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  1. Hi. It will be my first time to go to Turkey, if ever I want to extend my stay can I apply for Short Term Residence Permit?
  2. Hi. It will be my first time to go to Turkey and I have a tourist visa if ever I want to extend my stay what can I do? can I apply for Short Term Residence Permit? Or is there any other option for me to extend my visa?
  3. Does time spent outside Turkey visiting Greece mean i will have extra time up to 90 day limit when i return? Many thanks in advance
  4. Hello all, Love this forum. Does anyone know about the new Law on citizenship and $250k real estate investment. This means that if you invest at least $250,000 USD in real estate then you can get citizenship in 3-6 months. Anyone knows anything? Is this a new scam? Thank you
  5. I am an exchange student from Thailand who will go to Istanbul (on 14 June 2019.) for an internship under the programme called IAESTE(The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) with a Turkish company. I got so confused from the Embassy of Turkey in Bangkok that gives the validate date of visa cover only my intern period (Like 17 June 2019 - 9 August 2019) but I have to get into the dormitory before the starting date of my internship. Actually, I gave them a flight reservation when I applied for the visa. I want to know that can I enter the country with a freee visa first and then use the internship visa in the day it's validated (Regarding Thai citizen exempt Visa for 30 days visit)? Have anybody got this issue too please lets me know. Thanks
  6. The subject of visas and residence permits can be confusing, especially if you haven't done any international travel before. Basically, the visa allows you to enter Turkey for a certain time. A residence permit allows you to stay and live in Turkey. You'll first you'll apply for and get your student visa, then enter Turkey. After you arrive, you'll apply for your residence permit, which is an ID card you must carry with you. Coordinate With Your Student Affairs Representative You should get an orientation package from the school you will be attending, with a list of documents you'll need. Be sure to coordinate with them and follow the instructions they provide. Online Student Visa Application You'll go to http://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/ to apply online for an appointment at a Turkish embassy or consulate. During the application process, you'll also upload various documents to support your application (see below). Then, near the end of the online application process, you'll select a convenient date and time for your appointment. Here are the common documents required: Student certificate or acceptance letter from the school you will be attending Passport, with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond your duration of stay Passport-sized photo Letter from your parents or legal guardian giving you authorization to travel and study in Turkey Statement that you will have enough money to live on while studying in Turkey Once you have these documents, you can start the online application. You'll make the application at http://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/. The site is available in Turkish, English, French, and Arabic. During the first part of the online application process, you'll select the Turkish embassy in Washington, DC, or one of several Turkish consulates in various parts of the US. The one you select is the one where you will be booking an appointment to submit your actual application for your student visa. You'll also provide your personal information, passport number, and other information as required. Then, you'll upload scanned copies of the documents above, including your photo. Finally, you'll select an appointment date at the Turkish embassy or consulate that you selected previously. Once you've completed the online application, you can download it and print it. You'll need to take that with you to your appointment. Your Appointment On your appointment day, you'll take the printed copy of your online application, and the hard copies of the above documents with you. You'll meet with a Turkish consular official, who will go over your documents and approve your student visa. Receiving Your Student Visa It will take a few weeks before your student visa is approved. The Turkish embassy or consulate will notify you when it is ready, or tell you when to come back and get it. You will need to leave your passport with them, because the student visa is a stamp which is affixed to one of the pages in your passport. Coming to Turkey When you arrive, show your passport, with the student visa, and the border control official will let you in. After you report to your school, you'll get a briefing on the student residence permit process, and also make a similar online application for that. You should apply for your student residence permit within 30 days after your arrival. See Also Student Residence Permits Turkey Residence Permit Forum: If you need more information, post your questions in our Residence Permits forum. External Links Study in Turkey: From the Turkish government, a good source of information for anyone who wants to come to Turkey for education.
