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| Updated on May 7, 2018

TURKEY VISA FOR INDIANS

If you’re an Indian passport holder wishing to travel to Turkey, you will need to apply for an online visa. Applying for a visa to Turkey is quick, simple and 100% online. Turkey will issue travelers an eVisa that allows you to enter the country for 30 days. The only major requirement for Indian citizens to apply for an eVisa to Turkey is you must have a valid visa or residence permit from the Schengen, USA, UK or Ireland. If you don't meet the above requirement, you will be required to visit your local Indian consulate.

Below are visa information and frequently asked questions with helpful tips about the rules, regulations, and requirements to apply for a Turkey visa for Indian passport holders.

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FAQ

Do Indian Passport Holders need a visa to go to Turkey?

Yes, as of 2013 all travelers entering Turkey are required to apply for an eVisa for a short visit to Turkey. Indian passport holders do require a visa to enter Turkey for almost all purposes of travel, including entry into the country for tourism, work or study. The good news is you can apply online. The process is very simple and easy. The one exception to enter Turkey visa-free are Indian citizens who are passengers of cruise ships docking at Turkish ports. However, if the Indian passport holder is embarking or debarking from a cruise vessel in Turkey, they will need to apply for a e-visa.

How long can Indian Citizens stay in Turkey?

Indians carrying ordinary passports and who have obtained a visa for tourist purposes can enter Turkey for a maximum of 30 days but must not engage in paid or unpaid work. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply to your local Police Station for a residency permit.

What are the Fees and Costs for a Turkey e-Visa for Indians?

A Turkish E-Visa for Indian Passport holders costs US$43.70 and remains valid for an 180 day window. There is an additional $20 service fee. The visa is valid for one entry only.

What are the requirements for a Turkey Visa for Indian Passport Holders?

The full list of visa requirements can be found on the online application form. Basically Indian travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 90 days after their entry into the country. Also, the Indian visa holder may have to show that they have a return ticket, hotel reservation, and at least US$50 for each day of their stay. A supporting document in the form of a visa or residence permit from on of the Schengen countries, US, UK, or Ireland is also required.

How long does it take to get a Turkish Visa for Indians?

The application process for a Turkey eVisa is completely online. As long as you have a valid passport and credit card, you can apply for and receive an eVisa in as little as fifteen minutes.

How difficult is the Turkey eVisa application form for Indians?

It is a really simple process if you use the [iVisa](https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/turkey visa_type=tourist&nationality=IN) website. You can also contact the Turkey government in order to find the application form at the Turkey authorization website.

How do I obtain a Turkey Visa?

Indians can apply online with iVisa. Fill out a simple form, and have your credit card available to pay any applicable fees. We recommend paying the eVisa Fee in advance of your trip, at least a week beforehand is best.

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 (Amex, 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.

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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What I can do if 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: https://www.ivisa.com

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.

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.

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.

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: https://www.ivisa.com

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

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Turkey visa?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer.

Conclusion

Click here to apply for your Turkey eVisa quickly and easily. iVisa makes it easy to apply for and receive your Turkey eVisa and comes highly recommended. Check out their rating and reviews on Trustpilot. John Williams states: “I found iVisa to have been very easy to understand. They were prompt with obtaining our visa as well as answering any queries I had during this process”. You can have the same positive experience as John by applying for your Turkey Visa through iVisa, visit our easy-to-use website today to chat to one of our friendly staff online for more information.

