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  • add Do I need a visa for Turkey?

    Regardless of whether they are visiting Turkey for business or for pleasure, all visitors need a visa. In order to get a visa for Turkey, we can assist you. Individuals who match the requirements and have a valid visa or residence permit from one of the following countries—the USA, UK, Ireland, or Schengen—may obtain a single entry Turkey eVISA. Those who don't fit specific requirements must apply for a sticker visa at the Turkish Embassy or Consulate. We are available to help you throughout the entire visa application process.

  • add What is the criteria for the validity of my supporting document (visa or residence permit from Schengen or from US, UK and Ireland)?

    Your visa or residency permit can only be used as support if it is still in effect (by expiration date) when you enter and leave Turkey. Please be aware that other nations' eVisas are not recognised as supporting documents.

  • add I don't have a valid visa for the US, the UK, or Ireland. Can I still submit a Turkey eVisa application?

    No. Only those who possess a current Schengen, US, UK, or Ireland visa may submit an application for a Turkey eVisa. In that situation, you must submit an application for a sticker visa for Turkey at the Turkish mission and we will be glad to assist you with a fast and hassle free visa application.

  • add Is the Turkey visa an eVisa OR a sticker visa?

    Turkey visas are sticker visas that are endorsed on passports, but if you meet certain requirements, you can also choose an electronic visa.

  • add What is an eVisa for Turkey?

    An official document allowing admission into and travel within Turkey is an eVisa for Turkey. An alternative to visas issued by Turkish embassies is the eVisa.

  • add How long does my Turkey eVisa remain valid?

    Your Turkey eVisa is a single entry eVisa with a stay period of no more than 30 days and a validity period of 6 months from the date of issuance.

  • add What happens if I want to stay for more than 30 days?

    We can definitely assist you with the visa application if your vacation will last longer than 30 days and you need to apply for a sticker visa at the Turkish Embassy. We will make getting a visa easier for you. It will be simple and hassle-free to apply for a Turkey visa with us because we will handle the entire procedure, from preparing your documents to having your Turkey visa stamped.

  • add How can I tell whether my Turkey eVisa is valid and how does it operate?

    We are a specialised service provider that issues legitimate eVisas for Turkey. Turkish eVisas are electronically granted by the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Turkey eVisa system can be used by travel agencies like ours to process an eVisa. We input the applicant's passport information into the Turkey eVisa system. The eVisa system communicates with departmental systems to verify the applicant's information. The outcome of the Turkey eVisa application is informed to the service provider after these checks.

    An issued Turkey eVisa is electronically connected to the applicant's passport. Instead, we direct the application to the closest Turkish embassy or mission if a denial message is received. The Department of Foreign Affairs has electronic access to the Turkey eVisa, which is connected to the passport. We firmly advise visitors to print a copy of their Turkish eVisa only in case there is a technical issue with the computers at the immigration office once they arrive.

  • add Is it safe to apply for a Turkey eVisa on Akbar Travels website?

    Yes. We have assisted thousands of passengers over the years, and the Turkish government fully accepts applications handled by knowledgeable third parties like ourselves. We will only gather and utilise the information needed to process your application; we do not disclose any of your information to outside parties. Also, our payment gateway was created in accordance with global standards.

  • add Do I have to travel to Turkey on the day that's written down in my visa application?

    No. Your Turkey eVISA’s validity period starts on the day you specify in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within that period. Normally the eVISA validity is of 6 months from the date of issue and you can enter Turkey anytime within this validity.

  • add Is the Turkey eVisa valid for one entry or several entries?

    Typically, the Turkey eVisa only allows for one entry.

  • add What should I do if I can't print my Turkey eVisa?

    Please get in touch with us if that is the case. If you are unable to print your Turkey eVisa document, we will email it to you again in a different format.

  • add Can I still apply for a Turkey eVisa even though my passport is about to expire and I'm planning to apply for a new one before I travel?

    No, it's crucial that the information on your eVisa matches the information in your passport if you want your Turkey eVisa to remain valid. Hence, before applying, you must know the details of your new passport.

  • add How can I get an eVisa for Turkey?

    Your Turkey eVisa will be sent to you through email. When we have received your application for a visa to Turkey, we will email your eVisa to the address you supplied.

