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Türkiye Visa

It is not difficult to obtain a visa to Türkiye. Citizens of countries that have an e-visa agreement with Türkiye may apply and get the visa online. For more information on the e-visa for Türkiye, see https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ . The Turkey Visa Application is for touristic purposes only, and is not valid for working or student visas. After your e-visa is issued, you can print or save the document sent to your e-mail and present it at the airport and border control.

Essentially, the e-visa is the same as a visa issued at passport control but, to streamline the process, Türkiye requires visitors to obtain an e-visa online. (Visitors who are entitled to obtain the e-visa and fail to do so may be required to pay additional fees – if they are permitted to enter the country).

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/data/KONSOLOSLUK/e-visa-fees-en-31-december.pdf

You can also apply to the Turkish foreign mission or consulate in your country to obtain a Turkish visa. For this type of application, it is advisable to prepare the necessary documents and meet the application criteria. To prevent any last-minute issues before your holiday in Türkiye, we suggest that you begin the application process one month before your travel date.

Türkiye Visa Guide is curated for you to have access to key information on the country’s visa rules and regulations for foreigners. Please find below the country-specific visa requirements detailed along with the necessary documents. Do not forget to buy your “Türkiye Flight Ticket” as the first step of your travel preparations.

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Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Türkiye?

Visa requirements apply to third country citizens who wish to travel to Türkiye with various purposes. A list of countries is exempt from visa obligation as part of the bilateral visa agreements.  Accordingly, citizens of some countries can benefit from electronic visa (e-visa) application system online to fast-track the process.  Make sure to check out online to learn whether you are entitled to request an e-visa to travel to Türkiye. Citizens of countries who can travel to Türkiye with their ID cards are also listed online.

Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Türkiye with their national ID’s

  1. Germany
  2. Belgium
  3. France
  4. Georgia
  5. The Netherlands
  6. Spain
  7. Switzerland
  8. Italy
  9. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  10. Liechtenstein
  11. Luxemburg
  12. Malta
  13. Portugal
  14. Ukraine
  15. Greece

Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Türkiye with their expired passports

  1. Germany – Passports expired within the last year / ID’s expired within the last year
  2. Belgium – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
  3. France – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
  4. Spain – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
  5. Switzerland – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
  6. Luxemburg – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
  7. Portugal – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
  8. Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport

Türkiye Visa Types

Different visa types apply for visits to Türkiye on short-term or long-term basis.  Single, double or multiple-entry visas are given depending on the holder’s term of stay. Visa holders cannot stay in the country longer than 90 days in periods of 180 days, unless stated otherwise. Visa on arrival applies to citizens of eligible countries. E-visa can be obtained only for tourism or business visits. The applications for an electronic visa are processed through webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All other visa applications are made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa as of 2016.

Type C (Short-term Stay) Visa

Short-term visa is granted to to third country citizens for designated periods in line with their purpose of stay that shall not exceed a maximum of 90 days.

Türkiye Tourist Visa

Türkiye tourist visa is given to foreign nationals who wish to visit the country for only tourism and entertainment reasons. Tourist visas can be issued in the form of e-visas or visas upon arrival if the applicant is a national of an eligible country.

Türkiye Visa for Business and Fair Visits

Business visa is granted to third country nationals who seek to visit Türkiye only for business purposes. The holder of a business visa can  attend conferences, business meetings or other sorts of commercial activities. However, the total term of stay will be restricted to determined periods in line with the dates on your issued visa.

Türkiye Visa for Visit to Family, Relatives and Friends

Third country nationals who intend to visit family, relatives or friends can apply for private visas upon submission of the relevant documents that include a private invitation from relative or friends.

Türkiye Visa for Cultural, Sports Activities and Participation to Conferences

Foreign travelers are requested to apply for an entry visa if they wish to participate cultural or sports related events and conferences in Türkiye. An official invitation letter presented on the official letterhead of the registered host organization in Türkiye is obligatory as part of the application process.

Türkiye Visa for Short-term Education and Traineeship

Short-term student or work visas can be given to foreigners who seek to visit Türkiye for education or training purposes including short-term language courses. Accordingly, an official invitation letter should be provided by the prospective employer or education institution based in Türkiye indicating the definite dates of enrolled program.

Type D (Long-term Stay) Visa

Long-term visa ensures the applicant right to visit Republic of Türkiye for periods exceeding over 90 days.

Foreign students who wish to study at Turkish education institutions must apply for student visas. The study visa request shall be submitted through the Consulate accompanied with a letter of admission.

Applicants shall make their applications through the diplomatic missions in order to get a work visa or a work permit to stay in Türkiye for longer periods. A letter of employment along with the other documents should be submitted to Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) for approval.

Please be aware that foreigners who intend to work or study in Türkiye for long term stays must register immediately at the local police departments upon arrival.

In case of any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact the nearest diplomatic mission in your region.

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