of Turkey, New Delhi. Documents will be arranged as per the order given in the checklist.
- Minimum Processing time is 15 working days from the date of submission at Turkish Embassy.
- For Work Permit cases minimum processing time is 25 working days.
- If an application is rejected, the applicant cannot reapply for 15 days from date of refusal.
For applicants applying in Hyderabad
- VFS will accept applications as per the document checklists provided by the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey, Hyderabad . Documents will be arranged as per the order given in the checklist.
- Minimum Processing time is 3 working days from the date of submission at Turkish Embassy.
- If an application is rejected, the applicant cannot reapply for 01 Month from date of refusal.
- Jurisdiction: Consulate General of Turkey in Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.
- If an applicant wants to submit an application with urgent travel dates VFS can accept it, however the discretion to grant or refuse the visa application is completely at the discretion of the Turkey Consulate.
For Applicant’s applying at Visa Application Center in Kathmandu, Nepal
For Nepalese National, Visa fee should be paid at Standard Chartered Bank, Jawalakhel Branch. The details are as follows:
Please note: Applicants are requested to kindly check with local VFS Kathmandu office before payment.
SCB Account number: 24105038027
Detail address of beneficiaries VFS Global India: VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd. 9th Floor, Tower A, Urmi Estate, 95, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400 013, India
Detail address of beneficiaries, SCB India Account number 24105038027: Standard Chartered Bank 87, Bhulabai Desai Rd,Breach Candy,, Breach Candy, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E) Mumbai–400 051.
Swift code of beneficiaries, SCB India Account number 24105038027: SCBLINBBXXX IFSC Code: SCBL0036059
Note: For Nepalese Nationals, individual applicant should have individual Reference number (OT) while making Bank Payment.
Service charge: With effect from 16 May 2018
*Please note that the service fee is inclusive of Goods and Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%
*Please note that 20% of VFS Logistics will be paid to Embassy as Consulate Fee.
- The applicable visa fee in Rupees is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
- The applicants who submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre should pay the visa fee at the centre in cash.
- For Nepalese Nationals, applying at Visa Application Centers in India should pay the VFS Service charge at the centre in cash
Jurisdiction for applicants applying from Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Pondicherry and Goa comprising the states of: Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh.
Original Passport (Passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Turkey and should have at least 2 full blank pages available in it). Also provide 2 photo copies of Passport first and last page.
Passports which are not issued in jurisdiction for applicants applying under the jurisdiction of Consulate General of Turkey Mumbai need to be submitted with local address proof which consists of Valid Lease and Licence copy, Purchase/ Sales agreement. (All the documents must be notarized)
Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill can also be submitted with Notary and Mantralaya.
- All the documents should be in English Language.
- Visa Application Form (Available for download on website) it should be filled manually by blue or black ink in block letters with 2 white background photographs having size 2.5inch x 2.5inch.
- Confirmed Return Ticket
Travel Insurance is mandatory requirement which should fulfill the below requirements.
- Medical Evacuation and repatriation expenses
- Personal accidental death
- Personal liability
- Daily allowance in hospitalization cases
This plan should cover the insured for a minimum of Euro 30000.
The travel insurance dates should end 2 days after the date of departure mentioned in the flight ticket.
- Authorization Letter is required from the applicant in case application is submitted by a Representative or Travel Agent along with the Original Government ID Proof of the representative.
- Covering letter from employer on company letter head with authorized signatory, name and designation with company seal. Mentioning about the guarantee clause with the expenses of the trip.
- Original Invitation letter from Turkey or color scanned copy with clear information. The Invitation letter should be on company’s letter head with authorized signatory, name and designation with company seal with VD Number (Tax Number)
- Recommendation letter or Registration letter from relevant chamber of commerce.
Covering letter duly signed on personal business letter head with authorized signatory, name and designation with company seal explaining the purpose of the trip, duration of stay in Turkey etc.
- If the applicant has his own business/partner/proprietor/director, please provide incorporation certificate/memorandum of association/partnership registration and partnership deed/proprietorship proof and applicant’s name should be mentioned.
