More than 5 Million Happy Customers
  1. Home
  2. Visa
  3. Turkey Visa

Turkey eVisa

Type of Turkey Visas

30 days eVisa
  • Processing time: 3-5 days
  • Stay period : Upto 30 days
  • Validity : 6 months
  • Entry : Single
  • Purpose : Tourist/Business
  • Fees: INR 5,499 /-

It takes less than 2 minutes to Apply

  • Apply Online
  • Let us Call You
    add remove
Visa on whatsapp+91 7506865623
Visa on whatsapp+91 7506865623
Call us on02240666444
Timing9am to 9pm

Documents required for Turkey eVisa

  • Must have Documents for Turkey eVisa:
    expand_more expand_less
    • Scanned copy of the first and last page of your Passport;
    • Two (2) recent colour photographs taken against a white background.(Photo Specification);
    • Confirmed return flight ticket;
    • Hotel reservation;
    • Valid Visa or Residence permit of UK / USA / Schengen Country / Ireland.

Talk to Our Visa Experts

Click here for detailed Visa process & Requirements
Turkey Visa process and requirements

Applying for Turkey Visa through us is this simple

Pay online via our
secure payment gateway
Upload your documents
We verify and submit your documents
Receive your Visa

Turkey Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a Turkey Visa?

    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.

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

    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.

  • add I do not have a valid Schengen, US, UK or Ireland Visa? Can I still apply for a Turkey eVisa?

    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.

  • add Is Turkey Visa a Sticker Visa OR an eVisa?

    Turkey Visa is a sticker visa endorsed on the passport but if you fulfil some criteria, you can opt for an eVisa as well.

  • add What is a Turkey eVisa?

    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.

  • add How long will my Turkey eVisa be valid for?

    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.

  • add What if I want to stay longer than 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.

  • add How do I know my Turkey eVisa is official and how does it work?

    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.

  • add Is this website secure to apply for the Turkey eVisa online?

    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.

  • add Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date specified in my visa application?

    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.

  • add Is the Turkey eVisa issued for a single entry or multiple entries?

    The Turkey eVisa for Indians is a single entry eVisa.

  • add I am not able to print my Turkey eVisa, what should I do?

    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.

  • add My passport expires soon and I’m going to apply for a new one before I travel, can I still apply for a Turkey eVisa?

    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.

  • add How do I receive my 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.

  • add Do I have to print out my Turkey eVisa?

    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.

  • add For what type of travel can I use the Turkey eVisa?

    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.

  • add Can I get a visa on arrival in Turkey?

    No, it is not possible for Indians to get a Turkey visa on arrival.

  • add Does my child need his/her own eVisa for Turkey?

    Yes, children/minors need their own eVisa for Turkey.

  • add By when should I apply for a Turkey eVisa?

    It is advisable to apply for an eVisa at least 5 to 7 days before your travel.

  • add What is a Turkey Visa?

    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.

  • add Is the Turkey Visa issued at the Embassy a sticker visa?

    Yes, on complete processing of your visa application, your passport will be stamped with a Turkey Visa.

  • add How long does it take to process the Turkey sticker Visa?

    Turkey Visa under normal circumstances will take approximately 4 to 6 working days depending upon the city of application.

  • add How early can I apply for a Turkey Visa at the Embassy?

    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.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Turkey Visa Application centre for my visa application?

    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.

  • add What would be the validity of Turkey sticker 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.

  • add Is Turkey Visa tracking possible and if yes, how do I to track my Turkey Visa status?

    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.

  • add Is it mandatory to provide travel insurance for my Turkey Visa application at the Embassy/Consulate?

    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.

  • add Do you provide health/travel insurance?

    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.

  • 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 easiest way to apply for a Turkey eVisa or sticker Visa?

    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.

  • 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 Are you still having doubts about the Visa process?

    We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.


Visa Services - Terms & Conditions

  1. Visa application fees along with the service charge are non-refundable in all cases. Even in case of visa application rejection the entire amount is non-refundable.
  2. Visa application approval/rejection and processing time is at the sole discretion of the immigration and we do not have any control over the same.
  3. Visa applications may require more than usual working days for processing and it is completely dependent on the immigration.
  4. Immigration/ may ask for additional documents on a case to case basis.
  5. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
  6. Visa applications processing will only be after the verification of all required documents and receipt of complete payment.
  7. Visas issued under visit/business/transit/tourist profession are not eligible to work in the destination country.
  8. reserves the right to refuse applications at its discretion and bears no liability for the processing time or rejection of visa applications by the immigration.
  9. Traveller or the customer has to fully bear the penalty amount in case the destination country levy any charges.
  10. Additional charges such as documents courier, photograph development, attestation etc has to be borne by the applicant.

