Visa for Turkey application
Turkey visa online application
You can easily apply for your Turkey visa online with the digital application form. You will be charged £54.95 per visa (see details).
Take note: do you want to stay in Turkey for less than 90 days for a holiday or business trip? If you are a national of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway or any other country in the European Union, as of 2020, you no longer need a visa for these purposes.
Overview of the application procedure
1. Visa application
Applying for the Turkey visa is done by filling out the online application form. This takes about 5 minutes.
2. Pay online
Easily and safely pay for the Turkey visa with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.
3. Official visa
The Turkey visa will be sent to you by e-mail. With urgent applications on average in 45 minutes.
Who needs a visa for Turkey?
Are you going on a holiday or business trip to Turkey in 2023 or 2024? All tourist and business travellers must apply for a Turkey visa in advance, unless they are travelling with a European passport or European identity card. The visa requirement does not apply to travellers with both British and Irish nationality.
On the other hand, travellers of certain nationalities still need a visa. For example, if you're an Armenian, Dominican Rublican, Jamaican, Mexican, United States or South African national, you can easily apply for the visa for Turkey on this website. Some other travellers can only apply for the visa under specific circumstances, or only on the official Turkish government website. Underaged travellers to whom the visa requirements also applies, need their own visa to be accepted in the country.
What is an e-visa Turkey?
The e-visa is an official travel authorisation from the Turkish government to enter the country via land, sea or air. When this website mentions the visa for Turkey, it always refers to the electronic variant known as the "e-visa Turkey". You can apply for this travel permit entirely online, and after it has been granted it will be sent to you by e-mail (example e-visa). You can submit an application for yourself, for somebody else or for an entire travel party at once.
Turkey visa requirements
To make use of the e-visa Turkey you have to meet a number of requirements. Below, the most important requirements are summed up; more information can be found on the page concerning the requirements for the Turkey visa.
- You need a visa for a short stay in Turkey, but do not require a paper visa.
- Your trip has a tourist or business-related purpose.
- You are travelling with a travel document eligible for a trip to Turkey.
- Are you required to travel with a passport? Then it has to be valid for at least six more months after your arrival in Turkey.
- You cannot enter into employment with a Turkish company during your stay.
- You cannot study at a Turkish educational institution during your stay.
Exceptions for the visa
Are you arriving in Turkey by cruise ship? Then you only need to apply for a Turkey visa if you plan on staying ashore for longer than 72 hours. Changing flights and transiting at a Turkish airport are also possible without a Turkey visa, but you are not allowed to leave the airport during the layover period.
Are you a truck driver, filming a documentary, or are an archaeologist? Then you do not qualify for the e-visa; you have to file for a sticker visa at the Turkish embassy.
Likewise, if you do not meet the Turkey e-visa requirements, but you do need a visa for your trip, your application cannot be made online. In this case you also have to report to the embassy. Examples include not having a valid passport or ID-card, but instead wanting to travel with your residence document. However, under certain conditions, some travellers may be able to apply for a single entry e-visa for a maximum of 30 days in the country through the Turkish government website. This is often obtainable if they have a valid visa or residence permit from a country in the Schengen area, from Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States.
Validity period and maximum length of stay
If you follow the rules, you will avoid fines, deportation or a ban. The Turkey visa is then valid for 180 days. This validity period starts on the date of arrival, as indicated in the online application form. During these 180 days, you are allowed to stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days. However, for travellers holding citizenship of certain countries, the e-visa is valid for 30 days at the most.
Your e-visa enabled stay in Turkey may be consecutive, but may often be divided for several separate trips within the validity period. However, this is not permitted for all travellers with the e-visa, regardless of whether the maximum duration of stay for them is 90 days or 30 days. Moreover, some travellers who can apply for the e-visa through this website are only eligible for a single-entry visa. More information on the validity, extensions, renewing and expiration of the visa can be found on the page concerning the validity of the visa for Turkey.
Example of the visa with a 90 day validity: you fill in the application form for the e-visa Turkey on 1 February. In it, you indicate that the visa has to be valid starting 1 March. The visa will then be valid for 180 days starting on that date, until 28 August. Between 1 March and 28 August, you can stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days. This can take the form of one stay of 90 consecutive days. But it can also take the form of three separate trips to Turkey, staying in the country for 30 days each time. The multiple entry visa allows you to make an unlimited number of trips to Turkey, as long as the total amount of days does not exceed the permitted amount, and they all fall under the overall visa validity period of 180 days.
The same principle is applicable to the multiple-entry e-visa with the shorter permitted length of stay of 30 days. The single-entry visa, however, only permits travellers to make a single trip to Turkey. If you are using the single-entry visa, you will not be allowed to use this same visa to return to Turkey after your first departure, even if the maximum duration of stay was not met. You can, however, always apply for a new single-entry e-visa.
Turkey visa: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Applying for the Turkey visa can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, entirely online. You can apply for the visa by filling in the online application form on this website. This will take about five minutes. Afterwards, you pay the visa cost of £54.95 per traveller. This can be done through your preferred payment method, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. All these payment methods come with no delays, meaning that the application will be processed as soon as the payment has been made.
Regular delivery or urgent application
The Turkey Visa is usually delivered within 3 days. Leaving for Turkey today or tomorrow? Then it can be prudent to submit an urgent application. Urgent applications are processed immediately by the immigration service and are on average granted within 45 minutes. This means that with an urgent application, you can already expect the e-mail containing your e-visa 45 minutes after making the payment. It is important that you print out the visa and take it with you on your trip to Turkey. Donʼt have a printer? You can also provide a digital version of your Turkey visa on your phone or tablet.
You can apply for the e-visa Turkey right away. If you have any questions, it is best to first check the frequently asked questions page. Often, you will find the answer to your questions here. If your question about the visa is not listed there, you can contact e-Visa.co.uk.
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