How to Get Turkey e-Visa?
If you are planning your next trip and your destination is Turkey, you should make sure that you can enter the country without problems.
Since March 2014, a visa on arrival system has been available for everyone who wanted to enter Turkey. This is just a fine option by now. There is a more comfortable way of obtaining an entry permit - we call it Turkey e-Visa.
Before traveling, you must apply for a visa online. You then print it on a sheet of paper that you must present to the immigration officers together with your passport. The passport must be valid for at least 60 days from the last day of your stay in Turkey.
Turkish visa system may seem confusing to some. Some countries can enter Turkey visa-free and others are eligible for an e-Visa to Turkey.
Fortunately, obtaining an e-Visa to Turkey is a straightforward and quick process that can be done using any working device with an internet connection.
Turkish e-Visa system has different requirements for each country and various eligibility for specific Turkish e-Visa types. Thus, before applying, please make sure that you know what documents you need to prepare and what visa type you are eligible for.
To find a full list of e-Visa eligible countries and the visa requirements for each nationality, please click on the 'Visa Eligibility' button on the top of the page.
Important note: The Turkish government introduced a coronavirus-related Passenger Locator Form in March 2021. This obligatory form containing health information aims at controlling the COVID-19 spread and applies to all travelers entering Turkey. Please remember that the health form cannot be filled out earlier than 72 hours before the departure flight to Turkey.
Why Should You Apply Turkey e-Visa Online?
The visa application is a procedure that may sometimes be cumbersome. If you apply for the permit online, the time it takes to complete the entry procedures when arriving at the airport can be reduced to a quarter. The authorities will check the paper copy of your e-Visa, put the stamp on your passport, and that's it. The visa on arrival continues to work, but it is a more expensive option, and it takes much longer to leave the airport. Therefore, we do not recommend it.
Turkey Visa Requirements
Turkish visa requirements differ depending on the traveller's nationality. There are basic requirements for some countries and additional supporting documents for the others.
Before applying, make sure that you know what documents are necessary for you to prepare accordingly with your nationality.
The basic requirements are:
- valid passport that remains in force for at least six months from the planned departure date
- active e-mail onto which an approved e-Visa and its confirmation number will be sent
- method of online payment
The supporting documents also differ across various countries. Some nationals need to attach a few more documents to apply for an e-Visa. The supporting documents can be:
- valid visa or a residence permit proof from either UK, USA, Ireland, or one of the Schengen Area countries
- return ticket proof
- roundtrip booked with certain airlines: Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines.
- hotel reservation proof
- $50 for each day of the stay
- the applicant needs to be under 18 or above 35 (Algeria)
E-Visa to Turkey types
There are two main Turkish e-Visa types. The travellers are eligible for different visa type depending on their nationality. However, regardless of your nationality, you can travel to Turkey with an e-Visa only for tourism or business purposes.
1. A multiple-entry visa that allows a stay of maximum 90 days within the 180-day validity period.
24 countries are available for this particular visa type. 22 countries may apply for this type of visa without any additional documents attached. China and Taiwan are required to provide supporting documents. Armenia and South Africa are eligible for this type of e-Visa; however, their stay cannot exceed 30 days.
2. A single-entry visa that allows a stay of maximum 30 days within the 180-day validity period.
70 countries are eligible to apply for this type of e-Visa. Each country has different requirements to meet and documents to attach.
For more information, please click on 'Visa Eligibility' on the top of the page to find a full list of eligible countries for a particular visa type and the requirements to meet for each country.
How to Apply for a Turkish e-Visa?
Completing the application form will take you less than 15 minutes and can be done from home! Click the green button 'Apply Online' on the top of the page and start filling the application form.
Provide your personal details, name, surname, gender, nationality, e-mail address, and some additional information. Then, put your passport data, attach the additional support documents if you need to, and move to the next step.
Then, pay the handling visa charges using a method of online payment of your choice. Lastly, check your e-mail address for the confirmation number that you will receive immediately after completing the application process. You can check the e-Visa processing status using this number. Within the next few days, an approved e-Visa will arrive at your e-mail address in a PDF version.
Over 99% of our applications are successfully approved!
Turkey Visa FAQs
Below, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the visa for Turkey.
Some countries can enter Turkey without a visa for up to 90 days, e.g., all EU citizens. However, there are still dozens of countries that need an e-Visa obtained prior to their visit to cross the Turkey border. Check if your nationality makes you eligible for an electronic visa and apply online within minutes from home!
