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Obtaining Turkey Visas Frequently Asked Questions:

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Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry to Turkey

Turkey’s international land, sea and air borders are open. However, short- notice changes, especially temporary closures of land borders, are possible and you are advised to check access locally. Direct, scheduled passenger flights between Turkey and most countries resumed on 11 June.

All passengers, of all nationalities, who meet Turkish immigration rules are permitted entry to Turkey.

You must wear a face mask at all times whilst in an airport, and for the duration of all flights, to and from Turkey.

Testing / screening on arrival

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Any passengers showing symptoms including high fever, coughing or respiratory difficulties will be will be required to undergo a PCR test (a swab test – see here for details) for coronavirus.

In the event that a test returns a positive result, you will be provided with medical treatment at a facility determined by the Ministry of Health or, if preferred, at a private medical facility in Turkey. You should check whether your health insurance policy includes coverage for Covid-19.

Data collection

You will need to complete a passenger locator form prior to arriving in Turkey. Details will be provided by your airline.

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You will be asked to provide the residential address of where you will stay, within the borders of Turkey, and your contact information.

You may be asked by your airline to provide personal information regarding COVID-19 that may be shared with Ministry of Health and third countries when necessary. Anyone who knowingly provides false information may be prevented from traveling.

Regular entry requirements

Turkey Visas

If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, or get a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before your 90 day stay has elapsed. If you intend to work in Turkey, ensure you have the correct permits. More information is available from the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. If you don’t abide by the terms of your visa or permit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.

If you’re entering Turkey via a land border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area.

Check visa requirements with the Turkish Consulate General before you travel.  You may need to apply for Turkey Visas from the Turkish Consulate General before you travel or using the e-Visa service as explained below

Passport validity

The Turkish government advise that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more detail about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Traveling with children

If you are leaving Turkey with a child who is a dual British-Turkish national, you may be asked to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission for the child to travel.

What can you do in three minutes?

You can get your Turkey visas online in just three minutes for your upcoming trip to Turkey. No longer documents list to collect is needed. No visits to the consulate are necessary. No stressful waiting in visa lines will bother you. All you need is your travel document and a valid credit or debit card. The Turkish e-Visa is brought to you by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Turkish Electronic Visa Application System

 

What is an e-Visa?

The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System was launched on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. This system allows visitors traveling to Turkey to easily obtain their e-Visas online (www.evisa.gov.tr), in approximately three minutes.

An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.

The e-Visa is an alternative to Turkey Visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry.

  • It is possible to obtain e-Visa 7/24 at everywhere with internet connection. The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport and travel dates and pay visa fee online.
  • Please note that e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. For other purposes, such as work and study, visas are given by Turkish Embassies or Consulates.
  • The term “official passports” covers diplomatic, service, special and official passports.
  • You are kindly advised to have a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of your arrival in Turkey.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues efforts to strengthen the e-Visa system and to better enable foreign nationals to easily obtain their visas.
  • Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Master-card, Visa or UnionPay).
  • The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully.
  • In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you.
  • Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system.
  • However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.
  • As in the case of other visas, respective Turkish officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Turkey to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.

 

What do I need for my e-Visa application?

In accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport or a travel document as a substitute for passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.

 

What are the advantages of e-Visa?

An e-Visa can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on Turkey Visas applications at Turkish missions or at the ports of entry into Turkey (if you are eligible).

 

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Who is eligible for e-Visa?

Citizens of the countries listed below are eligible for the e-Visa provided that they meet required criteria. To find out these criteria, go to Main Page, click on Apply button and select your Country of Travel and Type of Travel Document.

Countries

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo, Republic of the
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Hong Kong (BN(O))
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Philippines
Portugal
Rwanda
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
Swaziland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Togo
U.S.A
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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.

If my travel dates change, can I apply for e-Visa amendment for change of date?

No. You must obtain another e-Visa.

How do you protect the information that I share during my e-Visa application process?

The Republic of Turkey does not sell, rent or otherwise use for commercial purposes any personal information entered in the e-Visa Application System to third parties. Any information obtained at each stage of the application and the e-Visa issued at the end of the process are stored in high security systems. The applicant bears full responsibility for the safety of the soft and hard copies of the e-Visa. The applicant bears again full responsibility of this information should it fall into the hands of third parties.

The barcode on the e-Visa stores applicant’s information in an encrypted and electronically signed form, designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. Access to the content of the barcode is solely provided to the institutions authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The applicant bears full responsibility for any inconvenience that may result from barcode alterations or forgery caused by the applicant.

Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for people accompanying me?

Yes. Each traveller must have a separate e-Visa.

Can I get a refund if I do not use my e-Visa?

No. We cannot refund payments for unused e-Visas.

Can I obtain a multiple-entry e-Visa?

If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, you will obtain a multiple-entry e-Visa:

Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Canada
China
Croatia
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Estonia
Grenada
Haiti
Hong Kong (BN(O))
Jamaica
Kuwait
Latvia
Lithuania
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Netherlands
Oman
Portugal
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Spain
Taiwan
U.S.A
United Arab Emirates

Are there any restrictions on airline companies to fly to Turkey?

The citizens of the countries listed below are required to travel with an airline company which signed a protocol with the Turkish Foreign Ministry. At present, the airline companies that signed this protocol are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air and Atlasglobal Airlines.

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Republic of the
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Côte d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Palestine
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The information on my e-Visa does not fully match the information on my travel document. Can I enter Turkey with this e-Visa?

No, your e-Visa is invalid. You must obtain another e-Visa.

I would like to stay in Turkey for a period of time longer than the e-visa permits. What should I do?

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.

Please note that an e-Visa is granted only for tourism and trade purposes. Application for other types of Turkey Visas (work visa, student visa etc.) are required to be submitted at Turkish Embassies or Consulates.

If you overstay your Turkey Visas, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.

Are credit card payments made on the e-Visa web page secure?

The government website maintains high level of security standards. We are not responsible for any harm that may result from security vulnerabilities of your bank, your computer or your internet connection.

I have realized that some of the information that I provided in the e-Visa application requires correction. What should I do?

You must create a fresh e-Visa application

I have completed my application. When will I obtain my e-Visa?

The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you.

I am notified by the system that my e-Visa application cannot be processed. What should I do?

You can visit the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate for your Turkey Visas application.

If my e-Visa application is denied, will my payment be refunded?

The e-Visa application fee is only charged to an approved e-Visa.

How long before my travel date should I apply for e-Visa?

You can apply for your e-Visa any time before your travel. However, you are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 48 hours before your departure.

I have applied for Turkey Visas at a Turkish mission (Embassy’s Consular Section or Consulate General) and wish to be updated on my application. Can I send a request for an update from the e-Visa Support Desk?

No. You should contact the respective Embassy or Consulate General to get information about your application.

I have realized that some information on my e-Visa does not match the information on my travel document. I know that my e-Visa is invalid. Can I get a refund?

No. The applicant assumes responsibility for any mistakes made in his or her application.

I do not want to apply for an e-Visa. Can I get a visa on arrival?

Yes. If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below and you meet the required criteria, you can obtain a visa on arrival. Kindly visit the Ministry’s website (www.mfa.gov.tr) to learn more about these requirements.

Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Canada
Croatia
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Estonia
Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus
Grenada
Haiti
Hong Kong (BN(O))
Indonesia
Jamaica
Latvia
Lithuania
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Netherlands
Oman
Portugal
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Spain
U.S.A

I do not have a credit card or debit card. Is there any other way of e-Visa fee payment?

No. You can only make a payment with a credit or debit card (only Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay). On the other hand, please note that the card does not have to be under your name.

I cannot make a payment. What should I do?

Make sure that the card is either “Mastercard”, “Visa” or “UnionPay” (it does not have to be under your name), it has 3D Secure System, and is open to international transactions. If your card has all of these and you still cannot make a payment, you can try making payment at another time or with a different card. Please also note that after you receive the “e-mail address verification message”, you need to click the “approve” button and proceed with the payment within 24 hours. Otherwise, your application will time out, the system will not accept payment, and you will need to create a new application. If the problem persists, you should contact your bank for assistance. In case you still cannot make a payment, please contact e-Visa Support Desk (Home Page > Contact Us).

In the “Personal Information” section there is no place for a middle name. Where should I enter my middle name?

Please enter your middle name right after your name in the “Given Name(s)” section with a space in between the two names.

I want the address on my payment receipt to be different than the address on my e-Visa application. Is this possible?

No. The address on your payment receipt is automatically taken from your e-Visa.

What does the CVV / CVC / CVC2 number mean?

CVV / CVC / CVC2 for Visa and MasterCard is the final three digits of the number printed on the signature strip on the back of your card.

Do I need an e-Visa if I am on a cruise ship?