Why choose us? Because we are Awesome!

Visa Services for all Countries
40 years of experience
in Visa processing
150+ Branches
End-to-End Visa Assistance
Pick Up & Drop of
Documents from your Doorstep
Safety & Confidentiality

Simple steps to get a Turkey eVisa:

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 more

Throughout 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.

Step 2: Pay your Turkey visa fee online and upload all your documents online through our secured online document locker to ensure its confidentiality.

Step 3: Our Visa Experts will thoroughly verify and scrutinize your documents and further submit it online.

Step 4: Receive your Visa.

Show less

Basic Requirements to visit Turkey

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Turkey Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your Turkey visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Turkey and the amount depends on how long you will stay in Turkey and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
  • Show less

Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid Turkey Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed 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).
  • Show less

Turkey Tourist Attractions

1. Hagia Sophia

Once a striking representative of Byzantine architecture, today the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is Istanbul’s biggest attraction for its immaculate interiors, jaw-dropping domed ceilings and intricately designed frescoes. Also known as the Ayasofya Museum, visitors are allowed to explore interesting attractions like the Lustration Urns, the supposedly supernatural Wishing Column, the Marble Door and the Loge of the Empress. Avoid visiting the mosque during prayer time, especially on Friday.

₹ 2967/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

2. The Blue Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is famously known as the Blue Mosque due to the 20,000 blue Iznik tiles adorning the interior. More than 200 stained glass windows light up the interiors with unique patterns along with the marble mihrab. Even the exterior grandeur of the mosque is unmatched with domes and towering minarets.

₹ 6564/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

3. Topkapi Palace Museum

A living example of Turkey’s Ottoman history, the Topkapi Palace Museum is home to extremely rare and significant rooms and chambers like three different courtyards, the Audience Chamber, Enderun Library and most importantly the Harem; the Sultan’s main residence. The palace is closed for visitors on Tuesday.

₹ 3872/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

4. Grand Bazaar

Attracting no less than 3,00,000 visitors daily, Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest and oldest markets. One can find almost anything here, right from carpets to gold, around the 4000 shops, restaurants, and banks, covering about 64 streets. Experience the local Turkish life here from Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 7pm.

₹ 16993/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

5. Ephesus

Located in Aegean Turkey, the ancient city of Ephesus is a trove of historical sites and ruins, especially the Temple of Artemis. It is a popular Turkey tourist destination, especially for history lovers. Do visit the Gospel of John, Library of Celsus and the Ephesus Archaeological Mosque.

₹ 10690/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

6. Pamukkale

Pamukkale is home to the most picturesque travertines, turquoise pools and snow-white cliffs leaving behind deposits from the flowing water of the hot springs known for their healing properties. Plan an entire day out in Pamukkale and don’t miss out on the historical site of Hierapolis and a surreal hot air balloon ride.

₹ 999/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

7. Mount Nemrut

The 2,134 m. high Mount Nemrut in Southeastern Turkey is just a car ride away from Adiyaman. Perched on the summit are scattered statues known as Hierotheseion which is assumed to be a temple tomb and house of gods. Along with being a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site, the 45-minute mountain climb is worth to watch a beautiful sunset from the mountain.

₹ 1199/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

8. Sumela Monastery

Sitting on a cliff in Trabzon’s Macka region, the 1600-year-old Orthodox Monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the middle of a dense forest and is adorned with beautiful frescoes on the inside, along with study rooms, a holy spring, a library and a rock church. This monastery is a must-visit for trekkers and Christians for its religious and cultural significance.

₹ 3728/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

9. Olüdeniz

The Aegean Resort town of Olüdeniz, also known as the ‘Blue Lagoon Village’ is famous for its white sand Belcekiz Beach and the turquoise blue waters of Oludeniz Tabiat Park. This serene location is also famous among adventure lovers as it is known for being a paragliding and scuba diving hub, hiking the mountains along the coast or a short excursion to the nearby ghost town of Kayakoy.

