Turkey Online E-Visa: Cost and Application

Written By: Mohak Nahta
Fact Checked By: Jakus Eloff

Jul 25, 2022

9 min read

Turkey E-Visa - Step-by-Step Instructions

While planning a trip might not be the same as it once was, as of August 2021, most countries have started to reopen and ease border restrictions for tourists. Turkey started to reopen international flights. Regular flights are also running to and from other nations, including the USA, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore.

What is a Turkey E-Visa?

The Turkey e-visa, or electronic visa, is the digital version of the usual travel visa that authorizes the applicant's entry into Turkey. If you couldn't print the approved e-Visa, the officers at the port of entry accept downloaded e Visa confirmation through your phone, laptop, or tablet. The Turkish Government (Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry) launched the online e Visa service (e-Visa application) system in 2013 to replace the traditional sticker and stamp visa.

A Turkey e -visa holder is eligible to stay up to 30 days in a total of 90 days, depending on the nationality of the applicant. It's worth mentioning that the stay validity period may depend on the country you're from. Citizens from eligible countries can apply for a multiple entry e-Visa.

This new system made visa processing for business and tourism travel to Turkey effortlessly and cost-effective as long as you complete your application.

How to Get a Turkey E-Visa on Atlys

You can now get a Turkey e-visa in under 180 seconds on Atlys. With Atlys you can apply now without worrying about the application process. Atlys only requires your travel dates and personal details. All you need to do is relax and focus on your trip to Turkey.

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Before You Apply For An E-Visa

Before you start your application, make sure you meet the criteria to be eligible for a Turkish e-visa. Next, you'll find the basic visa requirements:

1.You Have A Valid Passport

Passport used should be at least 6 months, counting from the day you intend to visit Turkey. Particular countries can visit Turkey with their national identity card with them. However, other countries must have supporting documents like visas, residence permits from Schengen countries, Ireland, United Kingdom, and the United States. Note that citizens from Egypt who are under 20 or over 45 years old are not required to fulfill the Electronic visas or e-residence permit requirements.

2. The Purpose Of Your Travel Must Be Business Or Tourism

You must explain that the purpose of their traveling is for tourism, trade, or business purposes. Certain nationalities must have a round-trip ticket, hotel reservation, and financial means (their monthly salary or an amount of at least $50/day). In addition, the traveler must declare that they do not intend to enter Turkey for employment or study purposes. The e-visa application and Turkey assume you obey these rules but do not ask for any such documents during the e-visa application.

3. Your Nationality Must Be Eligible For An e-Visa

You are only eligible if you're from one of the following countries. For everyone else, the only other option is to get a Turkey visa stamp through the local Turkish consulate or embassy. To view the list of eligible nations, scroll all the way down!

How Do I Apply For A Turkey E-Visa?

The e-visa application is split into three (4) sections. We will walk you through each one:

    1. Application Creation
    1. Personal and Trip Information
    1. Payment

New Application

As soon as you start a new online application, you'll need to complete the e-Visa application form. Provide the name of your country and the type of travel document. Select your travel document as ‘Ordinary Passport’, because you are visiting Turkey for tourism purposes. The country is your nationality, not where you live. For instance, a Chinese national living in the United States should select China. The visa fees vary by country.

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Personal and Trip Information

You have to provide personal details about yourself such as passport details, parents’ names, and addresses. Review your information, click ‘Verify’ to initiate a verification email. Go to your email, and click on the verification link.

Payment

From the verification email, you’ll be redirected to a payment gateway. Pay online, and get your visa instantly. Your visa is also sent via email to you.

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How much does a Turkey E-visa cost?

The cost depends on your nationality. Once you put your arrival date - you'll be able to see the duration of your visa, the type (single- or multiple-entry), and the cost.

The fees vary based on your nationality and type of travel document. For example, Americans have to pay a $50 fee but Chinese nationals have to pay $60. The fees hover around $50. Turkey does not process any refunds so if your trip gets canceled, this is a sunk cost. We recommend getting a Turkey e-visa a day before your trip.

