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 Capacious, to eat kebab, to see where Europe meets Asia. But to be honest, the main reason is because I had to go where flights are affordable if I'm coming from Europe and where visa is not a great obstacle to go through.
I just finished my 90-days Schengen tourist visa and I had to choose my next destination. After a quick research, it looks like Turkey got my eye. Turkey tourist visa is honestly one of the easiest across the globe.
Turkey provide visa-free access to many countries such as Europeans, North Americans, and even for South Americans. If you're passport are not from neither 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 a travellers can stay in what period of time, who need a visa, and more about information about Turkish visa.
The travellers who are granted of 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 unlimited time which is the 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:
- 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
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- France - 1,4
- Georgia - 4
- Germany - 2,4
- Greece - 4
- Hong Kong
- Italy - 4
- Jordan - 3
- Kosovo -3
- Lebanon - 3
- Liechtenstein - 4
- Luxembourg - 1,4
- Moldova - 4
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- Qatar - 3
- Romania - 3
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- San Marino
- Serbia - 3
- Slovakia - 3
- Slovenia - 3
- South Korea
- Switzerland - 1,4
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Ukraine - 4
- Vatican City
60 days in 180-day period
30 days per visit
- Costa Rica
- Mongolia - 3
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.
Turkey Tourist Visa Guide
Riding the hot air balloon has always been my dream, honestly, this is my reason why I want to go to Turkey. And of course, to try their world famous Kebab! Yet, whatever your reason for visiting this magical country where the East meets the West, this visa guide will walk you step by step on how to get your Turkish Visa. If you are heading to Turkey during the summer, check out this article about the best beaches in Turkey.
First, check if you need a visa. You can find it HERE. Most South American nationals can obtain a Visa On Arrival (VOA) same goes with some European countries.
List of countries that can obtain 90 Days Within 180 Days – Click HERE
List of countries that can obtain Conditional E-Visa (30 days – Single Entry) Click HERE
WAYS TO OBTAIN A VISA/EVISA FOR TURKEY
Embassy or Consulate
If you are based in a certain country, check if there is any Turkish Embassy or Consulate. You can also check this Website to see if there is any Embassy or Consulate in your location.
For general visa information and visa, fees, and others, check HERE.
You can easily obtain an e-Visa online and pay 20 USD 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 check this Official Turkey e-Visa Portal.
REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN AN EVISA
- Passport with at least 6 months of validity
- Valid Schengen, Ireland, USA, and UK visa and/or permanent 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
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.
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If you have any other question about this article Turkey tourist visa guide, feel free to leave a comment below. I’ll try to help as much as possible! Safe travels!
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