Turkey visit visa

The Turkey visit visa required for tourists is called the short-stay visa. This visa allows you to stay in Turkey for up to 30 days for tourism purposes. During your stay, you are not permitted to participate in any paid activities. This visa can be obtained using an e-visa facility.

Eligibility requirements for Turkey tourist visa

Have a valid reason to travel to the country

Have sufficient funds to sustain your stay

Meet health and character standards

Have proof that you have a compelling reason to return to your home country

Documents requirement for Turkey visit visa

A valid passport whose validity will exceed the duration of the visa you apply for by six months

Passport size photos

A copy of your completed and signed application form

Details about your itinerary

Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings 

Proof of having enough finances to support your travel and stay in the country

A cover letter with all the required details about your itinerary

Letter from the organization where the applicant is working

Recent statement from your bank

Income tax statements

Travel insurance policy that will cover major injuries or accidents

What is an e-Visa for Turkey?

If you are travelling to Turkey for commerce or tourism, you can apply online for a Turkish e-Visa. 

An e-Visa is only valid if the purpose of travel is commerce or travel. For study or work, the relevant visa is given by the Turkish Consulates or Embassy.

The Turkey e-Visa allows the bearer to remain in the country for up to three months. Travelers who meet the criteria will apply for an e-Visa for Turkey by filling out an online form with their personal details and passport information.

What are the passport requirements for Turkey tourist visa?

The passport must:

  • Be issued within 10 years from applying for the visa,
  • Have minimum validity of 6 months after the intended stay in Turkey, and
  • Have a minimum of 2 full blank pages.

From the moment you reach Turkey, your passport must be valid for at least six months. You may be required to show evidence of a return ticket, a hotel reservation, and at least US $ 50 per day for each day of your stay. Your trip to Turkey is solely for tourism or business purposes.

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