Visa and Passport Services

Visa applications to be made for tourist or commercial purposes can be carried out via the Electronic Visa Application System (

It is possible to take an e-Visa in a practical way within 3 minutes from every point with internet connection. The e-visa system currently has Turkish, English, French, German, Polish and Spanish languages. Visa and Master Card credit cards are allowed to pay the visa fee. Foreigners arriving to Turkey without taking a visa will be able to get visa from e-visa kiosks at the airports.

There are 10 kiosks at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
Information on visa fees is available on Turkey Ministry’s website (
The countries that can enter to Turkey with their national identity cards are:
1- Germany
2- Belgium
3- France
4- Georgia
5- Netherlands
6- Spain
7- Switzerland
8- Italy
10- Liechtenstein
11- Luxembourg
12- Malta
13- Portugal
14- Ukraine
15- Greece

What is an e-Visa?

An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.

The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry.

Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering the required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or UnionPay).

The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smartphone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.

As in the case of other visas, respective Turkish officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Turkey to a holder of an e-Visa without any explanation.

What do I need for my e-Visa application?
In accordance with article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport or a travel document as a substitute for a passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.

Who is eligible for e-Visa?
Citizens of the countries listed below ( are eligible for the e-Visa provided that they meet required criteria. To find out these criteria, go to Main Page, click on Apply button and select your Country of Travel and Type of Travel Document.

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