  • add Do I need to print my Turkey eVisa?

    We urge you to keep a physical copy of your Turkey eVisa with you at all times, as well as a digital copy on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

  • add What kinds of trips may I take using a Turkey eVisa?

    Only business and tourism-related purposes are permitted with the Turkish eVisa. You must apply for a sticker visa through the Turkish Embassies or Consulates if you need to enter Turkey for something else, like job or school.

  • add Can I obtain a Turkish visa upon arrival?

    No, not everyone can obtain a visa for Turkey upon arrival.

  • add Does my child require a separate eVisa for Turkey?

    Absolutely, minors and children require their own eVisas for Turkey.

  • add When should I submit my Turkey eVisa application?

    Applying for an eVisa at least 5 to 7 days prior to your trip is advised.

  • add A Turkey visa: What is it?

    An official stamp or endorsement on a passport that authorises travel to Turkey is known as a Turkey visa. For your visit, visas must be obtained from the Turkish embassy or consulate. "Visit" is also defined as the purpose for entering, which is typically commercial, touristic, or transitory.

  • add The visa for Turkey that the embassy issues is it a sticker visa?

    Yes, your passport will be stamped with a Turkey visa after your visa application has been fully processed.

  • add How long does the Turkey sticker visa processing take?

    Normal processing times for a Turkey visa range from 4 to 6 working days, depending on the city of application.

  • add How soon can I visit the Embassy to apply for a visa to Turkey?

    It is strongly advised that you submit your Turkey visa application at least 25 working days but no more than 60 days before your intended departure date. This will minimise the possibility of a delay in the decision-making process for visa applications and enable an orderly evaluation of your application.

  • add Do I have to go to the Turkey Visa Application Center in person to submit my visa application?

    You are not required to personally attend the Turkey Visa Application Center. We will make getting a visa easier for you. Applying for a Turkey visa through us will be a simple and hassle-free process because we will handle every step of the process, from preparing your paperwork to obtaining your Turkey visa stamped.

  • add How long would a sticker visa for Turkey be valid?

    Normally 6 months, with a 90-day maximum stay. You can ask for a longer stay, but be sure to provide documentation or justification. The Turkey Embassy has the last say on whether a visa is valid.

  • add Is it possible to track a Turkey visa, and if so, how do I check the status of my Turkey visa?

    Through the VFS Turkey website, it is possible to track your Turkey visa. By providing your last name and receipt number, you can check the status of your Turkey visa.

  • add Is it required that I present travel insurance when I apply for a visa to Turkey at the embassy or consulate?

    Yes. Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient and current travel insurance to pay for any costs associated with being sent back home due to illness, needing immediate medical attention and/or emergency hospital care, or passing away. The duration of the person's expected stay or transit should be fully covered by the insurance. The coverage must be at least EUR 30000.

  • add Do you offer health or travel insurance?

    You are strongly encouraged to buy travel and health insurance to protect yourself while you are in Turkey because the cost of medical care there can be quite high. We can help you with your travel insurance, which is a definite requirement for international travel in case of unforeseen circumstances like medical emergency, baggage delay or loss, etc.

  • add What are the travel insurance requirements?

    Your travel Insurance plan for Turkey Visa must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros (approx. USD $34,000)
    • Coverage for Medical Evacuation and repatriation expenses
    • Coverage for Personal accidental death
    • Coverage for Personal liability
    • Coverage for Daily allowance in hospitalization cases

    Note: The travel insurance dates should end 2 days after the date of departure mentioned in the flight ticket.

  • add What is the quickest way to apply for a sticker or eVisa for Turkey?

    Contacting us is the simplest way to apply for a sticker or eVisa for Turkey. With more than 40 years of expertise, we are recognised authorities in the travel and tourism field. Every time a consumer uses our service, we pledge to provide an amazing experience thanks to our expertise, in-depth knowledge, and integrity. Please submit your question so that we can better understand your specific visa requirements, and an expert will get in touch with you.

  • add What are the advantages of a Turkey eVisa?
    • Minimum document requirement;
    • Swift processing-subject to qualifying the eligibility criteria and meeting the documents requirement, your visa can be processed within 2-4 working days;
    • Convenient and cost effective i.e., most economical visa fee / charges;
    • Electronic visa can be sent anywhere in the world through Email.
  • add Do you still have concerns regarding the Visa application process?

