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Turkey Visa Information

Turkey Visa in US Passport

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. Those traveling for tourism or business for 90 days or less within a six-month period may apply for a visa online or at the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate.

A multiple-entry e-visa valid for 180 days can be bought for USD $50. 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 Requirements

1. You need a copy of your signed and valid US passport. Make sure that your passport is valid for six (6) months beyond your planned entry 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.

About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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