If you are traveling to Turkey soon, the question of a visa might come up. Do you need a visa to enter Turkey? Do you know the process to get an e-Visa for Turkey as a foreigner?
In this article, you will find a step-by-step guide to the Turkish e-Visa application. You will also find which citizens from what countries need and are allowed to buy an e-Visa.
You will learn about payment options and alternatives for citizens that are not allowed to buy an e-Visa.
Let's start with the basics.
Who Needs an e-Visa?
To check if you need a visa, visit the official government website issuing e-visas.
Then, follow the steps below:
How to Buy an e-Visa
There are many websites that claim to help users obtain Turkish e-Visas for a service fee.
To purchase the Turkish e-Visa, we strongly recommend that you use the official Turkish government e-Visa website, which is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
You can identify government sites always by the suffix ".gov".
The website is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Polish, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish.
Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, and UnionPay credit/debit card.
Step-by-Step Guide to Buying an e-Visa
After you have followed steps above to find out if you need a visa, proceed as follows:
Alternative: Get a Visa at the Consulate or Embassy
Another way to obtain a Turkish visa is to apply to the Turkish foreign mission or consulate in your country of residence.
This is the only option for citizens who are not allowed to buy an e-Visa.
It's best to start applying for this type of visa at least one month before your travel date.
By the time of your appointment, you should already have all the necessary documents prepared.
See a full list here of Turkish Embassies and Consulates.
Contact the Foreign Ministry
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
- Website: www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa
- Phone: +90 (312) 292 10 00
- Address: Dr. Sadık Ahmet Cad. No:8 Balgat / Ankara- Turkey 06100
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
For your e-Visa application, you will need a passport or a travel document with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the duration of your stay. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements, such as a return ticket and a hotel reservation.
You will learn about these specific requirements by following the steps in the first section of this article: "Who Needs an e-Visa? Additionally, continue with the next step by clicking "Save & Continue".
The application for an e-Visa takes only 3 to 5 minutes. After filling out all necessary information on the online form and paying the visa fee, you will receive your visa within 3 days.
If the application is urgent, it takes about 14 minutes for you to receive the e-mail with your e-visa.
The fee for e-Visas varies. It depends on the country of the travel document and the type of travel document. You can find out how much your visa fee will be by following the steps in the first section of this article: "Who Needs an e-Visa?"
It is also possible to create e-Visa applications for a family (minimum 2 and maximum 10 persons) or for a group (minimum 10 and maximum 300 persons).
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