By Mary Charie / 14/05/2019

[UPDATED 2019] TURKEY TOURIST VISA GUIDE:
Visa fees, Visa Requirements, Visa Form

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Capaddocia, Turkey

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 a travellers can stay in what period of time, who need a visa, and more about information about Turkish visa.

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VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

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
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil - read Brazil evisa guide
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • 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
Turkey Visa Guide

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.

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 and ID card for 90 days in 180-day period
  2. can only apply for 30 days single entry evisa
  3. can enter with an expire 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

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: AtlasGlobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, EgyptAir and Turkish Airlines EXCEPT the 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)

HOW TO APPLY FOR TURKEY TOURIST EVISA

You can easily obtain an e-Visa online for 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.

Turkey Visa Guide

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 you passport information, personal details, and your support visa
  5. Before entering clicking "NEXT", double check that your information are 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.

About the author

Mary Charie

She's the person behind this blog, she has been travelling since 2013. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels on her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

32comments
Ernesto - 03/01/2018

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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    Mary Charie - 04/01/2018

    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!

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Kathy - 23/05/2017

Hi ms.marie im planning to go to turkey pro expired n qatar id ko. Any Idea po sa requirements ?? TIA πŸ™‚

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    Mary Charie - 24/05/2017

    Hi Kathy, I’m guessing you’re a PH passport holder right? I suggest you get an e-visa prior arriving in Turkey. You can apply here: https://e-visums.co.uk/turkey?p=112&pi=link

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Nicnic - 10/04/2017

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

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    Mary Charie - 11/04/2017

    Hello Nicnic, it took me literally just a few minutes before I received my e-Visa. Although the official website did not have any specific “processing time” indicated, I suggest you to get this e-visa as soon as you can to avoid any hassle.

    Safe trip! x

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    NICNIC - 13/04/2017

    Hi Mary!

    do they accept OECD member countries visa as a requirement to apply e-visa too? I have Japan and SoKor multiple visa and would love to apply e-visa if they accept this too. It would be much hassle free than sticker visa ??‍♀️

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    Mary Charie - 13/04/2017

    Hello Nicnic,

    Through this link: https://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/, it is stated that Turkey is a member of OECD, however, with this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Turkey, or even through Turkish official e-Visa didn’t mention anything about OECD member. BUT, on this link: https://www.oecd.org/governance/observatory-public-sector-innovation/innovations/page/electronicvisaapplicationsystem.htm look like you can bypass the visa and apply for an e-visa.

    I haven’t done it myself, as I used Schengen visa to be able to apply for e-Visa. I highly suggest you to email Turkish e-Visa or OECD.

    Hope this helps!

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Nel - 10/03/2017

Hello, plan ko pumunta ng turkey this yr. May uae valid residence ako and my host din ako na nasa turkey. Kumpleto ako sa requirements pwera lang sa salary pay slip, ang importante naman is yung bank statement diba po???

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    Mary Charie - 11/04/2017

    Hello Nel,

    I haven’t done any Turkish visa other than an e-Visa. But I’m sure that as long as you have enough fund on your bank, it should be fine. Perhaps explain why you cannot provide a pay slip record.

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Aliah - 28/02/2017

Hi..miss Marry I’m planning to visit n Turkey on October this year I’m a Philippine passport holder..can you please help me how to get my visa ? thanks in advance

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    Mary Charie - 01/03/2017

    Hi Aliah, if you are applying from the Philippines and DON’T hold any valid visa from these countries; UK, USA, Canada, Schengen, and Ireland, – you need to apply for a visa from the Turkish Embassy in the Philippines.

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Jhoy - 28/01/2017

Hi ms.mary charie,,ask lng po,if from kuwait to turkey para mag work ano po ang need n processing,may employer k kc aq.

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    Mary Charie - 01/03/2017

    Hi Jhoy,

    I’m not about this. If I’m right, you have to go back in the Philippines to apply for a working visa. Please double check this online as I have no experience with it myself.

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Karin - 19/01/2017

I am so happy we donΒ΄t need visa to travel to Turkey! I love this country, I even proceeded to get a temporary residence to stay longer πŸ˜‰

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    Mary Charie - 23/01/2017

    Turkey is quite a country! I wouldn’t blame you for getting a temporary residence! I’d love to go back πŸ™‚

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melanie - 20/10/2016

pag e visa po ba may sticker din na naka attach sa passport?

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    Mary Charie - 21/10/2016

    Hello Melanie, thanks for dropping by po πŸ™‚ Wala pong sticket. Stamp lang po πŸ™‚

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Gypsycouple - 17/09/2016

This should definitely help us when we plan a Turkey trip. Thanks for sharing!

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Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren - 12/09/2016

So detailed! Very helpful. Can you please make one for England! Ha πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing.

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    Mary Charie - 13/09/2016

    Ah, I haven’t been to the UK. But hopefully soon! I will def make one! πŸ™‚

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Jessica - 12/09/2016

This is a short and direct guide for acquiring a visa. Just a perfect easy-to-check post for those looking for detailed process.

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Diana - 11/09/2016

This is super helpful information! Thanks for sharing!

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Lara Dunning - 11/09/2016

This is great for anyone planning to visit Turkey. Thanks for sharing.

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    Muhammad Akmal - 07/12/2016

    My name is AKMAL .I need visa Turkey
    Please help me

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    Mary Charie - 08/12/2016

    Hello Muhammad, which passport do you have? and where are you at the moment?

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    harry - 23/10/2017

    i want to confirm you Mary Charie. can i travel to Turkey with just an E-visa without any supporting visa from UK,USA OR IRELAND

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Claire - 11/09/2016

Very informative post. Great for anyone thinking of visiting Turkey

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Tara - 10/09/2016

Definitely helpful tips for anyone heading to Turkey.

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Jenn - 09/09/2016

Good post! Short but sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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Carmen's Luxury Travel - 09/09/2016

Wow, this is really helpful. I’m going to pass this off to a friend. Thanks for sharing!

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Ashley B. - 09/09/2016

Very informative. Thanks for sharing!

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