Do You Need Visa to Visit Turkey?

Do You Need Visa to Visit Turkey? Check It Out!

Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Turkey

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Turkey

You can realize your planned trip to Turkey by obtaining a Turkey visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Turkey short-term visas (tourist visa, e-visa) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). If you want to stay in Turkey for a longer period for some reason (such as study, employment, etc.) you can also apply for Turkey long-term visas.

Turkey E-Visa

Turkey E-Visa

Turkey E-visa is an online way to obtain a visa to realize a trip to Turkey.

The duration of Turkish E-Visa is mainly 30 days or 90 days and the validity period is 180 days.

Eligible nationals to Turkey E-visa can also obtain a visa on arrival at Turkish airports. Visa on arrival will be more expensive than E-visa that obtained in advance.

Eligible Nationals to Turkey E-Visa

Antigua-Barbuda

Canada

Indonesia

Netherlands

St. Lucia

 

Armenia

Croatia

Ireland

Norway

St. Vincent

 

Australia

Dominica

Jamaica

Oman

United Arab Emirates

 

Austria

Dominican Republic

Kuwait

Poland

United Kingdom

 

Bahamas

Southern Cyprus

Maldives

Portugal

USA

 

Bahrain

Grenada

Malta

Qatar

 

 

Barbados

Haiti

Mauritius

Saudi Arabia

 

 

Belgium

Hong Kong

Mexico

Spain

 

 

 

There is also a Conditional E-Visa for some nationals. It means these nationals can be eligible for Turkey E-Visa in case they meet certain conditions. These nationals are the following:

 

Afghanistan

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Liberia

Pakistan

Sudan

Algeria

Chad

Gabon

Libya

Palestine

Tanzania

Angola

Comoros

Gambia

Madagascar

Philippines

Togo

Bangladesh

Cote d'Ivoire

Ghana

Malawi

Republic of Congo

Uganda

Benin

DR Congo

Guinea

Mali

Rwanda

Vietnam

Botswana

Djibouti

Guinea-Bissau

Mauritania

Sao Tome and Principe

Yemen

Burkina Faso

Egypt

India

Mozambique

Senegal

Zambia

Burundi

Equatorial Guinea

Iraq

Namiba

Sierra Leone

Zimbabwe

Cameroon

Eritrea

Kenya

Niger

Somalia

 

Cape Verde

Eswatini

Lesotho

Nigeria

Sri Lanka

 

 

Conditions for Being Eligible to E-visa for Above Nationals:

  1. All nationals must hold a valid residence permit or visa from one of the following countries: Schengen area countries, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America. Electronic visas or e-residence permits are not accepted.
  2. All nationals except for the nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines must travel with one of the airlines that has protocols with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Airlines are Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.
  3. All nationals must hold a hotel reservation and financial means (50 USD per day)

 

Required Documents for Turkey E-visa

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa
  • Signed by holder
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

2. Photo

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

3. When You Arrive in Turkey, You must Present also:

  • Printed Turkey e-visa
  • Travel Itinerary 
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

 

Processing Time for Turkey E-visa

The average processing time for Turkey e-visa is 2-10 working days.

 

Turkey E-visa Application Fee

Turkey E-visa fee is 20-80 USD (visa fee can vary depending on your nationality) for foreign citizens You can obtain detailed information about E-visa fees on official governmental website.

 

Where to Apply for Turkey E-visa Application?

You will apply for Turkey e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

Turkey Short-term Visa

If you are not eligible for e-Visa, you can also apply for traditional "on paper" visas for realizing your short-term travel to Turkey. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, short-term education, exchange programs, short-term work, and many other non-permanent nuances. You can check all the required documents for each type of visa application, visa fees, processing time, and where to apply for a visa below.

