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