    Feel free to contact us if you have any queries. With presence in all the major countries, we have you covered globally.

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  1. The service cost and the application fee for the visa are never refundable. The total fee is not refundable, even in the event that your visa application is denied.
  2. We have no influence over whether or not a visa application will be approved or rejected, or how long it will take to process.
  3. Visa applications may take longer than usual to process; the immigration department alone is responsible.
  4. On a case-by-case basis, Immigration or Akbartravels.com may request further papers.
  5. Prices are accurate as of publication but are liable to change at any time without prior notice.
  6. Only after the verification of all necessary documentation and full payment will visa applications be processed.
  7. A visa issued for a visit, business, transit, or tourist is not valid for employment in the country of destination.
  8. If the destination country imposes any fees, the traveler or consumer is completely responsible for paying them.
  9. The applicant is responsible for covering any additional costs, such as document courier, photo development, attestation, etc.

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Over a million people's travel fantasies have been fulfilled thanks to Akbar Travels. We provide a top-notch, efficient, and trouble-free service for facilitating Turkey visas. We are here to assist you with all of your Turkey visa application needs, and we have a highly qualified and committed staff of travel visa experts. Read more

You will have a dedicated visa specialist overseeing your application throughout the entire visa procedure.

To apply for a Turkey eVisa through Akbar Travels, follow these steps:

Step 1: Provide our visa expert your trip information and ask any questions you may have.

Step 2: Pay your visa fee for Turkey online. To maintain the confidentiality of your documents, upload them all to our secure online document locker.

Step 3: Your documents will be thoroughly checked and analyzed by our visa experts before being submitted online.

Step 4: Get your visa.

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Minimum requirements to travel to Turkey

  • Possess a valid passport and visa for Turkey;
  • Being in good health. Read more
  • You must be able to persuade the immigration official that you have a family, property, assets, etc. that would motivate you to return to your place of origin;
  • You must be able to persuade the immigration official that you'll depart the nation before your visa for Turkey expires.
  • Have the money you need to support yourself in Turkey. The amount you need will depend on how long you plan to be there and whether you plan to stay with family, friends, or in paid housing.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid Turkey Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed flight booking return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in Turkey;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • Turkey Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from Ind
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What should you do when you go to Turkey?

  • Have the Declaration form you received on the flight close to hand. Read more
  • Have all travel papers on hand in case the immigration official requests to see it (passport, valid Turkey visa, return ticket, hotel reservations, etc.);
  • Unaccompanied minors should make sure to remain with the flight attendant in charge of their safety at all times. You must also recognise the adult who is picking you up at the airport. Immediately notify the airline crew if you have any questions.
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Turkey travel guide

Turkey is a nation where various cultures converge to fascinate travellers. Turkey is strategically situated between the Asian and European continents, surrounded by water on three sides, and it has borders with eight distinct nations. Read more

Istanbul is Turkey's largest city, despite Ankara serving as its capital. Due to the variety of sights and activities available, the latter is one of the must-see cities in the nation.

One of the most well-liked tourist destinations in the globe is Turkey. Three separate seas round the country's rectangle shape on each of its three sides. Beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands, and peninsulas dot its coastline. Turkey is also blessed with magnificent mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, grottoes, and other natural features that are ideal for summer and winter travel as well as various sports

Above all else, Turkey is a vast open-air museum, a collection of all the civilizations cultivated in Anatolia. A brand-new branch of tourism called health tourism has recently emerged. In actuality, the nation is abundant in hot springs, therapeutic waters, and therapeutic muds.

Turkey has also served as a crossroads for many different religions over the years, including those that have since been forgotten by history in addition to Islam and Christianity. A location, a shrine, a monument, a tomb, or a ruin associated with their religion or belief can be found by many religious believers.

Turkey, which spans two continents, is a wonderland where visitors may enjoy all four seasons at once. During your visit to Turkey, regardless of whether you enjoy art, history, archaeology, or nature, you will experience happiness that goes beyond your expectations.

