Electronic Visa for Turkey

Apply for the necessary Turkey eVisa form online

Turkey e-Visa - Key Elements

  • Turkey e-Visa system operates since 2013
  • an eVisa for Turkey comes in two different types
  • The applicant's nationality decides on which Turkey e-Visa type will they be eligible for
  • Turkey e-Visa is issued in the form of either: a single-entry authorization allowing a 30-day stay in Turkey or a multiple-entry authorization allowing a 90-day stay in Turkey
  • Turkey e-Visa is issued within 72 hours during business days after completing a simple online application process
  • Applying for the electronic Turkey visa does not require visiting an Embassy at no point during the process
  • The approved document reaches travellers via email in PDF form
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What is the Turkey e-Visa

Turkey e-Visa is an electronic travel authorization issued by the Turkish Government within 72 hours of submitting the application form online. The electronic visa to Turkey comes in two types, which are as follows:

  • a single-entry travel authorization issued for a 30-day stay in Turkey
  • a multiple-entry travel authorization issued for a 90-day stay in Turkey

Around 20 countries are listed as eligible for the multiple-entry Turkey e-Visa, while the single-entry e-Visa is available for travellers from around 70 countries.

This new online visa application system was introduced back in 2013 to ease the whole process and attract more tourists into the country. e-Visas also make it possible for the Turkish authorities to pre-screen all incoming visitors and ensure the safety of the general public.

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What do travellers need to apply for a Turkey e-Visa online

Turkey e-Visa requirements can be divided into two groups of basic and additional requirements.

The basic requirements apply to all travellers applying for the Turkey online visa, while the additional ones apply to specifically listed travellers based on their nationality.

Basic requirements

The basic requirements that all travellers applying for the Turkey e-Visa online must meet are as follows:

  • having a valid passport
  • having an active email address
  • having a stable internet connection

Please note! Your passport must have a minimum validity of six months from the scheduled date of entering Turkey. Check when your passport expires before applying for the Turkey e-Visa and renew it if needed.

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Additional requirements

Citizens of some countries, especially those eligible for the single-entry Turkey e-Visa, must attach a few additional documents for their application to get approved.

The additional documents include:

  • a valid visa or permanent residence from one of the specified countries (Schengen Area countries, the USA, the UK, Ireland
  • a copy of the traveller's return ticket
  • proof of having sufficient funds for the stay in Turkey
  • hotel bookings
  • flight ticket booked with a specific airline

You may need to provide one or more of the above-listed documents as part of your online application depending on your nationality.

Check the specific Turkey e-Visa requirements applicable to your situation and collect the needed documents before applying online.

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After applying for the Turkey e-Visa

After you apply online for the Turkey e-Visa, your application will get processed by the Turkish Government, and once approved, the issued document will reach your email inbox.

The processed document reaches travellers via email in PDF form and should be downloaded and printed before departure.

To receive the issued Turkey e-Visa with no issues, make sure to provide your email address correctly when completing the application form and that your email address is active.

The processed document will reach your email inbox within 72 hours (3 business days) of submitting your application online.

The specified time can be elongated by the Turkish Government if they feel the need to do so. This could be caused by mistakes in the application form, incorrect data provided, or invalid documents attached.

Make sure to apply no later than 3 business days for your Turkey e-Visa and to provide correct and accurate data when applying.

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Eligible countries for an online visa to Turkey

All the countries listed below may apply for the electronic visa to the Turkey:

Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda ArmeniaArmenia AustraliaAustralia
BahamasBahamas BarbadosBarbados BermudaBermuda
CanadaCanada ChinaChina DominicaDominica
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic GrenadaGrenada HaitiHaiti
Hong KongHong Kong JamaicaJamaica KuwaitKuwait
OmanOman Saint LuciaSaint Lucia Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia South AfricaSouth Africa TaiwanTaiwan
USAUSA United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates AfghanistanAfghanistan
AlgeriaAlgeria AngolaAngola BahrainBahrain
BangladeshBangladesh BeninBenin BhutanBhutan
BotswanaBotswana Burkina FasoBurkina Faso BurundiBurundi
CambodiaCambodia CameroonCameroon Cape VerdeCape Verde
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic ChadChad ComorosComoros
CongoCongo Congo (Democratic Republic)Congo Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire
CyprusCyprus DjiboutiDjibouti East TimorEast Timor
EgyptEgypt Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea EritreaEritrea
EthiopiaEthiopia FijiFiji GabonGabon
GambiaGambia GhanaGhana GuineaGuinea
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau IndiaIndia IndonesiaIndonesia
IraqIraq KenyaKenya LesothoLesotho
LiberiaLiberia LibyaLibya MadagascarMadagascar
MalawiMalawi MaldivesMaldives MaliMali
MauritaniaMauritania MauritiusMauritius MexicoMexico
MozambiqueMozambique NamibiaNamibia NepalNepal
NigerNiger NigeriaNigeria Palestinian TerritoriesPalestinian Territories
PhilippinesPhilippines RwandaRwanda Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
SenegalSenegal Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
SomaliaSomalia Sri LankaSri Lanka SudanSudan
SurinameSuriname TanzaniaTanzania TogoTogo
UgandaUganda VanuatuVanuatu VietnamVietnam
YemenYemen ZambiaZambia ZimbabweZimbabwe