Good news for Sri Lankans! Turkish e-Visa can now be obtained online - there are citizens from 40 countries, and as you might guess, Sri Lanka is one of them. Going to the Turkish embassy is just a thing of the past. Simply use your laptop or smartphone to apply online if you are a citizen of Sri Lanka. If that isn’t convenient already, your Turkey e-Visa can also be sent to you via email within 30 minutes. Is there a better option than this?
In this post we'll inform you more about this entire process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do Sri Lankan citizens need a visa to go to Turkey?
Sri Lanka passport holders must purchase an e-Visa to enter Turkey. You can more about it here.
What is a Turkey e-Visa?
This e-Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Turkey.
How long is the Turkey e-Visa valid for?
This e-Visa is valid for 180 days after arrival and grants a Single Entry for a maximum of 30 days Total.
What are the requirements for a Turkey e-visa?
Sri Lankans just need to give some requirements and iVisa will do the hard work for you. These requirements are quite common so it is highly likely that you already possess everything you need. Below is the list of what you need:
Passport – you should be able to obtain one fast since getting a passport does not pose any hardship. If you do have one, always 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.
Email address – your Turkey eVisa will be linked 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 email. Make sure that you provide a valid address.
Payment – prior to submission of the application, you need to pay for your visa and the service fee for iVisa. You can do that using a credit or debit card. Moreover, you also pay using PayPal like many people do nowadays.
To simplify you the process, here's the checklist reduced so you can just read it quickly before applying:
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
What are the processing times and prices?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:
Standard processing – if you are not in a rush, this is a perfect option. For USD 61.05 (service fees included), your application will be processed within 24 hours.
Rush processing – if you want your application a little faster, you can select this option for USD 81.05 (service fees included). Your visa will arrive in your email inbox within 4 hours.
Super Rush processing – if you have an urgent situation, this is the perfect option for you. Your visa will be ready in just 30 minutes for USD 101.05 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Turkey e-Visa 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 should be shown to airport and customs officials in Turkey and kept safe for the duration of the stay. The eVisa means no more going to local embassies or waiting in line at the airport to obtain a visa.
How long does it take to apply for a Turkey e-Visa?
Less than 10 minutes. We will take care of the rest and shortly we will let you know the status of the application by email.
How can I apply for a Turkey e-Visa?
The application is really easy. It has only three steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
Once the application is done, you will receive your Turkey eVisaby email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your eVisa along with your passport once you enter Turkey.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
If I am transiting through Turkey, do I need to obtain an eVisa?
You do not have to obtain a visa as long as you do not leave the transit area.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
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.
Your Turkey eVisa will be linked to your passport number, so 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.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Turkey e-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. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.