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Turkey Tourist Attractions

The country offers everything, from mountains to beaches. The dome of Aya Sofya, which is reminiscent of the former Byzantine era, or the historic harbour of Ephesus. Turkey is home to a number of now-famous historical structures and ruins. Their favourite rest site along the Silk Road bears the imprint of the Byzantines, Ottomans, and Romans. Read more

Geographically, Turkey offers a diversified topography that gives the ruins a new perspective. Turkey is stunning at every turn, from the Aegean olive trees to the Eastern steppes.

Turkey's sceneries will astound you, from the breathtaking beauty in Anatolia to the lush Mediterranean coastline to the undulating hills and rock formations at Cappadocia, the sunny beaches of Patara to the greenery of the Kackar highlands.

There is something for everyone in Turkey. Regardless matter whether you are a foodie, an adventure freak, a culture vulture, or just someone who wants a piece of it all. Enjoy one of the elegant cruises on the Mediterranean or the Aegean Sea, or just kayak, dive, windsurf, or dive in the sunken ruins of the Kekova. Take a hot air balloon trip in Cappadocia to truly fly through the air, stroll the Lycian Way route, or simply go on a food and culture tour. You won't be dissatisfied by any of this.

Just a select few nations, primarily Europeans, are eligible for Turkey's Visa on Arrival programme. For instance, Indian nationals must have a current visa to enter Turkey.

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Turkey Facts and Figures

Name
The Republic of Turkey
Location:
South-eastern Europe/Asia Minor
Time::
IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs Read more
Capital:
Ankara
Major cities:
Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Antalya
Language:
Turkish (official), French, German and English
Area:
779,452 sq kms
Population:
79,414,269
National day:
29 Oct
Currency:
Turkish Lira (TRY)
Main Airline:
Turkish Airlines TK
International Airports:
Ataturk (Istanbul) (IST),
Adnan Menderes (Izmir) (IZM),
Esenboga (Ankara) (ESB)
Best time to visit Turkey:
April to May and September to November
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Other Turkey Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

Turkey Working Visa

The Working Visa is mainly for those individuals who are in Turkey for employment. A valid passport, a Visa application form, duly filled and a letter from the employer is required to get a Working Visa. The list of other mandatory documents must be shared by the employer at the Turkish ministry of Labour and Social Security, within 10 working days of the application. Work Permit Applications are concluded positively or negatively by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Work Permits have equivalence to residence permits. Thus, should a working permit is approved by the Ministry, the foreigner is charged an Entry Visa Fee, Work Permit Certificate Fee and Residence Fee by the Turkish consular offices. Since Work Permit Card substitute residence permit in Turkey, "Work Annotated Visa" issued by these offices can only be used for entrance and for 90 days at maximum.

Internship Visa / Work Permit Exemption:

Applicants need to obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security pursuant to the Law numbered 4817 for private internship applications outside the provisions set forth in the Article 55 "Work Permit Exemption" title of Law Enforcement Regulation about Working Permits of Foreigners.

Article 55 of the Law Enforcement Regulation on Working Permits of Foreigners no. 4817 regulating working permit exemptions, the extent and the lengths of time the foreigners are exempt from working permit are stated. Those who meet the requirements below do not need to obtain a work permit.

(1) Without prejudice to the provisions set out in specific laws and on condition that the foreigner and the employer fulfill their obligations resulting from other laws;

a) The persons exempted from work visa under the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Turkey is a signatory party,

b) the foreigners holding permanent residences abroad and wishing to visit Turkey temporarily with purposes of scientific studies, cultural and artistic activities for a period shorter than a month and with the aim of sporting activities for a period less than four months,

c) For the purpose of installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment imported to Turkey, providing training for their utilization or transporting of defective equipment from Turkey and provided that they do not exceed the total stay of three months within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones coming to Turkey,

ç) For the purpose of training in the use of goods and services exported from or imported to Turkey and provided that they do not exceed three months totally within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition thanks to the documents that they will submit, the ones in Turkey

d) Being an entertainer, performer and etc. in charge at fair and circuses which are going to carry out activities outside the borders of certificated tourism establishments and provided that they do not exceed six months as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones in Turkey

e) On condition that it does not exceed two years and it will be limited to the period of study, the foreigners coming to state institutions and organizations together with the universities so as to enhance their information and good manners by verifying their state via the documents that they will submit,

f) Persons who notified the Turkish authorities on the fact that they will provide important services and contributions socio-cultural and technological fields and educational fields within a period not exceeding six months.

