Validity of Turkey Visa

The transition from a traditional visa procedure to online submission in April of 2013 has made it easier for travelers worldwide to consider visiting Turkey. Turkey eVisa is one of the most accessible visas worldwide, maintaining its reputation for a high chance of entry approval. Eligible nationals can easily submit their application. They can complete the form from the comfort of their home using a phone or a laptop, making it user-friendly and hassle-free even for first-time travelers. The process is one hundred percent online. Submission of additional requirements and making payments no longer require an appointment. Consequently, more travelers from different countries opt to experience the best of Turkey.

Travelers’ duration of stay depends on their nationality, type of passport, and reason for the visit. Turkey established a solid visa-free policy for several countries and added flexible conditions depending on their eligibility.

A. TURKEY E VISA

1. Travelers from the following countries may stay in Turkey for up to ninety (90) days

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:

  • Nationals eligible for 90 days in Turkey will get a multiple-entry eVisa which means the person may leave and reenter through Turkey’s borders in the given timeframe.

2. Travelers from the following countries may stay in Turkey for up to thirty (30) days:

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:

  • Turkey will issue a single-entry visa to travelers eligible for a thirty (30) days visit.
  • E-Visa issuance for travelers from Taiwan and Mexico is free of charge.
  • East Timor, Suriname, and Taiwan are ineligible for e-visas on arrival.

TURKISH CONDITIONAL EVISA

Travelers from the above countries may still obtain a Turkish eVisa provided that they meet the criteria:

  • Travelers from the countries mentioned above must hold a residence permit or a valid visa (except eVisas or e-residence passes) from one of the following countries:
    • The United Kingdom
    • European states part of the Schengen Area
    • The United States
    • The Republic of Ireland
  • Egyptian nationals under twenty years old or over forty-five years old get an exemption from the residence permit requirement.
  • All travelers (except for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines nationals) must travel with one of the airlines:
    • Pegasus Airlines
    • Turkish Airlines.
    • Citizens of Egypt may travel by EgyptAir flights operated.
  • Travelers must have a confirmed hotel accommodation
  • Proof of income or financial capacity to travel within the duration of stay in turkey (at least $50 per day).
  • Algerian citizens must be under 18 years old or over 35 to get an e-Visa. Otherwise, they must apply for a sticker visa.

B. VISA-FREE ACCESS

COUNTRIES UNDER TURKEY VISA-FREE ACCESS FOR ORDINARY PASSPORT HOLDERS

Nationals from the following country may stay in Turkey indefinitely:

  • Northern Cyprus - Travelers holding Northern Cyprus passports may use their ID cards to enter the borders of Turkey. They are eligible to stay up to ninety (90) days per 180-day period.

Nationals from the following countries may stay in Turkey for up to sixty (30) days per visit, within 180 days:

Belarus Indonesia Thailand
Brunei Macao Turkmenistan
Costa Rica Mongolia

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS

Travelers from Macao and Indonesia are eligible for visa-free access if they visit Turkey for tourism.

Nationals from the following country may stay in Turkey for up to sixty (60) days per visit within 180 days of visa validity

  • Russia - Russian travelers holding ordinary passports are eligible for visa-free access for up to sixty (60) days if they travel for tourism or business, excluding journalists.

Nationals from the following countries may stay in Turkey for up to ninety (90) days, within 180-day visa validity:

  • European Union
  • EFTA citizens
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Tajikistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • The United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

Conditions Apply:

  • Countries part of the European Union (except for Cyprus) may use their ID card instead of passport (including Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Spain)
  • Countries part of the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) may use their national ID card instead of passport (including Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.)
  • Travelers from Albania, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Qatar, and the United Kingdom are eligible for visa-free access if they visit Turkey for tourism.
  • Travelers from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine may also use their ID cards instead of a passport.
  • Visa-free access for travelers from the United Kingdom only applies to British nationals.

Travelers from the following countries must meet the criteria to get visa-free access and a stay up to ninety (90) days within 180 visa validity days:

  • Algeria - Visa-free access is only available for touristic visits, and travelers must be below the age of fifteen (15) or above sixty-five (65)
  • Cyprus - Visa-free access is only available for touristic visits and travelers residing in North Cyprus. They must arrive directly at Ercan International Airport, Famagusta, Gemikonağı, or Kyrenia seaports.
  • Libya - Visa-free access is only available for touristic visits and Libyan travelers below the age of sixteen (16) or above the age of fifty-five (55)

Countries Under Turkey Visa-Free Access For Non-Ordinary Passport Holders

1. May stay up to ninety (90) days within 180 days for both diplomatic and service passports:

  • European Union
  • EFTA members
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam

IMPORTANT CONDITION:

  • The visa-free access is only available for non-ordinary passports issued from Saudi Arabia if travel is for tourism.
  • Visa exemption on all passport types for the Member States of the European Union
  • Andorra, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, Russia, Singapore, and South Korea also have visa exemptions for all types of passports.

2. May stay up to thirty (30) days within 180 days for both diplomatic and service passports:

  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Maldives
  • South Africa
  • Yemen

IMPORTANT CONDITION:

  • Bulgaria has visa exemptions for all types of passports when traveling to Turkey.

3. May stay up to ninety (90) days within 180 days for a diplomatic passport:

  • Afghanistan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom

IMPORTANT CONDITION:

  • The United Kingdom gets visa exemptions for all types of passports when traveling to Turkey, so long as their nationality is British
  • The visa-free access is only available for non-ordinary passports issued from Libya, South Sudan, and Sudan if travel is for tourism.

4. Other Special Cases

  • United Nations Laissez-Passer holders who obtained a blue UN travel document also get an exception for all official visits to Turkey up to ninety (90) days within 180 days. A certification of the assignment is mandatory. Otherwise, they shall follow the general visa provisioned.
  • United NationsLaissez-Passer holders who obtained a Red UN travel document may stay up to ninety (90) days within 180 days regardless of the reason for the visit.

C. STICKER VISA

COUNTRIES REQUIRED FOR STICKER VISA

Travelers from the following countries are NOT ELIGIBLE to get an electronic visa and are not part of the visa-free access list. Hence, they must apply for a sticker visa at the nearest accredited Turkish embassy or Consulate in their area.

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