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- • What is an e-visa and how does it work?
The e-visa Turkey is the replacement for the old visa for Turkey. The previous visa could be bought at the airport. Today, you need to have applied for you visa online before leaving for Turkey. An e-visa is not a document, stamp or sticker. An e-visa is an alternative visa in digital form. You receive this visa automatically by email after filling in the required information. Afterwards, you can print this visa or show it on your tablet or smartphone to the immigration service, in case they ask you to do so.
- • Can I also buy a visa at the airport?
No, it is no longer possible to buy a visa at the airport. If you wish to travel to Turkey, you need to have applied for a visa beforehand.
- • What are the benefits of the e-visa Turkey?
The e-visa Turkey needs to be applied for beforehand. In the past, it was possible to buy a Turkey visa at the airport (departure or arrival). This led to immense lines at the airport. With the introduction of the e-visa Turkey, this is no longer the case. Upon arrival at the airport, you can walk straight on. On top of that, you can safely pay through your own bank with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal.
- • How and when do I receive my visa?
Online applications for the Turkey visa are processed within 72 hours. Are you in a rush? Submit an urgent application. Urgent applications are granted within 15 minutes 98% of the time. This applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including during the holidays.
You will receive the visa by email. Not right away as an attachment, but through a link. When the application has been approved by the Turkish immigration service, you will receive an email with the confirmation of the approval. Within is a link to the status page on e-Visa.co.uk. There, you can download the visa. It is important that you print this visa, so that you can show it to the Turkish immigration service if you are asked to. Don’t have access to a printer? You can also display the visa on the screen of your phone, tablet or laptop. Odds are that you will not be asked to show the visa at all (the possibility still exists), as the validity of the visa is checked through your passport number.
- • I have applied for a visa but (still not) received it?
Right after you have completed the payment for your visa application,you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. This e-mail contains a link to your personal status page on e-Visa.co.uk. Here you check what the status of your (group) application is.
Was your visa not issued within the expected term? The status page will tell you when you should contact us about this, and how to do it.
The immigration service processes all applications individually. So not per group, but per person. even if you filled in multiple travellers in a single application form. Occasionally, there can be quite a bit of difference between the moments of approval between the various visas from a single group application. This can be the case if one or several people are subjected to a manual extended background check. If an application for a traveller takes more time than those of the other travellers in the group, this does not mean that the visa application for this traveller has a higher chance of being rejected.
Didn’t receive this email? First check the folder ‘unwanted emails’ in your email inbox, also known as the ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ folder. Can’t find an email from a sender titled firstname.lastname@example.org? Try looking up the status of your application online.
This doesn’t work either? Send an email to email@example.com containing your order number. The order number can be found in the transcript of your payment.
Questions about applying
- • How can I apply for the Turkey visa?
To apply for the visa, you need to fill in the online application form. Afterwards you will be redirected to the payment page, where you can safely and easily pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal.
- • What do I need for the visa application?
It is important you have your passport (which needs to be valid for a minimum of 150 days starting from the first day you arrive in Turkey) or ID card (which has to be valid for at least the entirety of your stay in Turkey) at hand. After filling in the required information you will be redirected to the payment page, where you can safely and easily pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal.
- • Can I submit an urgent application?
Certainly. Urgent applications are processed with priority, which takes an average of 14 minutes. In exceptional cases it can take a bit longer, but 98% of all urgent applications are granted within a quarter of an hour.
Applying for an urgent Turkey visa works the same as a regular application. To do this, you can fill out the regular application form. In this form you check the box that says ‘urgent’. An additional fee of £17.50 will be charged. Right after making the payment the urgent application will be processed.
- • When can I file for an e-visa?
Apply for the visa at least 48 hours before departure if possible. Even though the Turkey visa is granted within 14 minutes with an urgent application, it is always a possibility that there will be a randomized extended background check by the Turkish immigration service, which can cause a delay.
Tip: The Turkish immigration service processes applications up to 3 months before the indicated date of arrival. However, through this website you can submit your application earlier. It will be put on hold after the payment has been made. Exactly three months before your date of arrival in Turkey, your application will start to be processed, so that you will have your e-visa well before time, without running the risk of forgetting the application. That way, you can go on your trip without a single worry.
- • Who can or has to apply for an e-visa Turkey?
Unless your country falls under the visa-exemption list, you will need a visa to enter Turkey. This includes (underage) children. It is not always possible to apply for the visa online. In case you cannot apply for your visa online, file for a physical visa at your nearest Turkish consulate.
- • Do I have to apply for this visa online?
In the past, you could buy the visa at the airport. Nowadays, you need to apply for your e-visa online before departure to travel to Turkey.
Read more about whether you need a visa for Turkey.
- • Can I apply for an e-visa for others?
Yes, you can also submit an application for someone else. You are required to have the passport information of this person at hand. You can submit the application through the application form on this website, even if you are not part of this (group) application yourself.
- • My child is included in my passport; do I have to apply for a visa for my child?
Yes. Even if your child is registered in your passport or that of another parent, you still need to apply for a seperate e-visa for your child. With a single application form you can apply for multiple e-visas. For your child, you are required to use the passport information of the parent of the child who has him/her in their passport.
- • For how many people can I submit a visa?
You can submit a visa application for a maximum of 10 people at once.
- • I have a new identification document. Do i need to start a new application?
