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Turkey eVisa for Mexican citizens: Requirements & fees
Photo of Ra'eesah Manack Ra'eesah Manack
12 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Welcome to our exclusive guide to applying for the Turkey eVisa as a Mexican citizen. Turkey is known for its captivating history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking scenery. It's an increasingly sought-after tourist and business destination for travelers from Mexico.

To ensure a seamless entry into this mesmerizing country, Turkey has introduced an electronic visa (eVisa) system that simplifies the application process for Mexican citizens.

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In this article, we'll outline the step-by-step process for submitting your Turkey eVisa application online, equipping you with all the essential knowledge and tools for a successful outcome.

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What is a Turkey eVisa, and why do Mexican citizens need it?

The Turkey eVisa is an electronic visa that allows citizens with Mexican nationality to visit Turkey for tourist or business purposes. No need to visit the Turkish Embassy or have a physical stamp or sticker placed in your passport anymore!

Using our services for your Turkey Visa application, you'll receive comprehensive guidance throughout the entire process for your peace of mind. Once your visa is approved, we'll promptly deliver the confirmation of your valid Turkey eVisa directly to your email inbox.

iVisa tip: Traveling with a companion? If you've included this information in your visa application, it'll be noted in the system, allowing you to breeze through immigration together with ease.

This is especially convenient for families with children. You can easily apply together by clicking ‘Add another person’ during our online process or through the iVisa app.

For individuals planning to stay in Turkey for extended periods, work, or study, it's necessary to apply for a residence permit or a valid visa through the Turkish authorities.

Eligibility criteria for a Turkey eVisa for Mexican citizens

Mexican citizens are eligible for the Turkey visa if they meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a Mexican passport that remains valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Turkey.

  • Intend to stay in Turkey for a duration not exceeding 30 days.

  • Visit Turkey for purposes of tourism or business only.

The visa can be used at any entry and exit point throughout Turkey, offering flexibility for your travel plans.

If the Turkish eVisa isn't an option for you, don't worry! Take a look at our expert guide on how to apply for a Turkey Embassy Visa – it's packed with helpful tips by a seasoned traveler to simplify the process and ace the interview.

Do I need a Turkey eVisa as a Mexican citizen transiting through Turkey?

As long as you intend to remain in the transit lounge at the airport without entering Turkey, you're not obligated to obtain a visa.

Required documents and info to apply from Mexico

To apply for a Turkey eVisa, Mexican passport holders must have these visa requirements:

  • Copy of your valid passport: Mexican passports should be valid for at least six months from the intended arrival date in Turkey and have at least one blank page.

  • Basic details about yourself: Enter your personal details, such as your full name, date of birth, and passport information. Always review your info to avoid mistakes.

  • Payment method: You can pay the iVisa service fee with a debit or credit card. There's no government visa fee for Mexican citizens!

  • Contact details: Enter your email address, as this is essential for communication purposes and receiving updates about the status of your application.

Have digital copies of all required documents (like your passport and flight confirmation) ready before you start the application. This saves you time and simplifies the process.

How to apply for a Turkey eVisa from Mexico in 15 minutes

Applying for a Turkey eVisa from Mexico is easy and quick when applying on our website or by downloading our user-friendly iVisa app!

Complete the entire process in 15 minutes or less by following these three steps:

  • Step 1: Provide basic information, including your first and last name, passport details, and travel dates. Select the processing time that best suits your budget and requirements.

  • Step 2: Review all the information you've entered to ensure accuracy. Once verified, pay the eVisa fees using a valid credit or debit card.

  • Step 3: Upload any necessary supporting documents, complete any additional required information, and submit your application.

iVIsa tip: Your approved eVisa is electronically linked to your passport, and during immigration checks a quick scan of your passport will confirm your visa status. However, we recommend keeping a downloaded copy on your mobile device as a backup, just to smooth out any unexpected bumps in the process.

Carry backup documentation like an extra ID or driver’s license, return flight tickets, and proof of accommodation, as immigration officers might request to see these upon arrival, even if you already have an approved Turkey eVisa.

Checking the status of a Turkey eVisa application for Mexican citizens

To easily track the status of your Turkey eVisa application, you have a couple of options available. It's recommended to have your email address, passport number, and reference number (provided after applying) readily accessible.

