In April 2013, the Turkish government launched an easy online visa system that issues an e-Visa instead of the old “sticker visa”. Once the information and payment are submitted, the visa is emailed to the traveler and must be downloaded and printed out. The e-Visa should be shown to airport and customs officials in Turkey and kept safe for the duration of the stay. The e-Visa means no more going to local embassies or waiting in line at the airport to obtain a visa.
The Turkey e-Visa is extremely simple for travelers of over 40 countries. There are an additional 60 countries that can apply for an e-Visa, but they must meet certain additional requirements such as having a valid visa or residence permit from the Schengen, Ireland, United Kingdom, or the United States. Some countries also have age restrictions. The easiest way to view the requirements for these 60 additional countries is to visit our application page and enter your nationality.