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.

Nationality according to your passport or ID card

Are you a British citizen or a British National (Overseas)? Then you can apply for your visa through this website. If you only have a passport or ID card with another nationality, then you can check here 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.

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. Therefore, as of 2020, the information on this website about the Turkey visa has not been updated.

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 needs their own visa, 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 the application form, you can fill in the passport information of the parents. The parents in question have to travel along.

Requirements for your passport or identity card

You can only meet the Turkey visa requirements if you possess a valid passport. Travellers from certain countries can travel to Turkey with their identity card (ID card). Travelling with a passport? Then your passport has to be valid for at least 150 more days at the time of your arrival in Turkey. Read more about travelling to Turkey with a passport or ID card.

Do you only have a residence permit? Then you cannot apply for the Turkey visa online. At the bottom of the page, you can find out how you can still acquire a visa for Turkey.

Requirements for stay

You can travel to Turkey as soon as the validity period of your visa begins. This equals the date you filled in on the application form, and is also displayed on the Turkey visa itself. However, you cannot stay in Turkey for more than a maximum of 90 days. 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 € 16,84 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.