How to apply for a visa for Turkey

Applying for a visa Turkey can only be completed via the website of the Turkish government with a credit card. Do you not have a credit card? No problem! You just apply for the visa at Evisa application services and they do the rest!

However, there are a number of things around the visa that you should think about before and during the trip. To ensure that you are well prepared for your journey, we have prepared a list of the most important points.

Most important things to know for visa Turkey

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1. Do I need to apply for a visa to Turkey?

You must apply for a visa for Turkey when you go for tourist and commercial trips to Turkey, where you will not stay in the country for more than 90 days. Turkey has introduced a visa requirement for citizens of many different countries. This duty also applies to all Dutch and Belgians.

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2. What kind of visa do I need?

The visa you need is the E-visa. This visa is electronic and must therefore be applied for in this way. Since 2015 it is no longer possible to buy the visa at the airport and can only be applied for digitally.

3. When do I not need a Turkey visa?

There are a number of cases where you are in the country but do not need a visa for Turkey. This way you do not have to apply for a visa when you are passing through and you do not stay at the airport for more than 24 hours. You can also enter the country by cruise ship without a visa. Conditions are that you are not longer than 72 hours in Turkey and remain within the boundaries of the city where the ship is moored.

4. What can I do with my Turkey visa?

You can stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 consecutive days. If you travel in and out of the country several times during the period of validity of the visa, the total number of days added together may not exceed 90 days. The validity of the E visa is 180 days and starts as soon as you arrive in the country. As long as the visa is valid, you can travel in and out of Turkey as often as you like.

5. Your passport

A visa for Turkey can only be applied for with a valid passport. As mentioned, the visa is valid for 180 days after arrival in the country (so you can be in the country for a maximum of 90 days) and therefore your passport must also be valid for at least another 180 days. When you enter a second time within the validity period of the visa Turkey, the passport must be valid for at least 150 days.

Make sure that the information on the E-visa exactly matches that on your passport. If this is not the case, access to the country can be denied.

Apply for the Turkey visa

You can easily and quickly apply for the visa for Turkey at eVisa. In a few clear steps you submit the application and they ensure that the visa is quickly in your possession.