What is an e-Visa for Turkey?
The Turkish e-Visa is an official electronic travel permit issued by the Turkish Government to travelers from certain countries. Thanks to the introduction of the electronic visa system, traveling to Turkey has been much easier since there is no need to visit any Turkish Embassy or another diplomatic post to obtain a visa before the planned trip.
e-Visa serves as an electronic equivalent to the regular visa but is way faster and easier to obtain without even leaving the comfort of your home!
The application can be submitted using any electronic device connected to the Internet. After maximally 3 business days, the approved visa is delivered to the email address indicated in the online application.
Who needs an e-Visa for Turkey?
Citizens of most countries in the world must obtain a visa before traveling to Turkey. Nationals of several dozens of countries can apply for Turkey visa online. Moreover, all children also need to have a separate Turkish electronic visa. The application on their behalf must be completed by their parents or legal guardians who are also responsible for the correctness of the data entered in the form.
Tourist application requirements for a Turkey e-Visa
Depending on the nationality, a Turkish e-Visa can be issued either as a multiple-entry permit or a single-entry permit.
The following countries are eligible for a multiple-entry e-Visa for stays up to 90 days. In most cases for these nationals, the only document needed for online application is a valid passport:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong (BNO)
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa*
- United Arab Emirates
* These nationals can stay in Turkey for 30 days with e-Visa
** Those countries need to provide some supporting documents, including:
- a return ticket and proof of hotel accommodation
- at least US $50 (or other equivalent currency) for each day of the planned stay
- a round-trip ticket with Pegasus Airlines, AtlasGlocal Airlines, Onus Air, or Turkish Airlines
In turn, the following countries can apply for a single-entry Turkish e-Visa that enables staying in Turkey for 30 days:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- East Timor
- Equatorial Guinea
- Maldives (allowed to stay in Turkey for up to 90 days)
- Palestinian Territories
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
Travelers from the above list will be asked to provide various additional documents, which will be indicated in the online application form.
Should you have any doubts about what documents you need to upload when filling out the online form, do not hesitate to contact our support team.
How long is e-Visa Turkey valid for?
Depending on the type of Turkish e-Visa you are eligible for, you may stay in Turkey for either 30 or 90 days. No matter, a single-entry or multiple-entry visa, both remain valid for 180 days from the date of issue.
Go to the list of e-Visa eligible countries and check the list of nationalities with the details on the allowed period of stay in Turkey.
How to apply online for your Turkey e-Visa?
Turkish e-Visa application is a 3-step online process consisting of:
- Filling out the online form with all the required details.
- Covering the processing visa fees with one method of online payment.
- Receiving the confirmation number and the approval of the e-Visa application.
Please note: Double-check all the details entered before submitting it further. Any single mistake may result in the rejection of your Turkey e-Visa application or unnecessary delays.
What is the processing time for the Turkey e-Visa?
Submitting your online application form will not take more than a couple of minutes, while the processing time for Turkish e-Visa is 3 business days. Nevertheless, be ready to receive your approved Turkey e-Visa much earlier. On average our applicants can enjoy the approved visas within 19 hours.
Filling out the online form correctly will maximize your chances to reduce the processing time and receive your visa on time and earlier than within 72 business hours. Make also sure to provide the correct email address to which your visa will be delivered.
Form for Entry to Turkey
In March 2021, the Turkish authorities introduced additional documents for everyone entering Turkey. The Turkish Health Form must be completed and presented together with an e-Visa upon entry to Turkey.
The Form for Entry was implemented due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its aim is to control the coronavirus situation in the country and prevent the spread of the new cases.
The online application must be submitted within 72 hours before the planned departure. Every applicant will receive the individual HES code that will be checked upon entering Turkey.
Currently, all travelers, no matter the age, nationality, or vaccination status, need to complete the form before their trip to Turkey. This requirement also applies to Turkish citizens and residents coming back to their country.
How to fill out the Turkish Health Form?
The application steps for the Turkish Health Form are similar to the application for an electronic Turkey visa. Every applicant needs to follow these simple steps:
- Go to the online form: enter all the required information, including personal details, passport data, travel, and health-related details.
- Cover the service fee: choose one from the available methods of online payment and pay the fee for professional assistance in obtaining your individual HES code.
- Go to the email inbox: download the QR and HES codes.
Do not forget to save a digital copy and/or print copy of both codes!