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TURKEY VISIT VISA

TURKEY VISIT VISA

Passport: Before you travel for Istanbul be sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the
date you travel to Istanbul or you may not be admitted. VISA  Nationals of the following countries DO NOT require a Visa .

For stays up to 90 Days

  • Nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong (Private Authority), Iceland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkish Republic of
    Northern Cyprus, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela can enter Turkey with only a valid passport for a three month stay.

For stays up to 60 Days:

  • Nationals of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia can enter Turkey with only a valid passport for a two month stay.

For stays up to 30 Days:

  • Nationals of Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan and Macau private authority passport holders can enter Turkey with only a valid passport for a One month stay .

Nationals of the following countries DO Require a Visa

  • Those from Australia, Austria , Antigua, Barbuda, Bahama, Barbados, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Dominik Republic, Dominika, Grenada, Haiti, Netherlands (Holland), Hong Kong (British pass holders) Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Maldives, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia , U.K. and the U.S.A . can obtain a multiple-entry sticker type visa at border gates for up to 3 months stay.
  • Those from Albania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russian Federation can obtain a sticker visa at border gates for up to 2 months stay.
  • Those from Armenia, Azerbajcan, Estonia, Greek Cyprus, Hungary, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Serbia- Montenegro can obtain a sticker visa at border gates for up to I month stay and Those from Georgia for up to 15 Days.
  • Nationals of all other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest Turkish embassy or consulate on their home country or abroad.

Full List of Visa fees Regulations Per Country

Visa Procedures.

  • You do not need to apply for the visa before you leave your home country. There are no pre-immigration papers or forms that have to be filled out ahead of time either. You can easily see the Visa office, next to the Passport contours at Ataturk airport, which is open 24 hours, all days.. Before you get in to the Passport control Visas to above mentioned Nationalities are due for Diplomatic reciprocity. And the Visa fee is also concern of the Reciprocity. Visa fees can only be paid Cash. No cards or cheques accepted. Visa fees for other nationals are as follows.

Countries

Visa Fees

Countries

Visa Fees

Albania

15 USD

Latvia

10 Euro

Australia

20 USD

Lithuania

10 Euro

Austria

15 Euro

Malta

Free

Armenia

15 USD

Moldova

10 Euro

Azerbaijan

10 Euro

Norway

20 Euro

Bahrain

15 USD

Portugal

10 Euro

Belgium

10 Euro

Poland

10 Euro

Belarus

20 Euro

Romania

10 Euro

Brazil

20 USD

Russian Federation

20 USD

Canada

60 USD

Serbia- Montenegro

10 Euro

Cyprus (Greek Cypriots)

10 Euro

Spain

10 Euro

England

10 GBP

Slovakia

10 Euro

Estonia

10 Euro

Slovenia

15 Euro

Georgia

15 USD

Tajikistan

10 Euro

Holland

10 Euro

Turkmenistan

10 Euro

Hungary

20 Euro

Ukraine

20 USD

Italy

10 Euro

United Kingdom

10 GBP

Ireland

10 Euro

United States

20 USD

Jordan

30 USD

Carabean islands**

20 USD

** Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Dominican, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Vincent
(Updated 1st September 2009)
Note: Do not expect the visa office to exchange your money. Have some change with you.
 
List of consulates in Istanbul

 

Requirements for entry visa applications
As a general rule, the applicant must apply in person particularly when the visa application is lodged for the first time. Visa applications may also be received by mail in exceptional cases, especially in geographically large countries and when the applicant is well known by the Turkish Embassy/Consulate where the application is lodged.
The applicant is required to submit the following documents while applying in person:

Visa Application Form

  • Valid travel document (passport) (It should be valid at least three months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa),
  • Completed visa application form
  • One passport size photograph of the applicant (It should be affixed on the top left side of the visa application form),
  • Documents supporting the purpose and the conditions of the planned visit (e.g. letter of invitation, travel itinerary, round trip ticket, hotel reservation with payment guarantee etc.),
  • Guarantees regarding means of subsistence,
  • Non-refundable visa processing fee (the amount differs depending on the nationality and visa type),
  • If the person applies from a country other than his/her homeland, then he/she should also submit his/her valid residence permit or any document that proves he/she legally stays in that country.
  • If the person applies for a business visa, an invitation letter from the counterpart company is also required in addition to the above mentioned documents.

 Note: Please be informed that the requested documents may vary according to the local conditions where the Turkish Embassy/Consulate is based.
Note: If the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulate exceptionally receives the visa applications by mail or by courier service, the applicant must send the above mentioned documents and also a pre-paid or self-stamped return envelope (DHL, Fed Ex, Express, UPS, or some sort of insured/certified mail is highly recommended, since the original passport will be returned inside that envelope). Please contact with the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate to learn whether they receive the applications by mail or not.