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I have a valid B1/B2 visa to US. Is it considered as valid a supporting document. Can I use it to apply for Turkey e-visa.
(254 days ago)
Yes Swaiti. That is considered a valid supporting document.
(83 days ago)
I am Indian living in France and I have a france residential card. Can I need tourist visa for enter turkey ?
(64 days ago)
Yes, all Indian nationals can apply for the Turkey eTourist visa with iVisa. Apply here: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/turkey NOTE: You must agree to all the requirements listed below in order to obtain the visa online... - My passport covers the period that I will be staying in Turkey. - I can prove that I hold a return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50 $ per each day of my stay. - I am travelling for the purposes of tourism or business. - I have a valid Supporting Document (Valid visa OR valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland). E-visas are not accepted as supporting documents
(62 days ago)
I am traveling to Amsterdam & Germany for weeks time while traveling back to India i have 2 day stay in Istanbul if i will apply for Turkey e-visa by next week how many days it will take to get Visa?
(53 days ago)
I would like to take visit visa to Turkey. Am an Indian Passport holder stay in UAE.. What are the procedures and formalities??..
(46 days ago)
Prabi, It is all a very simple process. This is the link of the form https://www.ivisa.com/turkey-turkish-visa?country=IN that you need to complete in order to process your visit visa. The information entered will be sent electronically to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and we will send your eVisa via email within 15 minutes.
(41 days ago)
I do not have a supporting document. What should I do in this case to get a touristic visa. I intend to visit Istanbul and Denizli in my trip of 9 days from India
(38 days ago)
Chinmaya, thanks for your question. The supporting documents such as a visa or residence permit from Schengen or OECD member countries are necessary to apply. The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document 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.
(37 days ago)
I will be in transit in Turkey on May 29 and again on June 14. I dont know whether I will enter Turkey on May 29 or June 14. Can i get a visa starting May 29, and if I dont leave the airport on May 29, can I use the visa on June 13? Can I use the visa for both visits, or are these single entry visas?
(34 days ago)
Raghavan, You do not have to get a visa if you are not going to leave the international transit area. Otherwise, you will need to apply for multiple entry visa here: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/turkey
(34 days ago)
Hi, I have a valid croatian visa. Can this be used as a proof to apply for an evisa to Turkey? If not, what is the other procedure. I am an Indian passport holder.
(26 days ago)
I have a US H4 Visa and it expires on 31st Aug '18. I need to travel for work starting 21st May. Can I apply for a e-Visa?
(25 days ago)
Namita, Turkey eVisa is not allowed for work. You will need to go to the nearest embassy: https://www.ivisa.com/embassy/turkey
(24 days ago)
Nishant, unfortunately a Croatia visa is not allowed as a supporting document to apply for a Turkey evisa. You will need to apply for a Schengen visa or go to the nearest embassy: https://www.ivisa.com/embassy/poland. You can find more info here: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/
(24 days ago)
Hi, for Indian passport holders who have the Evisa, is there a restriction to which airline to fly? It seems that for some countries need to fly via Turkish Airlines / Egypt Air. Thanks for your response!
(22 days ago)
“I would like to take visit visa to Turkey. Am an Nepal Passport holder stay in Bahrain.. What are the procedures and formalities??..”
(22 days ago)
Robin, Nepali passport holders are able to apply to a Turkey eVisa. You need to consider the following in order to get you e-Visa: * You have a valid Supporting Document (Valid visa OR valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland). E-visas are not accepted as supporting documents. * You will travel to Turkey by air. * You can prove that you hold a return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50 $ per each day of my stay. * You hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey. You can start you application here: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/turkey
(21 days ago)
Sarika, Citizens of the countries listed below are required to travel with an airline company which signed a protocol with the Turkish Foreign Ministry. At present, the airline companies that signed this protocol are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air and Atlasglobal Airlines. COUNTRIES: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of theCongo, 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, Palestine, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
(21 days ago)
I am Indian passport holder .I do not have a supporting document( Schengen countries, US, UK, or Ireland visa ). What should I do in this case to get a tourist visa. I intend to visit Istanbul and Ankara in my trip of 10 days from India.
(20 days ago)
Hi Sunita, you need to apply for a visa or residence permit from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland. The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document 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. Otherwise, you can visit the nearest consulate in your area: https://www.ivisa.com/embassy/turkey
(16 days ago)
Im an Indian passport holder living in Iran on Work Visa+Residence Permit. i do not have UK/US/Irish visa. How can i apply for Turkey's visa from Iran.
(10 days ago)
Our family of 4 have a e-visa for Turkey starting on 28th June..We earlier planned to visit Turkey on the way back from Italy. However our Italy Visa appointment has got so delayed that we are unable to go to italy. We need to change the plans and have a change of dates to enter Turkey. Can the e visa dates be changed? Is there a cost attached?
(9 days ago)
Sanjiv, if your travel dates change, you can't apply for a e-Visa amendment for change of date. You must obtain another eVisa. You can apply here: https://www.ivisa.com/turkey-turkish-visa?country=IN
(9 days ago)
Vicky, You must apply for one these supporting documents. The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document 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.
(9 days ago)
Hi, I am Indian passport holder and my fiancé has to move to turkey for work. I would like to visit and perhaps stay with him. How can I apply for residence visa?? Or do I need to extend it after I get to turkey at the local police station with the tourist visa..?
(2 days ago)
Jian, For first time applications you must visit the Migration Office in person on the date and time of your appointment with your relevant documents. iVisa does not support a Turkish Residence Permit in Turkey.
(1 days ago)