Turkey Visa Requirements
The Turkey e-Visa allows a more accessible way to travel to Turkey for tourism, business, or transit purposes. By enabling online application and online issuance, the Turkish e-Visa is a quick and easy process, for all citizens eligible to apply for a Turkey e-Visa and travel to Turkey. In just a few simple steps, eligible applicants can submit their e-Visa online without having to go to a Turkish consular representation abroad in order to apply. A Turkey e-Visa is usually issued within 48 hours from the date of application.
The requirements you will need to meet to apply for a Turkey e-Visa depend on your nationality. While everyone who requires a visa to enter Turkey will need to provide the same basic requirements, some passport holders will be asked to provide additional requirements and details regarding their planned trip to Turkey. Regardless of the level of requirements you are asked to provide, all e-Visa applications can be easily applied for online and processed quickly.
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Who Can Apply for Turkey e-Visa?
Unless you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you must apply for a visa prior to travel to Turkey.
Depending on the nationality of the Turkish e-Visa applicant, some nationalities are required to provide just the basic requirements, while other nationalities are required to provide further additional requirements in addition to the basic requirements.
Please check below to know whether you are eligible to apply for the Turkey e-Visa, which requirements you are required to provide, or whether you are exempt from obtaining a Turkey visa altogether.
Turkey Visa Requirements
Applicants who are eligible to apply for the Turkey e-Visa by submitting only “basic requirements” will most likely be permitted a multiple-entry Turkey e-Visa. The number of days a multiple-entry e-Visa permits a traveler to be in Turkish territories is usually 90 days. However, travelers of some nationalities may only be allowed in Turkish territory for 30 days with a multi-entry e-Visa, yet still only need to submit the general Turkey e-Visa requirements.
The following requirements are for all applicants eligible to apply for the Turkey e-Visa by providing only basic requirements:
Please note that you will also need to comply with the temporary requirement of submitting a ‘Form for Entry to Turkey’ including a negative PCR test that must be completed a minimum of 72 hours before the time of departure.
Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the Turkey e-Visa by submitting only the basic requirements:
|Antigua and Barbuda||East Timor||Mexico|
|Armenia||Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus||Oman|
|Bahamas||Haiti||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Bahrain||Hong Kong (BN(O))||Saudi Arabia|
|Canada||Maldives||United States of America|
|Dominica||Mauritius||United Arab Emirates|
|Antigua and Barbuda|
|Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus|
|Hong Kong (BN(O))|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|United States of America|
|United Arab Emirates|
Turkey e-Visa Additional Requirements
Applicants for the Turkey e-Visa of certain nationalities will be required to submit “Additional Requirements”, in addition to the basic requirements listed above. These requirements vary from nationality to nationality and are required, in addition, to the basic requirements listed above. Note that some nationalities may only be asked to provide some of the following additional requirements, and not all of them. You can find out which Turkey application requirements correspond to your country by entering your nationality into the [Turkey e-Visa application form]. If an applicant needs to provide additional requirements, this usually means they will be eligible for a single-entry Turkey e-Visa, which allows no more than 30 days in Turkey.
The additional requirements include, but are not binding or limited to, the following:
Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the Turkey e-Visa by submitting both basic and additional requirements:
Countries Not Eligible for the Turkey e-Visa
Citizens from certain countries are not eligible to apply for the Turkey e-Visa. However, they may still apply for a visa to travel to Turkey using the traditional “sticker” application method, requiring the applicant to apply in person at a Turkish consular representation abroad. This visa is known as a “sticker visa” and is issued with a physical sticker in the applicant’s travel document. Note that the Turkey visa requirements for a Turkey sticker visa can differ from the requirements for Turkey e-Visas.
Citizens of the following countries are not eligible for the Turkey e-Visa:
|Benin||Guinea-Bissau||Papua New Guinea|
|Cameroon||Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of||Samoa|
|Cayman Islands||Laos||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Central African Republic||Lesotho||Sierra Leone|
|Congo (Dem. Rep.)||Mali||Swaziland|
|Cook Islands||Marshall Islands||Syria|
|Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||Martinique||Tanzania|
|Eritrea||Micronesia||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Central African Republic|
|Congo (Dem. Rep.)|
|Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)|
|Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of|
|Papua New Guinea|
|Sao Tome and Principe|
|Turks and Caicos Islands|
Countries Exempt from the Turkey Visa
Turkey exempts citizens of certain countries from requiring a visa to travel to Turkey. If you qualify as a visa-exempt traveler, you do not need to apply for a Turkey visa to travel to Turkey and can stay in Turkish territory for up to 90 days within the 180-day period.
Citizens of the following countries are exempt from entering Turkey with a visa and need not apply for the Turkey e-Visa:
|Belize||Jordan||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Korea, Republic of||Serbia|
|Ecuador||Malaysia||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Estonia||Moldova||Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Korea, Republic of|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
|Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus|