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Turkey e-Visa Online Application

e-Visa for Turkey information

The Turkey e-Visa is an electronic visa, introduced on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, that allows foreign nationals to apply for their visa online without visiting the Turkish Embassy/Consulate. 

Eligible travelers can apply for the Turkish visa online having only a valid passport, access to any online payment method, and a digital photo of the applicant's face. Completing the application process takes only minutes and can be fully done from home.

The Turkey e-Visa is available as a single entry visa - for a 30-day stay and a multiple entry visa - for a 90-day stay. Both types stay valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

Turkish e-Visa processing time can take up to 3 business days or less, with an average of just 19 hours!

Travelers must enter Turkey within one month from the date of issue of the e-Visa and not later than 90 days after the issue date.

Important Update!

Please note! From March 2021, all travelers need a special Form for Entry to Turkey. The newly introduced health form must be presented along with a valid Turkey e-Visa upon arrival.

The Entry Form was introduced due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic to help reduce the virus spread.

Don’t forget to apply for the Entry Form online within 72 hours prior to the planned departure date.

  • Turkey e-Visa types

    There are two types of the Turkey e-Visa that we can distinguish. The applicant's nationality decides on which type they are eligible for. There is a:

    • single-entry permit for a 30-day stay
    • multiple-entry permit for a 90-day stay

    No matter what your nationality is, the online Turkey visa is issued for purposes of tourism or business only. All other purposes of travel (including working for a Turkish company) require a traditional Embassy visa.

    Another feature that all electronic visa types have in common is the requirement for each applicant to have a passport that will stay valid for no less than 6 months from the date of arrival in Turkey.

  • List of eligible countries and e-Visa requirements

    Citizens of the following countries are issued a multiple-entry e-Visa, allowing stays of up to 90 days within the 180-day validity period. Aside from a valid passport, no additional documents are necessary, except when indicated by " ** ".

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Armenia*
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Bermuda
    • Canada
    • China**
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Grenada
    • Haiti
    • Hong Kong (BNO)
    • Jamaica
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa*
    • Taiwan**
    • USA
    • United Arab Emirates

    * Citizens are entitled to stay within Turkey for 30 days within the 180-day validity period

    ** Citizens are obliged to provide some or all of the following additional documents, including:

    • A round-trip ticket with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines
    • A return ticket and hotel reservation
    • At least US $50 or the equivalent in foreign currency for each day of stay in Turkey

    Citizens of the following countries are issued a single entry e-Visa, allowing up to 30 days of stay within the 180-day validity period. Additional documents are needed depending on the citizenship of the applicant. Travelers whose country of citizenship is marked with a number will find a list of required supporting documents below.

    • Afghanistan 3
    • Algeria 8
    • Angola 4
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh 3
    • Benin 4
    • Bhutan 1
    • Botswana 4
    • Burkina Faso 4
    • Burundi 4
    • Cambodia 3
    • Cameroon 4
    • Cape Verde 4
    • Central African Republic 4
    • Chad 5
    • Comoros 4
    • Congo 4
    • Congo (Democratic Republic) 4
    • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)4
    • Cyprus
    • Djibouti 4
    • East Timor
    • Egypt 6
    • Equatorial Guinea 4
    • Eritrea 4
    • Ethiopia 4
    • Fiji 2
    • Gabon 5
    • Gambia 4
    • Ghana 4
    • Guinea 4
    • Guinea-Bissau 4
    • India 3
    • Indonesia
    • Iraq 10
    • Kenya 4
    • Lesotho 4
    • Liberia 4
    • Libya 1
    • Madagascar 4
    • Malawi 4
    • Maldives *
    • Mali 4
    • Mauritania 4
    • Mauritius
    • Mexico
    • Mozambique 4
    • Namibia 5
    • Nepal 3
    • Niger 4
    • Nigeria 4
    • Palestinian Territories 9
    • Philippines 3
    • Rwanda 4
    • Sao Tome and Principe 4
    • Senegal 4
    • Sierra Leone 4
    • Solomon Islands 1
    • Somalia 4
    • Sri Lanka 3
    • Sudan 4
    • Suriname
    • Tanzania 4
    • Togo 4
    • Uganda 4
    • Vanuatu 1
    • Vietnam 7
    • Yemen 4
    • Zambia 5
    • Zimbabwe 4