 If the person prefers to obtain the entry visa at a Turkish border gate (please first go to Step 3 above and check of which countries nationals may obtain their visas at the Turkish border gates), then he/she will be required to have the following documents:

  • Valid travel document (passport) (It should be valid at least three months longer than the expiry date of the visa requested.)
  • Non-refundable visa processing fee (the amount differs depending on the nationality and visa type)

 Note: Please be informed that any other documents which are relevant to the applicant’s visit/stay in Turkey can be requested by the Turkish border officials and also note that only tourist visas may be issued at the Turkish border gates.

What are the requirements for holders of travel documents?
Holders of travel documents, such as alien’s passport and refugee travel document, are required to have a consular visa to enter into Turkey. They are strongly recommended to apply to the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate for the visa at least 6 weeks in advance, since their application is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Interior of Turkey.
It is also recommended that applicants with travel documents should not finalize their travel plans and arrangements until they are notified about the result of their visa applications.
The applicant is required to submit the following documents while applying in person:

  • Valid travel document (such as alien’s passport or refugee travel document) (It should be valid at least three months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa),
  • One passport size photograph of the applicant (It should be affixed on the top left side of the visa application form),
  • Documents supporting the purpose and the conditions of the planned visit (e.g. letter of invitation, travel itinerary, round trip ticket, hotel reservation with payment guarantee etc.),
  • Guarantees regarding means of subsistence,
  • Non-refundable visa processing fee (the amount differs depending on the nationality and visa type),
  • Valid residence permit or any document that proves the applicant legally stays in that country where the Turkish mission is based.
  • If the person applies for a business visa, an invitation letter from the counterpart company is also required in addition to the above mentioned documents.

 Note: Please be informed that the requested documents may vary according to the local conditions where the Turkish Embassy/Consulate is based.
Note: If the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulate exceptionally receives the visa applications by mail or by courier service, the applicant must send the above mentioned documents and also a pre-paid or self-stamped return envelope (DHL, Fed Ex, Express, UPS, or some sort of insured/certified mail is highly recommended, since the original passport will be returned inside that envelope). Please contact with the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate to learn whether they receive the applications by mail or not.
Note: Please be informed that the holders of travel documents cannot obtain their visas at the Turkish border gates. They should have a consular visa.

About Turkey – County Profile

  • A treasure of history, a melting pot of civilizations and cultures.
  • The variety and beauty of its landscape and climate attracts tourists to its beaches, mountains, plains and valleys.
  • A dynamic nation of 72 million people with average age of 28

Committed to democracy and pluralism

  • A multi-party parliamentary democracy since 1946.
  • A secular democracy among more than 50 republics with predominantly Moslem population.

A free market economy

  • Free and privately-owned media, with 16 nation-wide private TV Networks, broadcasting through two Turkish communication satellites.
  • A member of NATO since 1952, Turkey is a part of the EU Customs Union since 1996, a candidate country to the EU since 1999 that started accession negotiations in October 2005.

Strategically placed

  • A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, in the heart of Eurasia, bordering 12 nations and four seas.
  • An outlet for the Black Sea basin countries to warm seas through the Turkish Straits.
  • A significant contributor to the development of the newly independent states of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
  • A prospective energy terminal of export of Caspian oil and natural gas.

A regional leader

  • Contributor to UN peacekeeping operations world-wide.

Initiator of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation region which groups 11 nations from the Balkans to the Caucasus.

  • Supporter of the Southeast European Countries Cooperation Process and initiator of the Multinational Peace Force Southeastern Europe; participant in the Kosova International Security Force and in Afghanistan and the Lebanon.
  • Supporter of the Middle East Peace Process and the only regional country which participates in the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) upon the request of both the Palestinian and Israeli sides.

An economic power

  • A modern telecommunication and transportation network.
  • 17th largest and 4th fastest growing economy in the world.
  • 4th biggest donor country in the world with respect its GNP.
  • Donor of $3.5 billion in economic and technical assistance including credits and $500 million in humanitarian aid to several countries.
  • Russia alone, the investments of Turkish private enterprises amount to $10 billion.
  • With an average annual growth rate of 5%, the fastest growing country in the Mediterranean.
  • Exports to 155 countries, ranging from cable for the Channel Tunnel to cars to China.
  • Europe’s largest supplier of textiles and apparel.
  • The only F-16 fighter plane factory outside the US.
  • A regional center for international companies such as Coca-Cola, Chase Manhattan, Philips and Siemens.

A land of opportunity

  • Privatization program including state enterprises active in airlines, banking, telecommunications and petroleum.
  • Privatization and its $4.5 billion per year energy investment program offering important opportunities for foreign investors.
  • One of the 10 big emerging markets.
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