Visa Information for Different Nationalities

  • At the time of research, nationals of countries including Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland don't need a visa to visit Turkey for up to 90 days.
  • Russians could enter without a visa for up to 60 days.
  • Nationals of countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, India, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and USA need a visa, which should be purchased online at www.evisa.gov.tr before travelling.
  • Most nationalities, including the above, are given a 60- or 90-day multiple-entry visa.
  • You must enter details of your passport and date of arrival in Turkey, click on the link in the verification email and pay with a Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card.
  • Having completed this process, the e-visa can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format; a link is also emailed so it can be printed out later.
  • It is recommended that you print out the e-visa to show on arrival in Turkey; keep it while in the country.
  • It is recommended that applications are made at least 48 hours before departure.
  • Many Western nationals can obtain a visa on arrival in Turkey, but this is not recommended as travellers have reported extra charges and bad experiences with the customs officials. Cash cannot be used.
  • Visa fees cost US$15 to US$80, depending on nationality.
  • In some cases, the 90-day visa stipulates 'per period 180 days'. This means you can spend three months in Turkey within a six-month period; when you leave after three months, you can't re-enter for three months.
  • Check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mfa.gov.tr, www.evisa.gov.tr) for more information.
  • No photos required.