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Turkey Entry Visa

E-Visa is taking the place of the Turkey visa which was given on border crossing with a "banderole" and "stamp" previously. Applicants can receive their visas by making payments with a credit card electronically and entering the required information on www.evisa.gov.tr address. Upon successful completion of your application, e-visas are being sent to the e-mail address; applicants need to take a printout of the e-visa and maintain it until the end of their travel to show customs authorities and airlines.

Turkey Visa Requirement

Find if you need a visa or your nationality is exempt from entry visa into Turkey

To be limited with the tourism season (May, June, July, August, September), entry Turkey visa is permitted under the general rules relating to general provisions for entry into the country who comes with an E-Visa from 49 countries of the citizens which was specified in the visa regime table and those didn’t travel with Turkish Airlines in the condition of having a residence permit or entry Turkey visa from Schengen or OECD countries.

Turkey has one of the most flexible visa policies. There are several flexibility and exemptions offered to the travelers planning to apply for a Turkish visitor visa for the purpose of business or tourism. Turkey offers e-Visa for more than 40 countries using which the travelers can visit the country.

For certain countries Turkey has also waved off the requirements of Visa and citizens of such countries can stay in Turkey for 90 days out of 180 days unless the duration of the trip is not mentioned whether it is for tourism or business reasons.

Below is the list of countries which are allowed to stay for different periods of time in Turkey:

Andorra, Argentina, Azerbaijan (30 days), Belarus (30 days), Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica (30 days), Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France*, Georgia*, Germany*, Greece*, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy*, Japan, Kazakhstan (30 days), Latvia (30 days), Liechtenstein*, Lithuania, Luxembourg*, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia (30 days), Montenegro, Morocco, Moldova, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia (60 days), Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland*, Tajikistan (30 days), Thailand (30 days), Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

* Citizens of the specific countries can enter Turkey by showcasing their National ID cards instead of a passport.

Below are the list of countries nationals’ of whom are exempted Exempt from visa but only for tourism purposes (i.e. 90 days out of 180 days)

Albania, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia
Below are the listed countries of whom the citizens will have to obtain an e-Visa before planning their travel to Turkey. The e-Visa allows them to stay in the country for 90 days out of 180 days of total duration unless specified:
Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia (30 days), Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium*, Canada, China (30 days), Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Cyprus Greek Cypriot Administration, East Timor (30 days), Fiji (30 days), Grenada, Haiti, United Kingdom Hong Kong, Indonesia (30 days), Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Maldives, Malta*, Mauritius (30 days), Mexico (30 days), Netherlands*, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal*, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain*, Suriname (30 days), Taiwan (30 days), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

* Nationals of these countries may enter the country with an ID Card instead of the passport.

Under specific conditions, citizens of the countries not listed above will have to apply for eVisa like holders of Schengen visa, US, UK or Ireland. They also need to choose hotel accommodation and book tickets with the Turkish airlines.

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