Turkish Visa Application Latest Updates and Guidelines

Turkish Visa Application Latest Updates and Guidelines

 A Turkish Visa is a permit to enter  and stay there for a specific period of time. It qualifies for several activities, and for some types, also for study and work.

Some visas  apply for a Turkish residence permit and allow you to stay in Turkey for at least one year.

 Turkish visa validity

 With a Turkish visa, you can stay in Turkey for up to 90 days within 6 months.

Depending on your nationality, you can stay in Turkey for the following periods:

  1. Up to 30 days within 4 months
  2.  Up to 60 days within 6 months
  3.  Up to 90 days within 6 months
  4.  Up to 60 days per visit, 90 days within 6 months
  5.  Up to 30 days per visit, 90 days within 6 months
  6.  Please note that visa validity  is the same for visa holders and sticker visa holders.

 After You Arrive in Turkey

  1.  If you are in Turkey with the intention of working or studying, then you should register at the nearest local police department upon arrival in Turkey.
  2.  Note that is you want to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days, you should apply for a residence permit at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration.
  3. Those in Turkey with a tourism or commercial visa cannot apply for a residence permit.

 What Documents Do I Need to Present at the Turkish Port of Entry?

 When you show up at the Turkish port of entry, you will need to present some documents, in order to prove your eligibility to enter.  If  you are eligible for the Turkish visa system due to  nationality, you will need to present the following:

 Valid passport

 E visa or sticker visa, if applicable. Please note that citizens of the following countries can only enter Turkey using an ID card.

  1. Germany
  2. Belgium
  3. France
  4. Georgia
  5. Netherlands
  6. Spain
  7. Switzerland
  8. Italy
  9. Northern Cyprus Turkey
  10. Liechtenstein
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Malta
  13. Portugal
  14. Greece

 Please note that citizens of Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Portugal can also enter Turkey with a passport that has expired in the last 5 years.

Frequently Asked Questions about Turkish Visas

 How long is my passport  valid to be eligible for a Turkish visa application?

  According to Turkish law, travelers wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport with an expiration date of at least 60 days for a visa, e-visa, visa exemption or residence permit “stay period”.

 Can I visit Turkey with a Schengen visa?

  1. You can enter Turkey with a Schengen visa under some conditions.
  2.  You must be a citizen of one of the 63  countries and regions of the world who are eligible to apply for an electronic visa for tourism and business.
  3. Must travel to Turkey on an airline that has a protocol with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  4.  Hotel reservations and necessary financial resources are required.

Can I visit Turkey with a US visa?

You can enter Turkey with a US visa under  the same conditions as when entering Turkey with a Schengen visa.

 Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date stated on the application?

  No, it is not necessary as e-Visa will be effective from the date specified in the application form. You can enter Turkey at any time during this period.

 Can I get a work visa and a study visa?

No, you  need a Turkish sticker visa to study or work in Turkey. Turkish e-visas are  for tourism and commercial purposes only.

 What is the latest version to apply for an e-visa?

You can apply for an e-visa at least 48 hours before your trip. On the other hand, you can apply within 3 months.

 Can I fill out an e-visa form in another language?

 In addition to English, French and Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, German, Arabic and Chinese options will soon be added to the eVisa system.

 Can I get a refund if I don’t use a Turkish visa?

 No,  Turkish authorities will not refund payments for unused Turkish sticker visas or e-visas.

 Can I apply for a new e-visa during my stay in Turkey?

  1.   If you are in Tuke and your e-visa is about to expire, you will not be able to apply for an e-visa in Turkey without first leaving the country.
  2.  However, if you meet the requirements, you can apply for a residence permit from the state immigration office.

 What  if I overstay my Turkish visa?

Excessive stay on a Turkish visa may result in fines, deportation, or prohibition of entry into Turkey  for a period of time.

 What is the “British Special Passport” of the Turkish eVisa system?

 A UK special passport is a British passport marked as a British National, British National, or British subject. Owners of these types of British passports must apply for a sticker visa before traveling to Turkey.