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Last updated June 2022
Turkey is open for international travel and it's one of the top destinations in the world. Millions of travelers come to this country every year, whether for tourism or business, to enjoy all that Turkey has to offer.
To enter Turkey, you will need to apply for a Turkey visa. Depending on your nationality, and individual circumstances, you'll be allowed to stay in Turkey between 30 to 90 days using this travel authorization.
Below we'll explain everything you need to know about the Turkey visa and how to get it using our completely online Turkish visa application process. We'll go over the requirements, validity, step-by-step process, and fees. We want to offer you thorough information so your Turkey online visa process is smooth and hassle-free, that way you'll have more time to plan a successful trip to this amazing country.
What is the Turkey visa?
It is an electronic travel authorization that grants entry into Turkey to citizens from over 100 countries. On other internet sites, you can find it as Turkey e Visa. This is because it is electronically linked to the applicant's passport, instead of being stamped in it.
The Turkey Visa or e Visa is valid for up to 180 days after arrival. Visitors will be able to use it for short business or tourism trips that don't exceed 90 days in Total. However, foreign affairs officials reserve the right to modify the amount of time each visitor is allowed to stay. This will depend on nationality and any additional requirements decided by the Turkish government.
Turkey Visa - Everything you need to know
Applying for your Turkish e Visa, a mandatory travel authorization that you'll need, is extremely straightforward with iVisa.com. The whole process is done fully online and in less than 15 minutes, and without visiting a Turkish mission abroad. Once you gather all the necessary documents, you'll be ready to get your visa in no time.
How does a Turkey e Visa work?
The Turkish visa application is 100% online and the Turkish e Visas are issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
Travelers, travel agents, airlines, and specialist service providers like us are allowed to use the Turkey eVisa system to process them. We enter the visa applicant's information into the Turkey eVisa system and upload the required documents. After that, the Turkish ministry checks the applicant's details and grants or rejects the visa application. Once the visa is approved, we send it to the applicant in PDF format.
Upon arrival, the immigration officials can confirm that your passport is electronically linked to a valid Turkey eVisa. However, we still recommend that you bring a hard copy with you, as an extra precaution.
Eligible countries to apply for a Turkey visa
If you want to apply for a Turkish Visa online, you'll need to have a valid passport from one of the following countries:
|Afghanistan||Algeria||Angola||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Cape Verde||Central African Republic||Chad||China|
|Comoros||The Republic of Congo||The Democratic Republic of Congo||Côte d'Ivoire|
|East Timor||Egypt||Equatorial Guinea||Eritrea|
|Gambia||Ghana||Greek||Administration of Southern Cypriot|
|Haiti||Hong Kong (BN(O))||India||Iraq|
|Saint Lucia||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||São Tomé and Príncipe||Saudi Arabia|
|Senegal||Sierra Leone||Solomon Islands||Somalia|
|South Africa||Spain||Sri Lanka Sudan||Suriname|
|U.S.A||Uganda||United Arab Emirates||Vanuatu|
There are also many Turkish e Visa exempt countries so you may also want to check your nationalities' eligibility to apply for a Turkish visa using our Visa Checker tool located on our home page iVisa.com. All you need to do is enter the country you are from and the country you propose to travel to and press the ‘Get Started' button to find out your exact Turkish Visa requirements.
How long is the Turkish Visa valid for?
The maximum stay for your Turkish e Visa ranges from 30 days in Total to 90 days in Total, depending on your nationality. You must check the exact information with your local embassy or consulate.
The e-Visa is valid for 180 days after arrival (usually same-day processing). If you're applying for a date after the 180 day timeframe, we will hold your application and apply on the appropriate date to ensure that your visa for Turkey is valid when you arrive. This means you can fill in the application on iVisa.com at any time.
The e-Visa for Turkey is a single or multiple entry visa, again depending on your nationality.
Please see our FAQs section at the bottom of the page to find out if you are eligible for a single or Multiple Entry visa.
What are the Turkey visa requirements and conditions?
Turkish authorities require that you have a valid passport to apply for your visa for Turkey. It needs to remain valid for at least six more months after your entry date. It also needs to be in good condition and have two blank pages for the entry and exit stamps.
There are certain nationalities that require a supporting document, such as a visa or residence permit from the Schengen zone, US, UK, or Ireland. To see if your nationality is among them go to our website and use our visa checker tool by entering your country of origin and destination.
You can use this visa for tourism or business purposes. But be mindful that it is , not a work permit, which means that you can attend work-related events and meetings, but you are not allowed to apply for a job in the country with this travel authorization. If you wish to stay in Turkey for a long period of time to work or study, Turkish missions abroad are available to help you process the right residence permit.
Do I need a Turkish Visa if I’m transiting through Turkey?
Transit passengers do not need a visa, as long as they remain in the transit area. If you leave the transit area you will need an e-Visa.
