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| Updated on Aug 28, 2018

Turkey evisa Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries are part of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)?

Countries who are OECD members include:

AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHILE, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, LUXEMBOURG, MEXICO NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY POLAND, PORTUGAL, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES

Are you affiliated with the Turkish Government?

No. We are not affiliated with the Government of Turkey.

We provide visa registration services that save you time. for a service fee.

What we do: We help clients receive an online visa for Turkey. Our system is easy to use and you receive your visa by email.

I have my National ID. Can I enter Turkey with it instead of Passport?

Here is a list of all the countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID’s.

  1. Germany

  2. Belgium

  3. France

  4. Georgia

  5. The Netherlands

  6. Spain

  7. Switzerland

  8. Italy

  9. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

  10. Liechtenstein

  11. Luxemburg

  12. Malta

  13. Portugal

  14. Greece

If your country is not listed above then you will have to use a Passport.

More info here

What are the requirements for the validity of supporting document?

The Turkey Visa requirements for the validity of supporting document, such as a visa or residence permit from Schengen or OECD member countries, is that it should be still valid (by date) 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 a supporting document.

You can apply here

I do not have a Schengen Visa, what now?

If you do not have a visa from a Schengen country OR any of the OECD countries, then you need to contact a Turkey Government call centers for more info regarding your online visa application options.

Alternatively you can also apply for your visa at your nearest Turkey Embassy.

U.S.A & Canada: +1 888 566 7656 United Kingdom: +44 203 608 8090 Netherlands: +31 1076 60007 Austria: +43 720 115890 Germany: +49 3030 80 7090 France: +33 180 146 335 For other countries: +90 312 292 2929

Can I work in Turkey with the E-Visa?

No, the Turkey e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Work and studying in Turkey requires a regular visa issued by your local Turkish Embassy.

More info here

How early can I apply for the Turkey e-visa?

The requirements for a Turkish Visa is that you can only apply up to 3 months prior to your departure date.

We can not process your visa before that time period so what we normally do is 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 for?

The Turkey e-visa is typically valid for 30 or 90 days BUT depends on your nationality.

Exact validity can be found on the application process or on the table here

How do I know my Turkey eVisa is official?

We are a specialized service provider issuing official Turkey eVisas since 2013.

How does the Turkey eVisa work?

Turkish eVisas 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 eVisa system to process an e-Visa. We enter the information contained in the applicant's passport into the Turkey eVisa system- The e-Visa system interacts with departmental systems to check the applicant's details. Following these checks, the service provider is advised of the outcome of the Turkey eVisa application.

If a Turkey eVisa 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 the passport and is accessible to the Department of Foreign Affairs. We strongly recommend travelers print a copy of their Turkish eVisa in case there is a problem with the computer terminals at the immigration office upon arrival.

How does the Turkish eVisa look like?

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Can I get a visa on arrival?

Yes, we suggest that you get a visa online though as the queue at the border can be really long and result in a lot of delays.

Is this website secure to apply for the Turkey 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 in accordance with the international standards.

See here what our customers say about our service

I do not have OECD visa, what now?

If you do not have a visa from any of the OECD countries, then you need to contact a Turkey Government call centers for more info regarding your online visa application options:

U.S.A & Canada: +1 888 566 7656 United Kingdom: +44 203 608 8090 Netherlands: +31 1076 60007 Austria: +43 720 115890 Germany: +49 3030 80 7090 France: +33 180 146 335 For other countries: +90 312 292 2929

Do I need a visa if I am in transit through Turkey?

If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Turkey, then you are not required to have transit visa.

Otherwise if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a Turkish visa.

You can apply for your visa here

Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date specified in my application?

No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within that period.

You can get more info here

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.

Apply for your visa here

NOTE - If you will 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 e-visa?

No. Every person who is from a country requiring an e-visa to Turkey is obligated to pay the fee and process an e-visa separately.

Use your child’s passport information, there are no exceptions regarding age.

Apply for your visa here

NOTE - If your child does not have a passport then you will have to contact your nearest Turkish Embassy in order 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 can not print it.

Please contact our customer representatives via Online Chat or by Phone (+1.302.404.3828 ) for further assistance.

Visit our website here for more info: https://www.ivisa.com/turkey-turkish-visa

What airline can I use to fly into Turkey?

Citizens of the countries listed below are required to travel with airline companies Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines:

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo, Republic of the

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Apply for your visa here, you will receive your visa in less than 24 hours.

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 only.

  • Turkey Embassy London: +44 203 608 80 90
  • Turkey Embassy NYC: +1 212 661 1039
  • Turkey Embassy Sydney: + 90 312 292 29 29

My passport will expires in less than 6 months, can I apply for a Turkish visa online?

