Travelling to Turkey? Apply for the Turkey Visa Application Online here. Applying only takes about 5 minutes. The costs are £49.95 per person, which you can safely pay for through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
Who needs a visa for Turkey?
Are you going on a holiday or business trip to Turkey in 2022 or 2023? All tourist and business travellers must apply for a Turkey visa in advance, unless they are travelling with a European passport or European identity card. The visa requirement applies to travellers with both British and Irish nationality. Underage children are also only admitted if they have their own Turkey visa, a European passport or European identity card.
What is an e-visa Turkey? This is an official travel authorisation from the Turkish government to enter the country through land, sea or air. When this website mentions the visa for Turkey, it always refers to the electronic variant known as the “e-visa Turkey”. You can apply for this travel permit entirely online, and after it has been granted it will be sent to you by e-mail (example e-visa). You can submit an application for yourself, for somebody else or for an entire travel party at once.
Turkey visa requirements
To make use of the e-visa Turkey you have to meet a number of requirements. Below, the most important requirements are summed up; more information can be found on the page concerning the requirements for the Turkey visa.
- Your trip has a tourist or business-related purpose.
- You are travelling with a valid passport. British and Irish citizens, and British Nationals (Overseas) qualify for this visa. Travellers from certain countries can also travel with their identity card (ID card).
- Travelling with a passport? Then it has to be valid for at least six more months after your arrival in Turkey.
- You cannot enter into employment with a Turkish company during your stay.
- You cannot study at a Turkish educational institution during your stay.
Exceptions for the visa
Do you hold a passport from one of the visa exempt countries? Then you do not require a visa to enter Turkey. Are you arriving in Turkey by cruise ship? Then you only need to apply for a Turkey visa if you plan on staying ashore for longer than 72 hours. Changing flights and transiting at a Turkish airport are also possible without a Turkey visa, but you are not allowed to leave the airport during the layover period. Are you a truck driver, filming a documentary or an archaeologist? Then you do not qualify for the e-visa; you have to file for a sticker visa at the Turkish embassy. Likewise, if you do not meet the Turkey visa requirements mentioned above, you also have to report to the embassy as your application cannot be submitted online. Examples include not having a valid passport, but instead wanting to travel with your residence document.
Validity period and maximum length of stay
Follow the rules and avoid fines, deportation or a ban. The Turkey visa is valid for 180 days. This validity period starts on the date of arrival, as indicated in the online application form. During these 180 days, you are allowed to stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days. These can be consecutive, or split up in separate parts. More information on the validity, extensions, renewing and expiration of the visa can be found on the page concerning the validity of the visa for Turkey.
Example: you fill in the application form for the e-visa Turkey on 1 February. In it, you indicate that the visa has to be valid starting 1 March. The visa will then be valid for 180 days starting on that date, until 28 August. Between 1 March and 28 August, you can stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days. This can take the form of one stay of 90 consecutive days. But it can also take the form of three separate trips to Turkey, staying in the country for 30 days each time. You can make an unlimited number of trips to Turkey, as long as the maximum stay does not exceed 90 days, and they all fall under the overall visa validity period of 180 days.
Turkey visa: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Applying for the Turkey visa can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, entirely online. You can apply for the visa by filling in the online application form on this website. This will take about five minutes. Afterwards, you pay the visa cost of £49.95 per traveller. This can be done through your preferred payment method, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. All these payment methods come with no delays, meaning that the application will be processed as soon as the payment has been made.
Regular delivery or urgent application
The Turkey Visa Eligibility is usually delivered within 3 days. Leaving for Turkey today or tomorrow? Then it can be prudent to submit an urgent application. Urgent applications are processed immediately by the immigration service and are on average granted within 14 minutes. This means that with an urgent application, you can already expect the e-mail containing your e-visa 14 minutes after making the payment. It is important that you print out the visa and take it with you on your trip to Turkey. Donʼt have a printer? You can also provide a digital version of your Turkey visa on your phone or tablet.
You can apply for the e-visa Turkey right away. If you have any questions, it is best to first check the frequently asked questions page. Often, you will find the answer to your questions here. If your question about the visa is not listed there, you can contact the Visa Support Centre.