Here are two methods to check the status of your application:

  • Option 1 - Turkish government website: Visit the official website of the Turkish authorities here and enter the required details to access the status of your application.

You'll be able to see if your application is currently being processed, accepted, or rejected. If it's still in the processing phase, you can revisit the website later to check for updates.

  • Option 2 - Sit back and relax with iVisa: If you've applied for your eVisa through our platform, you'll benefit from receiving timely updates by email. If you provided a valid email address during the application process, simply wait for notifications to arrive in your inbox.

Additionally, you can check the status of your application by logging into your online iVisa account, which was created for you when you first applied for a travel document through us.

Please check your SPAM folder too, as emails can occasionally end up there. Ensure that iVisa is added to your approved list of senders to avoid missing important communications.

Can I apply for a Turkey eVisa at the Turkish Embassy?

You only need to apply at the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in Mexico City if you need a residence permit or long-term visa, such as a Work Visa.

Processing time for a Turkey eVisa application for Mexican citizens

Once you've successfully completed the online visa application form, carefully reviewed and confirmed all the provided details, and paid, your application will undergo electronic processing.

To cater to your specific needs and timeframe, iVisa offers three processing options for your convenience:

  • Standard processing: With this option, your Turkey eVisa will be processed and ready within 24 hours.

  • Rush processing: If you require your eVisa sooner, you can select this option to expedite the processing time. You'll receive your eVisa within just 4 hours.

  • Super Rush processing: For those with urgent visa requirements, this option is ideal. You'll receive your valid Turkish Visa in a remarkably quick timeframe of just 30 minutes!

iVisa tip: Usually, you'll get your eVisa within a few days. For added peace of mind, opt for our Super Rush service to fast-track your application to the front of the line and to get it within hours!

Once approved, download and print a copy of your eVisa confirmation. It's not mandatory to have a physical copy, but it's always good to have a backup if requested by immigration authorities in Turkey.

Turkey eVisa cost for Mexican citizens

The cost of of the Turkey eVisa varies depending on the processing time you've chosen:

  • Standard processing: The cost of this option is USD $117.49, excluding government visa fees.

  • Rush processing: The cost of this option is USD $166.49, excluding government visa fees.

  • Super Rush processing: The cost of this option is USD $215.49, excluding government visa fees.

Good news for Mexican citizens! There's no government fee for this visa, so you'll just pay the iVisa fees that include numerous benefits. Our team of Visa Experts will meticulously check the information you've provided for a stress-free application.

Validity of a Turkey eVisa for Mexican citizens

The Turkey eVisa for Mexican citizens has certain guidelines and limitations. Here are the important details you need to know:

  • The e-Visa is valid for use within 180 days from the issue date. It must be used within this timeframe.

  • The maximum duration of stay allowed in Turkey is 90 days in Total. This means that you can spend up to 30 days in the country during the validity period of your e-Visa.

  • This visa for Turkey is classified as a Multiple Entry visa. This means you can only enter the country once and stay up to 30 days. Unfortunately, we don't currently offer a multiple-entry visa for Mexican nationals.

  • It's important to note that the Turkish authorities have the discretion to determine the exact validity of your visa.

Can a Turkey eVisa be extended for Mexican citizens?

Unfortunately, it's not possible to extend a Turkey eVisa for Mexican citizens. The eVisa grants a specific duration of stay in Turkey. Once the eVisa expires, Mexican citizens must exit the country. If they wish to return for another visit, they must apply for a new eVisa.

For individuals planning to stay in Turkey for an extended period beyond what is permitted by the eVisa, alternative entry visas should be explored. This may include applying for a residence visa, work permit, or another visa that aligns with their specific circumstances and requirements.

Consequences of overstaying a Turkey eVisa for Mexican citizens

Overstaying a Turkey eVisa as a Mexican citizen can result in serious consequences. Adhering to the permitted duration of stay specified on your eVisa is crucial.

Overstaying can lead to fines, penalties, and potential deportation, depending on the discretion of Turkish immigration authorities. These consequences can disrupt your travel plans and have legal and financial implications.

Additionally, overstaying may result in entry bans, restricting your ability to enter Turkey for a certain period. Furthermore, it can create difficulties in future travel as immigration records are often shared and considered during visa application processes.