No. As a general rule, your passport needs to have at least 6 (six) months of validity from the date of entry.

If your passport expires within 6 months of arrival date, then you need to renew your passport in order to get any travel visa

You should contact your local Turkish Embassy to get more info regarding your case if your passport will expire in less than that time period specified.

  • Turkey Embassy London:+44 20 7591 6900
  • Turkey Embassy NYC:+1 646 430 6560
  • Turkey Embassy Sydney: +61 2 9302 4600

Is the Turkey e-visa for a single entry or or multiple entries?

It depends on the nationality and the requirement for your country, you can find that information on our website

I will go to Turkey to do research at an archeological site, can I apply for the e-visa?

No. We only process visas for the purpose of tourism.

You should get special permission from the Turkish authorities before arriving in Turkey in the following cases:

1 - Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film 2 - Foreigners who will conduct a research 3 - Foreigners who will work at an archeological excavation

Visit our website for more information here

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, have to wait for 12 hours, do I need a transit visa?

If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport you are not required to have transit visa.

Otherwise, if you wish to visit the city (Entering Turkey) then you will have to create a visa application online 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 E-Visa to Turkey for the sole purpose of tourism.

To work in Turkey, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa.

REMEMBER - Right after your arrival 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 have a residence permit for Turkey, do I still need a visa?

We suggest that you contact your local Turkish Embassy for more info as we only issue visas for tourism only:

  • Turkey Embassy London: +44 203 608 80 90
  • Turkey Embassy NYC: +1 212 661 1039
  • Turkey Embassy Sydney: + 90 312 292 29 29

I claimed asylum and they have issued me 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:

U.S.A & Canada: +1 888 566 7656 United Kingdom: +44 203 608 8090 Netherlands: +31 1076 60007 Austria: +43 720 115890 Germany: +49 3030 80 7090 France: +33 180 146 335 For other countries: +90 312 292 2929

Can I enter Turkey through any point of entry and with any airline?

Most countries such as the UK, US and Netherlands can enter Turkey at any point of entry.

There are certain countries that are required to enter Turkey on Turkish and Pegasus airlines, see list below:

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Can I obtain a visa on arrival in Turkey if I can get one online too?

Not necessarily, it depends on your nationality. Only citizens of the countries listed below can obtain an e-Visa, but they are NOT eligible for visa on arrival:

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Bangladesh

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Comoros

Congo, Republic of the

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

East Timor

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Fiji

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

India

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Philippines

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Vietnam

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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 generated for you automatically after applying for your Turkey Visa online. You should click on the link in your confirmation email in order to setup a password or reset your passport here: [login/forgot_password(https://www.ivisa.com/login) (see confirmation email example below)

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NOTE - We migrated to a new visa processing system as of April 1st, 2015. If you would like to retrieve a visa that was processed with us prior to this date, please click here: https://www.ivisa.com to open a ticket and request the visa or chat with us online for faster results.

If you applied for your Turkey e-visa at the government website, please visit that site directly to retrieve your visa.

What is 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 +234 807 49 49 503 Satellite line: +90 (312) 218 62 14

embassy.abuja@mfa.gov.tr

What is the Turkish Embassy contact details in Afghanistan?

See below for a list of Turkish Embassies in Afghanistan:

TURKISH EMBASSY - Kabul Address: SHAH MAHMOUD GHAZI KHAN STREET NO: 13 KABUL-AFGHANISTAN Telephone: Santral: (00 93 20) 210 15 81 - 210 32 53 Uydu Tel: (00 873 763 083 169) Fax: 00 93 20 21 01 579 Uydu Faks: (00 873 763 083 171) embassy.kabul@mfa.gov.tr

MAZAR-E SHARIF TURKISH CONSULATE GENERAL Address: KATRE-I MEVLANA CELALEDDIN MUHAMMED BALKHI, MUHABERAT – PTT,P.O.BOX: 9 MAZAR-E SHARIF/AFGHANISTAN Telephone: 00 873 763 08 31 73 00 873 763 08 31 74 Fax: 00 873 763 08 31 75 consulate.msharif@mfa.gov.tr

Are you affiliated with the government of Turkey?

No. We are not related to the government of Turkey. We are a private company that provides a valuable service to process your Turkey e-Visa.

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 including PayPal and Amex 5) Accept multi-currencies 6) Easy visa retrieval process 7) Allow you to easily process more than 1 application at a time 8) Provide language translation of our website 9) Lowest service fee of private visa processors.

On our website, we have several disclaimers about the service fee. In addition, 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 who wish to apply online for their Turkey Visa need to have a valid passport document.

