An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.
The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry. Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay).
Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.
As in the case of other visas, respective Turkish officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Turkey to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.
You need to have a travel document valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.
An e-Visa can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on visa applications at Turkish missions or at the ports of entry into Turkey (if you are eligible).
Citizens of the countries listed below are eligible for the e-Visa provided that they meet required criteria.
|Antigua and Barbuda|
|Central African Republic|
|Congo, Republic of the|
|Congo, the Democratic Republic of the|
|Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus|
|Hong Kong (BN(O))|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|São Tomé and Príncipe|
|United Arab Emirates|
No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within this period.
No. You must obtain another e-Visa.
The Republic of Turkey does not sell, rent or otherwise use for commercial purposes any personal information entered in the e-Visa Application System to third parties. Any information obtained at each stage of the application and the e-Visa issued at the end of the process are stored in high security systems. The applicant bears full responsibility for the safety of the soft and hard copies of the e-Visa. The applicant bears again full responsibility of this information should it fall into the hands of third parties.
The barcode on the e-Visa stores applicant's information in an encrypted and electronically signed form, designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. Access to the content of the barcode is solely provided to the institutions authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The applicant bears full responsibility for any inconvenience that may result from barcode alterations or forgery caused by the applicant.
Yes. Each traveller must have a seperate e-Visa.
No. We cannot refund payments for unused e-Visas
No, your e-Visa is invalid. You must obtain another e-Visa.
If you wish to stay in Turkey longer than your e-Visa permits, you must apply at local Police Station for a residence permit.
Please note that an e-Visa is granted only for tourism and trade purposes. Application for other types of visa (work visa, student visa etc.) are required to be submitted at Turkish Embassies or Consulates.
If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.
Our website maintains high level of security standards. We are not responsible for any harm that may result from security vulnerabilities of your bank, your computer or your internet connection.
You must create a fresh e-Visa application.
Your e-Visa will be emailed to you.
You can visit the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate for your visa application.
The e-Visa application fee is only charged to an approved e-Visa.
You can apply for your e-Visa any time before your travel. However, you are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 48 hours before your departure.
No. You should contact the respective Embassy or Consulate General to get information about your application.
No. The applicant assumes responsibility for any mistakes made in his or her application
Make sure that the card is either “Mastercard”, “Visa” or "UnionPay" (it does not have to be under your name), it has 3D Secure System, and is open to international transactions. If your card has all of these and you still cannot make a payment, you can try making payment at another time or with a different card.
Please enter your middle name right after your name in the “Given Name(s)” section with a space in between the two names.
No. The address on your payment receipt is automatically taken from your e-Visa.
CVV / CVC / CVC2 for Visa and MasterCard is the final three digits of the number printed on the signature strip on the back of your card.
According to the Law on Foreigners and International Protection which entered into force on 11th April 2014, those foreigners who arrive at sea ports and intend to visit the seaport city or nearby provinces for touristic purpose are exempt from visa provided that their stay does not exceed seventy two (72) hours.
Yes. Kindly use her/his ID information and your passport information in the application.
The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it should be still valid (by date) by the time you enter Turkey. Previously used or unused single-entry visas are accepted as long as their validity date covers your entry date to Turkey. Please note that e-Visas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.
e-Visa fee varies according to country of travel document and type of travel document.
The validity period of an e-Visa varies according to Country of Travel Document.
No. You do not have to get a visa if you are not going to leave the international transit area.
Family applications can be created for minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 applicants.
Yes, all members of the family must originate from the same country; their travel documents must be the same type (e.g. normal, official, diplomatic); and their arrival date must be the same (Please note that the validity period of e-Visas will begin as of the date selected as arrival date. e-Visa holders can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period. In other words, all members of the family are not required to enter Turkey on the same day.) In addition, all prerequisites (if any) for e-Visa application must be met by all in the family.
After you select ‘Country/Region’ of travel document and ‘Date of Arrival’, fill up ‘Personal Information’ form for the first member of the family, then click ‘Add a New Person’ button to add other applicants in your family up to 10 people. Upon completing the application of the last member of the family by clicking the ‘Continue’ button, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail to the provided e-mail address. A lump sum payment can be made after this stage.