  7. Most tourist visas are subject to the “90 in 180 days rule.” This means that while your visa is valid for a period of 180 days, and while you can come and go as often as you like, you can only be in Turkey for a total of 90 days during any 180-day period. Based on the European "Schengen Visa" The Turkish visa is based on the "Schengen" visa. The Schengen countries are European countries which do not require a visa for visitors from the other countries involved. However, a foreigner who is not a citizen of one of the Schengen countries must have a "Schengen Visa." It is from the Schengen Visa that the 90-in-180 days rule originates. "Counting Back" to Be Sure You're in Compliance To know if you have exceeded your 90 days, you must "count back" 180 days. If the total time of your stay in Turkey has not exceeded 90 days in the previous 180 days, then you may remain in Turkey until you reach a total of 90 days in the previous 180 days. Let's say it's October 1st. You want to know how much time you have on your visa. Count back 180 days from October 1st (you can use the date calculator under "External Links". You will see the date 180 days previously was April 4th. Next, look at the entry and exit stamps on the pages of your passport to determine your total number of days in Turkey on and after April 4th (you can use the date calculator for that also). It doesn't matter how many times you have come and gone from Turkey, you just need the total number of days in Turkey. Take that number and subtract it from 180. The result is the number of days you may remain in Turkey. Important: The 180 days is a "moving" 180-day period, so on any date you do this calculation, it always concerns the previous 180 day period. If You Want to Stay in Turkey for More than 90 Days in any 180-day Period If you want to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days in any 180 day period, you cannot extend your visa. You must apply for a residence permit. An Exception to the Rule If you have reached a total of 90 days in Turkey on your 180-day visa, and leave Turkey, you can re-enter only if you pledge, on a form in writing, to apply for a residence permit within 10 days. This is done on a şartlı girişi (conditional entry) form that you will be given by border control personnel when you re-enter Turkey. Then you must complete your online application within those ten days. Visa Calculators There are several websites which offer visa calculators, as well as applications for smart phones which can help you be sure you're in compliance. Check "External Links" below for a link to an online calculator. You can also visit your smart phone's applications store and search for "Schengen Visa Calculator." External Links Turkey's E-visa Application System: The site where you can apply for an e-visa, or at least find out if you are eligible for one. Calculator of travel days remaining under a Schengen short-stay visa: You can use this calculator by entering your visa validity period and how many days you have been in Turkey, to determine how many days remain before you overstay.
  8. I overstayed in Turkey for 7 days simply because i missed my flight, and efforts to re issued and leave Turkey following day results to 7 days . I visited the Airlines concerned but there were no seats from Friday 11 till Thursday 18 April. I eventually got seat on 19 April . I have both former returned ticket and the new issued ticket with me. Travel Reservation April 19 for MR KAYODE ARIMIYAH AJAO.pdf 1555356475183_Travel Reservation April 03 for MR KAYODE ARIMIYAH AJAO.pdf
  9. Hello Guys, I can use an advice please, I'm a U.S. citizen and I overstayed my 90 days, I think it was 95 or so, and left for 10 days (I paid the fine in the airport), obtained a new visa and reentered, they told me that I have to apply for a residence permit within 10 days, which I did, it was denied, which I don't know why. So if I leave now, can I pay another fine and come back after 8 months or so? And if they ban me, how long would they ban me for? Thank you.
  10. Hi everyone, My partner and I have been in turkey now for almost two months within these last 90 days and intend to settle after a short trip to europe next week. I will then apply for our short term residence. Our intention is to buy a property here in Alanya, but will not have made the purchase before our official 90 day allowance expires. We'll obviously have to apply as tourist extensions since we don't have a Tapu yet but am wondering if in applying for a tourist visa and explaining to the immigration officer we are here to purchase a property could be a source of a headache at the interview rather than a just asking for simple tourist residence permit and not tell them these plans?... We already have all residence permit requirements ready to go but want it to be hassle free as much as possible. What do you guys think? Thank you.
  11. I was in the process of renewing my resident permit when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I had to leave almost immediately to care for her. I did not have everything ready to submit so I submitted what I had and left Turkey. My application was subsequently rejected. I knew that this was going to happen so I went and got a 15 day travel document. I have been in the US for 6 months which is obviously way longer than 15 days. I am ready to go back- I have my e-visa and ticket. What can I expect when I arrive in Istanbul? Am I going to have to pay some kind of fine for staying out longer than 15 day? TIA
  12. Hello all, This is my 1st time ever using a forum so I hope I am coming across correctly, I am desperate for advice & hope to find some here. I am 25 years old British, recently married to my Turkish husband & we have a 4 month old baby girl. Our baby girl now has her British passport now & I desperately want us all to visit my family in the UK for 10 days. We have basically been scared off even trying by horror stories but I really would like to try. My husband is the owner of our apartment however doesnt have money in the bank as his season is finished (he works as a bell boy & this runs March to November) & we used his money for our bills, necessities etc but don't touch money in my bank as our "savings". His military service will start in September when he will go for 3 weeks. I'm basically asking does anyone think it is worth us even trying just now? Or wait until later? So many say wait until he has completed military service as that will hinder it, my bank account can't be shown as his money, he isn't technically employed just now so that looks bad. My thoughts are surely that we have a baby we want to visit my family with & that he owns his own property would stand us in good stead? If anyone has any advice, tips or words atall I would be so grateful thankyou.
