Visa for Turkey:
Buy It Beforehand

You can get your visa for Turkey before you arrive here. Any Turkish Consulate can provide it for you. But it is not a good idea if you don’t have to!

Because it takes time and it is expensive. You will pay an extra fee under the name of: “visa processing fee”.

So buying your visa at the airport or at the border is the best option.


Where to Apply?

You can apply any Turkish Consulate or a consular section at the Turkish Embassy. You must book an appointment before you go to the consulate.

Check out if there is an online appointment system is available for The Consulate General for the Republic of Turkey in your country or city.

Travel agencies can also make visa applications.


How Long Does It Take?

It depends on nationality of applicant and type of visa.

Some applications may be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.

In that case it will take much longer (minimum six to eight weeks).


Where to Find Official Information?

You can find more information about visa for Turkey from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Regulations may change in time so check the website or get in contact with a Turkish Consulate for accurate info before you travel here.


Who Should Apply?

If your country is on the list below, you have to obtain your Turkey visa before you enter the country.

So you should apply if you are a citizen of one of these countries:


Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Botswana

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Cote d’Ivoire

Cuba

Djibouti

East Timor

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Fiji

Gabon

Gambia Ghana

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea

Guyana

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea (North)

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau Republic

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Philippines

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Surinam

Swaziland

Syria

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Tuvalu

Uganda

Vanuatu

Vietnam

Western Samoa

Yemen

Zaire

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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Do You Need More Info About Turkish Visa?

Here are all basic information about Turkey Visa;

Turkey Visa Made Easy


You can check here which passport-holders need a visa for Turkey and how much it costs:

Turkey Visa for Different Nationalities


Coming here for working? Here is how to get the visa for working in Turkey:

Turkish Visa for Working in Turkey

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