Entrance Visas to Turkey

EXPLANATIONS:

“Official Passport” describes the diplomatic, service, personal and official passports.

• Information below applies to the travels for touristic purposes. If one is going to come to Turkey for private reasons such as education, work etc., he/she must obtain visa in compliance with the reason from our representatives abroad.

• Information below does not apply to the proessional drivers. It will be useful for the foreigner to get information about visa regime applied to professional drivers from the nearest representative of ours abroad.

• Foreigners who have “Travel Certificate” are required to get visa from our representatives abroad (regardless of his/her country of nationality)

• All foreigners except for those who use visa exemption are required to get visa from our representatives abroad. Foreigners who come from countries where we do not have a representative are required to apply to the representative of ours abroad accredited to his/her country of nationality. Foreigners who can obtain visa at the borders may obtain visa from our representatives abroad.

• Foreigners who are to make a documentary film, a scientific research, or archeological dig, or any similar activity in Turkey are required to apply to our representatives abroad and get the necessary permissions from the relevant Turkish offices before travelling to Turkey.

• Foreigners who have a valid visa do not have to get residence permit, too. However foreigners who travel to Turkey with visas with private remark (education, work etc.) are required to apply to the Provincial Security Directorate to get residence permit following their entry into Turkey, regardless of the validity period of their visas.

AFGHANISTAN: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public, service and private passport holders are subject to visa.

ALBANIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 60 days’ visas at bordergates.

ALGERIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa         .

ANDORRA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

ANGOLA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

ANTIGUA-BARBODA : Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

ARGENTINA : Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

ARMENIA : Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates.

AUSTRALIA : Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

AUSTRIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

AZERBAIJAN: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days

BAHAMAS: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

BAHREIN: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

BANGLADESH: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

BARBADOS: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

BELGIUM: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

BELİZE: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

BENİN: Official passport holders are subject to visa.

BELARUS: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 60 days’ visas at bordergates.

BHUTAN: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

BOLIVIA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 60 days.

BOTSVANA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

BRASIL: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are exempt from entry and transit visa for 90 days for tourism and business purposes provided that their total staying period does not exceed 180 days.

BRUNEI: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for their touristic travels to our country provided that their total staying (residence) period does not exceed 90 days in 180 days.

BULGARIA: Diplomatic and service passport holders are exempt from visa for residing up to 30 days.  Public passport holders are exempt from visa valid from the entry date for every 180 days.

BURKINA FASO: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

BURUNDİ: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

CAMBODIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

CAMEROON: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

CANADA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

CAPE VERDE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

CHAD: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

CHILE: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

CIBUTI: Official passport holders are exempt from visa valid from the entry date for every 6 months in their 90 days’ travels. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

COLOMBIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

COSTA RICA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days

CROATIA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months

CUBA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

CZECH REPUBLIC: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF KONGO: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

DENMARK: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

DOMINICA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

EAST TIMOR: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

ECUADOR: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

EL SALVADOR: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

ENDONEZIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 60 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

ENGLAND: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

ERITRE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

ESTONIA: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for residing up 90 days in 180 days starting from the date of entry for their travels for touristic or official purposes and transit pass. Public passport holders are exempt from visa valid from the entry date for every 60 days in their 90 days’ visits.

ETIOPIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

FIJI: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

FINLAND: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

FRANCE: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

GABON: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

GAMBIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.  Public passport holders are subject to visa.

GEORGIA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

GERMANY: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

GHANA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

GPSC (GREEK POPULATED SOUTHERN CYPRUS): Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates

GREECE: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

GRENADA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.  Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

GUINEA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

GUINEA-BİSSAU: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

GUATEMALA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

GUANA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

HAITI: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

HOLLAND: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

HONDURAS: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

HONG-KONG: Official and public “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC ( SAR ) Passport” holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. “British National Overseas Passport” holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates. “Certificate of Identity-Hong Kong ( C.I. )” and “Document of Identity for Visa Purposes-Hong Kong( D.I. )” are subject to visa and must apply for visa to our representatives abroad.

HUNGARY: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates

ICELAND: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days INDIA: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Service, private and public passport holders are subject to visa.

