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

When it comes to international travel, understanding the visa requirements and application process is crucial for a smooth and hassle-free journey. For Vietnamese citizens planning to visit the captivating country of Turkey, getting a Turkish eVisa is an important step.

In this article, we’ll give you a comprehensive overview of the Turkey eVisa, for Vietnamese citizens along, with insights into the convenience of applying online.

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Whether you're a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first international adventure, read on to discover the necessary visa information to make your Turkish travel dreams a reality!

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What is the Turkey eVisa for Vietnamese citizens?

The Turkey eVisa refers to an official travel document issued by the Turkish government that grants permission to foreign individuals to enter and stay in the country for a specific period.

It serves as a legal authorization for travelers to engage in various activities, such as tourism or business, within the borders of Turkey.

Do Vietnamese citizens need a visa for Turkey?

Yes, Vietnam citizens do not have visa exemption and must have a Turkey eVisa to enter the country. This visa is a requirement to enter Turkey for tourism or business.

Note that you can’t work or live in Turkey with this visa. For more info about long-term visas, contact the Turkish Embassy in Vietnam.

Types of Turkey Visas available for Vietnamese citizens

These are the most common types of Turkey visas available for Vietnamese passport holders:

  • Tourist Visa (Turkey eVisa): As the name implies, this visa is for people who want to enter Turkey for tourism. It allows Vietnamese citizens to explore the country’s historical sites and attractions. It usually has a validity of 30 or 90 days. This visa is processed online, which is why we call it an eVisa (electronic visa).

  • Turkey Visa on Arrival: The visa on arrival allows travelers to obtain their visa at the designated visa counters upon arrival at Turkish airports.

Currently, all Vietnamese passport holders are required to have an electronic visa (e-Visa) to enter Turkey, and can’t get a visa on arrival.

The availability of this option can change, so it is advisable to check the latest information from official sources.

  • Residence permits, Work Visas, or Study Visas: Long-term visas, such as the Turkey Work Visa or residence permit, are generally issued as sticker visas directly placed in your passport. The application process for these visas is typically done in person at the Turkish Embassy.

Benefits of a Turkey eVisa for Vietnamese citizens

Vietnamese citizens can enjoy these benefits by getting a Turkey Tourist Visa:

  • Access to cultural heritage: Obtaining a Turkey eVisa allows Vietnamese nationals to explore historical sites such as the ancient city of Ephesus, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Pamukkale.

  • Diverse natural beauty: Turkey boasts diverse landscapes, including stunning coastlines, picturesque mountains, and captivating valleys.

  • Vibrant city life: Turkish cities like Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir offer a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.

  • Cultural exchange: Vietnamese citizens with a Turkey Tourist visa can interact with locals, learn about Turkish traditions and customs, and forge connections with people from different backgrounds.

  • Shopping opportunities: Turkey offers a vibrant shopping scene, especially in cities like Istanbul.

Turkey eVisa requirements for Vietnamese citizens

Before starting the Turkish visa online process, we suggest reviewing if you’re eligible and if you have all the correct documents. Read on for more info.

Turkey Visa: Eligibility criteria for Vietnamese citizens

The eligibility criteria for Vietnamese citizens include the following:

  • Valid passport: Vietnamese citizens must possess a valid passport issued by the Vietnamese authorities. The passport should have a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended period of stay in Turkey.

  • Purpose of visit: Vietnamese must clearly state the purpose of their visit to Turkey. This can include tourism, business meetings, attending conferences or seminars, visiting family or friends, or medical treatment, among others.

  • Financial sufficiency: Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial means to cover their expenses during their stay in Turkey.

  • Intention to return: Applicants must provide evidence that they have strong ties to their home country and intend to return after they enter Turkey.

  • No security or criminal threat: Applicants must not pose any security threat or have a criminal background that could potentially endanger the public order or safety of Turkey.

  • Health requirements: While not typically an eligibility requirement, it is important to have a valid health insurance policy that covers any medical expenses during your stay in Turkey.

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.

Required documents for the Turkish Visa application

The documents you must provide for the online application consist of the following:

  • Passport: You need a copy of your valid passport from Vietnam.

  • Personal details: While completing the visa online application form, you have to provide personal information like your full name, passport number, and travel details.

  • Email address: Your Turkey eVisa will be linked to your passport electronically and we’ll send you a confirmation document by email.

  • Valid payment method: You can use a credit or debit card to complete the payment. Another option is PayPal.

Please be aware that you may be requested to submit other documents to apply for a Turkey Visa online, depending on your situation.

iVisa tip: 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.

Financial requirements of the Turkish eVisa for Vietnamese citizens

There’s no specific information regarding the financial requirements for Vietnamese citizens applying for a Turkish Visa. The financial requirements may vary depending on the purpose of the visit, duration of stay, and individual circumstances.

However, when applying for a valid visa, citizens from Vietnam are generally required to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their stay in Turkey. This is to ensure that the eVisa applicant can support themselves financially and will not become a burden on the Turkish government or rely on public assistance.

