Has your Turkey visa expired? Then you have to apply for a new one before being able to travel to Turkey again. It is not necessary to wait until your previous visa has expired before submitting a new application. Are you already in Turkey? Then you cannot submit a new application; you can, however, arrange for an extension.
Turkey visa expired?
Take note: Since 20 February 2020, travellers with a European passport or European identity card no longer need a visa for Turkey. Since then, the information on this page regarding the Turkey visa, has no longer been updated.
When does the visa for Turkey expire?
There are several things that can cause your Turkey visa to expire:
- The validity period of 180 days has run out
- The maximum number of days (90) that you are allowed to stay in Turkey has been reached
- Your passport is no longer valid
- Your travel purpose has changed, for example if you want to live or study in Turkey
- You no longer meet the Turkey visa requirements
- The Turkish government has revoked the validity of your visa
An explanation on the validity period and the maximum number of days you are allowed to stay in Turkey before the visa expires can be found on the page concerning the validity of the Turkey visa. Check this example visa to know how you can tell if the validity term has expired.
Revoking of the validity of the visa by the Turkish government, for any reason other than the expiration of the validity duration, is an extremely rare occurrence. Normally this only happens if you committed a (serious) crime or the Turkish police or immigration service suspects you did. Regardless, the Turkish immigration service maintains the right to revoke the validity of the visa at any time if it sees any cause to, without needing to provide a reason.
What to do if your visa expires?
If your visa expires while you are in Turkey
If you want to stay in Turkey until after the date indicated on your visa, you need to report to the local police. Here, it is possible to arrange for an extension or a (permanent) residence permit. At the local police, you can also apply for permission to change your travel purpose. For example, if you have a tourist visa and want to study in Turkey. The requirements that are set for an extension or changing of the travel purpose depend on the nature of the change and the desired duration of stay. If you are already in Turkey at the time your Turkey visa expires, it is best if you report to the police and ask what requirements apply in your case.
If your visa expires while you are not in Turkey
If you are outside of Turkey at the moment your visa expires, you can always apply for a new one. This can be done on this website through the online application form. The visa for Turkey is valid for 180 days, but in this period you can only stay in Turkey for 90 days. Did you use up the 90 days, but the 180-day validity period isn’t over yet? You can still apply for a new visa. You don’t need to wait until these 180 days have expired. You can file for an unlimited number of visas for Turkey each year.
Replace an (almost) expired Turkey visa now
If the Turkish immigration service suspects that you are taking advantage of the tourist visa and are actually living in Turkey by using consecutive visas, a new application might be denied. In this case, you will receive an email that your application has been denied. You can report to the Turkish consulate to still receive a (different type of) visa, which better fits your travel purpose and will expire less quickly. If your application through this website leads to a rejection, you will be refunded the entire purchase cost.