  13. I made an account just to ask a really important question. I am a swedish citizen in Turkey right now and I´ve been here for almost a month. According to the 90/180 days rule I can stay a maximum up to 90 days in any half year period. But if I get a visa the next time I come back to Turkey, would I then be exempt from this rule?
  14. What is a visa? Do I need a visa to come to Turkey? What is an e-visa? Where to I need to go to get an E-visa? What should I do with My E-visa after I get it? What documents do I need to apply for an e-Visa? Where can I get travel insurance to visit Turkey? Who is eligible for an e-Visa? The e-visa system says I have to get my visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate. How can I get an appointment? Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date I put in my application? If my travel plans change, can I change the date of my e-visa? Is the information I enter into the e-visa system secure? Do I need to get a separate e-Visa for people who are accompanying me? Can I get a refund if I don't use my e-Visa? Can I get a multiple-entry e-Visa? What is a "comprehensive check?" How long does it last and where does it take place? How much is the e-visa fee? Can my visa be cancelled? I want to stay longer than the time allowed on my visa or visa exemption. Can I extend it? If my visa application is rejected or my visa is canceled, can I appeal the decision? Do foreign students in the Erasmus program pay any visa fees? I'll be arriving in Turkey on a cruise ship. Do I need a visa? What is the “ninety days in one hundred and eighty days” rule? I have a visa, and the 180 days of duration is about to expire. I have only been in Turkey for 40 days of the allowed 90 days. What should I do? I've stayed in Turkey for 90 days already. Now I want to return to Turkey and get a residence permit. Can I do that? I have multiple entries and exits from Turkey, and I need to learn how many more days I can stay in Turkey and comply with the 90-in-180-days rule. Is there a calculator I can use to be sure I get a correct number of days? The immigration official didn't stamp my passport when I entered Turkey. Is this going to cause problems for me? What will happen if I overstay my visa? If I don't get an e-visa, can I get a regular visa when I arrive in Turkey? What is a visa? An visa is an official document which permits you to enter and travel within Turkey for a specified amount of time. Back to Top. Do I need a visa to come to Turkey? Yes, unless you are from a country which is exempt from the requirement of having a visa. Back to Top. What is an e-visa? An E-visa is a tourist visa which you can get online and have e-mailed to you. It replaces the "sticker" visa that foreigners used to get placed into their passports as they entered Turkey. Back to Top. Where to I need to go to get an E-visa? Go to www.evisa.gov.tr, and follow the instructions. It's as easy as booking a flight online. Important!: Always go to evisa.gov.tr for your e-visa. You can know if a website is an official Turkish government one if it has a ".gov.tr" suffix on the URL. If it doesn't have that, it's not from the Turkish government. Once you go through the steps and enter your information then pay by credit card, you'll see a link on the last page of the e-visa system where you can download your e-visa. That link will also be sent to you by e-mail. Back to Top. What should I do with My E-visa after I get it? Save a copy of your e-visa on your smart phone, or computer, in case you lose the print copy. Print a copy of your e-visa and have that with you when yo enter Turkey, along with your passport. Keep the paper copy of your e-visa with you at all times while you are in Turkey. Back to Top. What documents do I need to apply for an e-Visa? A passport valid for: At least 180 days beyond the date you enter Turkey. At least 90 days beyond the date you leave Turkey. At least 60 days beyond the expiration date of your visa or residence permit. Visas for citizens of Europe, the UK, and the US have a validity periods of 180 days. So your passport will have to be valid for 240 days beyond the start date of your visa. There are different rules for some nationalities. To find out what rules apply to you, go to www.evisa.gov.tr and cllick "Apply." On the next page, select your nationality and the type of travel document you are using, and enter the anti-spam code. The system will then tell you the validity date of the visa you are eligible for, if there are any additional documents you need, and if you need to go to a Turkish embassy or consulate to get a visa. Back to Top. Where can I get travel insurance to visit Turkey? There are many companies which offer travel insurance, that you can find while searching the web. The company we work with is is World Nomads Travel Insurance. You can get a free quote from World Nomads here. Back to Top. Who is eligible for an e-Visa? Citizens of These Countries May Obtain an E-visa Online Afghanistan Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda Armenia Australia Austria Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Benin Bhutan Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad China Comoros Congo, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Gabon Gambia Ghana Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus Grenada Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Hong Kong (BN(O)) India Indonesia Iraq Ireland Jamaica Kenya Kuwait Latvia Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Rwanda Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines São Tomé and Príncipe Saudi Arabia Senegal Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Taiwan Tanzania