If you have a refugee travel document, then you need to contact the nearest Turkish Consulate to apply.

My supporting document is an eVisa from another country, can I use it?

No. Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document. You need a visa in your passport if you wish to use it as a supporting document.

Visit our website for more information: https://www.ivisa.com/visa-requirements/

What are supporting documents exactly?

Supporting documents are documents that you need to take with you in your trip to Turkey, like another country´s visa in your passport, proof of return flights etc. You will 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

Visit our website for more information:

Where is my nearest Turkish Embassy?

Click on this link below in order to see where your nearest Turkish Embassy / Consulate / Missions Abroad is located.

I need a Schengen visa, what countries are part of the Schengen?

See below a list of countries part of the Schengen state.

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My Schengen Visa will expire while I am 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 be still valid (by date) 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.

NOTE - e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.

What is the procedure for the Turkey Visa application?

The Turkish e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.

Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information online and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or Paypal).

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 actually depends on your nationality.

You can apply here: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/

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 / 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

If your country is not listed above, then you need to have a valid passport if you want to visit and apply online for the Turkey Visa.

Visit our website for more information

Is this website secure to apply for the Turkey 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 in accordance with the international standards.

See here what our customers say about our service

What are the Turkey Government Call Center´s contact details?

Please see below the Turkey Government call centers´s contact numbers:

U.S.A & Canada: +1 888 566 7656 United Kingdom: +44 203 608 8090 Netherlands: +31 1076 60007 Austria: +43 720 115890 Germany: +49 3030 80 7090 France: +33 180 146 335

For other countries: +90 312 292 2929 Visit our website for more information

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 online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.

NOTE - Your e-Visa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will not charge you another service fee.

Visit our website for more information

Is the service charge for the Turkey per person, or per application group?

The service charge is $20 per person, regardless of the number of applicants.

Visit our website for more information

Can I enter Turkey, leave and then re enter again after a few days, thus entering Turkey multiple times?

It depends on your nationality and the numbers of visa entries on your visa to Turkey.

If you receive a Single-entry visa then you will need to re-apply for the second entry to Turkey. BUT if your visa states that you have Double/multiple entry then you can enter Turkey on the same Visa.

Visit our website for more information here

My Schengen Visa already expired, can I still apply for the Turkey Visa online?

No. Your Schengen visa should still be valid (by date) by the time you enter Turkey. Previously used or unused visas are accepted as long as their validity date covers your entry date to Turkey.

Visit our website for more information here

How can I retrieve my Turkish visa?

If you applied on our site then you can LOGIN to your online account generated automatically for you 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 in order to setup a password OR if needed you may also reset your passport here: login/forgot_password

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Dear Sir, I am an Indian National, working in Brunei I plan to visit Turkey and I also plan to Visit Bulgaria. Most of my days, i plan to stay in Turkey. I want to check with you if Turkey embassy can issue a Schengen Visa? So that I can visit both Turkey and Bulgaria. My First Entry Port is Istanbul. Pl advise.
Nathan (114 days ago)
Dear Nathan, there are three different cases in order to apply for you to get a Schengen visa: 1) In cases where the applicant will be travelling to one and only one Schengen country, the applicant has to apply at the appropriate embassy/consulate of the certain country. 2) If the applicant is planning to visit two or more Schengen countries, it is highly recommended to be applying for the visa at the embassy/consulate of the country you will be residing in for most of the travelling days, referred to as the main destination. 3) In case there is no main destination, but just a random visit to several Schengen countries, the applicant has to apply for the visa at the embassy/consulate of the first Schengen country he/she will enter according to the itinerary. You can find more info here: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/how-to-apply-schengen-visa/
iVisa Support (103 days ago)
Hi, I want to visit turkey with my family in november for 5 days. my father's passport is from Pakistan with a valid US Visa. however, his passport expires in January,2019 and he already got a new passport which expires in 2028. The US Visa(expiry in March 2019) is attached to the old passport. How can I apply e-visa for him? which passport number should i use?
Casey (32 days ago)
Dear Casey, You may use the new passport since it is a requirement to carry a passport or travel document with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of your e-Visa. For example: In order to enter Turkey using an e-Visa with a 90-day “duration of stay”, the traveler must hold a travel document valid for an additional 60 days, which totals 150 days (90 + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance. Additionally, Your father must hold his old passport (which contains the US visa) as well because it'll be requested upon entry. The only requirement for the US visa is that it should be still valid (by date) 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. You can get additional information about Turkey e-Visa during your application here: https://www.ivisa.com/turkey-turkish-visa?country=PK
iVisa Support (31 days ago)