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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Travel to Turkey for touristic leisure and recreational activities

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Travel to Turkey for exciting trade opportunities

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A long layover in Turkey between travel destinations

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

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

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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:

  • A passport that will be valid for a minimum of 60 days after the approved and stipulated duration of stay in Turkey.
  • A valid email address.
  • A credit/debit card to pay the visa fee.

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:
  • Step 1: Complete the Turkish e-Visa application form by filling out your personal data and travel document details and submitting the application.
  • Step 2: Pay your Turkey e-Visa fee online via the secure online payment system. Payment can be made by a credit/debit card.
  • Step 3: Receive your Turkey e-Visa, within 48 hours after the application has been submitted. Once the visa has been processed and issued, a link to download your Turkey e-Visa will be sent to your email inbox. Download the Turkey e-Visa attachment on your device and keep it with you during your stay in Turkey.


There are five types of Turkish visas, which are: (1) Tourist/Businessperson, (2) Official, (3) Student/Education, (4) Working, and (5) 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 Schnegen zone.

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