- If the applicant is proprietor then he/she needs to provide proprietorship proof in which applicant name and company name should be mentioned also Original Notary and Mantralaya/MEA attestation needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not(Content should be in English)
- If the applicant is partner then he/she needs to provide partnership registration and partnership deed with Original Notary and Mantralaya/MEA attestation needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not.(Content should be in English)
- If the applicants are the Director of company then he/she needs to provide Director Proof with applicant Name and Company Name mention on the same with Original Notary and Mantralaya/MEA attestation needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not.(Content should be in English)
- If the applicant is Freelancer then he/she needs to submit the freelance proof (Contact Copy/Company letter mentioning the same/any other proof of freelancing) (Content should be in English)Last 3 months' bank statement of company and personal attested and signed by bank.
- If applicant is a Salaried person/Employed please provide Last 3 months’ salary slips with original stamp and sign of the company and Last 3 months’ Salary account statements attested and signed by the bank.
Applicant applying for Montage visa needs to submit below documents in addition to the above:
- Agreement copy between the Turkish and Indian company.
- Proforma invoice of the machinery purchased/sold.
- Copy of Bill of lading.
Recommendation letter / Registration letter from relevant chamber of commerce. If a copy is submitted it must be attested by Mantralaya or MEA and Notarized.
Original Notary and Mantralaya/MEA attestation needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not (for Mumbai and its satellites).
Documents for Business visa for New Delhi and Jurisdiction
Passports which are not issued in jurisdiction for applicants applying under the jurisdiction of The Turkish Embassy, New Delhi need to be submitted with local address proof. (Only Registered Leave and License Agreement copy).
- Visa Application Form (Available for download on website) it should be filled manually by blue or black ink in block letters with 2 white background photographs having size 2.5inch x 2.5inch.
- Confirmed Return Ticket.
- Daily allowance in hospitalization cases.
Note: The travel insurance should cover the entire stay of applicant.
- Original Invitation letter from Turkey or color scanned copy with clear information. The Invitation letter should be on company’s letter head with authorized signatory, name and designation with company seal.
- If the applicant has his own business/partner/proprietor/director, please provide as applicable: Incorporation certificate or Memorandum of association or Partnership deed or Proprietorship proof and applicant’s name should be mentioned in it.
- Last 3 months' bank statement of company and personal attested and signed by bank.
Documents must be arranged in order given below:
- Original passport
- Visa application form filled with 2 white background having size 2.5inch x 2.5inch
- Passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Turkey and have 2 full blank pages available
- Covering letter from employer on company letter head with authorized signatory, name and designation with company seal. Also mentioned about the guarantee clause with the expenses of the trip.
- Original Invitation letter from Turkey or color scanned copy with clear information. For applicants applying in Mumbai and its satellites the Invitation letter should be on company’s letter head with authorized signatory, name and designation with company seal and V.No (Tax Number) . V.No should be on company’s rubber seal.
- Recommendation letter / Registration letter from relevant chamber of commerce. If a copy is submitted it must be attested by Mantralaya or MEA and Notarized. Original Notary and Mantralaya/MEA attestation needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not (for Mumbai and its satellites).
- If the applicant has his own business/partner/proprieter/director,please provide incorporation certificate/memorandum of association/partnership deed/proprietorship proof and applicants’s name should be mentioned. Original Notary and Mantralaya/MEA attestation needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not (for Mumbai and its satellites).
- Last 3 months bank statement of company and personal, in original or copies attested by bank(with original stamp and sign) and with sufficient funds(1 Lac and above)
- 3 months’ salary slip with original stamp and sign of the company and salary account attested by company
- Confirmed return ticket
- 2 photo copies of Passport first and last page.
The travel insurance should cover the following (for Mumbai and its satellites)
- Medical,Evacuation and repatriation expenses
- Daily allowance in hospitalisation cases.
