FAQ



What is an e-Visa?

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, Visa or UnionPay).

What do I need for my e-Visa application?

In accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport or a travel document as a substitute for passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.

What are the advantages of e-Visa?

An e-Visa can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on visa applications at Turkish missions or at the ports of entry into Turkey (if you are eligible).

Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date specified in my application?

No. The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within this period.

If my travel dates change, can I apply for e-Visa amendment for change of date?

No. You must obtain another e-Visa.

Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for people accompanying me?

Yes. Each traveller must have a seperate e-Visa.

Can I get a refund if I do not use my e-Visa?

No. We cannot refund payments for unused e-Visas.

How long before my travel date should I apply for e-Visa?

You can apply for your e-Visa any time before your travel. However, you are advised to create an e-Visa application at least 48 hours before your departure.

Why is there a service fee?

Service fee is charged to cover the cost for international operations.