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Turkey Visa and Passport Requirements

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


Passports must be valid for at least 60 days beyond the expiry date of the traveller's visa or the end of the traveller's visa exemption period.


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, Hungary, 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.

Turkey has introduced an e-Visa scheme allowing nationals of over 90 countries to apply for their visa in advance. Nationals in the chart who do require a visa can apply for an e-Visa in advance online at 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, and this option is likely to be phased out soon and it can cause delays with your immigration process.

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: free (Maltese nationals); US$20 (other EU and US nationals); US$60 (Australian and Canadian nationals).

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


e-Visa: 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, at least 48 hours before departure. For long-term visas, apply to the nearest consulate/embassy. For all visas issued by the Turkish Consulate in the UK, you need to apply online at

Working days

At the final stage of the application, you are given a link to the e-Visa.

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the USA

Telephone: (202) 612 6700 or 6740 (consular section).
Address: NW, 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20008,
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).
Address: , Rutland Lodge, Rutland Gardens, SW7 1BW,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1230 (visas).

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7393 0202
Address: , 43 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PA,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1730 (appointment only).

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