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When paying for your online e-visa you can use your debit card, credit card or any one of the methods seen above.

What Is The Processing Time For The Turkey e-Visa?

Another big benefit of the Turkey e-visa is it's short processing time. After completing the online application, you'll receive a confirmation email within a few hours. Note that during the online application process, you'll be able to decide how urgently you need your visa. Keep in mind that for more urgent applications, you'll need to pay an extra fee.

  • For Standard Processing: the visa application is processed within 24 hours.

  • For Urgent Processing: the visa application is processed within 1 to 4 hours.

  • For Super Fast Processing: the visa application will be processed within 30 minutes.

The 90-day Turkey E-Visa Rule

If the duration of 90-day-stay on your e-visa expired within 180 days as of your first entry date, you can reapply for an e-visa 180 days later starting from the first entry date. If you spent some part of the duration of a 90-day-stay on a multiple entry e-visa within 180 days as of your first entry date and the rest expired after 180 days elapsed as of the first entry date, it is possible to reapply for an e-visa. The important thing to remember is that you can stay in Turkey up to 90 days every 180 days starting from the first entry date. If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, be deported, or banned future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.

Turkey E-Visa Family Application

The best way to save yourself the time of entering the same information repeatedly is to use Atlys. The way to this on the portal is to fill up your personal information and then click on 'Add A New Person'. You can only apply for a family application if the country of origin is the same for everyone. Enter everyone's information and then proceed to payment where you can pay for the entire group together.

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COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Turkey

Overseas visitors are required to comply with a health entry form before arrival. At least four days before their arrival in Turkey, incoming passengers over the age of 6 must complete a *Health Entry Form *while children under 6 are exempted. Before boarding a flight to Turkey and on arrival, Passengers need to present this form. Check this tool for the most up-to-date entry restrictions.

How to fill the Turkish Health Form?

Provide your basic details for the Health Declaration Form. You can fill the Turkish Health Form here. You are required to provide details of your accommodation in Turkey, such as hotel address, contact details, city, and district. If you're from a different city, then provide their details also.

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Open Attractions in Turkey During COVID-19

Are you wondering what you'll do when you get to Turkey despite the pandemic? No need to worry about anything. Restaurants, hotels, and attractions are all fully open in Turkey. There is a current curfew in some areas, as well as travel restrictions. Still, all of these regulations are only applicable to Turkish residents and citizens, not foreign tourists. That's why you'll be able to move, have fun and travel freely in Turkey. There is a lot to do in Turkey. Transfers from one city to another are not limited since there is no more lockdown. So they can go to different places for different attractions. We visited a lot of historical landmarks in Turkey such as the silk road, Göbeklitepe, The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Halfeti, and a lot more.

Open Hotels in Turkey during COVID-19

A Safe Tourism Certification Program was implemented in Turkey. Accommodations that are under this certified program passed the monthly inspections for health and hygiene. That's why it's safe to stay in these hotels and accommodations.

A list of accommodations that are certified is available on the Ministry of Culture and Tourism's website.

Cautions and Precautions

The crime rate in Turkey is moderately high, with Istanbul - the most popular tourist destination - having the highest crime rates. We suggest taking the following precautions:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.

  • Keep your wallet and passport with you at all times.

  • Monitor local media and adjust your plans based on new information.

Coming Back to the United States

All travelers are required to show a COVID-19 test on arrival in the United States. If you're flying from Istanbul, we recommend scheduling a test at the Istanbul Airport Test Center. You can get PCR test results in about 2 hours. However, the testing centre may involve a change of terminals so keep enough time in hand:

    1. Tap on the "I want to get tested" button at the kiosk, and get a number.
    1. Pay with your credit card.
    1. Get your barcode by registering at the counter.
    1. Finally, to view your test results, tap on the "I wish to get my test results" button on the kiosk.

Entering Turkey on a Schengen Visa

A Schengen visa, by itself, does not let a holder enter Turkey.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Turkish visa take to process?