It's important to note that travelers arriving on cruise ships, via seaport, who intend to visit the seaport cities or nearby provinces for tourism purposes are exempt from a Turkish visa, provided that their stay does not exceed seventy-two (72) hours. However, if you arrive in/depart from Turkey by air for your cruise tour, you must obtain a visa.
How can I apply for a Turkey visa?
The application process for your Turkey visa is done fully online, without ever stepping into a Turkish embassy.
You will need to fill out an application form with your personal details. Local authorities ask for your name and last name, ID number, contact information, job, and finances. Your personal information details need to match your identity document. Any discrepancies are reason enough to get your visa rejected, that's why our experts are here to help you avoid such mistakes and check your application thoroughly before sending it to the authorities.
After you fill out the application form and check that all the information is correct, you'll be asked to upload the required documents and proceed to the payment platform. Here you must choose which iVisa.com processing option you wish to use.
Once your Turkey visa is ready, you'll receive it via email in PDF format. We recommend you print it before your trip to show it to the immigration officials along with your electronic visa.
What does the Turkey e Visa cost?
Depending on how fast you want to receive your visa for Turkey, the prices will change, as follows:
- Standard Processing speed is 24 hours, costs USD 81.50
- Rush Processing (4 hours), for USD 103.50
- Super Rush Processing (30 minutes) for USD USD 119.50.
All of our processing fees include the government visa fee of USD 51.50.
Although it's not an ideal situation, if you are in a last-minute rush to get all your documents together you can count on iVisa.com and have your Turkish e Visa ready and waiting in your inbox within 30 minutes.
Traveling with minors
If you're traveling to Turkey with minors, they will need to carry their own Turkey visa.
- If you decide to apply with us, you can include all the members of your family in your visa application and we will process each visa separately.
At the agreed time, you will receive a PDF file for each traveler in your party.
Can I extend my stay in Turkey with this visa?
No, if you overstay this visa in Turkey you could be subject to fines or deportation. However, depending on your nationality, you can visit a local Police Station to apply for a residence permit.
We recommend visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website to check the visa requirements and nearby visa application centers.
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not mandatory for entering Turkey at this time.
There are no testing requirements to follow in Turkey.
Health Insurance and Quarantine
Carrying health insurance is not mandatory but recommended, especially to cover quarantine charges.
- There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival.
Health Declaration Form
All incoming travelers need to apply for a Passenger Locator Form, a health declaration that helps the Turkish government assess the risks related to the pandemic. We also provide this document, you can add the mandatory document to your visa application at iVisa.com.
Applying with iVisa.com
At iVisa.com, we pride ourselves on offering a secure and easy-to-use visa service. You can read what past customers have said about us in our review section. Let them be your guides when it comes to choosing the best online visa service.
Where can I get more info?
If you need further information about the Turkey visa, our customer support team is available to help you 24/7. They will answer all your Visa Turkey questions or regarding any other travel document you might need. Also, if you need to check the status of your Turkish visa application, this is the best way to do so.
Required Documents to Apply
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
Visa or residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland (if applicable)
The maximum stay for your Turkey e-Visa ranges from 30 days in Total to 90 days in Total, depending on your nationality.
The e-Visa is valid for 180 days after the issue date (usually same-day processing). If you're applying for a date after the 180 day timeframe, we will hold your application and apply on the appropriate date to ensure that your Turkey eVisa is valid when you arrive. This means you can fill in the application on iVisa.com at any time.
The e-Visa for Turkey is a single or multiple entry visa, depending on your nationality. Please see FAQs to find out if you are eligible for a multiple entry visa.
You will need to apply for a new visa if the information provided during your visa application is different from the information on your passport.
Certain nationalities require a supporting document (visa or residence permit) from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland. To view your requirements, please visit our application page and enter your nationality.
The date of issue of the supporting document should not be later than the date of your trip.
The Turkey e-Visa is only valid for tourism and short business trips.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey.
Immigration officers at the border will stamp your passport when you enter and leave Turkey, so check you have enough pages in your passport for these stamps.
You don't need a visa if you are not going to leave the international transit area.
When your e-Visa expires, you are not allowed to apply for a new e-Visa without departing Turkey.
Travelers who arrive at sea ports and intend to visit the seaport cities or nearby provinces for tourist purposes are exempt from a visa, provided that their stay does not exceed seventy two (72) hours.
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Can I stay in Turkey for longer than the validity period of the e-Visa?
If you wish to stay in Turkey longer than your e-Visa permits, you must apply at the nearest Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit.
Apply for the Turkey e-Visa to get started on your trip.
Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date specified in my application?
No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within this period.
Get started on your e-Visa to Turkey today.
Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for the people accompanying me?
Yes. Each traveler must have a separate e-Visa.
Apply now for an e-Visa to Turkey.
Can I apply for a new e-Visa if it expires while in Turkey?
