Turkey's E-Visa: What You Need to Know

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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.

The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry.

Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay).

The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.

As in the case of other visas, respective Turkish officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Turkey to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.

An e-Visa can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on visa applications at Turkish missions or at the ports of entry into Turkey (if you are eligible).

No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within this period.

Yes. Provided that your child is issued a passport under his/her name, please either make a separate e-Visa application or contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate General so as to apply for a sticker visa. Beginning from 5 January 2016, applications for Turkish visas have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa.

The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it should be still valid (by date) by the time you enter Turkey. Previously used or unused single-entry visas are accepted as long as their validity date covers your entry date to Turkey. Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.

No. While the citizens of the countries listed below can obtain an e-Visa, they are not eligible for visa on arrival.
Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Bangladesh Benin Bhutan
Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia
Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic
Chad China Comoros
China Comoros Congo, Republic of the
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Djibouti
East Timor Egypt Equatorial Guinea
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia Fiji Gabon
Gambia Ghana Guinea
Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau
India Iraq Kenya
Kuwait Lesotho Liberia
Lesotho Liberia Libya
Madagascar Malawi Mali
Mauritania Mozambique Namibia
Mozambique Namibia Nepal
Niger Nigeria Pakistan
Palestine Philippines Rwanda
Philippines Rwanda São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia Senegal Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa
Somalia South Africa Sri Lanka
Sudan Suriname Swaziland
Taiwan Tanzania Togo
Tanzania Togo Uganda
United Arab Emirates Vanuatu Vietnam
Yemen

Citizen of one of the countries listed below can obtain a (A1) multiple entry e-Visa , Otherwise the granted visa is (B1) single entry visa :

Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Canada
Armenia Barbados China
Australia Belgium Croatia
Belgium Croatia Bermuda
Dominica Estonia Dominican Republic
Grenada Haiti Jamaica
Haiti Jamaica Hong Kong (BN(O))
Kuwait Lithuania Maldives
Latvia Malta Netherlands
Malta Netherlands Mauritius
Oman Portugal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Taiwan Saint Lucia United States of America
Saint Lucia United States of America Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates Spain South Africa

e-Visa fee varies according to country of travel document and type of travel document. select your country of travel document to find out the e-Visa fee that you are required to pay.

The validity period of an e-Visa varies according to Country of Travel Document. Select your Country of Travel and Type of Travel Document to check for how many days you are allowed to stay in Turkey.

No. You do not have to get any type of visas if you are not going to leave the international transit area and you should have visa-free access to the CIP lounge and other airport facilities .

Family applications can be created for minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 applicants.

Yes, all members of the family must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all members of the family are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the family.

Group applications can be created for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 300 applicants.

Yes, individuals in a group must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all individuals in the group are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the group.

When using the e-Visa system, the link to create a group application can be found upon selecting the country of origin and date of arrival to Turkey. Group leaders should provide a single e-mail address to be used for the group application. The Foreign Ministry will then send an sample excel file and a user guide to the provided email address. After the list is uploaded, the Foreign Ministry will send a confirmation e-mail with a link. This link must be clicked on within 1 hours to proceed, otherwise the application will time out. A lump sum payment can be made after this stage. Upon receiving the payment, the Foreign Ministry will make the e-Visas available for download. If requested, a payment receipt will be issued under the name of the company which applied on behalf of the applicants.

Service fee is charged to cover the cost for international operations.

When your e-Visa expires, you are not allowed to apply for a new e-Visa without departing from Turkey ; but you are advised to apply at Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit. Please click on the following link to get more detailed information regarding the application of a residence permit and other types of visa (work visa, student visa etc.) http://www.goc.gov.tr/main/En_3 |If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.