 


 

Turkey Tourist Visa

If your nationality isn’t eligible for Turkey e-visa, you can also apply for a short-term Turkey Tourist visa on paper for realizing your trip to Turkey. Turkey tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Turkey for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for a Turkey Tourist visa to realize your tourist activities.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. For Minors:

  • Copy of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Tourist Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Tourist visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Tourist Visa Fee

Turkey Tourist visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Tourist Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Tourist visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

 

Turkey Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa

Turkey Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Turkey and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations

  • Invitation letter from company/authority/sponsor in Turkey with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Turkey with details of organizer/host, with full address in Turkey, duration of the event, and reason to participate (e.g., visitor ticket for trade fair).
    • If applicable, including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip in Turkey
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Business Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Business visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Business Visa Fee

Turkey Business visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Business Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Business visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Turkey Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa

The Turkey Cultural/Scientific/Sports Visa enables you to enter Turkey for cultural, scientific, or sports purposes, such as attending cultural events.


Required Documents for Turkey Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature/Purpose of the Journey and Stay of Artist/Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Turkey: Artist/Athlete Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Your Country Travels to a Cultural/Sports Event Organized in Cooperation with Turkey Cultural/Sports Association

  • Letter of Local Cultural Association / Sports Association/sponsor in Turkey stating timeframe and schedule of cultural event/sports camp with details of organizer/host with full address in Turkey, as well as the purpose of cultural camp/event and information who covers costs (accommodation, travel expenses).
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, signed “letter of no objection” of school/university confirming participation in cultural / sports event.

11. For Minors:

  • Copy of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Cultural Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Cultural visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Cultural Visa Fee

Turkey Cultural visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Cultural Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Cultural visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

 

Turkey Study (Short-term) Visa

Turkey Study (Short-term) visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Turkey for study or educational training, which requires staying in Turkey temporarily.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Study (Short-term) visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Original Letter of Acceptance by the Education Institution, including details of the course, duration, and fees with proof of payment.

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), If Any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

        In the case of scholarship:

  • Confirmation of receipt of a grant or scholarship from the relevant fund of Turkey

        In the case of self-funding:

  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

       In the case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Study (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Study (Short-term) visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Study (Short-term) Visa Fee

Turkey Study (Short-term) visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Study (Short-term) Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Study (Short-term) visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Turkey Work (Short-term) Visa

Turkey Work (Short-term) visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Turkey for short-term work activities, which requires staying in Turkey temporarily.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Work (Short-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Invitation from your business partner in Turkey

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), if any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

        In the case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

        In the case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Work (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Work (Short-term) visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Work (Short-term) Visa Fee

Turkey Work (Short-term) visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Work (Short-term) Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Work (Short-term) visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Turkey Transit Visa

Turkey Transit Visa

Whether or not a foreign citizen needs to meet the transit visa requirements for Turkey depends on a few different factors.

If you will pass through the immigration in a Turkish airport or stay in Turkey overnight for your flight connection, then you will need a visa.

If you need a visa for your transit period in Turkey, you must apply for the Turkey Transit visa or Turkey E-Visa visa beforehand.

Turkey Long-term Visa

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay longer in Turkey, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa from your home country before coming to Turkey.

The Turkey Long-term Visa is given to foreigners who wish to live in Turkey for a longer period of time or to have temporary or permanent residence established.

The long-term visa grants entry to Turkey on the basis that you will be applying for a residence permit. It enables you to enter Turkey as a potential resident and stay while you apply for residency. After you arrive in Turkey with your visa, you need to apply for a residence permit (in Turkish: ikamet) for staying in Turkey for a long period.

 


 

Turkey Employment (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Turkey for a longer period. This visa applies to those who want to work within the legal frame of employment upon taking an employment permit and the work permit as per appointed procedure from competent regional authorities.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Employment (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Turkey resident permit

7. Original Employment Letter from the Applicant's Employer (Sponsor) in Turkey

  • On the official company paper with stamp and signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    • Full address and contact details of the company
    • The name and position of the countersigning officer
    • Details regarding the employment of the applicant (e.g. position, salary, estimated duration)
    • Details regarding additional conditions of employment (e.g. accommodation, transport, living expenses)

        In the case of international transfer of the employee:

  • A letter from the current employer confirming the transfer and approving the leave/absence of the applicant

8. Proof of Accommodation

  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation or contract)
  • Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning the applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

9. Proof of Financial Means

        In the case of self-funding:

  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

        In the case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

10. Police Clearance Certificate

11. Medical Insurance 

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Employment (Long-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Employment (Long-term) visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Employment (Long-term) Visa Fee

