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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.
The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at every entry gate.
Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay).
The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Passport control officers at gate of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.
As in the case of other visas, respective Turkish officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Turkey to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.
In accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law of Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport or a travel document as a substitute for passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.
An Turkey e-Visa can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on visa applications at Turkish missions or at the ports of entry into Turkey (if you are eligible).
No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within this period.
Yes. Provided that your child is issued a passport under his/her name, please either make a separate e-Visa application or contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate General so as to apply for a sticker visa. Beginning from 5 January 2016, applications for Turkish visas have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa.
The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it should be still valid (by date) by the time you enter Turkey. Previously used or unused single-entry visas are accepted as long as their validity date covers your entry date to Turkey. Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.
Citizen of one of the countries listed below can obtain a (A1) multiple entry e-Visa , Otherwise the granted visa is (B1) single entry visa :
e-Visa fee varies according to country of travel document and type of travel document. Please, click “Apply” button on the homepage and select your country of travel document to find out the e-Visa fee that you are required to pay.
The validity period of an e-Visa varies according to Country of Travel Document. Go to Main Page, click on Apply button and select your Country of Travel and Type of Travel Document to check for how many days you are allowed to stay in Turkey.
No. You do not have to get a visa if you are not going to leave the international transit area.
Family applications can be created for minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 applicants.
Yes, all members of the family must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all members of the family are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the family.
After you select ‘Country/Region’ of travel document and ‘Date of Arrival’, fill up ‘Personal Information’ form for the first member of the family, then click ‘Add a New Person’ button to add other applicants in your family up to 10 people. Upon completing the application of the last member of the family by clicking the ‘Continue’ button, the Foreign Ministry will send a confirmation e-mail to the provided e-mail address. A lump sum payment can be made after this stage. Upon receiving the payment, the Foreign Ministry will make the e-Visas available for download. If requested, a payment receipt will be issued under the name of the first applicant.
Group applications can be created for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 300 applicants.
Yes, individuals in a group must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all individuals in the group are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the group.
When using the e-Visa system, the link to create a group application can be found upon selecting the country of origin and date of arrival to Turkey. Group leaders should provide a single e-mail address to be used for the group application. The Foreign Ministry will then send an sample excel file and a user guide to the provided email address. After the list is uploaded, the Foreign Ministry will send a confirmation e-mail with a link. This link must be clicked on within 1 hours to proceed, otherwise the application will time out. A lump sum payment can be made after this stage. Upon receiving the payment, the Foreign Ministry will make the e-Visas available for download. If requested, a payment receipt will be issued under the name of the company which applied on behalf of the applicants.
Service fee is charged to cover the cost for international operations.
If the duration of 90-day-stay on your e-Visa expired within 180 days as of your first entry date, you can reapply for an e-Visa 180 days later starting from the first entry date. If you spent some part of the duration of 90-day-stay on a multiple entry e-Visa within 180 days as of your first entry date and the rest expired after 180 days elapsed as of the first entry date, it is possible to reapply for an e-Visa. Anyway, please keep in mind that you may stay in Turkey up to 90 days in every 180 days starting from the first entry date.
When your e-Visa expires, you are not allowed to apply for a new e-Visa without departing from Turkey ; but you are advised to apply at Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit. Please click on the following link to get more detailed information regarding the application of a residence permit and other types of visa (work visa, student visa etc.) http://www.goc.gov.tr/main/En_3 |If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.