Turkey Visa on Arrival

Citizens from a specific group of countries can enter Turkey by obtaining a Turkey Visa on Arrival.

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How to Obtain a Turkish Visa on Arrival?

A traveler can be issued a Turkey Visa on Arrival directly at the immigration counters of any Turkish port of entry. This is done upon arrival by passing through the immigration counters at the Turkish port of entry and paying the corresponding visa fee. For your convenience, submitting all the same details online is a much quicker and cheaper way for you to provide the information required, instead of physically waiting to do so at a port of entry. This is possible for eligible nationalities who wish to enter Turkey for touristic purposes, and such visa is issued electronically as a Turkey e-Visa.

Who is Eligible for a Turkish Visa on Arrival?

The Turkey Visa on Arrival allows passport holders of 28 countries to travel to Turkey. Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a Turkey Visa on Arrival:

Antigua and BarbudaHong Kong (BN(O))
CanadaSaint Lucia
DominicaSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dominican RepublicSaudi Arabia
East TimorSouth Africa
Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern CyprusSuriname
GrenadaUnited States of America
HaitiUnited Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus
Hong Kong (BN(O))
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
United States of America
United Arab Emirates

Turkey e-Visa

The Turkey Visa on Arrival can be issued to citizens of the aforementioned nationalities at any port of entry into Turkish territories. However, for their own convenience, it is kindly advised that the traveler fills out the visa application and completes the payment online through the Turkey e-Visa system. This is advised due to possible long waiting lines at port of entry immigration counters. Also, note that the Turkey Visa on Arrival fee must be paid in exact cash at the port of entry and is often more expensive than the online Turkish visa fee.

Turkey e-Visa allows the traveler to pass directly through the immigration gates upon arrival in Turkey, avoiding all the queues waiting for the Turkey Visa on Arrival.

In addition, all citizens of countries eligible for a Turkey visa on arrival are also eligible for Turkey e-Visas. The Turkey e-Visa is considered the fastest and easiest way to meet the Turkish tourist visa and the Turkey visa on arrival requirements.

Turkey visa FAQ

Some foreign nationals are eligible to travel to Turkey and obtain a visa-on-arrival at a Turkish port of entry, including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Indoniesia, and more.
Foreign nationals eligible for a Turkey visa-on-arrival include: Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Greek Cypriot, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Saint Lucia, S.V. and the Grenadines, Spain, United States
If you are a foreign national eligible for a Turkey visa-on-arrival, you can obtain a Turkish visa at Istanbul airport. If eligible for a Turkish visa-on-arrival, you are also eligible to apply for a Turkish e-Visa. To avoid airport lines and delays, it is recommended to apply online, prior to travel, for an easy and quick Turkish e-Visa.