What is an e-Visa to Turkey
The Turkey e-Visa is an online visa implemented by the Turkish authorities in order to facilitate the process of obtaining a visa without the need to visit the embassy or consulate.
Most applicants eligible for the Turkish e-Visa just need to hold a valid passport, valid means of online payment, and an active email address to complete the online application within minutes entirely from the comfort of their homes.
Turkey offers e-Visa for one or multiple entries permitting a 30-day or 90-day stay, respectively. Both visa types remain effective for 6 months from the date of issue.
A holder of a Turkish e-Visa must enter the country within 30 days from the date the visa was issued and no later than 3 months after the issue date.
Apply for your e-Visa for Turkey at least 3 business days in advance of your planned journey and enjoy the visa delivered to your email inbox on time!
Turkey e-Visa types
Depending on the nationality, one can apply for either:
- a single-entry Turkish e-Visa for a stay of up to 30 days;
- a multiple-entry Turkish e-Visa for a stay of up to 90 days.
Please note that regardless of the type of e-Visa for Turkey you hold, you can use your online visa only for a trip to Turkey related to tourism, transit, or business.
For any other purpose, you will need to contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Turkey and obtain a relevant visa in a traditional way.
Turkey e-Visa application form
Consult the requirements section and gather all documents required for your nationality. Next, go to the application panel and follow these simple steps:
- Fill out the online form: provide necessary details including your personal data as well as travel-related information, passport data, and contact details. Check thoroughly all the data entered and only then proceed to the next step.
- Upload supporting documents: attach the previously prepared documents necessary to complete the online application.
- Cover the eVisa fee payment: use your credit/debit card, PayPal, or any other method of online payment from the available ones to pay the processing fee.
Shortly after covering the visa fee, make sure to refresh your email inbox and check for the confirmation email. Your approved e-Visa for Turkey will be also delivered to you via email as soon as it is approved by the Turkish Government.
Please do remember to print out the received file with your e-Visa confirmation and have it ready to show when crossing the Turkish borders.
Please also note that the final decision as well as the processing time is at the total discretion of the Turkish authorities.
Turkey e-Visa validity
Both types of Turkish e-Visas, i.e., single and multiple-entry remain valid for 6 months (180 days). The validity starts on the date of issue.
Remember to use your approved e-Visa within 1 month from the issue date and no later than 3 months after it was approved.
e-Visa to Turkey – a list of eligible countries and requirements
Multiple-entry Turkish e-Visa
The following nationalities can apply for a multiple-entry e-Visa for Turkey, which entitles them to a 90-day stay in Turkey throughout a 6-month validity period.
Apart from a passport with a 6-month validity, no supporting documents are needed, except for the countries marked with ‘**’.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong (BNO)
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa*
- United Arab Emirates
* These countries are allowed to stay within Turkey for 30 days within the 6-month validity period
** These nationals must provide some or all of the following supporting documents:
- A round-trip ticket with Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, Turkish Airlines, or AtlasGlobal Airlines
- A hotel booking proof and return ticket copy
- Min. US $50 for each day of the entire duration of stay in Turkey (or the equivalent in foreign currency)
Single-entry Turkish e-Visa
The following countries’ nationals are eligible for a single-entry e-Visa for a 30-day stay in Turkey which remains valid for 6 months. Depending on the applicants’ nationality certain additional documents may be needed.
- East Timor
- Maldives *
- Palestinian Territories
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
* These nationals can stay in Turkey for up to 3 months within the 6-month period of the e-Visa validity
Nationals of the countries from the above list may need to upload certain additional documents, including:
- A valid visa or a residence permit issued by one off the Schengen member countries, the UK, Ireland, or the USA (It cannot be an e-Visa).
- A return ticket, hotel reservation, and at least US $50 per day of stay.
Important: Once you indicate your nationality in the online application form, you will be shown all documents required for your country. Should you have any doubts regarding the necessary documents, feel free to contact our support team.
If you are a traveler who will be only transiting Turkey before reaching your final destination, you do not need to apply for an e-Visa. However, if you plan to exit the transit zone during your transit stop in Turkey before you take your connecting flight, do remember to obtain a visa before arriving in Turkey.
Check your e-Visa eligibility and apply for a visa online by selecting transit as your travel purpose.
When will I receive my e-Visa to Turkey?
Your Turkey e-Visa will be sent to your email address as soon as the Turkish Government approves it. The processing time entirely depends on the Turkish authorities and is beyond our control.
Do I need to print the Turkey e-Visa?
Yes. Once you receive an email containing your Turkey e-Visa, make sure to download it and print it out. Be also prepared to show its copy to the border official when asked.
What if my e-Visa to Turkey is not approved?
Should your e-Visa cannot be processed, start by checking all the details put into your online applicaiton form. Also, check whether all documents required for your nationality were uploaded. Next, do not hesitate to contact our visa consultants to discuss your particular situation.
How long can I stay in Turkey with my e-Visa?
The duration of your stay in Turkey depends on your nationality. Certain countries’ citizens can stay in Turkey for up to 90 days with an e-Visa, while others are entitled to a 30-day stay in the country. Please refer to the ‘List of eligible countries and requirements’ section for more information.
What is the validity of the Turkey e-Visa?
Turkey e-Visa remains valid for 6 months (180 days) from the date of issue.
Do children need an e-Visa to Turkey?
Yes. Children do need to have a separate e-Visa for Turkey. Since they cannot apply on their own, their parents or legal guardians shall be responsible for making the online application on their behalf.
What must I have to apply for the Turkey e-Visa?
All applicants without any exception must possess a passport that will not expire for at least 6 months (180 days) beyond the planned entry date to Turkey. Additionally, depending on your nationality, you may be asked to provide a few supporting documents described in detail in the requirements section.
What is the processing time for the Turkey e-Visa?
The application for the Turkey e-Visa should be submitted at least 3 business days prior to the planned travel. It is the standard time needed to process your e-Visa. Please, however, bear in mind that in particular situations the waiting time may extend due to various reasons, such as some corrections that may be needed in case certain mistakes were made in your visa application.