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Turkey Visa for Chinese Citizens



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The Chinese outbound tourism industry is the largest in the world! It continues to grow each year, and there are now over 100 million trips abroad departing from China every year. Keep in Chinese citizens must obtain an eVisa before traveling to Turkey for tourism purposes.

If you wish to study or work during your trip, you will need to visit a Turkish embassy to apply for a different visa. This article details the process of obtaining a Turkey Visa Online Requirements who are traveling for tourism purposes and plan to stay for less than 30 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do Chinese Passport Holders Need a Visa to Go to Turkey?

Chinese passport holders must have an eVisa to enter Turkey. Only certain official passport holders are exempt from getting a visa and are allowed to stay for a maximum period of 30 days in Total.

If you are a Chinese citizen, you can start your application to travel to Turkey here.

What is a Turkey eVisa?

The Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Turkey.

How Long can Chinese Citizens Stay in Turkey?

Chinese citizens can remain in Turkey for periods of up to 30 days in Total with an eVisa. If you intend to stay longer or plan to study or work during your stay, you cannot do it with this visa because it is only for tourism and short business purposes.

However, since the Turkey eVisa is a multiple entry that remains valid for 180 days after arrival what you can do is to stay in Turkey 30 days at a time in every visit.

What are the processing times and prices?

One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:

  • Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 24 hours, and the price is USD $112.49 (service fees included).
  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 hours, and the total price of it is USD $153.49 (service fees included).
  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your eVisa in only 30 minutes, and you will be charged USD $200.49 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

What are the requirements for a Turkey visa?

We require the following documents to submit your application:

  • Passport – the general requirement is that your passport needs to be valid at least for six months from your intended date of arrival.
  • A digital photo of you – it is recommended that the photo is recently taken. Just make sure that it meets the photo requirements.
  • E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.
  • Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards.

How does the Turkey eVisa work?

In April 2013, the Turkish government launched an online visa system that issues electronic visas instead of the old “sticker visa”. Once the information and payment are submitted, the visa is emailed to the traveler and must be downloaded and printed out.

The eVisa should be shown to airport and customs officials in Turkey and kept safe for the duration of the trip. Using an eVisa means travelers no longer need to go to their local embassies or wait in line at the airport to obtain a visa.

How long does it take to apply for a Turkey eVisa?

Less than 10 minutes. We will take care of the rest and shortly after we will let you know the status of your application by email.

How can I apply for a Turkey eVisa?

The application is really easy. It has only three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point that you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on individual circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill in your application, Turkey Visa for Chinese Citizens has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

Once the application is done, you will receive your Turkey eVisa by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don’t lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your eVisa along with your passport once you enter Turkey.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

Just make sure to have all the required documents before you apply (you can see them above in this article). If you are applying for only one more friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the information required.