Currently, there are 40 countries whose citizens have access to a Turkish electronic visa. If you are lucky enough to belong to one of those countries, it means that you are saved from a trip to the Turkish embassy to apply for a visa. Instead, you get to apply online, from the comfort of your home. With a laptop or smartphone and an internet connection, you can have your Turkey evisa in as little as 15 minutes. It definitely beats going to the embassy, does it not?
To check your eligibility, you can use the Visa Checker you find on iVisa’s website. You choose your nationality as Portuguese from the list and select Turkey as your destination. You will know in just a second whether or not you qualify. Furthermore, if you do qualify, you will be redirected to the online application form.
What documents Portuguese needs?
iVisa may handle most of the work, but Portuguese still need to provide some information to help them get started. However, there is nothing out of the ordinary, and chances of you already having everything you need are pretty high. Here is a list of what you need:
Passport – getting a passport does not present any difficulties, so you should be able to get one fast. If you do have one, however, make sure that it is valid and remains as such for the duration of your trip. Just take a quick peek at the expiry date.
E-mail address – your Turkey evisa will be liked to your passport electronically, but you still need a copy to show at the immigration office in Turkey. iVisa will send you a copy, and it will do so via e-mail. Make sure that you provide a valid address.
Means of payment – the payment for your visa and the service fee for iVisa is made before the submission of the application. You can do that using a credit or a debit card. Moreover, if you have a Paypal account like many people do, you can use that as well.
Turkey evisa – the application process for Portuguese
The application form for a Turkey evisa has never been as simple as it is with iVisa. Portuguese will be required to fill in a two-step online form, but it should take only about 5 minutes to complete. If you need any help, you can call iVisa’s support service. Someone is ready 24/7 to take your call and guide you through the process.
The first step is pretty simple. Portuguese needs to provide personal information like name, address, e-mail, date of arrival, passport info, and many more. Also, you must choose a processing time that best suits your needs. You will find three excellent options, and they are as follows:
Standard processing – while this may be the lengthiest processing time, in reality, your application will be processed within 1 business day. That does not seem that long, does it? As for the cost, you will be charged $80.70
Rush processing – if you want your application processed faster, you can choose this option. Your visa will arrive in your e-mail inbox within 2 hours, and you will pay $100.70 for it.
Super Rush processing – this is the fastest available option. Your visa will be ready to use in just 15 minutes. However, this will cost you more. You will be charged $120.70.
The second step of the application form will require you to make a quick revision and payment. The revision is more important than you may think. Since the process is so short, you will not have enough time to make corrections, and after the application is processed, that is impossible. Just double-check the spelling and accuracy of every piece of information you provide, and you should be just fine. After you are done with the two steps, you can submit your application and wait for it to arrive in the timeframe of your choosing.
As you can see, getting a Turkish evisa is not tricky at all. The document is valid for 180 days and it will allow Portuguese to stay in Turkey for 30 days. However, US, UK, and Netherlands citizens can stay for up to 90 days in Turkey. Portuguese have multiple entries.