Turkey Visa and Passport Requirements
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Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of entry into Turkey. Passports must also have at least one fully blank page for entry/exit stamps.
Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except:
1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden, who can enter Turkey without a visa for 90 days within a 180-day period.
2. Nationals of Lativa, who may visit visa-free for 30 days.
As of April 2013, an electronic visa (e-Visa) has replaced the sticker visa issued on arrival. While it is still possible to obtain a sticker visa at the airport (for now), nationals in the chart who do require a visa are advised to apply for an e-Visa in advance online at www.evisa.gov.tr. In some countries, tour operators can apply for e-Visas on your behalf.
If you wish to climb Mount Ararat, you will need to apply for a permit for your expedition, in addition to any other types of visa which may be necessary.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Turkey.
e-Visa: US$20 for most nationalities, but fees do vary, for example Australians and Canadians must pay US$60.
e-Visa: up to 90 days within a 180-day period. For longer stays or frequent visits, you can obtain single- or multiple-entry visas valid for six months, one year or five years.
If eligible for an e-Visa, apply online at www.evisa.gov.tr. Otherwise, you must apply at the nearest consulate (or consular section at embassy). Applicants requiring a visa in advance must pre-book an appointment with the relevant consulate. An online appointment system is available for the Turkish Consulate General in London (www.turkishconsulate.org.uk/en/visa).
You can download your e-Visa as soon as you apply and pay.
Allow three days for visa processing if applying in advance via the consulate, but this does depend on the applicant's nationality and the type of visa. Some applications may be referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, which may take much longer (a minimum of six to eight weeks).