₹ 999/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

10.Bodrum Castle

Also known as the Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum’s Castle houses the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and also provides surreal views of the city and surrounding areas from the top. The 15th-century military fortress has five towers, a mosque and a tall minaret to explore. Do not miss some shopping for a unique collection of souvenirs, artefacts, handicrafts, and woodwork at the nearby Bodrum Bazaar. The castle is open to visitors from 8:30am to 9pm every day.

₹ 2492/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

11. Aspendos Theatre

Built in the 2nd century, the Roman Theatre of Aspendos is Turkey’s most famous attraction and one of the best-preserved historical monuments. The magnificent Roman architecture of the theatre is a semicircle divided into 20 long seating tiers, big enough to seat 15,000 to 20,000 people and host several music and dance festivals. Visit Aspendos in spring time for the iconic Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. With an entrance fee of 25 lira, visitors can visit the Aspendos theatre from 8:30am to 5pm every day and also explore other nearby attractions like vestiges of a basilica, a Roman aqueduct, the Roman Eurymedon Bridge, the agora, baths, nymphaeum, etc.

₹ 4040/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

12. Patara Beach

The Patara Beach in Kas Town of Turkey holds great significance, for being absolutely scenic and also the revered birthplace of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus). Enjoy the scenic sunsets along the white sand beach with a backdrop of sand dunes and ancient ruins with an entrance fee to the beach. Moreover, the beach is also known for swimming, surfing and spotting Loggerhead Turtles.

₹ 502/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

13. Antalya

This Turkish resort city is a perfect mix of old-city charm and a modern luxurious getaway, especially for romantic trips. During the day, explore the shopping centres in Kaleici, Cumhuriyet Square and the stunning Konyaalti Beach and Lara Beach. At night, the vibrant nightlife of the city comes to life with its bustling bars, clubs, romantic dinner cruises, etc. The friendly vibe and climate of Antalya is unmissable.

₹ 1346/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

14. Cappadocia

Picture hundreds of hot air balloons soaring in the sky at sunrise with picturesque valleys, unique cave hotels, mystical underground cities and fairy chimneys- that’s Cappadocia! Visit Goreme, an open-air museum and historical site, famous for hidden churches and exotic frescoes and hike up the dormant volcanoes of Mt. Erciyes, Mt. Hasan and Mt. Gullu, a quintessential experience.

₹ 10756/- per person
Enquire Now
Enquire Now

What to do when you arrive in Turkey

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid Turkey Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
  • Show less

Turkey travel guide

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.

Places to Visit 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.

Turkey offers Visa on arrival only to a few countries, mainly to the Europeans. Indians need to have a valid Visa before entering Turkey.

Show less

Turkey Facts and Figures

The Republic of Turkey
South-eastern Europe/Asia Minor
IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs Read more
Major cities:
Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Antalya
Turkish (official), French, German and English
779,452 sq kms
National day:
29 Oct
urkish 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
Show less

Visit us

  • add Mumbai,
    1st floor, 62, Janjikar Street,
    Near Crawford Market,
    Mumbai - 400 003 Maharashtra.

  • add Delhi,
    Plot No-17, 1st Floor, Pusa Road,
    Opposite City Hospital,
    Metro Pillar No 93-94,
    Karol Bagh,
    New Delhi – 110005.

  • add Chennai,
    142, 1st Floor, Continental Chambers,
    Nungambakkam High Road,
    Chennai - 600 034. Tamil Nadu.

Turkey Embassy

50-N, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi, 110021

Other Visas


INR 2000/-


INR 3499/-


INR 7199/-


INR 7199/-
Best chioce
Akbartravels - Reviews
821 reviews on
Nupur Sawant
2 months ago

Got my Thailand visa within 5 days. It was much before than I expected. Thanks a lot for your prompt service. We appreciate your efforts and the personal attention. Wish you good luck.

Dr Poonam Bharti
1 months ago

I have processed visas thrice through Akbar travels. Acknowledge the efficient and prompt service by the customer support team. Got the Dubai visas way before the expected time.

Mayur Waman
2 weeks ago

Thank you for the smooth and hassle free visa application for Singapore. Very happy with the service, I will definitely recommend your service to my friends and colleagues.

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.