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Visa requirement Turkey: you need a visa

Since 2014 there is a visa requirement for Turkey. For individuals with the English nationality who want to travel to Turkey, the visa requirement applies. This means that you must have an approved visa in advance. You can now easily apply for a visa for Turkey.

Online visa

In the past, travelers to Turkey could only obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport. There was often a long line upon arrival at the visa office. Tourists and business travelers could then purchase a visa on the spot. They paid a small tax for this and were able to enter Turkey without any problems. In 2014 the Turkish government decided that this should be different.

Obtaining the visa on the spot caused long queues and frustrated travelers. In principle, the same conditions apply to the digital visa as to the previous visa issued on the spot. It is now mandatory to have this visa in place before the start of the flight. You can now easily apply for a Turkish visa online.

To whom does the visa requirement apply?

There are two types of visas for Turkey. The digital tourist visa and the regular visa that is issued through the Turkish consulate. If you want to be eligible for a regular visa, please refer to the Turkish consulate.

Turkish nationals do not need a visa to travel to Turkey. You must then be in possession of a valid Turkish passport. Persons who are not of Turkish nationality are subject to the visa requirement for Turkey. Note: not everyone needs a visa for Turkey. Special agreements have been concluded for every nationality. For example, people of Moroccan nationality do not need a tourist visa to travel to Turkey. If you are unsure whether your nationality requires a visa, please contact us through our customer service.

How do I order and pay?

You can submit your application easily and quickly via the application form. Payment is easy via iDEAL or one of the other options. After checking your application, we will process your visa application. After receiving approval from Turkey, we will provide you with the electronic visa, by text message and e-mail.

Are you not eligible for a visa for Turkey?

If you don’t qualify for the e-Visa for Turkey, you must go to the Turkish consulate to apply for a regular visa. This applies if you are going to live, study or stay in Turkey for more than 90 days. It also applies when your passport nationality is not eligible for an e-Visa. If your electronic visa is denied and the previous options do not apply to you, you may have been denied for another reason. You can then request more information via the Turkish consulate.

Always a visa for Turkey

Turkey has a visa requirement, you can never enter Turkey without a visa. If you travel to Turkey without a visa, you will be refused entry. We recommend that you do not travel to Turkey without a visa and that you always have a visa in your possession before you start your journey.

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