To prevent these consequences, always adhere to your visa's validity and exit Turkey before your eVisa expires. Of course, you can always apply for a Turkish Visa again from Mexico.

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What to do when my Turkey eVisa application is denied?

In the event that your Turkey eVisa application is denied, there are steps you can take to address the situation:

  • 1. Review the reasons for the denial: Take the time to carefully review the provided rejection notice or email. This will help you understand the specific grounds on which your eVisa application was denied.

  • 2. Consider reapplying or exploring alternative visa options: Depending on the reason for the denial, you may have the opportunity to reapply for the eVisa, taking into account and addressing the issues that led to the initial rejection. Alternatively, you can explore other visa options better suited to your travel purposes.

  • 3. Seek guidance from professionals: If you find yourself unsure about the best course of action or require further assistance, it can be beneficial to consult with a travel agent or an immigration lawyer. These professionals possess expertise in visa matters and can provide valuable advice and support to help you navigate the process effectively.

Our iVisa Experts are also available to offer guidance and address any concerns you may have!

Common mistakes to avoid when applying for a Turkey eVisa from Mexico

When applying for a Turkey eVisa, it's crucial to avoid common mistakes that can result in application rejection:

  • Make sure your personal details match your passport information. Our iVisa Experts will review and verify this before submitting your application.

  • Check that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned arrival date in Turkey. Renew it if necessary before applying for the eVisa.

  • Upload clear and legible documents in the specified format (e.g., PDF, JPEG).

  • Apply within the recommended timeframe to prevent complications. We offer various options to suit your needs!

By avoiding these errors and following the application instructions diligently, you can increase the likelihood of a successful Turkey eVisa application from Mexico.

Travel restrictions and entry requirements for Turkey for Mexican citizens

While COVID-19 vaccinations and PCR or antigen tests aren't currently mandatory for traveling to Turkey, always check for the latest guidelines regarding other vaccinations and health requirements.

The official website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs should state the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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Types of Turkey Visas for Mexican citizens

Several visa types are available for Mexican citizens who wish to visit Turkey. The type of visa you need depends on the purpose and duration of your stay. Here are the main types of Turkey visas for Mexican citizens and the differences between them:

  • Turkey eVisa: This visa is for Mexican citizens who plan to visit Turkey for tourism and business purposes. The tourist visa allows a maximum stay of 30 days within a 180-day period.

The benefit of this visa is that you don't have to stand in queues at the airport to obtain a visa on arrival, and you have all your documents sorted before you depart, giving you peace of mind.

  • Turkey Visa on Arrival: The visa on arrival allows Mexican citizens to obtain their visa at the designated visa counters upon arrival at Turkish airports. This sometimes means you must stand in queues to get the visa before picking up your luggage and starting their trip.

Alternatively, Mexican citizens can also choose to apply for an eVisa in advance, which allows for a more convenient and streamlined process.

However, it's important to note that the availability of this option can change. Hence, it's advisable to check the latest information from official sources such as the Turkish Embassy or Consulate before you depart.

  • Residence permits, Work Visas, and Study Visas: Long-term visas, like the Turkey Work Visa, are usually placed as sticker visas in your passport. The application is made in person at the Turkish Embassy in Mexico City. Requirements may vary depending on the type of visa you're applying for.

Prepare for a trip to Turkey from Mexico

When preparing for a trip to Turkey from Mexico, there are critical aspects to consider for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Firstly, ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned arrival date and check the visa requirements.

Next, book your flights and accommodations to secure the best options and prices. Prioritize your health and safety by checking if any vaccinations are recommended or required for travel to Turkey. It's also advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses and assists in emergencies.

Upon arrival in Turkey, expect to go through immigration and customs procedures. Have your travel documents, including your passport and visa, readily available. Follow any instructions from the immigration officers and declare any items if required.

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By preparing and being informed about the requirements and expectations, you can have a memorable and enjoyable trip from Mexico to Turkey.

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Find out more about the Turkey eVisa

If you need more info about the Turkey Visa for Mexican citizens, please contact our customer service team via online chat or email at [email protected]. They are ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the application process, the validity of the Turkey Visa, or other inquiries. ¡Buen viaje!

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