    * Citizens may stay within Turkey for up to 90 days within the 180-day e-Visa validity period

    Travelers whose country of citizenship is followed by a number in the list above are obliged to provide the following supporting documents:

    1. A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
    2. A return ticket, hotel reservation, and at least US $50 per day of stay.
      • Support document - a valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK or Ireland). Evisa's are not accepted as support documents
      • A return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50 $ per each day of my stay.
      • A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
      • A hotel reservation and at least US $50 per day of stay.
      • A round-trip booked with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines.
      • A hotel reservation and at least US $50 per day of stay.
      • A round-trip booked with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines.
      • A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents. Applicants below the age of 20 or above the age of 45 do not need to fulfill this requirement.
      • A hotel reservation and at least US $50 per day of stay.
      • A round-trip booked with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines.
      • A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
      • A round-trip booked with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines.
      • A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
      • A return ticket, a hotel reservation, and at least US $50 per day of stay.
      • Applicant must be under 18 or over 35 years old (travelers ages 18-35 are required to obtain a traditional Embassy visa).
      • A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
      • A round-trip booked with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, or AtlasGlobal Airlines.
      • At least US $50 per day of stay.
      • A valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, or Ireland. e-Visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
      • At least US $50 per day of stay.
  • Turkey e-Visa application form

    Make sure to apply at least 3 days in advance of your travel to receive the necessary entry permit on time.

    Prepare the required for your nationality documents and start the application process by choosing the purpose of your travel using the panel on the left. Next, click 'Apply Online' and follow these simple steps to complete the process:

    1. Fill out the application form. You'll be asked to provide basic details about yourself and your trip, as well as your current email address and passport information. Double-check if everything is correct and move on to the next step.
    2. Upload the supporting documents. The documents you'll need depend on your country of citizenship. Our application form will tell you which documents to upload. Check our "List of eligible countries and e-Visa requirements," above, for more information.
    3. Make an online payment with a debit or credit card or any other method of online payment. A confirmation email containing your application number will be sent to your inbox.

    Once your application has been submitted, our team of Turkey e-Visa experts examines it to make sure the information it contains is complete and accurate, and that the correct documents have been attached.

    The entire application checking and approval process takes a maximum of 3 business days; the average waiting time is 19 hours.

    Your approved online visa for Turkey will be sent to the email provided in your application. Please print out the received entry permit and show it when asked by the appropriate officials upon your arrival.

    *Final decisions and processing times are at the discretion of the government of Turkey.

  • Transit information

    e-Visa is not needed for travelers who enter Turkey only to transit through to another destination. As long as you do not plan to leave the transit zone within the Turkish airport while waiting for your connecting flight, a passport is the only travel document needed.

    Please note that travelers who wish to leave the transit zone of the airport must obtain an electronic visa in advance, and carry the document with them at the time of entering Turkey. For information on how to obtain this entry permit, see "Turkey e-Visa application form," above.

  • Requirements on arrival

    All online visa holders who travel to Turkey must carry two documents with them at the time of entry:

    • a valid passport
    • a printed copy of the approved e-Visa

    You will be asked to present each document to the Turkish customs officials, who will examine them before welcoming you into the country.

  • Turkey e-Visa Sample

    Although the electronic visa system for Turkey may seem complicated, the Turkey e-Visa sample below gives every applicant a transparent view of how their entry permit will look like!

