TURKEY TOURIST VISA GUIDE: Visa Fees, Visa Requirements, Visa Form

I could list so many reasons why I went to Turkey. Like, riding the hot air balloon over Cappadocia, to eat kebab, to see where Europe meets Asia. But to be honest, the main reason is that I had to go where flights are affordable if I’m coming from Europe and where a visa is not a great obstacle to go through.

I just finished my 90-days Schengen tourist visa and I still have 10 days left on it. After a quick research, it looks like Turkey got my eye. Turkey tourist visa is honestly one of the easiest across the globe.

Turkey provides visa-free access to many countries such as Europeans, North Americans, and even for South Americans. If your passport is not from either of these continents, don’t fret, as I mentioned, Turkey has an easy and flexible visa policy.

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TURKEY TOURIST VISA GUIDE

Below, you will see a list of the countries who can enter Turkey without a visa. The list will be divided into categories depending on how long travellers can stay in what period of time, who need a visa, and more about information about the Turkish visa.

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ATV in Cappadocia

VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

The travellers who are granted visa-free access to Turkey can stay for either 90 days, 60 days r 30 days. There is only one country who can stay in Turkey for an unlimited time which is Northern Cyprus.

90 days in 180-day period

These countries are allowed to stay in Turkey for tourism and business purposes unless stated on the following notes:

LEGEND: 1 – can enter with expired passport up to 5 years since expiration | 2 – can enter with an expired passport and ID card up to 1 year since expiration | 3 – tourism purpose only ~ 4 – can enter with a valid ID card

  • Albania – 3
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil – read Brazil evisa guide
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France – 1,4
  • Georgia – 4 – Georgia visa guide
  • Germany – 2,4
  • Greece – 4
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Israel – how to extend your Israel visa
  • Italy – 4
  • Japan
  • Jordan – 3
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo -3
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon – 3
  • Liechtenstein – 4
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg – 1,4
  • Malaysia – Malaysia visa guide
  • Moldova – 4
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand – Visa guide for New Zealand travellers
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Qatar – 3
  • Romania – 3
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Serbia – 3
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia – 3
  • Slovenia – 3
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland – 1,4
  • Tajikistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine – 4
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
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Turkey visa stamp (left top corner)

60 days in 180-day period

  • Russia

30 days per visit

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Brunei
  • Costa Rica
  • Latvia
  • Macao
  • Mongolia – 3
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan

TURKEY EVISA FOR TOURISTS

There are 40 countries who can apply for an evisa to enter and travel to Turkey. They can stay for either 90 days or 30 days in a period of 180 days.

There are two types of evisa, one is the regular evisa while the other is conditional evisa.

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Regular Evisa

Here are some notes before you apply for an evisa, if the number/s are next to your country of citizenship, you must remember the information:

  1.  can enter with an ID card for 90 days in a 180-day period
  2. can only apply for 30 days single entry evisa
  3. can enter with an expired passport (up to 5 years since the expiration)
  4. can apply for multiple entries visa and stay for 30 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia – 2
  • Australia – Visa guide for Australian citizens
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium – 1, 3
  • Canada
  • China – 2
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus – 2 
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor – 1
  • Fiji – 1
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia – 1
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius – 1
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands – 1
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal – 1, 3
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa – 4
  • Spain – 1
  • Suriname – 1
  • Taiwan – 1
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom – Visa guide for British travellers
  • United States – Visa guide for US citizens
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Conditional Evisa

These countries can apply for a Turkey evisa if they meet the requirements below:

  • all applicants on the list below except for Gabon and Zambia MUST be holding a valid visa or residence permit from one of the following countries: Schengen area countries, Ireland, the UK, the US. E-residence permits will not be accepted. An Egyptian citizen who are younger than 20 years old or older than 45, don’t need to meet this requirement
  • all applicants MUST travel with the following airlines: AtlasGlobalOnur Air, Pegasus AirlinesEgyptAir and Turkish Airlines EXCEPT the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Philippines
  • MUST show a hotel reservation and means of financial support (at least US$50 per day of planned stay)

CHECK FOR FLIGHTS TO TURKEY and CHECK FOR HOTELS IN TURKEY

HOW TO APPLY FOR TURKEY TOURIST EVISA

You can easily obtain an e-Visa online for a fee. You can start your application for e-Visa three months before your arrival date. You should be able to receive your e-Visa right after you pay the fee. If it takes more than 48 hours, contact the website quickly. Get your evisa here or here.

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This is the confirmation letter of your  approved evisa that you will present at the immigration when you arrive

Requirements To Obtain An Evisa

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity – have a digital copy
  • Valid Schengen, Ireland, USA, and UK visa and/or permanent residence visa
  • Return Ticket
  • Hotel Bookings
  • Proof of financial support during your stay. At least $50 USD per day
  • Reason for visit is for tourism and business only

Be sure to book your Turkey visa before you travel. Apply here!

Steps on Apply For An Evisa For Turkey

  1. Go to this page
  2. Choose your country of passport on the drop-down menu
  3. Choose the right evisa for you
  4. Enter your passport information, personal details, and your support visa
  5. Before entering clicking “NEXT”, double-check that your information is ALL correct to avoid any trouble, use an email address that you can access
  6. Choose your payment method
  7. Don’t close the window until you receive a confirmation email that your application has been received
  8. You will receive another email confirming that your evisa is approved
  9. Make sure to print two copies of this letter, one which you will present at the immigration and one for your own keeping

How To Use Your Evisa

Print your e-Visa before you fly to Turkey. Show your e-Visa letter to the officer-in-charge, hand in your visa letter and your Passport and your hotel bookings and return ticket and. The officer-in-charge will stamp your visa on your passport.

Note: The queue for passport control (visa stamp) is quite long. The time I was there, the person-in-charge didn’t ask for my hotel bookings and return ticket (both I have ready). However, I would NOT suggest you take the risk of not booking a hotel and return ticket in advance.

COUNTRIES WHO NEED A VISA STICKER IN ADVANCE

The citizens of these countries must apply for a visa and get a visa sticker on their passport before entering and travelling to Turkey:

  • Algeria – for travellers between 18-35 years old
  • Cuba
  • Guyana
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • North Korea
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

I truly hope that this Turkey tourist visa guide helped you, if you have any questions or if I missed any details or if you know new information that should be here, let me know in the comment section below.

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Mary is the founder of amaryroad and one of the experts when it comes to travelling in Southeast Asia. Mary has been travelling around the world since 2013, she have extensively travelled and lived in Southeast Asian countries. She also has been featured in popular publications in the Philippines such as GMA Network, When in Manila, and Tripzilla. Today, Mary continues her round-the-world trip with no final destination. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

32 thoughts on “TURKEY TOURIST VISA GUIDE: Visa Fees, Visa Requirements, Visa Form”

  1. Hi Marie, If i already used my e visa before its expiry, the system will not accept my new application as it says I have to cancel first the non expired one. How can I resolve this when consulate says evisa cannot be cancelled?

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    • Hello Ernesto,

      Thank you for reading and your comment. I personally don’t have experience on this, I suggest you to get in contact with the Turkish Consulate or Embassy or the eVisa website itself for better assistance.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Hi! I want to ask gano katagal dapat mag apply ng sticker visa bago ng flight? And pano pag may maghost ako from turkey?

    Reply

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