No. You must leave Turkey and obtain a new e-Visa..
If you need to extend your stay beyond the maximum days allowed/e-Visa validity period, you may apply for a residence permit at the Provincial Directorate Migration Management office.
If I am asked to provide a visa or residence permit from the Schengen Area or US, UK, and Ireland, what requirements are there?
The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it needs to be valid on the date you enter Turkey.
What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Turkey tourist visa?
An applicant’s ordinary passport must have at least one blank page for stamping and an expiration date at least 6 months after the “duration of stay” of the e-Visa.
If you’re ready to begin preparations for your trip to Turkey, apply now for the Turkey e-Visa.
Learn more about Turkey Tourism
Turkey is a country that has a lot of history, and the people there are very proud of it, which is why Turkey receives a lot of visitors each year. If you want to go there as well, you should know that there are plenty of places and traditions you can enjoy. The Turkish people are generally welcoming, and you will know that every single time you are offered a cup of tea. Before you leave, there are some rules you need to follow. Just like in any other country you may go to, you need to know a list of dos and don’ts. It is traveling 101. You cannot travel without knowing what you are allowed and not when you visit a new location. With that being said, here is what you need to know before going to Turkey. The first thing you need to be aware of is that you need to follow a dress code. As you may very well know, Turkey is a country mostly populated by Muslims. Even if you are a tourist, you cannot walk around wearing just about anything. There are no specific rules for men, but women should consider wearing clothes that cover the shoulders and the knees. Also, if you are a woman and you want to visit a mosque, you need to have a scarf that you can cover your head with before entering. Another rule about entering a religious site is that you cannot keep your shoes on, regardless of the gender. Speaking of restrictions, Turkish people frown upon public displays of affection. It may seem odd to you, but they do not like seeing people kissing or hugging in public. It is okay if you and your partner are holding hands, but that is just about it. However, Turkey is not a country known for its tolerance for LGBT couples, so even if it is just holding hands, they will still give you a dissatisfied glance. If you ever find yourself in Turkey during the Muslim’s month of fasting, which called Ramadan, you should avoid eating in public from dawn until dusk. You do not have to fast with them, of course, but you should at least respect their tradition. They are holding this tradition very dearly, and you do not want to show disrespect. Leaving restrictions aside, there are a whole bunch of things that you can do in Turkey that will entertain you. You cannot visit Turkey without going to one of their famous bazaars. The smell when you get there will make you want to live in one of those markets. You can find all kinds of things from souvenirs and other merchandise to spices and pastries. And the pastries are to die for. You need to try their baklava. You will never manage to replicate the recipe, no matter how much you try. When visiting bazaars or other markets, you should probably prepare your skills. Turkish people love to bargain, and if you see products that do not have a price tag on them, it means that the seller expects you to give an offer. It can be fun to bargain with a Turkish vendor, just make sure that you let him or her know that you are doing it for fun. You do not want to leave the impression that the products on sale are not worth their value. At the same time, you can expect to be ripped off once or twice. The prices will not be the same during different tours, and in Turkey, it is all about connections. However, do not take it as an insult. Treat it as experience and move on. There is no need for confrontation or anything. Your loss is not worth the conflict. Food in Turkey is absolutely delicious. The Turkish cuisine can satisfy all diets, and if you are a vegetarian, you should probably know that the people there can make any vegetable taste amazing with some olive oil and spices. When you are invited to eat with someone, it can be construed as rude to not eat everything on your plate. The thing is that Turkish meals are pretty significant, but since the food is delicious, you should not have too many issues leaving your plate clean. You will be drinking a lot of coffee and tea in Turkey, but try to avoid tap water since it does not have the best quality. Especially if you have a sensitive stomach, it is recommended that you always buy bottled water. Remember that Turkey is more than Istanbul, Ankara, and other such large cities. There are beautiful landscapes all over the country, and you should not limit yourself to the urban areas. Sure, you may not have the same facilities, but keep in mind that Turkey has mountains and sea. You can take a tour through nature and admire the beautiful scenery. If you want to lay on the beach all day, one of the tourists’ favorite is Antalya. It is a small piece of paradise where people go to have an exotic (ish) vacation. Unlike other Muslim countries, Turkey does allow alcohol drinking. The locals are not drinkers, but they are aware of the tourists. Even so, you will not find alcoholic beverages in all stores. You may have to look for a while. International hotels usually have alcohol on their bars’ shelves, but you can ask the locals where to get a beer from as well. Turkey has plenty of attractions to offer. You will have a wonderful time there. Just do not leave Turkey without visiting the famous Turkish hammams. You probably heard about the Turkish baths. It is an incredibly relaxing experience, and nobody in the world can replicate the Turkish hammam like the Turkish. Obviously. Other than that, enjoy Turkey, even if you are somewhat restricted.
To get started on your trip to Turkey, apply for the e-Visa now.
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