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Turkey e-Visa​

Turkey is a spectacular country on the Eastern border of the Mediterranean Sea, which holds a unique position lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Rich in history and culture, Turkey boasts of breathtaking landscapes and mountain ranges, beautiful Ottoman architecture, exquisite cuisine, and a vibrant people. While entry into Turkish territories often requires a visa, the advantages of applying online for the Turkish visa has made travel to Turkey quicker, easier and more convenient for travelers. Simply take a few minutes to apply for a Turkish electronic visa online and receive it within 48 hours of application.

Turkey e-Visa is a document issued by the Turkish government that allows its holders to travel and enter Turkey. The Turkey e-Visa system enables travelers to complete the entire application process for the Turkish visa online.

The Turkey e-Visa means that applicants in over 50 countries need not go to Turkish consular representations abroad, in order to apply for a Turkish visa. While the Turkey e-Visa allows for lighter travel with simply an electronic version of the Turkey visa, as opposed to a printed copy, carrying both a hard and soft copy is always recommended, in case of any technical complications or if requested by Passport control at the port of entry.

Turkey e-Visa Advantages​

Travel to Turkey has been made even easier with the availability of the Turkey electronic visa. These are some of the main Turkish e-Visa’s advantages:

  • The entire application process can be done online:

    The online application eliminates the need to go to a Turkish consular representation abroad to apply for a visa.

  • The whole process only takes a few minutes: 

    The application process is very simple and quick to complete from any device connected to the Internet, (smartphone, tablet, laptop).

  • The e-Visa can arrive within 48 hours: 

    Once you’ve applied, the e-Visa will take 2 days to be processed and issued, and then sent directly to your email.

Purposes of the Turkey e-Visa​

Turkey’s e-Visa is primarily designed to ease travel for tourists and business people because it is available to a large number of passport holders at short notice. The main purposes for travel to Turkey were carefully taken into consideration when designing the Turkey e-Visa system, to help those who most frequently travel to Turkey. These are the primary purposes for travel to Turkey:


Travel to Turkey for touristic leisure and recreational activities


Travel to Turkey for exciting trade opportunities


A long layover in Turkey between travel destinations

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for the Turkish e-Visa

Afghanistan Cape Verde Iraq Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Algeria China Jamaica Saudi Arabia
Antigua and Barbuda Dominica Kuwait Senegal
Armenia Dominican Republic Libya Solomon Islands
Australia East Timor Maldives South Africa
Bahamas Egypt Mauritius Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Equatorial Guinea Mexico Suriname
Bahrain Fiji Nepal Taiwan
Barbados Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus Oman United States of America
Bermuda Grenada Pakistan United Arab Emirates
Bhutan Haiti Palestine Vanuatu
Cambodia Hong Kong (BN(O)) Philippines Vietnam
Canada India Saint Lucia Yemen
Antigua and Barbuda
Cape Verde
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Equatorial Guinea
Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus
Hong Kong (BN(O))
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United States of America
United Arab Emirates

Turkey e-Visa Categories​

Depending on the applicant’s nationality, the Turkey e-Visa is issued in one of two possible “entry” categories: an e-Visa permitting a single entry to Turkish territories, and an e-Visa permitting multiple entries into Turkey.

  • Single-entry: strictly 30 days in Turkish territory.
  • Multiple-entry: up to 90 days in Turkish territory.

Both single and multiple-entry e-Visas are valid for 180 days starting on the date of arrival into Turkey.

Turkey e-Visa Requirements​

In order to apply for the Turkey e-Visa, the applicant is obliged to meet the basic Turkey e-Visa requirements. However, applicants from certain countries may be asked to comply with additional requirements in order to apply for the Turkey e-Visa.

These are the basic requirements needed to apply for an e-Visa for Turkey:


Valid for a minimum of 60 days after the approved and stipulated duration of stay in Turkey.

Credit card

A credit/debit card to pay the visa fee.


A valid email address.

How to apply for the Turkey e-Visa (in 3 easy steps)

Complete the application process right here on this website in just a few short minutes by following these steps:

Apply online

Complete the Turkish e-Visa application form by filling out your personal data and travel document details and submitting the application.

Pay visa fee

Pay your Turkey e-Visa fee online via the secure online payment system. Payment can be made by a credit/debit card.

Get visa by email

Once the visa has been processed and issued, a link to download your Turkey e-Visa will be sent to your email inbox.

Turkey visa FAQ

There are five types of Turkish visas, which are:

  • Tourist/Businessperson
  • Official
  • Student/Education
  • Working
  • Other visas

The five Turkish visa types define the traveler’s intended purpose for travel to Turkey. Depending on whether the travel is for tourism, official duty, education, employment, or another specific purpose, the Turkey visa applicant will apply for the appropriate Turkish visa type.

No, Turkey is not part of the Schengen zone.