Visa requirement for Turkey: you need a visa

Since 2014 there is a visa requirement for Turkey. For Dutch and Belgians wishing to travel to Turkey, there is a visa requirement. This means that you must have an approved visa beforehand. 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. Often there was a long line on arrival at the visa bureau. Tourists and business travellers could then buy a visa on the spot. They paid a small tax for this and and could enter Turkey without problems. The Turkish government decided in 2014 that this should be different.

Obtaining the on-site visa caused long queues and frustrated travelers. In principle, the digital visa is subject to the same conditions as the previous visa issued on the spot. Now it is obligatory to have this visa in possession before the start of the flight. You can now easily apply for a Turkish visaonline.

Who is subject to the visa requirement?

There are two types of visas for Turkey. The digital tourist visa and the regular visa issued through the Turkish consulate. If you would like to qualify for a regular visa, please refer to the Turkish consulate.

Turkish nationals do not need a visa to travel to Turkey. You must be in possession of a valid Turkish passport. Persons who are not Turkish nationals are subject to the visa requirement for Turkey. Please note: Not everyone needs a visa for Turkey. Special agreements are concluded for each nationality. For example, people of the 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 via our customer service.

How do I order and pay?

You can submit your application easily and quickly via the application form. Paying is easy via iDEAL. After checking your request, we will take care of your visa application. Upon receipt of Turkey’s approval, we will provide you with the electronic visa, by SMS and email.

You do not qualify for a visa for Turkey?

If you are not eligible for the E-visa for Turkey, you will need to go to the Turkish Consulate to request an ordinary visa. This applies when 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 refused and the preceding options do not apply to you, you may be denied for any other reason. You can then request more information through 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 denied access. We advise you not to travel without a visa to Turkey and to ensure that you always have a visa in your possession before you start your journey.

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