Many countries now issue electronic visas or eVisa and it has quickly become a popular travel document due to its easy access. Turkey has adapted this visa policy as well and is currently issuing eVisas to 40 nationalities. More countries will be added shortly. If you are one of lucky citizens that can apply online, then you can have your eVisa in only 30 minutes when you apply for it online. The process becomes much easier when you don't need to visit the Turkish embassy.
In this article, we will help answer the more frequently asked questions related to eVisa for Turkey.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a Kenyan passport, do I need a visa to visit Turkey?
What is a Turkey Tourist eVisa?
This eVisa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Turkey.
How long can Kenyan visitors stay in Turkey with a Tourist eVisa?
For visitors with a Turkey Tourist eVisa, the maximum stay is 30 days Total with Single Entry.
IMPORTANT: All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, this means you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
iVisa made the application easy to understand. So easy in fact that you just need to provide a few documents. Collecting these documents does not require a lot of effort from you. Below is the list of what you need:
Passport – getting a Kenyan passport is not hard and it is quite a basic document nowadays. If you already have one, make sure that it stays valid for the duration of your trip. Always check its expiration date.
E-mail address – your Turkey eVisa will be linked to your passport electronically, but you still need a printed copy to show at the immigration office in Turkey. iVisa will send you a PDF version via e-mail. Make sure that you provide a valid address.
Mode of payments – before the submission of the application, you need to pay for your visa and iVisa’s service fee. You can do that using a credit or a debit card or a PayPal account.
What are the processing times and prices?
The processing time and cost of this kind of service is a common concern for travelers including Kenyan. Fortunately, iVisa provides quick service at still reasonable prices. The selected processing time will dictate your visa cost. iVisa is offering three excellent choices for Kenyan below:
Standard processing –although the longest processing time, it is still perfect for those who have ample time to prepare for their trip. For USD 76.50, your application will be processed within 24 hours.
Rush processing – you can pay USD 96.50 and choose this option if you need your application processed faster. Your visa will arrive in your e-mail inbox within 4 hours.
Super Rush processing – this is the fastest available option for USD 116.50. Your visa will be ready to use in just 30 minutes.
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How does the Turkey Tourist eVisa work?
In April 2013, the Turkish government launched an easy online visa system that issues an eVisa instead of the old “sticker visa”. Once the information and payment are submitted, the visa is emailed to the traveler and must be downloaded and printed out. The eVisa will be should to airport and customs officials in Turkey. We recommend you kept it safe for the duration of your stay.
How can I apply for a Turkey Tourist eVisa?
All you need to do is to complete the online form and that will take you less than 10 minutes. iVisa also has an excellent support service that is available to assist 24/7.
First, you will add your basic information. Also, you will be asked to choose from one of the processing times mentioned above at this point.
The second step will focus on payment and revision. Payment can easily be done but revision and review of your application need attention. The information you have provided should be accurate and correct. iVisa will process your visa based on information that you have provided. Your visa can be rendered null and void with a simple error. Double-check your spelling is a good way to assure that you will not waste time and money.
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How can I apply for my family or friends?
You just need to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article) and introduce his or her data in the application form. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ and completing the data required.
Do I need a Tourist eVisa if I am in transit through Turkey?
If you DO NOT plan to leave the airport while in Turkey, then you DO NOT need an eVisa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake while filling in the online application then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
You can NOT make any changes if you already sent your application. So you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Turkey Tourist eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their 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 data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.