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Costs for the Turkey eVisa for Vietnamese citizens (Turkey Visa fees)

With us, You have three pricing options available when applying for a visa online. It's important to note that the Turkey government fee is USD $61.50, which is already included in the prices below.

Please take into account that our fees are based on the processing time you choose (outlined in the next section):

  • Standard processing: The price is USD $111.49.

  • Rush processing: The total price is USD $129.49

  • Super rush processing: The total price isUSD $161.49, including service fees.

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!

iVisa tip: 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.

Turkey eVisa processing time in Vietnam

Our goal is to always satisfy the needs of every single applicant. For that reason, you get to pick one of the three available options when it comes to processing time.

Here are the options:

  • Standard processing – Your visa application form is processed within 24 hours.

  • Rush processing – The online visa application will be issued in 4 hours.

  • Super rush processing – This is the fastest option. You will get your visa in 30 minutes.

Choose the option that suits your budget and needs during the online application process!

How long can Vietnamese citizens stay in Turkey with the eVisa?

The Turkey eVisa is valid for a specific period. Here are the details:

  • The Turkey eVisa is valid for a period of 180 days after issued. You must enter the country within this timeframe.

  • The maximum stay allowed is 90 days in Total. This means that you can spend up to 30 days in Turkey within the above validity period of your eVisa.

  • The Turkish eVisa for Indians is a single-entry visa. This means that you are permitted to enter Turkey only once on this visa. The multiple-entry visa is currently unavailable for Vietnamese citizens.

Please note that the exact validity of your visa is up to the Turkish authorities.

Turkey eVisa application process: How to apply online from Vietnam

The online process is easier than visiting the Turkish embassy and applying for your visa in person. With us, you don’t need to stress about paperwork because we’ll do that on your behalf, saving you time and effort.

A step-by-step guide to applying for the Turkey eVisa in Vietnam

These are the steps to get your Turkey Visa online:

  • Step 1: Fill out the visa application form with your personal details, such as your name, last name, contact information, and travel details. It's important to ensure that all your personal information details match your passport.

  • Step 2: After filling out the application form and verifying all the information is correct, proceed to the payment platform. Here, you can choose from the various processing times that we offer.

  • Step 3: After that, you’ll be asked to attach any documents required. Then, click ‘Submit’.

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.

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.

How can I apply for my family or friends in Vietnam?

If you wish to apply for a Turkey Electronic Visa on behalf of your family or friends in Vietnam, you can easily do so by following the previously mentioned steps and providing the right documents.

For a single additional friend or family member, simply apply here and fill out their information. Note that they need to have their own passport and visa to travel to Vietnam.

If you want to apply for multiple travelers in one go, you can do so by selecting 'Add another person' in the online application process. It is not guaranteed that each person in the application will receive a visa, based on their individual info.

Tips for a successful Turkey eVisa application in Vietnam

Here are some tips for a successful Turkey eVisa application in Vietnam:

  • Start the process early: Start the application well before your intended travel dates to allow sufficient time for processing.

Understand the visa requirements** Familiarize yourself with the specific Tourist Visa requirements based on your purpose of visit.

  • Complete the application carefully Take your time to accurately fill out the online eVisa form, ensuring that all information provided, including your passport details, is correct and matches your supporting documents.

  • Submit the required documents Gather and submit all the necessary supporting documents as outlined in the application guidelines, ensuring they meet the specified criteria.

  • Maintain honesty and consistency Provide truthful and consistent information throughout the process, paying particular attention to accuracy and transparency. Any discrepancies or false information may lead to visa rejection.

  • Stay informed about your application status Keep track of the progress of your application after submission. Consider using our iVisa app to stay updated on your application status.

  • **Plan your trip accordingly: Once your visa is approved, plan your travel according to the limitations on your electronic visa. If you’re applying for a Tourist single entry visa, then you shouldn’t look for job opportunities, for example.

  • Seek assistance If you have further doubts or questions regarding the visa requirements, the visa online process, or your eVisa application, feel free to chat with our experts for assistance.

Common reasons for Turkey eVisa refusals for Vietnamese citizens

While the process of obtaining a Turkish visa is typically straightforward, it is essential to be aware of common factors that may lead to visa refusals, such as:

  • Incomplete or inaccurate documentation

  • Insufficient financial means

  • Previous immigration or visa violations

  • *Criminal history or security concerns

What to do if I make a mistake on my visa application?

If you have entered the wrong information while filling out the visa application form, we kindly request you contact our team of experts via online chat as soon as possible for further assistance.

Please be aware that once your application has been submitted, your Turkish Visa will be linked to your passport number and can’t be edited. If changes are necessary after submission, it will be necessary to reapply. However, in some cases, we will not charge an additional service fee for the new application.

What to expect after submitting the visa application in Vietnam

Once you have completed your application, you can look forward to receiving your Turkey visa for Vietnamese citizens!

This hassle-free online process eliminates the need for you to personally visit the Turkish embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saving you valuable time and effort.

Once you receive the confirmation, print a copy of your Turkish eVisa. This documentation will be necessary to present at the port of entry upon request.

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If you have any further questions about the application process for the Turkish Visa, let us know visa online chat or email at [email protected]. Our customer service experts are available at any time to assist!

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