A Turkey Tourist Visa is a visa issued to applicants allowing them travel to Turkey for touristic purposes. The Turkey Tourist Visa allows travelers to enter Turkey for touristic visits, including for fairs, festivals, exhibitions, sports activities, cultural or artistic activities, and visits to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The Tourist Visa for Turkey also allows entry into the country for those who would like to explore Turkey while in transit, or while there on business for meetings, commerce, conferences and seminars.
The Turkey Tourist Visa can be issued as a regular Sticker Visa or as an e-Visa depending on the applicant’s nationality and its corresponding application requirements. The Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa is applied for by physically visiting your nearest Turkish embassy or consulate, while the Turkey Tourist e-Visa can be fully applied for online. Turkey Tourist e-Visas are the easiest and quickest way to obtain a Turkey visa. With the Turkey e-Visa, you can apply instantly from any device with an internet connection.
A Turkey Tourist e-Visa is a quick and easy process to obtain a visa that allows entry into Turkey that is fully applied for and issued online. In addition to tourism, it also allows applicants to apply for a Turkey e-Visa for transit and business purposes.
Depending on the applicant’s nationality, there are two categories of Turkish tourist e-Visas, in terms of the number of times the visa holder can enter Turkish territories using the same e-Visa. The two categories are:
All Turkish Tourist e-Visas remain valid for 180 days starting from a traveler’s date of entry into Turkey. A Turkey Tourist e-Visa holder can only stay in Turkey for the number of days stipulated on their Turkey e-Visa, and they must not exceed their permitted number of days on Turkish territory.
Note that travelers of some nationalities that only need to submit the basic Turkey e-Visa requirements, may only be allowed in Turkish territory for 30 days despite having a multi-entry e-Visa. Others may be required to submit additional requirements to obtain a single entry Turkish e-Visa that permits a maximum of 30 days in Turkey. You can find out the number of days you are allowed to enter Turkish territory, while filling out the Turkey e-Visa application form.
The Turkey Tourist e-Visa is available to all eligible applicants, specifically the applicants who need to submit the basic requirements, as well as the applicants who need to submit both basic and additional requirements. This does not apply to nationals from visa-exempt countries, nor nationals from countries who are not eligible for an e-Visa and must apply for the Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa through an official Turkish embassy or consulate abroad. The Turkey Tourist e-Visa is an excellent option, as it allows passport holders in over 50 countries to travel to Turkey, without having to apply for the Turkish visa in person at a Turkish embassy or consulate.
Citizens of countries eligible to apply for a Turkey Tourist e-Visa:
After completing these steps, you should receive a confirmation to the email address you provided, informing you that your application has been received and your Turkey tourist e-Visa is being processed. Once your Turkey tourist e-Visa has been approved, you will receive the Turkish e-Visa directly to your email inbox. Download it or print it, and present the soft or hard copy of your Turkish tourist e-Visa, together with your travel document, at your point of entry into Turkish territory.
A Turkey tourist e-Visa takes up to 48 hours to process, from the time your application was submitted to receipt of your Turkey e-Visa directly to your email inbox.