Online e-Visa Application & New Rules for entry to Turkey by foreign passport-holders

In accordance with the new e-visa system that has been introduced, border authorities will maintain existing procedures for a certain transitional period. As a result of recent efforts in order to make the transitional period for the new e-visas procedure as smooth as possible, the deadline for the transitional period has been extended until end of December 2014.

During the transition period (now until 31 December 2014), the visas can be obtained both online (via ) & at the port of entry. Visitors arriving in Turkey without an e-Visa will be able to obtain them via interactive kiosks located at Turkish airports until this deadline.

e-Visa application is possible from any place with internet connection. Applicants just need to log on to , provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment ($20US for UK citizens) and download their e-Visa. The whole process takes no more than 10 minutes.


New rules relating to the entry of foreign passport-holders to Turkey (4 July 2014) :

As from 1 January 2015 passports should have at least 60 days validity from the date of expiry of a traveller’s visa, visa exemption period or residency permit to be able to enter the country.

The new rules form part of Turkey’s responsibilities within the framework of its European Union negotiation accession process, including as signatory to relevant international agreements within this framework

Travellers without the required period of validity on passports will regrettably not be allowed entry into Turkey due to this new legal regulation as of 1 January 2015.

For more information, please call the Turkish Consulate Call Centre for the UK : +44 (0)20 3608 8090 or visit

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