All Indian Citizens require a visa to travel to Turkey, whether for business or tourism. We can help you to obtain a visa for Turkey. Indians with a valid Schengen, USA, UK or Ireland Visa or Residence Permit of any of these countries may get their single entry Turkey eVisas provided that they meet certain conditions. Applicants not meeting certain conditions will need to apply for a sticker visa at the Turkey Embassy or consulate. We are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application.
The only requirement for your visa/residence permit to be used as a supporting document is that it should be still valid (by date) by the time you enter and exit Turkey. Please note that eVisas of other countries are not accepted as a supporting document.
No. You can only apply for a Turkey eVisa provided you have a valid Schengen, US, UK or Ireland Visa. In that case, you will need to apply for a Turkey sticker visa at the Turkish mission and we will be glad to assist you with a fast and hassle free visa application.
Turkey Visa is a sticker visa endorsed on the passport but if you fulfil some criteria, you can opt for an eVisa as well.
A Turkey eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey. The eVisa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions.
Your Turkey eVisa is a single entry eVisa, valid for 6 months from the date of issue with a stay period of maximum 30 days.
If your trip is longer than 30 days, you will need to apply for a sticker visa at the Turkish Embassy and we can certainly help you with the visa application. We will simplify the visa process for you. Applying for a Turkey Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your Sri Lanka visa.
We are a specialized service provider issuing official Turkey eVisas. Turkish eVisas are issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. Travel agents like us can use the Turkey eVisa system to process an eVisa. We enter the information contained in the applicant's passport into the Turkey eVisa system- The eVisa system interacts with departmental systems to check the applicant's details. Following these checks, the service provider is advised of the outcome of the Turkey eVisa application.
If a Turkey eVisa is granted, it is linked electronically to the applicant's passport. If a denied message is received instead, we refer the applicant to the nearest Turkish embassy or mission. The Turkey eVisa is electronically linked to the passport and is accessible to the Department of Foreign Affairs. We strongly recommend travelers print a copy of their Turkish eVisa in case there is a problem with the computer terminals at the immigration office upon arrival.
Yes. We have been helping thousands of travelers since years and the Government of Turkey fully accepts applications processed by specialized third parties like us. Only the necessary data required to process your application will be collected and used for this purpose, we do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed in accordance with the international standards.
No. The validity period of your Turkey eVisa begins from the date specified in your application. You can enter Turkey on any date within that period. Normally the evisa validity for Indians is of 6 months from the date of issue and you can enter Turkey anytime within this validity.
The Turkey eVisa for Indians is a single entry eVisa.
In that case, please get in touch with us. We will resend your Turkey eVisa copy in a different format if you are unable to print it.
No, for the validity of your Turkey eVisa, it is important that the details on your evisa correspond to the details on the passport you are travelling with. So you need to have your new passport details before you apply for a Turkey eVisa.
You will receive your Turkey eVisa by e-mail. After we receive your eVisa, we will send it to the e-mail address that you provided in your Turkey visa application.
We advise you to always carry a hardcopy (printed) or digital copy (on your smartphone, tablet or laptop) of your Turkey eVisa with you during your entire trip.
The eVisa for Turkey is valid for tourism and business purpose only. For other purposes such as work or study, you must apply for a sticker visa through the Turkish Embassies or Consulates.
No, it is not possible for Indians to get a Turkey visa on arrival.
Yes, children/minors need their own eVisa for Turkey.
It is advisable to apply for an eVisa at least 5 to 7 days before your travel.
A Turkey Visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Turkey on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Turkey. Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Turkey for your visit. "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.
Yes, on complete processing of your visa application, your passport will be stamped with a Turkey Visa.
Turkey Visa under normal circumstances will take approximately 4 to 6 working days depending upon the city of application.
You are strongly encouraged to file your Turkey Visa application at least 25 working days prior to the date of departure and not more than 60 days before departure. This will allow an orderly examination of your application and limit the chances for delay in decisions on visa applications.
No, you don’t need to visit the Turkey Visa Application centre personally. We will simplify the visa process for you. Applying for a Turkey Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your Turkey Visa.
Typically 6 months with a maximum stay of upto 90 days. You can request for a longer stay duration, but be sure to include proof/justification. Validity of the Turkey Visa is at the discretion of the Turkey Embassy.
Yes, Turkey Visa tracking is possible on the VFS Turkey website. You can track your Turkey visa status by entering your Receipt Number and your last name.
Yes. Applicants should prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death. The insurance should cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage must be EUR 30000.
You are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself in Turkey as medical treatment can be very expensive in Turkey. We can certainly assist you with the travel insurance as it’s an absolute necessity for International travel in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, baggage delay or loss etc.
Your travel Insurance plan for Turkey Visa must meet the following requirements:
Note: The travel insurance dates should end 2 days after the date of departure mentioned in the flight ticket.
The easiest way to apply for a Turkey eVisa or sticker visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of experience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.
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Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free Turkey Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Travel visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Turkey visa application requirements. Read moreThroughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.
Here are the steps to apply for a Turkey eVisa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.
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Step 3: Our Visa Experts will thoroughly verify and scrutinize your documents and further submit it online.
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Turkey is a country where different cultures collide to create a traveller’s delight. Located strategically between the Asian and European continents, Turkey is encircled on three sides by the sea and shares it borders with eight different countries. Read more
While Ankara is the capital of Turkey, the biggest city is Istanbul. The latter is one of the must-visit cities in the country as there are many different places to see and things to do here.
Turkey is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.
Turkey is, above anything else, a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia. Recently, a new field of tourism has opened up: health tourism. The country is in fact rich with hot springs, healing waters and healing muds.
For centuries, Turkey has also been a crossroads of religions, not only of Islam and Christianity, but also of many others now forgotten by history. Many religious devotees can find a site, a shrine, a monument, a tomb or a ruin connected with their faith or belief.
Stretching out on two continents, Turkey is a paradise where one can experience the four seasons simultaneously... Whether you are fond of art, history, archeology or nature, you will feel the happiness beyond desires and hopes during your stay in Turkey.
From mountains to beaches, the country has it all. Be it the ancient port of Ephesus to the dome of Aya Sofya which is reminiscent of the bygone Byzantine era. Turkey has its fair share of historical monuments and ruins which are now world famous. The Byzantines, Ottomans and Romans have left a mark on their favourite stop-off along the Silk route.
Geographically speaking, Turkey has a diverse landscape that adds a new dimension to the ruins. From the Aegean olive groves to the Eastern steppes, Turkey is beautiful at every step. From the breath-taking scenery in Anatolia to the luscious Mediterranean coastline to the wavy hills and rock formations at Cappadocia, the sunny beaches of Patara to the greenery of the Kackar mountains, Turkey’s landscapes will leave you awe-struck.
It is not just the landscape but also the cuisine also which will leave your taste buds asking for more. The farm fresh veggies, the melt in the mouth kebabs and the olive oil make Turkey a haven for foodies. Don’t forget to sip on some cay and dig into the scrumptious and delightful Baklava. The food culture is an important part of knowing Turkey.
Turkey has something for everyone. Irrespective of whether you are an adventure freak or a culture lover, whether you are a foodie or just someone who wants a slice of it all. Take the fancy cruises on the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea or simply kayak, dive, windsurf or dive in the Kekova’s sunken ruins. Fly in the air literally with the hot air balloon ride at Cappadocia or simply trek along the Lycian Way trail or simply take a culinary and culture walk. None of this will disappoint you.
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We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Official Visa is given to those who are on an official visit where they have a duty assigned in Turkey.
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.
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.
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.