Note: Applicants applying form Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum and Pondicherry needs to have travel insurance dates ending 2 days after the date of departure mentioned in the flight ticket
- Passports which are not issued in jurisdiction for applicants applying in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Pondicherry can be submitted with local address proof . (Only registered leave and license agreement copy and it needs to be notorised and attested from the mantralaya).
Documents Required For Montage Visa (For applicants applying in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Pondicherry)
- All documents mentioned above from number 1 till 13 .
- Copy of bill of lading .
- Travel insurance for Montage Visa needs to be valid for 90 days from date of arrival in Turkey (For applicants applying in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Pondicherry)
Please note that for applicants applying in Delhi, Kolkata, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Gurgaon, and Kathmandu in addition to above mentioned documents following documents are also required to be submitted:
- Income tax return (Last two year) and Form 16(Last one year)
- Authorization letter from the applicant incase application is submitted by Travel Agent along with Photo ID of travel agent
Applicants from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa who wish to travel to Turkey need to submit the below documents;
Original passport (with at least 6 months validity; and at least two empty pages)
- Previous passport needs to be submitted if current passport is issued before 2015
- Visa application form filled and signed by the applicant.
- 1 copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)
- Travel Insurance
- Company covering letter with entire travel plan (itinerary)
Invitation letter from the business partner in Turkey in English or Turkish
- Business partner name, contact number and email id is mandatory on invitation letter
- Confirmed flight itenary
- Proof of accommodation: Hotel reservation for your entire stay in Turkey
- Recommendation letter from the Chamber of Commerce ( If employed) Certificate of Incorporation of the company ( if self-employed)
- Company Income Tax Returns for last three years
- Company Bank Statement of last three months with Original Bank Seal
Proof of financial status:
- If employed: Pay slips of last three months (with Co. seal) / employment contract
- Income tax returns (ITR1) or form 16 with signature for last three years
- If the applicant has his own business/partner/proprieter/director,please provide incorporation certificate/memorandum of association/partnership deed/proprietorship proof and applicants’s name should be mentioned. Original Notary needs to be done for each applicant irrespective of whether the applicant is travelling in a group or not
- Income tax returns (ITR4) for last three years
- Company profile on company letter head with seal and signature is mandatory
- Personal bank statement of last Six months with Original Bank Seal and with sufficient funds (1 Lac and above)
- Proof of civil status: marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable
- 2 Photograph according to biometric specifications, not older than 6 months - (Photo Specifications – size 2.5 Inches x 2.5 Inches, Full face, front view, eyes open, white background, natural expression, Height of the head between 25-35mm)
Note : Additional documents needs to be submitted, if requested by the Turkey Consulate
- It should be in sharp focus and clean.
- It should be of high quality with no ink marks and creases.
- The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera.
- It should be 2.5 inch X 2.5 inch with White Background and 70% face visible.
- It should show your skin tone naturally.
- It should have appropriate brightness and contrast.
- The photograph should be a recent one not more than 3 months old.
- It is to be taken without headgear.
- It should be without hat/cap.
- It should be with the applicant's hair tucked behind his/her ears.
- The photograph should not have any staple marks.
Mumbai - Minimum 10 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Ahmedabad - Minimum 13 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Pune - Minimum 13 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Goa - Minimum 15 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Bangalore - Minimum 13 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Cochin - Minimum 15 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Trivandrum - Minimum 15 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Chennai - Minimum 13 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
Pondicherry - Minimum 15 working days including the day of submission at the consulate.
New Delhi - 04 working days
Note:- Processing time can be Extend by Embassy of Turkey
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- Ministry Interior of Turkey
Visa Application and Visa Fees
As shown in the Tariff No. (6) in the annex of the General Communique on the Fees Law (Serial No: 91) published in the Official Gazette dated 30 December 2022 and numbered 32059 (2nd repeated), the fee amounts for entry visas and transit visas to be applied as of 1.1.2023 are indicated in the tables below.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is authorized to determine the citizen of which countries should be charged visa application fee, the citizen of which countries should be charged visa fee and determine the fee amounts, by taking the reciprocity principle into account.
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