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Visa Requirements for Turkey

  • The information presented on this web page is obtained from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey on 15 Nov, 2006. You should check with the Turkish Embassy or consulate in your country for the last minute changes.
  • Make your visa application in person and one month before you proceed to Turkey to avoid any inconvenience.
  • You can find explanations and information on Turkish work visa at the bottom of the page.

Afghanistan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Albania: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain two-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Algeria: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Andorra: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Angola: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Antigua-Barbuda: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

Argentina: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Armenia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Australia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Austria: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Azerbaijan: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Bahamas: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Bahrain: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Bangladesh: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Barbados: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

Belarus: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain two-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Belgium: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Belize: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Benin: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Bhutan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Bolivia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.

Botswana: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Brazil: Official and ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Brunei: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Bulgaria: Diplomatic and service passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days. Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days (The exemption for the ordinary passport holders is not valid for the entries at the territorial and railway border gates of Turkey with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria).

Burkina Faso: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Burundi: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Cambodia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Cameroon: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Canada: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Cape Verde: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Central African Republic: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Chad: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Chile: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

China: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Colombia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days in each six-month period.

Comoros: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Congo: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Costa Rika: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Croatia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.

Cuba: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Czech Republic: Official and ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Cote d’Ivoire: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Denmark: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Djibouti: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Dominica: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

Dominican Republic: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

East Timor: Official and ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Ecuador: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Egypt: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

El Salvador: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Equatorial Guinea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Eritrea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Estonia: Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days. Ordinary passport holders can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Ethiopia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Fiji: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Finland: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

France: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Gabon: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Gambia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Georgia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Germany: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Ghana: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Greece: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Grenada: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.  They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Guatemala: Official and ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Guinea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Guinea-Bissau: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Guyana: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Greek Cypriot Administration: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain one-month single entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Haiti: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

Honduras: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders can obtain one month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Hungary: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Iceland: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

India: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Indonesia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.

Iran: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Iraq: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
-Official passport holders are obliged to get their visas from the Turkish diplomatic representations abroad.
- Ordinary passport holders, travelling to Turkey with the flights from Bagdad, Erbil, Suleymania or Amman Airports to Istanbul Atatürk Airport or Antalya Airport, could get their visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival, provided that they met certain conditions. For details please contact the nearest Turkish representation.

Ireland: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Israel: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Italy: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Jamaica: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Japan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Jordan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Kazakhstan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Kenya: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Kiribati: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Kuwait: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Kyrgyzstan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Laos: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Latvia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Lebanon: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Lesotho: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Liberia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Libya: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Liechtenstein: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Lithuania: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Luxemburg: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Macao Special Administration: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Macedonia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 60 days.

Madagascar: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Malawi: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Malaysia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Maldives: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Mali: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Malta: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Marshall Islands: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Mauritania: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Mauritius: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Mexico: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Moldova: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Monaco: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Mongolia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Morocco: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Mozambique: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Myanmar (Burma): Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Namibia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Nauru: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Nepal: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Netherlands: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

New Zealand: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Nicaragua: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Niger: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Nigeria: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Northern Mariana Islands: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Norway: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Oman: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Pakistan: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Palau Republic: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Palestine: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Panama: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Papua New Guinea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Paraguay: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Peru: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Philippines: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Poland: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Portugal: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Qatar: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Romania: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month single entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.

Russian Federation: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain two month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Rwanda: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

St Christopher Nevis: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

St Lucia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

St Vincent and the Grenadines: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.

San Marino: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Sao Tome and Principe: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Saudi Arabia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Senegal: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Serbia and Montenegro: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Seychelles: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Sierra Leone: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Singapore: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Slovakia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Slovenia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Solomon Islands: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Somalia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

South Africa: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Republic of Korea (South Korea): Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Spain: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Sri Lanka: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Sudan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Surinam: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Swaziland: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Sweden: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Switzerland: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Syria: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Taiwan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Tajikistan: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Tanzania: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Thailand: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Togo: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Tonga: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Trinidad and Tobago: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Tunisia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa.

Turkmenistan: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Tuvalu: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Uganda: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Ukraine: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain two month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

United Arab Emirates: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

United Kingdom: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

United States of America: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.

Uruguay: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Uzbekistan: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Vanuatu: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Vatican (Holy See): Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

Venezuela: Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days in each six-month period. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Vietnam: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Western Samoa: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Yemen: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

Zaire: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Zambia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Zimbabwe: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Explanations:
  • The term "official passports" covers diplomatic, service, special and official passports.
  • The above information is for tourists. If you are going to study or work in Turkey, you must obtain appropriate visa from Turkish diplomatic/consular missions, prior to proceeding to Turkey.
  • 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.
  • Despite the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand.
  • All foreigners, except for those exempt from visa requirement, should obtain their visas at the Turkish missions. Those foreigners, who can obtain sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates, may also have their visas at the Turkish missions, alternatively.
  • Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film, conduct a research or an archeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance.
  • If you have a valid visa, you do not need a residence permit up to 90 days. On the other, foreigners who shall reside, work or study in Turkey, should register themselves at the nearest local police department upon their arrival in Turkey, regardless of the validity of their visa.
Information on Work Visa:

To work in Turkey, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are just needed for your application. Other documents should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within three working days after your application.

You may find the list of those documents in the MLSS’s website. Applications are finalised by the MLSS within ninety days at the latest. Right after your arrival in Turkey (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.

 

 

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