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Turkey Visit and Visa Issue: How does the visa issue work in Turkey?
You should definitely pay attention to visa issue if you don’t want to have a bad surprise in Turkish customs with your luggage and fly back to your country. Just like any other country, Turkey also has a standard visa policy. There are three different types:
(1) Visa-free countries
(2) E-Visa Countries
(3) Visa Required Countries

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How does Turkish E-Visa application work?
Turkish States describes the E-Visa as follows:
“An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry.

Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard or Visa).”

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You can apply for Turkish visa from this link. And you can acquire your Turkish E-Visa only in three steps. Please make sure to check your country’s visa policy from Turkey’s official Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site.

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How does visa policy of Turkey works?
If you are citizen of the following countries, you can visit Turkey without a visa. You can also check your country from this page.
90 days visit without a Visa:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Moldova
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

60 days visit without a Visa:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Macedonia
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

30 days visit without a Visa:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Costa Rica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Macau
  • Mongolia
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

Citizens of these countries below are eligible to apply for Turkish visa through the internet using E-Visa application:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cyprus Greek Cypriot Administration
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • United Kingdom Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kuwait
  • Maldives
  • Malta1
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Citizens of these countries below are also eligible under certain conditions to apply for a single entry e-Visa valid for 1 month. You can also check your country from this page.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic CAR
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • DR Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of the Congo R Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Resources: Wikipedia, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affair

Bahadir Efeoglu
Project coordinator and blogger at Istanbul Tour Studio. Born and raised in Istanbul. Traveled to several countries and keen to explore more!
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