Yes. An e-visa is always tied to a passport (or, in some cases, an ID card). If you receive a new passport or identity card (ID card), and you applied for your e-visa with your old identification document, the e-visa is no longer valid. You are required to apply for a new visa with the new identification document (passport or ID card). Read more about when the validity of the Turkey visa can expire.
- • Can I apply for a visa if I have a residence permit?
For the Turkey visa, you need a valid passport (or, in some cases, an ID card). If you have a Turkish passport, you do not need to apply for a visa. Don’t have either of these documents, but you do have a residence permit (for example, as an acknowledged asylum seeker)? Then you cannot file for a visa on this website. You will have to file for your visa through visa.gov.tr.
- • Is applying for the Turkey visa safe?
When you submit an application through this website, it will always utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL). With Secure Socket Layer we safeguard the communication of the data from your computer to our server. In this way, your information will always be protected.
We only ask for your information with the purpose of using it for your visa application. Furthermore, we respect the privacy of all of the users of our site and take great care that the information you provide us during your application is treated with confidentiality. It is important to know that your information will not be sold or used for any commercial ends. We also offer safe payment methods with which you can pay through your own bank, such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal.
Questions about the Turkey visa
- • How long is the Turkey visa valid for?
The visa for Turkey is valid for 180 days. The validity period starts on the date of arrival, as filled in on the application form. During the validity period of 180 days you can stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days (consecutive or split up over multiple trips). Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 150 days each time you arrive in Turkey.
Read more about the validity of the Turkey visa or when the Turkey visa can expire.
- • Can I use this visa to travel to Turkey more than once?
Yes, that is possible. During the validity period of 180 days you can use this e-visa to travel to Turkey as often as you like. There are two important requirements: you cannot stay in Turkey for a total of more than 90 days, and your passport has to be valid for at least 150 days each time you arrive in Turkey.
- • How long am I allowed to stay in Turkey?
You can stay a maximum of 90 days in Turkey, consecutive or split up over multiple trips, for each visa you apply for.
Do you wish to stay in Turkey for longer than 90 days? Apply for a sticker-visa by making an appointment at the Turkish consulate, or extend your visa at the local police in Turkey.
- • Can I travel to Turkey on another date than the arrival date mentioned on my visa?
You are allowed to travel into Turkey after the indicated date of arrival, as long as this falls within the 180 validity period of your visa, and your identification document is still valid (a passport has to be valid for at least 150 days starting from the date of arrival in Turkey). You are not allowed to arrive earlier, as your visa will not be valid and you will be denied entry.
- • Can I use this visa to work in Turkey?
An important requirement for this visa is that you are not allowed to enter into employment with a Turkish organisation while in Turkey. Working in Turkey is only allowed if it is done in service to another company not located in Turkey. Making a business trip to Turkey related to your work in your home country is allowed with the online visa.
- • What does the Turkey visa cost?
The Turkey visa cost is £49.95. This price includes consular costs and application costs. There are no transaction fees involved for payments done through e-Visa.co.uk, and all prices listed are in pounds. Urgent application are provided with an extra fee of £17.50 per traveller.
In case the visa is rejected, you will be reimbursed for the entire purchase cost within 10 days. You will make no costs whatsoever in that scenario.
- • Can I travel to Turkey with any airline?
As long as the airline has flights to Turkey, you can use the online visa to travel to Turkey. You are free to choose your flight and airline.
Questions about changes, cancellations, and rejections
- • Can I change the information on my e-visa?
Unfortunately, this is not possible under any circumstances. Even a small mistake in the passport number or the starting date of the visa cannot be changed after the application is completed. When the payment has been made, your application is processed immediately.
In case the visa contains faulty information, the person in question has to apply for an entirely new visa. It is your own responsibility to make sure that all the information on the application form is filled in correctly. Be sure to double-check your information after it has been filled in. Unsure whether you correctly filled in the application? Have a second person check the information before confirming your application. This way you can be sure that all the data is correct, and you can go on your trip without a worry.
- • Can I cancel my Turkey visa?
No. After you have submitted the application, it cannot be cancelled under any circumstances. As soon as the payment has been made, the application procedure begins. From that moment on, it is no longer possible to change or cancel the application. The purchase cost cannot be refunded either.
- • Can my e-visa be rejected?
In exceptional cases, the Turkish immigration service might reject a visa application. However, this does not mean that it becomes impossible to travel to Turkey. In these cases, you can contact the Turkish embassy or the Turkish consulate, to still apply for a visa. This can take time; be sure to start this procedure as soon as the online visa has been rejected.
Should your visa application be rejected, you will automatically be reimbursed the entire cost within 10 working days.
- • Do I get a refund if my Turkey visa is rejected?
Yes. Should your visa application be denied, for whatever reason, you will automatically be reimbursed the entire cost within 10 working days.
- • Can I receive a refund if I don’t make use of the e-visa after it has been granted?
If your visa has been approved you cannot, under any circumstance, receive a refund. Not even if you don’t make use of the visa. Only if your application is rejected will you be reimbursed for the entire purchase cost (within 10 work days).
- • How do you handle personal data?
We only use your data for the purpose of acquiring a visa for Turkey. Furthermore, we respect the privacy of all of the users of our site and take great care to make sure that any personal information which you provide us during your application is handled with confidentiality. It is important to know that your data will not be sold or otherwise used for any commercial purposes.
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