You can only apply for a Turkey visa online if you meet all of the requirements mentioned on this page. Don’t meet all of the Turkey visa requirements? Then you will have to make an appointment at the Turkish embassy.

Do you meet the requirements for an e-visa, but does your nationality not allow you to submit your application on this website? Do you want to stay in Turkey longer than the permitted duration of stay? Or, do you wish to make multiple trips to Turkey and therefore need to apply for the multiple-entry visa, but you are only eligible for the single-entry visa? In any of these cases, please apply for a visa through the Turkish government.

Please Note: Do you want to stay in Turkey for less than 90 days on a holiday or business trip? If you are a national of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, or any other country in the European Union, as of 2020, you no longer need a visa for these purposes.

Nationality according to your passport or ID card

You can apply for the visa online through this website if your passport has a long enough remaining validity for your planned trip to Turkey, and if you hold the nationality of one of the countries listed below. Whether or not your nationality makes you eligible for a visa application on, can be checked by clicking the link above. In case you only hold a residence permit or an emergency passport, you cannot submit your application online. If you also qualify for the online application procedure. If you only have a residence permit or emergency passport, you cannot submit your application online. Do you, however, have a residence permit of a Schenge country, the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the United States of America? Then you may be eligible for a single-entry e-visa, but you can only apply for it through the Turkish government website.

Apply for the Turkey visa directly online with a passport from:

Country Maximum permitted duration of stayMaximum permitted duration of staySingle-entry or multiple-entry visa?Single-entry or multiple-entry visa?
Antigua and Barbuda 90 days multiple-entry
Armenia 30 days multiple-entry
Bahamas 90 days multiple-entry
Barbados 90 days multiple-entry
Dominican Republic 90 days multiple-entry
Jamaica 90 days multiple-entry
Maldives 90 days multiple-entry
Mauritius 30 days multiple-entry
Mexico 30 dayssingle-entry
Saint Lucia 90 days multiple-entry
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 90 days multiple-entry
South Africa 30 dayssingle-entry
United States of America 90 days multiple-entry
Greek-Cypriotic government in the south of Cyprus 30 dayssingle-entry

Permitted travel purposes: tourism and business

The first requirement is related to your travel purpose. You can only apply for a Turkey visa if your travel purpose is tourism or business related.

What is a tourist travel purpose?

The Turkish beach (Antalya)The Turkish beach (Antalya)

A tourist travel purpose can be visiting Turkey for a holiday, or visiting friends or family. Following a course can also be a tourist purpose, as long as you do not have any business interests in following that course. Making a cruise trip and going ashore in Turkey can also be considered a tourist travel purpose. However, if you are going on a cruise, you can make use of the exception rule with which you can stay ashore in Turkey without a visa for 72 hours.

What is a business travel purpose?

Istanbul skylineThe Istanbul skyline

Under a business travel purpose are understood: travelling to Turkey for a visit to a (potential) client or supplier, establishing contacts, and visiting conferences and training. You are not allowed to enter into service with a Turkish employer. Meaning, you have to officially be employed by a company in your home country, but that company is allowed to be paid by a Turkish organisation in order to allow you to perform work. Read more about working in Turkey with a visa.

Not allowed with the Turkey visa

In certain situations it is not allowed to apply for a visa for Turkey online. In the following cases, the requirements for the Turkey visa are not being met:

  • Truck drivers driving to Turkey for their job
  • Individuals wanting to record a documentary in Turkey
  • Archaeologists performing field research in Turkey
  • Individuals who wish to enter into employment with a Turkish employer
  • Individuals who wish to study at a Turkish educational institution
Each traveller needs their own visa, including children

Each traveller required to have a visa needs their own, including children
All travellers that fall under the Turkey visa requirement must possess their own Turkey visa. Travelling with children? Then they need to have their own visas as well; even if they are minors. In that case, you can enter the passport details of the child and the parents' names in the application form. The parent in question then has to travel with them as well.

Requirements for your passport or identity card

One of the requirements for the e-visa for Turkey is that you have a nationality that makes you eligible to apply online. These travellers need a passport with a remaining validity of 60 days after the last day they are allowed to be in Turkey with the visa. This same condition regarding passport validity applies to travellers who do not need a visa for their trip. If you do not require a visa for a 90 day stay, and you travel with your passport, then your passport needs to be valid for at least another 150 days upon arrival in Turkey. If you do not need a visa and you can travel with your country's (in Europe) national ID card, then you should check the information on the page regarding travelling to Turkey with a passport or an ID card. The requirements may vary per ID card.

Are you a status holder and only have a residence document or permit for a Schengen country, for Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States? Then in some cases, you may still be able to obtain your visa online through the Turkish government. Travellers who qualify for a business or tourist trip to Turkey with their ID card do not need the Turkey visa. Can you travel to Turkey without a visa and with an ID card, but do not meet each of the other requirements for these travel purposes? Then you do need another, physical visa. In this case, you apply for this through a Turkish consulate or the Turkish embassy for your country.

Requirements for stay

Do you require a visa for Turkey and are you eligible for the e-visa? Then you can travel to Turkey as soon as the validity period of your visa begins. This is the date you filled in on the application form, and can be found displayed on the Turkey visa itself. However, you cannot stay in Turkey for more than 90 days or 30 days, depending on your nationality specific conditions. You must also leave Turkey 180 days after the starting date of the visa. Read more about the validity period of the Turkey Visa.

If you meet all the requirements

Do you meet all of the Turkey visa requirements mentioned above? Then you can apply for your Turkey visa online right away. This can be done by pressing the green button below and opening the application form, and filling it in for yourself and any travellers that will be going with you to Turkey (urgent applications are also possible).
Apply for the Turkey visa with the application form

What to do if you do not meet the requirements

Don’t meet one or several of the Turkey visa requirements mentioned on this page? Then you cannot apply for the visa online. It is possible, however, that you qualify for a physical visa. You will have to pick it up yourself at a Turkish embassy or consulate near you. Take note: applying for a physical visa is more expensive and takes more time than an online visa. Make sure to submit your visa application at a timely date. is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Turkey visa. acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (36,05 USD per visa, via However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via, our support centre is available to you 24/7. We also check your application before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 36,05 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 21,36 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Turkey visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.