    Turkey e-Visa

Important Information

  • The validity of the Turkey e-Visa (6 months) begins on the date of issue
  • Travelers must apply for their electronic visa at least 3 business days in advance of the travel
  • All travelers must carry a printed copy of their online visa and present it, along with a valid passport, at their entry point into Turkey
  • Every traveler must submit a separate e-Visa application
  • Travelers transiting through Turkey are not required to obtain an electronic visa. However, transiters must remain within the transit area of the airport while awaiting their connecting flight. Otherwise, you need an electronic entry permit
  • An e-Visa does not give you the right to seek or participate in work activities within Turkey.If you are traveling to seek work, you must apply for a traditional Embassy visa
  • You cannot extend your electronic Turkey visa or overstay under any circumstances. Doing so may lead to fines or deportation; you may even be banned from future travels to this country

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application process There are three easy steps to get your e-Visa to Turkey. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of every application
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas online. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

FAQ about the Turkey e-Visa

  • What is the Turkey e-Visa?

    Turkey e-Visa is an electronic entry permit that allows travelers from eligible countries to enter Turkey. The application process can be completed online using our website. Processing time is a maximum of 3 business days and the approved electronic visa is sent to your email box in PDF form. All you need to do is print it out and carry it with you when you enter Turkey!

  • How to apply for a visa to Turkey online?

    To apply online for your Turkey visa, first prepare the required documents (that differ depending on the applicant's nationality). Next, choose the purpose of your travel and start filling the application form. Provide some basic personal and travel details and finish the process by covering the fees. You can use numerous online payment methods to do so!

  • How much is an e-Visa for Turkey?

    An e-Visa for Turkey costs either 69 Euro, 99 Euro, or 129 Euro, depending on the nationality of the applicant. All travelers have several secure online payment methods to choose from to cover the fees. As soon as your payment registers, you will receive a confirmation number.

  • Who needs an electronic visa for Turkey?

    Every traveler that wishes to cross the Turkey border must have an appropriate entry permit to do so. That is way you have to make sure to submit the online visa application at least 3 business days in advance of your travel to get the e-Visa delivered on time.

  • What are the requirements for the online Turkey visa?

    Turkey has a more complex system of online visa requirements than most other nations, but Evisa Express is here to make everything clear. See the "List of eligible countries and e-Visa requirements," above, to find out which documents will you need to prepare before applying.

  • Is electronic Turkey visa legit?

    Yes. When you apply with Evisa Express, the electronic visa you receive is an official travel authorization issued by the government of Turkey. Online visas have made travelers' lives easier since they do not require any visits to the Embassy or a Consulate.

  • How long does it take to apply for the e-Visa for Turkey?

    The application process for the Turkey e-Visa can be completed within minutes. Processing times are a maximum of 3 business days, but most applicants receive their approved entry permit in 19 hours or less. Make sure to check if your application form does not contain any errors to avoid delays.

  • Can I get an electronic visa on arrival in Turkey?

    Not all of the nationalities listed as eligible for an e-Visa are able to obtain it on arrival. Regardless, it is generally known that obtaining an electronic visa in advance is more secure than waiting until entering Turkey.

  • How will I receive the electronic Turkey visa?

    Approved electronic Turkey visas are delivered in PDF format via email provided in the application form. Check your email frequently in the 3 business days following the submission of your application. Make sure to apply at least 3 days prior to your trip to receive the entry permit on time.

  • Do children need an online visa for Turkey?

    Yes! All children must have a separate online visa - even if they are included on their parent's passport. Applications for all underage travelers must be made by their parents or guardians. Should you need any further information, please contact our support team.

  • How long can I stay in Turkey with an electronic visa?

    The length of the permitted stay in Turkey depends on your nationality. Citizens of certain countries may stay up to 90 days with an 180-day period; others may stay up to 30 days. Check the "List of eligible countries and e-Visa requirements," above, for more details.

  • What can I do if my online visa to Turkey is denied?

    In case your application for the online Turkey visa does not get positively approved, please contact our support team to discuss your situation. Check if all the data provided in the application form was correct and if you have attached the appropriate supporting documents.

Three easy steps to get Turkey e-Visa

  • Apply online Fill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
  • Fill out the remaining required information and make an online payment We accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
  • Check your email Once your payment is confirmed, the e-Visa will be sent to the email address provided in the application form.
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