IRAN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

IRAQ: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Official passport holders must obtain visa from our representatives abroad. Public passport holders, provided that they come to Turkey with flights from Baghdad, Erbil, Suleymaniye or Amman to İstanbul Atatürk or Antalya airport and meet other certain conditions, may obtain their visas at the above-mentioned airports. Please contact to our representatives abroad for additional information.

IRELAND: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF KOMOR FEDERE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

ISRAEL: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

ITALY: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

IVORY COAST: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

JAMAICA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

JAPAN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

JORDAN: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. They can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates.

KAZAKHSTAN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days

KENYA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

KIRGHIZISTAN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days

KIRIBATI: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

KONGO: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

KOSOVA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months (starting from 06th June of 2009)

KUWAIT: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

LAOS: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

LATVIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months. Public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months.

LEBANON: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

LESOTHO: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

LIBERIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

LIBYA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

LIECHTENSTEIN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

LITHUANIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates

LUXEMBOURG: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

MADAGASKAR: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

MAKAU SPECIAL ADMİNİSTRATIVE REGION: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days.

MACEDONIA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 60 days.

MALAWI: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

MALDIVES: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

MALEZIA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

MALI: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

MALTA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

MARSHALL ISLANDS: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

MAURITIUS: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates

MEXICO: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa up to three months for tourism or official purposes and transit pass. Other official and public passport holders are subject to visa.

MICRONESIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

MOLDOVA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at our airport bordergates, and their stay in Turkey cannot exceed 90 days within 180 days.

MONACO: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

MONGOLIA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days.

MONTENEGRO: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months.

MORITANIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid starting from the entry date for every six months. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

MOROCCO: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

MOZAMBIQUE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

MYANMAR: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NAMIBIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NAURU: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NEPAL: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NEW ZEALAND: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

NIGER: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NIGERIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NICARAGUA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

NORWAY: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates. Public passport holders cannot stay in Turkey more than 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.

OMAN: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

PAKISTAN: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

PANAMA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

PARAGUAY: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for their 90 days’ visits valid from the entry date for every six months.

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA : Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

PERU: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

PHILIPINNES: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa. Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels for touristic or official purposes up to 1 month.

POLAND: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates.

PORTUGAL: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for residing up to 3 months for their travels for touristic or official purposes and transit pass. Other official passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

QATAR: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Official passport holders must obtain visa from our representatives abroad. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

REPUBLIC OF PALAU: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates.

ROMANIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates

RUANDA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Other official passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 60 days’ visas at bordergates.

SAINT CRISTOPHER NEVIS: Official passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

SAINT – LUCIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

SAINT VINCENT and GRENADINES: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid from the entry date for every six months. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

SAN MARINO: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

SAO TOME and PRINCIPE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SAUDI ARABIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. Official passport holders must obtain visa from our representatives abroad. Public passport holders can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

SENEGAL: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SEYCHELLES: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

SERBIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates.

SIERA LEONE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SINGAPORE: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days.

SLOVAKIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 30 days’ visas at bordergates.

SLOVENIA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SOMALI: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SPAIN: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

SRI LANKA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SUDAN: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SURINAM: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SWAZILAND: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

SWEDEN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

SWITZERLAND: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

SYRIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

TAJIKISTAN: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for residing up to 3 months for their travels for touristic or official purposes and transit pass. Other official passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days.

TANZANIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

TAIWAN: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

THAILAND: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa

TOGO: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

TONGA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

TRINIDAD – TOBAGO: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

TRNC (TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS): Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa

TUNIS: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

TUVALU: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

TURKMENISTAN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days

U.A.E : Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates

UGANDA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

UKRAINE: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa and can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates. Public passport holders cannot stay in Turkey longer than 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.

U.S.A : Official and public passport holders are subject to visa. They can get their 90 days’ visas at bordergates.

URUGUAY: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

UZBEKISTAN: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for residing up to 3 months for their travels for touristic or official purposes and transit pass. Other official passport holders are subject to visa. Public passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days.

VANUATU: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

VATICAN: Official and public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days

VENEZUELA: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days valid from the entry date for every six months.

VIETNAM: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 90 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

WEST SAMOA : Official passport holders are subject to visa.

YEMEN: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for 30 days. Public passport holders are subject to visa.

ZAMBIA: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa

ZIMBABWE: Official and public passport holders are subject to visa