Turkey Visa

Turkey Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Turkey? Find your nearest Turkey Embassy.

Our Turkey Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Turkey’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Turkey.

Who needs a visa to Turkey?

Visitors to Turkey must obtain a visa from one of the Turkish diplomatic missions in their country unless they come from one of the 91 countries and territories that are exempt from visa requirements or one of the 28 countries and territories whose citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa through the Turkish government website. Turkish visas are official papers issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its diplomatic posts across the world with the declared objective of controlling and facilitating migratory movements in and out of Turkey.

Visas are required for ordinary passport holders between the ages of 16 and 55. Ordinary passport holders between these ages with a valid visa or residence permit for Schengen members, the United States, the United Kingdom, or Ireland can obtain their one-month, single-entry e-Visas from the government website.

For more information on visas to Turkey, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Turkey

There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Turkey. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19 in Turkey, you must isolate yourself for seven days. The isolation period finishes after seven days unless symptoms are present. On the fifth day, you may be tested, and if the result is negative, the isolation period ends. Wholly immunised close connections are not required to self-isolate.
Passengers are no longer required to wear masks on Turkish public transportation, including on Turkish-based airlines. Transit passengers are advised to review the destination country’s flight restrictions and PCR testing requirements.

A passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival into Turkey. The usage of passport cards for travel to Turkey is prohibited. Please check your passport well in advance of your trip, as you may be denied entry otherwise. If you do not meet the admission requirements, the Embassy is unable to assist you.

Requirements to apply for a Turkey Visa

You will need the following:



Your passport.

Visa application form.

A letter from your employer is required to complete your application.

Processing Time For Turkey Visas

You can expect a processing time of a minimum 10 working days from the day of your initial application. You must allow yourself enough time to sort your visa before travelling.

Appointment Waiting Times

Waiting times for appointments will vary depending on your country of residence.

Who Can Visit Turkey Without a Visa?

This depends on where you reside. It is recommended to check the Turkish Embassy website for more information closer to the time of your travels.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Turkey Visa Types

The types of visas available are:

  • Tourist/Business visa
  • Official visa
  • Student visa
  • Employment visa


What To Do If Your Turkey Visa is Refused?

You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that decided to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Turkey visa and the reasons for the refusal.

People Also Asked...

Indians travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes are awarded a 30-day, multiple-entry visa good for a maximum stay of 30 days. This visa is fairly simple to obtain due to the online application process, provided that all required evidence is submitted.

A single-entry visa (tek giriş) permits one entry into Turkey. No matter how long you remained in Turkey, you must obtain a new visa in order to re-enter the country.

The visa interview is a critical aspect of the application procedure for a Turkish visa. The interview assists the consular official in determining whether or not to grant you a visa to Turkey.

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