eVisa for Turkey: All You Need to Know

Turkey is a remarkable country. A border between the west and the east of Europe, it’s capital city Instable stretches over two continents and is the only city in the world to do so. Combine this with golden beaches, important historical sites and you have a wonderful country to experience.

To make it easier to get their Turkey has its own eVisa system which if you live in an eligible country will make the whole process much easier and faster. Let’s take a look at the requirements to obtain the visa for Turkey.

Obtaining your Turkey eVisa

If you are a citizen from one of the 90 eligible countries, you can apply online for your visa. The list includes most countries in the west and Africa. However, different countries have been granted different levels of access to Turkey. Normally the differences are:

  • Single or double entry visas
  • Length of stay is either 30 or 90 days

As such, it is prudent to check what your eVisa entitles you to.

Applications for the eVisa are done online. You simply enter a few personal details, pay a fee, and upload supporting documentation. This is your passport. To obtain a visa you need a passport with 150 days validity from the date of travel.

The information you need to provide in the application is:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Passport number, issue, and expiry date
  • Email address
  • Mobile/Cell number

Your Turkey eVisa will be sent to your email address once approved. It normally takes two business days to approve but it is good practice to allow plenty of time for approval. You do not want to be caught out should delays ensue.

Turkey accepts a debit or credit card to pay for the fee. 

There should not be any issues with your visa once you arrive in Turkey. Officials should be able to verify your visa from your passport number. Nonetheless, it is good practice to have your eVisa presentable either from an electronic device such as your phone, or a printed paper copy just to be safe.

If you fall outside of the 90 countries that can apply for an eVisa you will have to apply via the consulate or embassy. This will involve you traveling to the consulate or embassy to pick up your visa before travel. Again, check requirements before you apply so you know how many visas you need and what you are entitled to do.

The trick with applying for any kind of visa is to have all the information needed and then start the application process. A such it is important to do your research and make sure you meet all the requirements. Delays can be costly and you do not want to have to postpone your trip because the wrong documentation or information has been given. As such, take the time to do it right and you should have a visa and be ready to go within 48 hours.

Once you are in Turkey you can sample its delights and enjoy your well earned vacation.

Victoria Brewood
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Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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