Turkey visa requirements and documents
The following countries require a valid visa to enter Turkey – Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, DR of the Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Philippines, Cyprus, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
In addition to all important documents, you must also provide supporting documents for entering your destination from Turkey. You meet this requirement by submitting a scanned copy of your return flight ticket. The required documents are listed below:
- You must carry a passport that is valid for at least six months at the time of travel.
- You must carry valid travel documents at the time of travel (including your onward and return tickets).
- If necessary, the entry facilities to the next destination must be pre-decided.
- You must carry sufficient funds in Turkish currency to afford your stay in Turkey.
- If applicable, a valid visa is required to enter Turkey
- It takes approximately 4-7 business days to process your Turkey visa.
- You will have to pay a visa processing fee which is non-refundable.
The validity of the visa is determined by the issuer based on the documents submitted by the applicant. Normally a Turkey visa is valid for up to 180 days from the date of issue. You must leave the country for Turkey visa extension. In certain cases, it may be possible to extend your visa. You can visit the immigration office, an embassy or a police station to check this.