The Turkey e-visa is processed instantly and available right after you pay. You can even get it on your way to the airport!

Can I get a visa on arrival in Turkey?

The Turkey visa on arrival is only available to citizens of certain countries. This mostly applies to those from European nations. We recommend getting the Turkey e-visa before your flight.

Can I change dates on my e-visa?

No, it's not possible to change travel dates. You have to apply for a new visa.

Do I need to print my e-visa?

Nope. Just have a screenshot on your phone.

What Countries Can Apply For a Turkey e-Visa?

A:

  • Afghanistan 4
  • Algeria 4
  • Angola 2, 4, 5
  • Antigua and Barbuda 1, 3
  • Armenia 1, 3
  • Australia 1, 3

B:

  • Bahamas 1, 3
  • Bahrain 3
  • Bangladesh 4
  • Barbados 1, 3
  • Benin 2, 4, 5
  • Bermuda 1, 3
  • Bhutan 4
  • Botswana 2, 4, 5
  • Burkina Faso 2, 4, 5
  • Burundi 2, 4, 5

C:

  • Cambodia 4
  • Cameroon 2, 4, 5
  • Canada 1, 3
  • Cape Verde 2, 4
  • Central Afr. Rep. 2, 4, 5
  • Chad 2, 4, 5
  • China 1
  • Comoros 2, 4
  • Congo DR 2, 4, 5
  • Cote d’Ivoire 2, 4, 5

D:

  • Djibouti 2, 4
  • Dominica 1, 3
  • Dominican Rp. 1, 3

E:

  • East Timor
  • Egypt 2, 4
  • Equit. Guinea 2, 4, 5
  • Eritrea 2, 4
  • Ethiopia 2, 4, 5

F:

  • Fiji

G:

  • Gabon 2, 4, 5
  • Gambia 2, 4, 5
  • Ghana 2, 4, 5
  • Greek Cypriot 3
  • Grenada 1, 3
  • Guinea 2, 4, 5
  • Guinea-Bissau 2, 4, 5

H:

  • Haiti 1, 3
  • Hong Kong 1, 3

I:

  • India 4
  • Indonesia3
  • Iraq 4

J:

  • Jamaica 1, 3
  • Kenya 2, 4, 5
  • Kuwait 1

L:

  • Lesotho 2, 4
  • Liberia 2, 4, 5
  • Libya 4

M:

  • Madagascar 2, 4
  • Malawi 2, 4
  • Maldives 1, 3
  • Mauritania 2, 4, 5
  • Mauritius 1, 3
  • Mexico 3
  • Mozambique 2, 4

N:

  • Namibia 2, 4
  • Nepal 4
  • Niger 2, 4, 5
  • Nigeria 2, 4, 5

O:

  • Oman 1, 3

P:

  • Pakistan 4
  • Palestine 2, 4
  • Philippines 4
  • Rwanda 2, 4, 5

S:

  • Saint Lucia 1
  • Saint Vincent 1
  • Sao Tome 2, 4
  • Saudi Arabia 1
  • Senegal 2, 4, 5
  • Sierra Leone 2, 4, 5
  • Solomon Islands 4
  • South Africa 1
  • Sri Lanka 4
  • Sudan 2, 4, 5
  • Suriname 5
  • Swaziland 2, 4

T:

  • Taiwan1
  • Tanzania 2, 4
  • Togo 2, 4, 5

U:

  • U.S.A 1, 3
  • Uganda 2, 4
  • UAE 1

V:

  • Vanuatu 4
  • Vietnam 2, 4

Z:

  • Zambia 2, 4
  • Zimbabwe 2, 4

1: Citizens of this country will obtain multiple entry e-Visa

2: Citizens of this country must travel with Airlines that signed protocol with the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Such airlines include Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, and Atlysglobal Airlines.

3: Citizens of this country who meet requirements can obtain visa on arrival.

4: Citizens of this country require supporting document – either residence permit or valid visa from Schengen countries, United States, United Kingdom or Ireland.

5: Citizens of this country require yellow fever vaccine to enter Turkey.

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