According to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection which entered into force on 11th April 2014, those foreigners who arrive at sea ports and intend to visit the seaport city or nearby provinces for touristic purpose are exempt from Turkey Visas provided that their stay does not exceed seventy two (72) hours. However, if you arrive in/depart from our country by air for your cruise tour, you must obtain a visa.

My child is included in my passport. Do I need to make a separate e-Visa application for her/him?

Yes. Provided that your child is issued a passport under his/her name, please either make a separate e-Visa application  or  contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate General so as to apply for a sticker visa. Beginning from 5 January 2016, applications for Turkey Visas have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa.

What are the criteria for the validity of my supporting document (visa or residence permit from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland)?

The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it should be still valid (by date) by the time you enter Turkey. Previously used or unused single-entry visas are accepted as long as their validity date covers your entry date to Turkey. Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.

Can the citizens of all the countries eligible for e-Visa obtain a visa on arrival?

No. While the citizens of the countries listed below can obtain an e-Visa, they are not eligible for Turkey Visas on arrival.

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo, Republic of the
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Côte d’Ivoire
Djibouti
East Timor
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
India
Iraq
Kenya
Kuwait
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Philippines
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

How much is an e-Visa fee?

e-Visa fee varies according to country of travel document and type of travel document. Please, click “Apply” button on the homepage and select your country of travel document to find out the e-Visa fee that you are required to pay.

How long will my e-Visa be valid for?

The validity period of an e-Visa varies according to Country of Travel Document. Go to Main Page, click on Apply button and select your Country of Travel and Type of Travel Document to check for how many days you are allowed to stay in Turkey.

Do I have to obtain Turkey Visas if I do not leave the international transit area?

No. You do not have to get Turkey Visas if you are not going to leave the international transit area.

For how many people can I create a family application?

Family applications can be created for minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 applicants.

Are there any criteria for family applications?

Yes, all members of the family must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all members of the family are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the family.

How does a family application work?

After you select ‘Country/Region’ of travel document and ‘Date of Arrival’, fill up ‘Personal Information’ form for the first member of the family, then click ‘Add a New Person’ button to add other applicants in your family up to 10 people. Upon completing the application of the last member of the family by clicking the ‘Continue’ button, the Foreign Ministry will send a confirmation e-mail to the provided e-mail address. A lump sum payment can be made after this stage. Upon receiving the payment, the Foreign Ministry will make the e-Visas available for download. If requested, a payment receipt will be issued under the name of the first applicant.

For how many people can I create a group application?

Group applications can be created for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 300 applicants.

Are there any criteria for group applications?

Yes, individuals in a group must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all individuals in the group are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the group.

How does a group application work?

When using the e-Visa system, the link to create a group application can be found upon selecting the country of origin and date of arrival to Turkey. Group leaders should provide a single e-mail address to be used for the group application. The Foreign Ministry will then send an sample excel file and a user guide to the provided email address. After the list is uploaded, the Foreign Ministry will send a confirmation e-mail with a link. This link must be clicked on within 1 hours to proceed, otherwise the application will time out. A lump sum payment can be made after this stage. Upon receiving the payment, the Foreign Ministry will make the Turkey Visas available for download. If requested, a payment receipt will be issued under the name of the company which applied on behalf of the applicants.

Why is there a service fee fo Turkey Visas?

Service fee is charged to cover the cost for international operations.

The duration of 90-day-stay on my e-Visa expired and I have come back to my country timely. How many days should be passed until I reapply?

If the duration of 90-day-stay on your e-Visa expired within 180 days as of your first entry date, you can reapply for an e-Visa 180 days later starting from the first entry date. If you spent some part of the duration of 90-day-stay on a multiple entry e-Visa within 180 days as of your first entry date and the rest expired after 180 days elapsed as of the first entry date, it is possible to reapply for an e-Visa. Anyway, please keep in mind that you may stay in Turkey up to 90 days in every 180 days starting from the first entry date.

May I apply for a new e-Visa while I am in Turkey?

When your e-Visa expires, you are not allowed to apply for a new e-Visa without departing from Turkey ; but you are advised to apply at Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit. Please click on the following link to get more detailed information regarding the application of a residence permit and other types of Turkey Visas (work visa, student visa etc.) http://www.goc.gov.tr/main/En_3
|f you overstay your Turkey Visas, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.

Please NOTE:

This information on this page is provided as is without any guarantees and it is subject to change without notice.  Please visit www.evisa.gov.tr a Turkish government portal run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, to get the latest information about obtaining an eVisa.  We do not claim to assist users in receiving Turkish e-Visas in return of a service charge. We are not endorsed by or associated with the Turkish government.

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