Turkey Entry Requirments
A passport with 6 months remaining validity and visa for Turkey
are required. Visas on arrival are no longer available at airports for foreign travelers. Those traveling to Turkey for 90 days within a 6-month period may apply for a multiple-entry e-visa at www.evisa.gov.tr. This costs USD $20. Also, you may apply visas with different validity periods at the Turkish embassy or consulates. Single-entry visas with one year validity cost USD $60 and multiple-entry visas valid for 5 years cost USD $200. Alternatively, travelers can use a registered visa service to get a Turkey visa quickly
Official and diplomatic passports holders traveling on official
business must obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate before
arriving in Turkey.
All travelers planning to stay more than three months for any purpose
are required to obtain a Turkey visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate. Such travelers
must also apply for a residence/work permit or Turkish ID card within
the first month of their arrival in Turkey
. This includes anyone who
plans to spend more than three months doing research, studying, or
working in Turkey. When planning to stay for a longer duration, travelers must
obtain an extension permit prior to expiration of one's visit.
All travelers are advised to obtain entry stamps on the passport page
containing their visa at the first port of entry before transferring to
domestic flights. Failure to obtain entry stamps at the port of entry
may cause serious difficulties for travelers when they attempt to
depart the country. On multiple occasions, Turkish authorities have
detained travelers overnight in such situations.
It is very important that you do not stay beyond the date permitted
by your visa or residency permit. Once a traveler has stayed
beyond the date permitted in their visa or residency permit, he or she
will be subject to deportation, a fine, and a travel ban restricting
their return to Turkey for a period of between three months to five
years. The time of the ban is determined by the length of time of
Crossing the border with Iraq
can be time-consuming, as the Turkish
Government tightly controls entry and exit. All travelers wishing
to cross into Iraq from Turkey must still have a valid travel document,
such as a passport. In fact, travelers wishing to enter Turkey
from any of its neighboring countries around Turkey must have both a
valid travel document and current Turkish visa.
Travelers can obtain more information in the United States by contacting the
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20008, telephone: (202) 612-6700, or the Turkish
Consulates General in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Visit
of Turkey web site
for the most current visa information. Overseas,
travelers may contact a Turkish embassy or consulate.
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