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Conditions for obtaining a Turkish visa for all nationalities

Conditions for obtaining a Turkish visa for all nationalities

Foreigners, who wish to obtain a Türkiye visa, can read relevant information about the special visa system. The Turkish visa system for tourist and business visits to a country may differ from the intended visit for work and education. The visa regime in Türkiye may also change according to the principle of reciprocity.

Species Turkish visas

Tourism and work visa in Türkiye

  • Tourist visit
  • One crossing
  • Double crossing
  • Business/trade meeting
  • Conference/seminar/meeting
  • Festival/exhibition/exhibition
  • Sports activity
  • Cultural artistic activity
  • Official visit
  • Visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Official visa

  • Designated for work
  • Express Mail

It is possible to travel to Türkiye for work in the following cases

  • Those wishing to obtain private work in Türkiye
  • Lecturers and university professors
  • Athletes
  • Who has a specific artwork
  • Workers in the free zone
  • Journalists and advertising workers
  • For cinematography and production purposes

Foreigners wishing to travel to Turkey to work submit their applications for a work permit through consular offices in their country of residence or nationality.

– To work in Türkiye, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain a work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are the necessary documents for your application. Other documents must be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within ten working days after your application.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security declares applications for work permits positively or negatively. Work permits are equivalent to residence permits. Therefore, if the work permit is approved by the Ministry, the foreigner is charged entry visa fees, work permit certificate fees and residence fees by the Turkish consular offices. Since the residence permit is an alternative to the work permit card in Turkey, the “Annotated Work Visa” issued by these offices can only be used for entry and for a maximum period of 90 days.

– You may find a list of these documents at the MLSS website ( http://www.csgb.gov.tr). Applications are completed by MLSS within thirty days at most. Immediately after your arrival in Turkey (before starting work), you must be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.

– The work permit is granted to foreigners who will work in the free zones of our country by the Ministry of Economy, to those who work in units affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism by the aforementioned ministry and to foreign employees to work in universities by the higher. Board of Education.

Study visa

  • Training visa
  • ERASMUS Internship
  • AISEC Internship
  • Purpose of the Turkish language course
  • Purpose of the course
  • Educational purpose
  • Education in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Other visas

  • Archaeological excavation, the purpose of exploration
  • Documentary purpose
  • Representative of the tour operator
  • Medical treatment purposes
  • Purpose of accompaniment
  • The purpose of uniting the family
  • Shipping

Foreigners applying for a visa for transfer may be granted a multiple entry visa valid for one year if the required documents are submitted.

– The visa regime for truck drivers in a given country may differ from the general visa regime applicable for citizens of that particular country. For more information, please contact the nearest Turkish mission.

Archaeological excavations, exploration and visas for documentary purposes

– Foreigners who will film a documentary conducting archaeological research or excavation must obtain special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance.

– It is necessary that one enters Türkiye by obtaining a relevant visa through our foreign representatives for exploration and research.

– Foreigners coming to our country for the purpose of cinematography and documentary photography must obtain a permit document from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the General Directorate of Cinema, and the Governorate.

– One can apply directly to institutions related to scientific research, record audio track, shoot documentaries and films, and take photos to be carried out on archaeological, historical, geological, social and natural issues in Turkey, on land, in the air, in the sea, river and lake.

Applications for surface explorations to be carried out in the Land Registry records with archaeological excavations and underwater archaeological research apart from these are submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the diplomatic mission of the applicant in Turkey and to the Ministry via Turkish foreign representatives abroad on the other hand.

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Who does not need a security clearance for Turkey?

In accordance with international agreements and special legal provisions, the following categories are excluded from this clause:

  • ألمانيا
  • بلجيكا
  • French
  • Georgia
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • مالطا
  • البرتغال
  • اليونان
  • Holders of diplomatic, special and official passports

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Türkiye visa from Germany

People who do not have German are required German nationality After, regardless of their type of residence in Germany, to apply for a Turkish visa, and for this you need to book an appointment at the Turkish Embassy in Germany. You can enter through the Turkish Embassy’s website, and register your personal data as follows:

  • Open the Turkish Consulate website in a new window
  • Choose to submit a new request
  • Type nationality
  • Choose the type of passport
  • Enter the passport number
  • Select the visa you want to obtain
  • The country you are applying from (Germany)
  • Then store the data
  • Enter your personal data page: name, gender, place of birth, marital status, parents’ name, nationality, your job, and your email.
  • Enter the number that appears in the box in front of you, in the field designated for it.
  • Verify your email and activate your personal account through a message sent to you.
  • After activation, you will be entered on the information page that includes: place of residence, phone number, email, through which you will receive the appointment, date of issuance and expiration of the passport, and the entity that issued the passport.
  • Store information.
  • It will upload all the documents you have downloaded to your device, each document in its own field.
  • Then store and review the information and ensure it is correct, then press Submit.
  • Choose from the appointments page the appointment that suits you, then click on the store sign in the top menu, and before that, print the appointment to submit the papers to the Turkish embassy, ​​and thus you will have booked an appointment at the Turkish embassy in Germany.

Türkiye visa for Algerians

Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel up to 90 days. Algerian citizens ordinary passport holders, under the age of 15 and over the age of 65, are exempt from visa for up to 90 days during any 180-day period of their tourist visits. 

Ordinary passport holders between the ages of 15 and 65 are required to obtain a visa. Ordinary Passport Holder Algerian citizens between the ages of 15-18 and 35-65 with a valid Schengen member visa or residence permit for the USA, UK or Ireland can obtain e-visas for single entry for one month via the website www.evisa.gov.tr.

