Learn how to apply for a Turkey visa before you travel

Are you traveling to Turkey on vacation or for business purposes?

This article will provide all the information you need about how to get your visa and ensure that you are ready to go.

Do You Need A Turkey Visa?

If you are planning to travel to Turkey from the UK or any of more than 100 countries around the world, you will need to apply for a Turkey visa to visit the country on vacation or on a business trip. There are some exemptions to be aware of. For instance, if you are traveling on a cruise ship and will be ashore for less than 72 hours you won’t need a visa. You also won’t need a visa if you are getting a connecting flight in Turkey. 

What Do You Need To Apply For An E-Visa?

To apply for a Turkey E-Visa, you need to make sure that you are from one of the countries where this option is available. Be aware approvals do change so it’s best to check before you apply. Currently, countries in the UK are on this list.

You will also need a suitable passport or ID card and the passport must be valid for at least 150 days after you plan on entering Turkey.

How To Apply

The process of applying for a Turkey e-visa is simple and can be completed online. You will need to visit the e-visa Turkey website where you will be provided with full instructions and all the information that you need.

The first step requires you filling out a simple form. This includes contact information such as your address and email as well as passport information. Once you have completed one traveler, you can add more individuals to your visa. These will be processed at the same time and it is an efficient option. Alternatively, you can fill out the forms individually.

How Much Will A Turkey Visa Cost?

The standard cost is £29.95 per individual. Be aware that if you opt for an urgent visa you will need to pay an additional £17.50 per person. You are provided with a range of different options for payment including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal. Be aware you can apply for your visa 24 hours a day seven days a week.

How Long Does It Take It To Complete A Visa Application?

The whole process of applying for a visa for Turkey online takes about five minutes. After this, you can expect your visa to be granted and be delivered in about three days. Be aware that if you are in need of an urgent application, this is a possibility. If you apply for an urgent application, you’ll be granted your visa in about fourteen minutes, ensuring that you can travel, virtually immediately. Here, your visa will be delivered directly to your email.

Make sure that you print out the visa to take with you on your travels and show to security. Alternatively, you can use the digital visa which can be displayed clearly on a tablet or phone.