Turkey Employment (Long-term) visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Turkey (Employment) Long-term Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Employment (Long-term) visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

 

Turkey Study (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Turkey for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Turkey.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Study (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos        

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Turkey resident permit

7. Details from Your University in Turkey:

        a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Turkey
    • Must state language of instruction
    • Must contain the start and end dates of the course
  • Those in full-time education should submit a letter from their education establishment, clearly indicating the course of studies being followed.

       b) Confirmed Language Course with Conditional University Admission

  • Receipt/confirmation of language course payment in advance
  • Proof of conditional university admission or confirmation of admission as an applicant or detailed communication with the University for a concrete subject of study

8. Documents Attesting Previous Education:

  • Higher secondary certificate - if the applicant applies for a visa on the basis of a university certificate on admission to the first year of studies

        In the case of student exchange:

  • The original certificate from the university confirming that the applicant is a student.
  • Copy of the agreement/official information from the universities regarding the student exchange.
  • Invitation from Turkey university.

9. Knowledge of Language, for Cases of Confirmed University Admission and Confirmed Admission to a Preparation Course for University (if Any)

  • Proof of language proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS), if the course is taught in English

10. Proof of Accommodation in Turkey

  • Document confirming the availability in Turkey of appropriate accommodation for the intended period of stay (documents shall contain information about the cost of living; the costs for a full period or monthly payment must be indicated)

11. Documents Confirming the Sufficient Financial Resources (of Applicant or Sponsor)

  • Traveler’s cheque
  • Original bank statement for the past 3 months
  • Certificate of the amount of the credit card limit issued by the bank (any bank located in Turkey or another country is allowed)
  • A certificate of availability of money in a bank or a cooperative savings and loan association located on the territory of the Republic of Turkey (it cannot be a bank located in your country)
  • A document confirming granting of a national or foreign scholarship
  • A certificate of employment with a monthly salary statement

12. Police Clearance Certificate

13. Medical Insurance 

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Study (Long-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Study (Long-term) visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Study (Long-term) Visa Fee

Turkey Study (Long-term) visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Study (Long-term) Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Study (Long-term) visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Turkey Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Turkey for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Turkey nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Turkey.

 

Required Documents for Turkey Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Turkey.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Turkey resident permit

7. Details of Spouse

  • Passport copy
  • For spouses of foreign nationals have to submit a copy of their partner's residence permit for Turkey.
  • Certificate of residence of the spouse living in Turkey

8. Marriage Certificate

        a) Turkey Marriage Certificate:

  • Turkey certificate of marriage, along with certified copies.

        b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure.

9. Proof of Accommodation in Turkey

  • Copy of lease certificate of an apartment in Turkey or title deed of owned property, if the partner is already residing in Turkey.
  • If the host provides accommodation – document indicating the right of ownership/right to use (e.g., rental agreement) clearly allowing to lodge guests at this location.

10. Proof of sufficient means of substance

  • Copy of employment certificate of the foreign spouse who intends to live in Turkey
  • Salary slips from the past three months if he/she is living in Turkey.

      In the case of self-funding:

  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

      In the case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Police Clearance Certificate

12. Medical Insurance 

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Turkey Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for a Turkey Family Reunion visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Turkey Family Reunion Visa Fee

Turkey Family Reunion visa fee is 25-80 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Turkey Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for a Turkey Family Reunion visa in Turkey visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Turkey. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Turkey?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Turkey, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Turkey must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 2 months beyond the total duration of stay of your Turkish visa.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Turkey before the allowed period of stay ends.
  • You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Turkey.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.

 

 
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Can I get a residence permit for Turkey at the Consulate General?

No, you cannot get a residence permit for Turkey at the embassy or consulate of Turkey. You should get a long-term visa, then apply for a residence permit after your arrival in Turkey.

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What happens if my Turkey visa application is rejected?

If your Turkey visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the Turkey mission. Your application will then be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy or Visa Administrative Center in person, if I am not applying to e-visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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Can I get a refusal for my e-visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from Turkey e-visa application.

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What is the local currency in Turkey?

The Turkish Lira (TRY) is the official currency of Turkey. 100 USD equals to approximately 770 TRY.

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