A rare instance of a country straddling two continents, Turkey is located in both Asia and Europe, thereby offering visitors an extraordinary, unique culture, marked by an eventful history. This influences much of the country’s appeal as a tourist destination, with its cosmopolitan cities full of beautiful architecture and ornate monuments; yet, it’s renowned, too, for its modern beach resorts and excellent business opportunities. To this end, the Turkish Tourist eVisa is an excellent solution for overseas travellers wishing to visit this fascinating country.
Available to nationals from more than 100 countries, the Turkey Tourist eVisa enables them to visit for either short business trips or leisure purposes for up to 30 or 90 days and is valid for a total 180 days (via a single entry), ensuring it’s an excellent short-term visa option.
Applying for this eVisa for a Turkey visit is a quick and easy process with TsaEvisa.com. We’ll need you to send us a digital copy of your passport, a digital passport photo of yourself and provide us with some travel details and information about your intended stay.
At present, owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s also necessary for all foreign visitors to complete the Turkish Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Happily enough, though, you can do this when applying for your eVisa through us. That means, once we’ve received your application and your filled-in form, we can process them and email them to you within 48 hours.
Following this, you’ll need to print out the eVisa and your complete form for your travel to Turkey, so you can show them to an immigration official on arrival (you should also download them to a handheld device as backup copies).
• A PDF copy of your passport
• a digital passport photo (in JPG format)
• possible supporting documents (depending on your nationality)
• payment via a credit/ debit card or PayPal account.
• A Turkey eVisa enables overseas travellers to visit Turkey for between 30 and 90 days (depending on their nationality) out of a 180-day window
• travellers from certain countries will be asked to supply a supporting document as part of their application (i.e. a visa or residence permit from a Schengen Area country, Ireland, the UK or the USA; the issue date of the supporting document can’t be later than the intended arrival date in Turkey)
• Should your children be travelling with you, each of them will also need an eVisa to enter Turkey; a minor can’t enter the country on the eVisa of a supervising adult
• All travellers must carry a passport that expires no less than 60 days after the stay allowed by their eVisa (e.g. to enter Turkey with an eVisa allowing a 90-day stay, a traveller must hold a valid passport for an additional 60 days beyond the last of those 90 days)
• Make sure you supply us with the right details; the information you give in your eVisa application must match the details in your passport
• If their eVisa expires while in Turkey, a traveller won’t be allowed to apply for a new one until they’ve departed the country
• Travelers who arrive at sea ports (and intend to visit seaport cities or nearby provinces for tourist purposes) don’t need a visa, so long as their stay in the country doesn’t exceed 72 hours
• At present, you’re advised to get fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before travelling to Turkey; that means waiting two weeks after the date of your second vaccine dose before travelling.
Turkey receives a lot of visitors each year and has a rich, proud culture. The Turkish people are generally welcoming but there are a few rules you’ll need to follow, including a dress code. Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country. There are no specific rules for men, but women should always wear clothes that cover the shoulders and the knees. Also, if you are a woman and you want to visit a mosque, you need to have a scarf that you can cover your head with before entering. Another rule about entering a religious site is that you cannot keep your shoes on, regardless of gender. Furthermore, Turkish people frown upon public displays of affection. It may seem odd to you, but they do not like seeing people kissing or hugging in public. Turkey is not a country known for its tolerance for LGBT couples, so even if it is just holding hands, they may still give you a dissatisfied glance. If you ever find yourself in Turkey during the Muslim’s month of fasting, called Ramadan, you should avoid eating in public from dawn until dusk. You do not have to fast with them, of course, but you should at least respect their tradition. You cannot visit Turkey without going to one of their famous bazaars. From souvenirs and other merchandise to spices and pastries, one must-try is authentic Turkish baklava. You will never manage to replicate the recipe, no matter how much you try. When visiting bazaars or other markets, you should probably prepare your skills. Turkish people love to bargain, and if you see products that do not have a price tag on them, it means that the seller expects you to give an offer. At the same time, you can expect to be overcharged once or twice. The prices will differ depending on who you’re with, especially if accompanying a tour guide who knows the area well. Turkish cuisine can satisfy all diets, and if you are a vegetarian, you should probably know that the people there can make any vegetable taste amazing with some olive oil and spices. When you are invited to eat with someone, it can be construed as rude to not eat everything on your plate. In Turkey, mealtime is especially important and you’ll be drinking a lot of coffee and tea. Try to avoid tap water though, especially if you have a sensitive stomach. It is therefore recommended that you always buy bottled water. Remember that Turkey is more than just Istanbul, Ankara, and other such large cities. Beautiful landscapes can be found all over the country. You can take a tour through mountains, forests and deserts or can even lay on the beach all day. A coastal favourite is Antalya.
If you want to stay in Turkey longer than your eVisa allows, you need to apply at the nearest Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit. Apply for the Turkey eVisa to get started on your trip.
No, the date specified is merely the start of your validity period. You can enter Turkey on any date within the validity period.
If you reside in or you’re travelling from a yellow fever-affected country, you’ll be required to present proof of vaccination against the disease.
Every traveller must obtain their own eVisa.
No. You’ll have to leave Turkey and obtain a new eVisa. If you need to extend your stay beyond the maximum days allowed/e-Visa validity period, you may apply for a residence permit at the Provincial Directorate Migration Management office.