Turkey Visa Information
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs no longer provides visas on
arrival (at airports) to foreign travelers. All Turkey visa
applications must now be submitted well in advance abroad or through
the e-visa application system, if eligible. Those traveling for tourism
or business for 90 days or less within a six-month period may apply for
a visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr or at the nearest Turkish Embassy or
A multiple-entry e-visa valid for 180 days can be bought for USD $20.
On the other hand, a tourist or visa applicant may be granted either a
single entry or multiple entry visa if he/she applies at the Turkish
Embassy or Consulate. Here are the details for each:
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Turkey Visa Types
The Turkish Embassy currently states that
U.S. passport holders may purchase a sticker visa upon entry for USD
$20, payable in cash.
Advance visa applications are granted for two types of Turkey
visas: tourist or business. However, a tourist or visa applicant may be
granted either a single entry or multiple entry visas. Here are the
details for each:
Turkey Tourist Single-Entry Visa
- This visa is granted to those
who want to enter Turkey once during the three (3) months validity
period. This type of visa is often used by those who want to spend some
time for pleasure in the country.
Turkey Tourist Multiple-Entry Visa
- This visa is granted to
those who want to enter Turkey more than once during the 5-year
validity period. With this type of visa, you can reenter the country
multiple times and stay for up to three months each time as long as the
visa is valid.
Turkey Business Single-Entry Visa
- This type of visa is granted
to those who want to enter Turkey for business-related purposes. It is
important to follow the given business requirements on your
application. This type of visa is also valid for up to three (3) months
Turkey Business Multiple-Entry Visa
- This type of visa is
granted to those who need to enter Turkey for business more than once.
The same requirements (as with the Business Single-Entry visa) apply.
This visa type is valid for 5 years upon issuance and you are granted
multiple entries during the allowed period.
A Turkey visa applicant is required to pay either $60 for a single
entry (tourist or business) visa application or $200 for a multiple
entry (tourist or business) visa.
Turkey Visa Requirements
1. You need a copy of your signed and valid US passport. Make
sure that your passport is valid for three (3) months beyond your
planned visit to Turkey. You must also have at least one blank page on
your passport as your visa will be affixed on that page.
2. You also need one (1) passport sized (2 x 2 inches) photograph taken
by a professional photographer. Abiding by this requirement can
eliminate unnecessary delays.
3. You also need a copy of your roundtrip ticket or itinerary. This must contain your name.
4. If you are applying for a Turkey business visa, you also need to
present a business letter written on your company letterhead. The
letter must contain the following information: reference name or firm
in Turkey, details of your nature of business, duration of stay
details, and your company's guarantee of financial responsibility for
travel related expenses. An invitation letter from the counterpart
company in Turkey is also required.
5. If you are a non-US passport holder, you need to provide a
proof of your legal status in US such as a copy of your green card, a
valid visa, etc.
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