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:
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.
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.
The basic requirements that all travellers applying for the Turkey e-Visa online must meet are as follows:
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.
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:
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.
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.
All the countries listed below may apply for the electronic visa to the Turkey:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Armenia||Australia|
|Oman||Saint Lucia||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Saudi Arabia||South Africa||Taiwan|
|USA||United Arab Emirates||Afghanistan|
|Central African Republic||Chad||Comoros|
|Congo||Congo (Democratic Republic)||Cote d'Ivoire|
|Philippines||Rwanda||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Senegal||Sierra Leone||Solomon Islands|
Please note that each country has different requirements, you need to check the required documents for your nationality!