Turkey Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes/1/2
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

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

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 2014, Turkey has introduced an e-Visa scheme allowing nationals of 94 countries to apply for their visa in advance. The sticker visa previously available at ports of entry will be phased out and from 31 December 2014, nationals in the chart who do require a visa must apply for an e-Visa in advance online at www.evisa.gov.tr/en. Kiosks where you can buy visas on arrival are currently still available at Turkish airports if you forget to apply for your e-Visa in advance, but fees are higher.

Visa note

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.

Types and cost

e-Visa in advance: US$20 (EU and US nationals); US$60 (Australian and Canadian nationals).

e-Visa on arrival at Turkish airports: US$30 (EU and US nationals); US$70 (Australian and Canadian nationals).

Validity

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 from your nearest Turkish embassy.

Application to

Apply online at www.evisa.gov.tr, at least one week before departure. For long-term visas, apply to the nearest consulate/embassy.

Working days

The e-Visa will be emailed to the applicant within 24 hours of the application being submitted and payment received.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the USA
Telephone: (202) 612 6700 or 6740 (consular section). Website: http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800.
Turkish Consulate General in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7591 6900 or 09068 347 348 (recorded visa information; calls cost 60p per minute). Website: http://www.turkishconsulate.org.uk/en Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1230 (visas).
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7393 0202 Website: http://london.emb.mfa.gov.tr Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1730 (appointment only).

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