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.
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. 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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