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| Updated on Aug 17, 2018

TURKEY VISA FOR INDIANS

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.

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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?

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.

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?

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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Conclusion

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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.
(342 days ago)
Yes Swaiti. That is considered a valid supporting document.
(171 days ago)
I am Indian living in France and I have a france residential card. Can I need tourist visa for enter turkey ?
(152 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
(151 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?
(141 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??..
(135 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.
(129 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
(126 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.
(125 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?
(122 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
(122 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.
(114 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?
(113 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
(112 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/
(112 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!
(110 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??..”
(110 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
(109 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
(109 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.
(108 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
(104 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.
(98 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?
(97 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
(97 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.
(97 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..?
(90 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.
(89 days ago)
Hi, i am indian citizen having US TOURIST VISA. I Have booked return air ticket for istanbul from kuwait airlines in india so i want to know that can i apply e visa for tureky online
(88 days ago)
Hi Girish, Indian citizens are able to apply for the Turkey eVisa: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/turkey?visa_type=tourist&nationality=IN The criteria for the validity of your supporting document (visa or residence permit from Schengen or from US, UK and 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.
(88 days ago)
What is the procedure for applying for a visa if I do not have a US or Schengen visa? And what documents would i need? Does it have to be applied for physically at the consulate?
(84 days ago)
Hi Sarthak, if you don have a supporting document, then you must go to the nearest embassy in you country to apply phisycally. Check list of embassies here: https://www.ivisa.com/embassy/turkey
(82 days ago)
I have a valid US C1/D visa , can I get eturkish visa.
(77 days ago)
Arjun, Yes. The validity for your supporting document (visa or residence permit from Schengen or from US, UK and 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.
(76 days ago)
I am Indian and I have a valid Japan visa till 1st September. I plan to travel to Turkey on 1st August, i.e. 1 month before my Japan visa expires. Now you have mentioned in FAQ's that OECD countries visa is accepted as a travel document but nowhere on the embassy e-visa portal or website do they mention it, nor I get any option to select the same in the dropdown during online e-visa application. Turkish e-visa portal says we should have valid US/UK/Schengen/Ireland visa for entry. Are you sure that Indians can get an e-visa and enter Turkey without any issues? If such is the case, it would be a big help and wonderful news for me! Big thanks to you guys for such helpful information available online. And thanks in advance. Regards
(71 days ago)
Hello Manish, Japan visa is not valid as a supporting document for getting your Turkey e-Visa. The type of supporting document valid are a visa or residence permit. Ireland, Schengen, U.S.A and United Kingdom are the only one accepted as a visa supporting doc. And for residence permit are the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom.
(68 days ago)
I have a U.S F1 visa valid by date until 2019 but I have completed my course and staying in India for the past one year. Am I eligible for Turkish e-visa?
(52 days ago)
Do we need have 2 adjacent blank pages for Turkey visa apart from e-visa ? I have only 1 blank page but my passport is valid till Dec 2020
(49 days ago)
Hello, i am an indian passport holder, can i apply for e visa for turkey??What are the other requirements that should be met to obtain the visa?
(48 days ago)
Dear Arish, The only requirement for your visa/residence permit (from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland) 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.
(47 days ago)
Dear Fatima, you need to have a visa or residence permit from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland to be used as a supporting document. The only requirement for your visa/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. Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.
(47 days ago)
Hi. I have a valid US B1/B2 visa. My wife does not hold any valid visas. We intend to travel to Turkey. Please advise if I can apply for an e-visa?
(41 days ago)
Dear KhalidAnsari, If you hold a valid visa from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland, you are able to apply to get your Turkey e-Visa. You can start your application here: https://www.ivisa.com/turkey-turkish-visa?country=IN
(40 days ago)
I'm an Indian having valid B1/B2 US Visa and staying in UAE. My wife and kid are also with me. What type of visa can i apply for wife and kid (who doesnt have US or Schengen Visa). Could you please share the link
(15 days ago)
Dear Rupesh, They need to go to the nearest embassy in order to get their regular visa. The criteria to get the electronic visa is to hold a supporting document mentioned above.
(14 days ago)
Hi, I am an Indian citizen having US TOURIST B1/B2 VISA and resident visa of UAE. I Have booked return air ticket from Dubai to Istanbul from flydubai airlines so I want to know that can I apply e visa for turkey online ”
(7 days ago)
Dear Parul, effectively you can apply to the Turkey e-Visa online. Also, you must comply with the following: First, your passport must cover the period that you will be staying in Turkey. Second, you can prove that you hold a return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50 $ per each day of your stay. Third, you are travelling for the purposes of tourism or business. Finally, you must 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.
(6 days ago)