g) Persons visiting Turkey under the programs of the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs (National Agency),

h) The foreigners to go on a training under the framework of international trainee programs sanctioned by the Higher Education Board, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

i) The foreigners who are the representatives of tour operators coming to Turkey on condition that the term of contract does not exceed eight months,

j) During the contracts of other athletes, trainers, football players whose requests are approved by Turkish Football Federation or General Directorate of Youth and Sports

k) By the bilateral protocols signed under the Rule no. I/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, the foreign seafarers serving on vessels which have received " Conformity Approval Certificate" from the related administration and is registered in Turkish International Ship Registry Law and operate outside the cabotage line,

l) Foreign experts employed in the projects that are conducted within the scope of Turkey-European Union Financial Cooperation Programs are not in need of obtaining a work visa during their term of office.

Within the scope of article 55, residence permits of the foreigners coming to Turkey are given as “Short Term" residence permits by Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration. Exemption periods cannot be extended, the foreigners under this provision can make use of exemption rules only once within one calendar year. However, it is required that it must have been three months as of the expiry date of the residence permit granted to the foreigner with the same purpose in order to exercise this right. In case of the need of working longer than the exemption period allows, the foreigner has to obtain a work visa through the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

3. Assigned Journalists

Without being appointed on a permanent office in Turkey, international press members wishing to visit temporarily are not required to gain a "Visa Annotated for Press". It will be enough to obtain a tourist visa if the foreigner is subject to visa. In case of requirement, foreign press members coming for a short period can be issued a temporary press card by the Prime Ministry Directorate General of Press and Information, and this card will be valid for their stays in Turkey. Temporary press card can be issued for a period for a maximum of three months and extended for another three months when necessary. Press members obtaining a short term residence permit are not additionally required to have a work permit. Appointed press members obtain a "Visa Annotated for Press" is subject to permission.

4. Tour Operator Representative Visa

The foreign representatives of tour operators, are exempted from obtaining a work visa for their duties for up to eight months. The applications of the foreigners asking for a residence permit from Provincial Directorate of Migration as the representatives of tour operators are processed under rules regulating touristic visits.

5. Transportation Visa  

The foreigners applying for visa for transportation may be given a multiple entry visa valid for one year in case they submit the required documents. Visa regime for truck drivers of a country may differ from the overall visa regime effective for citizens of that particular country. For further information, please contact the nearest Turkish mission.

6. The Personnel Assigned for Foreign Religious Foundations

The personnel employed officially in foreign religious foundations in Turkey - Work permits of the foreigners employed in religious foundations are under the framework of exceptional condition. Applications of permission are made via our Ministry and residence permits are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs so that they can work in our country.

7. Turkey Official Visa

Official Visa is given to those who are on an official visit where they have a duty assigned in Turkey.

8. Turkey Student or Education Visa

It is mandatory to enrol at a Turkish University before applying for an education Visa. This is a single-entry Visa and is generally valid for one year. The letter of acceptance from the institution is required for the processing of this Visa. Within 30 days of arrival in Turkey, the Visa holder can apply for a residence permit. This allows multiple entries for the period of validity.

9. Archaeological Excavation, Exploration, Documentary Purpose Visas

Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film conduct a research or an archaeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance. It is necessary that the one should enter Turkey by obtaining a relevant visa via our foreign representatives for excavation and research.

The foreigners to come to our country for the purpose of movie and documentary shooting should obtain a permit document from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Cinema and the provincial Governorate.

One can directly apply to the related institutions for scientific researches, sound track recording, filming documentaries and movies, photo shooting to be carried out on archaeological, historical, geological, sociological and natural issues in Turkey, on land, in the air, at sea, at river and at lake. Applications on surface explorations to be made on the land registry cadaster records with archaeological excavations and underwater archaeological researches apart from these are made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the applicant's own diplomatic mission in Turkey and to the Ministry via Turkish foreign representatives abroad on the other hand.

10. Turkey Other Visa

The Other Visa is valid for seafarers, patients visiting for medical treatments, excavation and exploration purposes and documentary purposes. All these purposes require a special permit from the Turkish authorities well in advance.