Turkey visa application and requirements

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Turkey Visa

Turkey visa

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    Tourist E-visa
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    Assembly and maintenance visa
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A visa is required for this destination.

Assembly and Maintenance visa can only be issued once in a calendar year for the duration of 90 days.

Fill out Turkey Tourist E-visa application form online

COVID-19 / Health Insurance for travel to Turkey
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original proof of status. Original proof of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to Turkey is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Transcripts. Copy of the applicant's school transcript.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in Turkey.

  • For minors. If applicant is under 18, they must have their parents write a consenting letter stating that they give the applicant permission to travel to Turkey for the duration of time.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Turkey, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Turkey will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in the United States such as a resident card, work, or study permit. I-20 and DS-2019 forms must be endorsed within the past 3 months by your adviser.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in Turkey.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to Turkey is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Turkey. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Turkey, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Turkey.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Turkey is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Visas to Turkey are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to Turkey are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • For Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
    Visa Request Letter. A signed letter requesting the visa.
  • For Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
    Visa Request Letter. A signed letter requesting the visa.
    Birth Certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Parent's ID. A copy of an identification card from the parent who is not traveling.
  • Visas to Turkey are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to Turkey are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.

Turkey Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days25-35 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 180 days25-35 business days$160.00$99.00$0.00$259.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 180 days25-35 business days$60.00$209.00$0.00$269.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$160.00$209.00$0.00$369.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 180 daysNext business day$52.00$59.00$0.00$111.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 180 daysNext business day$52.00$69.00$0.00$121.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$200.00$209.00$0.00$409.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 180 days25-35 business days$200.00$209.00$0.00$409.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 180 days25-35 business days$200.00$209.00$0.00$409.00
(90 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
25-35 business days
to get your visa
$209.00
price starts at
(90 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 180 days
Validity
25-35 business days
to get your visa
$259.00
price starts at
(90 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 180 days
Validity
25-35 business days
to get your visa
$269.00
price starts at
(90 days stay)
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Single entry
entries
Up to 90 days
Validity
5 business days
to get your visa
$369.00
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(90 days stay)
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Multiple entry
entries
Up to 180 days
Validity
Next business day
to get your visa
$111.00
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(90 days stay)
stay
Multiple entry
entries
Up to 180 days
Validity
Next business day
to get your visa
$121.00
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turkey visa

  • How long before my travel date should I apply for e-Visa?
    You can apply for your e-Visa any time before your travel. However, you are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 48 hours before your departure.
  • Do I need to enter on the exact date specified in my application?
    No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter on any date within this period.
  • Why do I need to send scanned copies of documents for e-visa, if I already have US Permanent Resident Card or UK Permanent Resident Card?
    No documents are required to process a Turkish eVisa. Any scans requested are to verify information for processing only. If you do not want to provide scans we can process your visa without them but if any information was incorrectly entered your visa may not be usable
  • Why must a round-trip ticket be booked with specific airlines?
    It does not need to be booked with a specific airline unless you are of a certain nationality. If this is requested of your nationality this will appear on the checklist of documents when applying online.
  • How long must my passport be valid for a trip?
    We recommend your passport be valid for 6 months after your travel dates to ensure you do not have any issues.
  • How long is a visa valid for?
    An evisa once issued is valid for 3 months before you travel. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.
  • How long does it take to get a visa?
    Most Country eVisas are processed same day. If any information is missing from your order there will be a delay while our team reaches out to you to secure this information
  • What is an electronic visa?
    Electronic visas (known as eVisas) are digital versions of standard travel visas. The benefit is that the process is handled entirely online without the need to submit your passport to a consulate for processing. When an electronic visa is issued it is e-mailed to you instead of printed into your passport. We recommend you bring a printed copy of the issued eVisa along with your passport when traveling.

    Turkey Embassy list in United States of America

    Turkey Customs

    Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
    Basic health information for travelers to Turkey
    • A hot and arid environment, any travelers suffering from respiratory problems should bring along any additional required medicine which could be hard to obtain inside the country and should stay in cool sheltered environments wherever possible. Plenty of bottled water and sunscreen are also recommended if travelling during the hot summer months for protection.
    • Outbreaks of diarrhoeal illness occur in Turkey. Travelers to Turkey should practice strict food and water hygiene precautions.
    • All travelers should seek medical advice before travelling to the country and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
    Basic security information for travelers to Turkey
    • There is a high threat from terrorism in Turkey and a number of terrorist groups remain active in the country. Statements have been made in the press indicating that attacks could take place against tourists or places used by foreigners.
    • Street robbery and pick pocketing are common in the major tourist areas of Istanbul. You should be wary of approaches from strangers offering to change money or offering food and drink, which may be drugged, or offering to take you to a restaurant or nightclub.
    • Smoking on all forms of public transport (trains, ferries and taxis) and in outdoor venues (including stadiums, playgrounds, cafes, bars, and restaurants) is banned which risks being fined if you are caught smoking in a designated smoke-free area.
    • The possession, sale and exportation of antiquities is against the law, as is the use of metal detectors.
    • Dress modestly if visiting a mosque or a religious shrine. It is illegal not to carry some form of photographic ID in Turkey. It is therefore advisable to carry a photocopy of passport at all times.
    • Do not take photographs near military or official installations.Travelers should seek permission before photographing individuals.
    • Homosexuality is not illegal but is not widely tolerated: public displays of affection could result in prosecution for public order offences.
    Turkish Customs contact information
    For further assistance please contact the Turkish Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

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    For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Turkish Embassy.

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