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 e-Visa Basic 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:

Passport

A passport that will be 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.

Email

A valid email address.

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
Australia Grenada Saint Lucia
Bahamas Haiti Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Bahrain Hong Kong (BN(O)) Saudi Arabia
Barbados Jamaica South Africa
Bermuda Kuwait Suriname
Canada Maldives United States of America
Dominica Mauritius United Arab Emirates
Dominican Republic
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus
Grenada
Haiti
Hong Kong (BN(O))
Jamaica
Kuwait
Maldives
Mauritius
Mexico
Oman
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Suriname
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:

Accommodation

Proof of an accommodation (eg. a hotel reservation).

Tickets

Booked travel through Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved airlines. These airlines vary depending on the traveler’s nationality and country of origin. Travellers can find out which airlines correspond to them, after entering their nationality into the application system online.

Visa

A valid, physical visa or resident permit from a Schengen country, the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the United States of America.

Funds

Proof of sufficient financial capacity for entire stay in Turkey (approx. $50 for each day).

Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the Turkey e-Visa by submitting both basic and additional requirements:

Afghanistan Equatorial Guinea Philippines
Algeria Fiji Senegal
Bangladesh India Solomon Islands
Bhutan Iraq Sri Lanka
Cambodia Libya Taiwan
Cape Verde Nepal Vanuatu
China Pakistan Vietnam
Egypt Palestine Yemen
Afghanistan
Algeria
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
Cape Verde
China
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
India
Iraq
Libya
Nepal
Pakistan
Palestine
Philippines
Senegal
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen

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:

Angola Guadelope Nigeria
Anguilla Guam Norfolk Island
Aruba Guinea Palau
Benin Guinea-Bissau Papua New Guinea
Botswana Guyana Puerto Rico
Burkina Faso Kenya Reunion
Burundi Kiribati Rwanda
Cameroon Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Samoa
Cayman Islands Laos Sao Tome and Principe
Central African Republic Lesotho Sierra Leone
Chad Liberia Somalia
Comoros Madagascar South Sudan
Congo Malawi Sudan
Congo (Dem. Rep.) Mali Swaziland
Cook Islands Marshall Islands Syria
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Martinique Tanzania
Cuba Mauritania Togo
Djibouti Mayotte Tonga
Eritrea Micronesia Turks and Caicos Islands
Ethiopia Mozambique Tuvalu
Faroe Islands Myanmar Uganda
Gabon Namibia Zambia
Gambia Nauru Zimbabwe
Ghana New Caledonia
Greenland Niger
Angola
Anguilla
Aruba
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Cook Islands
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Cuba
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Faroe Islands
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Greenland
Guadelope
Guam
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
Laos
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Micronesia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niger
Nigeria
Norfolk Island
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico
Reunion
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Syria
Tanzania
Togo
Tonga
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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:

Albania Iceland Paraguay
Andora Indonesia Peru
Argentina Iran Poland
Austria Ireland Portugal
Azerbijan Israel Qatar
Belarus Italy Romania
Belgium Japan Russian Federation
Belize Jordan Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bolivia Kazakhstan San Marino
Bosnia and Herzegovina Korea, Republic of Serbia
Brazil Kosovo Seychelles
Brunei Kyrgyzstan Singapore
Bulgaria Latvia Slovakia
Chile Lebanon Slovenia
Colombia Liechtenstein Spain
Costa Rica Lithuania Sweden
Croatia Luxembourg Switzerland
Czech Republic Macao Tajikistan
Denmark Macedonia Thailand
Ecuador Malaysia Trinidad and Tobago
El Salvador Malta Tunisia
Estonia Moldova Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Finland Monaco Turkmenistan
France Mongolia Ukraine
Georgia Montenegro United Kingdom
Germany Morocco Uruguay
Greece Netherlands Uzbekistan
Guatemala New Zealand Vatican
Honduras Nicaragua Venezuela
Hong Kong(S.A.R) Norway
Hungary Panama
Albania
Andora
Argentina
Austria
Azerbijan
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hong Kong(S.A.R)
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vatican
Venezuela

Turkey visa FAQ

The documents required for a Turkeish sticker visa include: a valid passport, two passport photos, a completed and signed Turkish Visa application form, a return or roundtrip airline ticket, proof of financial means during stay in Turkey, certified proof of occupation, proof of accommodation, medical insurance coverage. The documents required for a Turkish e-Visa include: a valid passport, a valid email address, and a credit/debit card to pay the Turkey visa fee. Please note that some nationals are required to present additional documents while applying for a Turkish e-Visa online.
The Turkey e-Visa online application is a quick process, but you are advised to apply at least 48 hours before your trip. The Turkey sticker visa process takes more time, so you are advised to apply at least one month before travel. In all cases, it is recommended to start the application process early, in case of delays or unforeseen circumstances.
No, a COVID-19 test is not required. Travel to Turkey is permitted without a COVID-19 pcr test, quarantine, or vaccination certificate. However, it is recommended that travelers check Turkey’s COVID-19 entry requirements prior to travel, as conditions may be subject to change.