Türkiye visa for Iraqis

Iraq: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel for up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. Ordinary passport holders with a valid Schengen member visa or residence permit for the USA, UK or Ireland can obtain single entry e-visas valid for one month via the website www.evisa.gov.tr Provided they meet certain conditions.

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Türkiye visa for Jordanians

Holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports are exempted from visa for their travel for tourist purposes and transit to/from Turkey for a period of up to 90 days within six months starting from the date of first entry. Holders of diplomatic and official passports, appointed to diplomatic or consular missions or representations of international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempt from visa for the period of their duties. 

Truck and bus drivers, assistant drivers and crew members of civil aircraft, trains and ships engaged in the international carriage of goods and passengers are exempt from visa for their travel and transit to and from Turkey for a period of up to 90 days within six months, starting from the date of first entry.

Türkiye visa for Kuwaitis

Official and Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel up to 90 days in the last 180 days.

Türkiye visa for Lebanese

Official and ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa for their travel for tourist purposes and transit to/from Turkey for up to 90 days within six months, starting from the date of first entry. Holders of diplomatic and official passports, appointed to diplomatic or consular missions or representations of international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempt from visa for the period of their duties. 

Truck and bus drivers, assistant drivers and crew members of civil aircraft, trains and ships engaged in the international carriage of goods and passengers are exempt from visa for their travel and transit to and from Turkey for a period of up to 90 days within six months, starting from the date of first entry.

Türkiye visa for Syrians

Syria: Regular and official passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye.

Türkiye visa for Yemenis

Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel up to 30 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. Those passport holders who have a valid Schengen member visa or residence permit for the USA, UK or Ireland can obtain e-Visas for one-month single entry via the website www.evisa.gov.tr .

Türkiye visa for Saudis

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel to Turkey for tourist purposes up to 90 days within 180 days, starting from the date of first entry. Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. They can obtain multiple-entry e-visas for a period of three months via the website www.evisa.gov.tr.

Türkiye visa for Tunisians

Regular and official passport holders can apply for their travel visa for up to 90 days.

Türkiye visa for Egyptians

Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel up to 90 days.
Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. Ordinary passport holders can obtain 30-day single entry e-visas via www.evisa.gov.tr , provided that they have a Schengen visa, residence visa or residence permit for the United States of America, the United Kingdom or Ireland and that they are traveling to Turkey with Turkish Airlines or EgyptAir.

In addition, ordinary passport holders under the age of 20 or over the age of 45 can obtain 30-day single entry e-visas via the website.

The cost of traveling to Turkey from Egypt is about 500 US dollars for two people,

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Türkiye visa for Emiratis

Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three-month multiple-entry e-visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr .

Türkiye visa for Libyans

Diplomatic and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel for up to 90 days within any six months. Libyan citizens as ordinary passport holders, under the age of 16 and over the age of 55, are exempt from visa for up to 90 days during any 180-day period of their tourist visits. Ordinary passport holders between the ages of 16 and 55 are required to obtain a visa. 

Türkiye visa to Oman

Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel for up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. They can obtain electronic visas for three months through the website Email www.evisa.gov.tr and stay in Türkiye for up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the date of first entry.

Türkiye visa for Palestinians

Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. Ordinary passport holders of citizens of Palestine who have a valid Schengen member visa or residence permit for the USA, the UK and Ireland, provided certain conditions are met, can obtain 30-day single entry e-visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr . 

Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their official or tourist visits up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Holders of other types of official passports are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye.

Türkiye visa for Qataris

Holders of diplomatic, service, special and ordinary passports are exempted from visa for their travel for tourist purposes and transit to/from Turkey for up to 90 days within six months, starting from the date of first entry.

Türkiye visa south africa

Ordinary passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. They can obtain three-month multiple entry visas from Turkish representations abroad or one-month single entry visas via the website. www.evisa.gov.tr . Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel up to 30 days.

Türkiye visa for Sudanese

 Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travel and transit to/from Turkey for up to 90 days within 180 days, starting from the date of first entry. Regular, service and special passport holders are required to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye. Those passport holders who have a valid Schengen member visa or residence permit for the USA, UK or Ireland can obtain e-Visas for one-month single entry via the website www.evisa.gov.tr .

Documents required to apply for a Turkish visa

  1. A passport valid for at least 6 months
  2. An invitation to visit Türkiye from a person residing there, if available (not mandatory)
  3. A bank statement, its value is not specified, but there must be a reasonable amount for your stay in Türkiye.
  4. Book an actual flight ticket.
  5. A signed answer from your employer detailing your position and salary amount
  6. Leave period sheet.
  7. Accredited health insurance certificate.
  8. Social security card.
  9. 2 personal photos.
  10. A copy of your property contract in Germany or a copy of your employment contract in Germany.
  11. Obtaining a security clearance from the competent authorities in Germany
  12. Hotel reservation document in Türkiye.

Turkish visa application form

In order to download the official Turkish visa application form, Click here

In order to download the auxiliary form to fill out the application, Click here.

How to fill out the Türkiye visa application form 1
How to fill out the Türkiye visa application form 2

Turkish electronic visa

The Turkey Electronic Visa Application System (e-Visa) was launched on April 17, 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. This system allows visitors traveling to Türkiye to easily obtain e-visas online (www.evisa.gov.tr), within approximately three minutes.

Turkish visa on passport

It is possible to obtain an e-visa 7/24 everywhere with an internet connection. Applicants can obtain their visa after they fill out the necessary information regarding their identity, passport, travel dates and pay the visa fee online.

  • Please note that the e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or trade.
  • The term “official passports” includes diplomatic, service, private, and official passports.
  • It is recommended to possess a travel document/passport that is valid for at least 6 months as of the date of your arrival in Turkey.
  • The Department of State continues its efforts to strengthen the e-visa system and better enable foreign nationals to obtain their visas easily
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