Turkey Visa FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
What is an e-Visa?
An e-Visa gives its bearer the permission to enter Turkey. It has replaced the stamp and sticker visa issued formerly at the border crossing. The visa is obtained electronically once the required details are filled in the application and the fee is paid.
After successful application, e-Visa is e-mailed to the applicant. Applicants must print out their e-Visa, show it to airport officials and customs officers and carry it with them at all times during the travel.
What do I need for e-visa application?
A Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the date you plan to enter Turkey. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements to confirm once you select your country and travel dates online while filling the online application form.
What are the advantages of e-Visa?
The main advantage of the e-Visa is that it can be obtained easily anywhere there is internet connection and enables the holder to submit application easilywithout waiting in the queue at the Turkish embassies or consulates or at the border crossing and enter into Turkey.
Am I required to enter Turkey on the exact date mentioned in my application?
No, you may enter Turkey whenever you want to, within the validity period of your e-Visa.
If my travel dates change, can I apply for e-visa amendment for change of date?
No, your visa is no longer valid after the specified time period. You must re-apply for your visa.
The Republic of Turkey Visa for US Citizens, in principle, does not sell, rent, or otherwise use for commercial purposes any personal information entered in the e-Visa page to third parties. Any information obtained at each stage of the application and the e-Visa issued at the end of the process is stored in high security systems. The applicant abides full accountability for the safety of the soft and hard copies of the issued and forwarded e-Visa. The applicant abides again full responsibility of this information in case they fall into the hands of third parties.
The applicant’s information in the barcode on the e-Visa is stored in encrypted and electronically signed form, designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. Access to the information and authorization of the bar code content is exclusively given to the institutions authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The applicant abides full accountability for any inconvenience that may result from barcode distortions.
Is it secure to make a credit card payment on the e-visa web site?
The payment gateway provides a secure method for authorizing credit or debit card transactions over the Internet and has been specifically evaluated and approved by the providers of the credit and debit cards you can use on this site. We are not responsible for any harm that may result from security vulnerabilities of your bank, your computer or your internet connection.