In April 2013, the Turkish government launched an easy online visa system that issues an e-Visa instead of the old “sticker visa” for Indian passport holders who have any valid visa or resident permit from the US/UK/Ireland/Schengen states. If you have a valid tourist visa, residence permit, work permit, or permanent residence in any of these countries, you can apply for a Turkey e-Visa online and fly right after.
The online process is very smooth. All you had to do is go to the Turkish e-Visa application, fill in the application form, fill in the relevant details of your supporting visa (US/UK/Ireland/Schengen states), and pay via credit/debit card or Paypal. Once the information and payment is submitted, the visa is emailed to the traveler, and must be downloaded and printed out. The e-Visa should be shown to airport and customs officials in Turkey and kept safe for the duration of the stay.
The e-Visa for Indians costs 43.70 USD, allows you a single entry, and you may stay up to 30 days. The e-Visa itself is valid for 6 months so if your plans change and you don’t use your single entry, you still have a little time to use it. Additionally, there is a service fee of 20 USD for standard processing.
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.
Turkey e-Visa Frequently Asked Questions
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 e-Visa for a short visit to Turkey. 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 stay in 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 must carry their 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 90 days “duration of stay”, foreigners must hold a travel document valid for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance. 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 e-Visa for Indians?
It depends on the processing time you choose. There are three options:
- Standard Processing: 1 business days.
- Rush Processing: 2 hours.
- Super Rush Processing: 15 minutes.
How difficult is the Turkey e-Visa application form for Indians?
It is a really simple process through [iVisa](https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/turkey visa_type=tourist&nationality=IN) website. The e-Visa document can be obtained online in as little as 15 minutes. Once the information and payment is submitted, the visa is emailed to the traveler, and must be downloaded and printed out.
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 e-Visa Fee in advance of your trip, at least a week beforehand is best.
How does the Turkey e-Visa work?
1) Fill out online application Complete our easy online application. Pay with credit card or PayPal
2) Receive visa via email No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time.
3) Entry to turkey Present your Passport and the Document we provide upon entry to Turkey
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 e-Visa in case there is a problem with the computer terminals at the immigration office upon arrival.
What I can do if I made a mistake entering my passport number on my Turkey Visa application, what can I do?
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.
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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?
For Indians, the Turkey e-visa is valid for 180 days. This means that you must enter Turkey within 180 days of issuance.
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 any of Schengen member country, US, UK or Ireland, 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.
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.
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