Turkey e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is Turkey’s e-Visa?

This e-Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Turkey.

What do I need to apply for a Turkey e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Your ordinary passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of your e-Visa.
  • Certain nationalities require a supporting document such as a visa or residence permit from the Schengen, US, UK, or Ireland. To view which nationalities, please visit our application page and enter your nationality.

What is the cost to obtain a Turkey e-Visa?

The cost ranges from USD 78.95 to USD 61.50 depending on your nationality.

Please use our visa checker to find out the cost for your specific nationality.
Additionally, there is a service fee of:

  • Standard Processing: USD 25.00
  • Rush Processing: USD 45.00
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 65.00

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process a Turkey e-Visa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 24 hours
  • Rush Processing: 4 hours
  • Super Rush Processing: 30 minutes

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is a Turkey e-Visa valid for?

Both the single and multiple e-Visas are valid for 180 days after arrival.
Note that only certain nationalities are eligible for the Multiple Entry option.

How long is a Turkey e-Visa valid for?

Both the single and multiple e-Visas are valid for 180 days after arrival.
Note that only certain nationalities are eligible for the Multiple Entry option.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Turkey tourist visa?

Applicant’s ordinary passport must have an expiration date of at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of the e-Visa and at least one blank page.

Do I need to apply for an e-Visa for my children?

Yes. All foreign citizens, including minors, require a visa to travel to Turkey.

Do I need an e-Visa if I am on a cruise ship?

Travelers who arrive at seaports and intend to visit the seaport cities or nearby provinces for tourism purposes are exempt from visas, provided that their stay does not exceed seventy-two (72) hours. However, if you arrive in/depart from Turkey by air for your cruise tour, you must obtain a visa.

Is the Turkey e-visa for a single entry or multiple entries?

It depends on the traveler’s nationality. If you are a citizen of one of the following, you will obtain a Multiple Entry e-Visa:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, U.S.A, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Can I stay in Turkey for longer than the validity period of the e-visa?

If you wish to stay in Turkey longer than your e-Visa permits, you must apply at the nearest Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit.

Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date specified in my application?

No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within this period.

Vaccination requirements to travel to Turkey

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for the people accompanying me?

Yes. Each traveler must have a separate e-Visa.

Can I apply for a new e-Visa if it expires while in Turkey?

No. You must leave Turkey and obtain a new e-Visa. If you need an extend your stay beyond the maximum days allowed/e-Visa validity period, you may apply for a residence permit at the Provincial Directorate Migration Management office.

If I am transiting through Turkey, do I need to obtain an e-Visa?

You do not have to obtain a visa as long as you do not leave the transit area.

What nationalities are eligible for a Turkey Tourist e-Visa?

The following nationalities are eligible:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Fiji, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

If I am asked to provide a visa or residence permit from Schengen or US, UK, and Ireland, what requirements are there?

The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it needs to be valid on the date you enter Turkey.

What is the maximum number of days I can stay in Turkey with an e-Visa?

The max stay will range from 30 days in Total to 90 days in Total, depending on your nationality. You can use our visa checker at the top of the page to determine what it is for your nationality.

Learn more about Turkey Tourism

Turkey is a country that has a lot of history, and the people there are very proud of it. Of course, you may have heard in the media that some bad things happened a while ago. Something about a coup d’etat. However, that does not mean the country is not safe for tourists.

That has not changed at all, which is why Turkey receives a lot of visitors each year. If you want to go there as well, you should know that there are plenty of places and traditions you can enjoy. The Turkish people are generally welcoming, and you will know that every single time you are offered a cup of tea. Before you leave, there are some rules you need to follow.

Just like in any other country you may go to, you need to know a list of dos and don’ts. It is traveling 101. You cannot travel without knowing what you are allowed and not when you visit a new location. With that being said, here is what you need to know before going to Turkey.

The first thing you need to be aware of is that you need to follow a dress code. As you may very well know, Turkey is a country mostly populated by Muslims. Even if you are a tourist, you cannot walk around wearing just about anything. There are no specific rules for men, but women should always wear clothes that cover the shoulders and the knees.

Also, if you are a woman and you want to visit a mosque, you need to have a scarf that you can cover your head with before entering. Another rule about entering a religious site is that you cannot keep your shoes on, regardless of gender. Speaking of restrictions, Turkish people frown upon public displays of affection. It may seem odd to you, but they do not like seeing people kissing or hugging in public. It is okay if you and your partner are holding hands, but that is just about it.

However, Turkey is not a country known for its tolerance for LGBT couples, so even if it is just holding hands, they will still give you a dissatisfied glance. If you ever find yourself in Turkey during the Muslim month of fasting, which called Ramadan, you should avoid eating in public from dawn until dusk.

You do not have to fast with them, of course, but you should at least respect their tradition. They are holding this tradition very dearly, and you do not want to show disrespect.

Leaving restrictions aside, there are a whole bunch of things that you can do in Turkey that will entertain you. You cannot visit Turkey without going to one of their famous bazaars. The smell when you get there will make you want to live in one of those markets.

You can find all kinds of things from souvenirs and other merchandise to spices and pastries. And the pastries are to die for. You need to try their baklava. You will never manage to replicate the recipe, no matter how much you try. When visiting bazaars or other markets, you should probably prepare your skills.

Turkish people love to bargain, and if you see products that do not have a price tag on them, it means that the seller expects you to give an offer. It can be fun to bargain with a Turkish vendor, just make sure that you let him or her know that you are doing it for fun. You do not want to leave the impression that the products on sale are not worth their value.

At the same time, you can expect to be ripped off once or twice. The prices will not be the same during different tours, and in Turkey, it is all about connections. However, do not take it as an insult. Treat it as experience and move on. There is no need for confrontation or anything. Your loss is not worth the conflict. Food in Turkey is delicious.

The Turkish cuisine can satisfy all diets, and if you are a vegetarian, you should probably know that the people there can make any vegetable taste amazing with some olive oil and spices. When you are invited to eat with someone, it can be construed as rude to not eat everything on your plate.

The thing is that Turkish meals are pretty significant, but since the food is delicious, you should not have too many issues leaving your plate clean. You will be drinking a lot of coffee and tea in Turkey, but try to avoid tap water since it does not have the best quality.

Especially if you have a sensitive stomach, it is recommended that you always buy bottled water. Remember that Turkey is more than Istanbul, Ankara, and other such large cities.

There are beautiful landscapes all over the country, and you should not limit yourself to urban areas. Sure, you may not have the same facilities, but keep in mind that Turkey has mountains and sea. You can take a tour of nature and admire the beautiful scenery.

If you want to lay on the beach all day, one of the tourists’ favorite is Antalya. It is a small piece of paradise where people go to have an exotic (ish) vacation. Unlike other Muslim countries, Turkey does allow alcohol drinking. The locals are not drinkers, but they are aware of the tourists.

Even so, you will not find alcoholic beverages in all stores. You may have to look for a while. International hotels usually have alcohol on their bars’ shelves, but you can ask the locals where to get a beer from as well.

Turkey has plenty of attractions to offer. You will have a wonderful time there. Just do not leave Turkey without visiting the famous Turkish hammams.

You probably heard about the Turkish baths. It is an incredibly relaxing experience, and nobody in the world can replicate the Turkish hammam like the Turkish. Obviously. Other than that, enjoy Turkey, even if you are somewhat restricted.