As the whole Turkish e-Visa system, the pricing is also a bit more complicated. The costs can be either 69, 99, or 129 Euro depending on the applicant’s nationality. You can cover the fees using any preferred method of online payment.
Getting the Turkey e-Visa is luckily very simple. All you have to do is follow 3 quick steps using your phone or any other device. Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button located at the top of the page and provide some basic personal and travel information in the application form. Once that’s done, cover the fees and wait for the approved entry permit to be delivered!
Turkey e-Visa requirements differ depending on which country is the applicant from. Click on the ‘Visa Eligibility’ button to get all detailed information on this topic. Despite the differences when it comes to the supporting documents, all applicants need a passport that will stay valid for a minimum of 6 months from the planned date of the travel.
The application process takes just 15 minutes to complete and can be done at any preferred time and place. However, the Turkey e-Visa processing may take up to a few days. Thus, it’s crucial to submit your application at least 3 business days ahead of the planned trip.
The only age restriction when it comes to the Turkey e-Visa is for all Algeria citizens. Applicants from this country must be either under 18 or older than 35 to be able to submit the application online. Otherwise, Algerian citizens need to obtain a regular visa from an Embassy. All other applicants can apply for an e-Visa whatever their age is.
Once your Turkey e-Visa gets processed, we will deliver your entry permit in the form of a PDF file directly to your e-mail box. Moreover, the average processing time when using our services is just a few days from submitting the form! Hesitate no more and apply for your visa online.
Turkey e-Visa must be printed out before the planned travel. Once you arrive to the country, the appropriate authorities will check if you have a valid passport and the printed electronic visa to Turkey copy.
Yes! Children, as well as all adult visitors, need an electronic visa to visit Turkey. Apply for a separate entry permit on behalf of all underage travelers going with you. Make sure that you have all the required documents ready before starting the application process.
If you plan on transiting through Turkey by air and won’t leave the airport’s transit area, you don’t need an electronic visa to travel there. However, if you plan to leave that zone at the airport, you must apply for an e-Visa at least 3 days before the trip.
Your Turkey e-Visa must match the data on your valid passport. Both documents are connected and any errors can lead to issues upon crossing the border. It’s crucial to provide correct information while filling the application form to face no problems upon arrival.
Advantages of processing your e-Visa application with our agency
|Continuously accessible online application|
|Visa experts support team available 24/7 via e-mail|
|Support team available through phone 24/7|
|Visa experts double-checking the application before submission|
|Fixing the mistakes/ incorrect information to avoid delays|
|Visa experts confirming the additional information provided|
|A straightforward application process|
|Security and privacy guaranteed|
|Edition of the photos and documents that need it. (Our service accepts files in all sizes and formats)|
|PDF e-Visa version sent onto your e-mail address|
|A text message sent to the applicant in case of a failed delivery to e-mail|
|Redeeming e-Visa permit in case of displacement or loss on e-mail box|
|Numerous online payment methods used globally|
Benefits of Using Turkey e-Visa
Turkey e-Visa will grant you an effortless trip to Turkey. Completing the application process will take you less than 15 minutes and can be done from anywhere you want.
Other benefits include:
- Our support team is available to you throughout the whole process in case you should have any questions or issues regarding the application.
- In case your e-Visa would fail to be approved, we grant reimbursement so that you wouldn't have to worry about losing your money.
- You may apply without even leaving your home! Any working device with a stable internet connection will do just fine.
- The best part about handling an e-Visa is that it arrives at your e-mail address within a few days!
- E-Visa can grant you a stress-free visa handling experience done from home.
What Should You Keep In Mind Once You Get A Visa?
Well, I already have a visa. Can I safely go to Turkey? Yes, you can, but we are going to give you some essential advice that you will surely appreciate.
First of all, we recommend that you take travel insurance. You can travel for years without having a single problem, but we guarantee that using it just once makes it worth paying for it.
The currency of Turkey is the lira, so you will have to convert it in some way. The best option is always to withdraw money at local ATMs. You can also research the currency exchange of Turkey and the prices that you will find in Istanbul.
As for accommodation, if you go to Istanbul, or you are going to start your visit there, it will be better to have it booked in advance. Istanbul is a modern and safe city to travel to. Therefore, you will find some comfortable hotels to stay quite easily.