Togo U.S.A Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Vanuatu Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Back to Top. The e-visa system says I have to get my visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate. How can I get an appointment? If you are not eligible for an e-visa, the system will tell you this as soon as you enter your home country and type of travel document on the first page. You can then apply for an appointment at any Turkish embassy or consulate, anywhere in the world, at Turkish Embassy and Consulate Appointment Application System. Just fill out the appointment application form, where you will be able to select the embassy or consulate you need to go to, and set up an appointment date and time. Back to Top. Do I need to enter Turkey on the exact date I put in my application? No. But the validity period of your e-Visa (180 days for citizens of the UK, US, and Europe) will begin from the date you put in your application. You can enter Turkey at any time from that date until the end of the validity period. Back to Top. If my travel plans change, can I change the date of my e-visa? No. You must get another e-Visa. Back to Top. Is the information I enter into the e-visa system secure? According to the Turkish government, they don't provide your personal information to any third parties. It is only accessed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and those government entities authorized by the MFA. It is stored in a high-security system. You are responsible for the security of the information you download to your computer and print. Back to Top. Do I need to get a separate e-Visa for people who are accompanying me? Yes. Each traveler, including family members, must get their own e-Visa. Back to Top. Can I get a refund if I don't use my e-Visa? No. Back to Top. Can I get a multiple-entry e-Visa? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, the system will give you a multiple-entry e-Visa, and you can come and go from and to Turkey as often as you want during the visa's validity period: Citizens of These Countries Can Obtain a Multiple-Entry Visa for Turkey Antigua and Barbuda Armenia Australia Austria Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belgium Canada Croatia Dominica Dominican Republic Estonia Grenada Haiti Hong Kong (BN(O)) Ireland Jamaica Kuwait Latvia Lithuania Maldives Malta Mauritius Netherlands Norway Oman Poland Portugal Qatar Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saudi Arabia South Africa Spain Spain U.S.A United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Back to Top. What is a "comprehensive check?" How long does it last and where does it take place? It is an exhaustive check of you, and your travel documents. It can occur if a border control official thinks that something about you or your documents is suspicious. A comprehensive check can take up to four hours. If it goes beyond four hours, and you don't consent to remaining there until the comprehensive check is complete, you may return to your home country or the country you came from. Back to Top. How much is the e-visa fee? It varies depending on what country you're from. To find out what the visa fee is for you, go to www.evisa.gov.tr. Click "Apply." On the second page, enter your home country, the type of travel document you have, and the anti-spam code. Click "Save and Continue." On the next page, near the bottom, you will see the fee for your visa. Note: This does not create an e- visa application. Back to Top. Can my visa be cancelled? Yes, if: Your visa is forged. Anything on your visa is erased or changed. You are banned from entering Turkey. There is a strong suspicion that you might commit a crime while in Turkey. Your passport or travel document is fake or has expired. You use your visa or visa exemption for anything other than its purpose. You provide false information to get your visa. Back to Top. I want to stay longer than the time allowed on my visa or visa exemption. Can I extend it? No. If you want to stay beyond the expiration date of your visa or visa exemption, you must apply for a residence permit or leave Turkey. Back to Top. If my visa application is rejected or my visa is canceled, can I appeal the decision? Yes. If your visa application is rejected or your visa is canceled, the Turkish government will provide you with information about how to appeal the decision. This first involves a written appeal to the authority which rejected or canceled your visa. If this is unsuccessful, you can go through the Turkish court system to appeal. Back to Top. Do foreign students in the Erasmus program pay any visa fees? It depends on what country you're from, and what reciprocal agreements Turkey has with your country. Contact your Erasmus program manager to find out what the procedure is for you. Back to Top. I'll be arriving in Turkey on a cruise ship. Do I need a visa? You can visit the city of the port where your cruise ship is docked, and nearby cities for touristic reasons, without a visa. You can do this for up to 72 hours. Then you must then leave Turkey from the same port. If you want to stay longer than 72 hours, you will need to get a visa. Back to Top. What is the “ninety days in one hundred and eighty days” rule? Citizens of the UK, US, and Europe can get a visa which is valid for 180 days. You can stay in Turkey a total of 90 days during that 180 day period, and come and go to and from Turkey as often as you like. If you want to stay longer than 90 days in a 180-day period, you must apply for a residence permit. Learn more about the 90-in-180 days rule. Back to Top. I have a visa, and the 180 days of duration is about to expire. I have only been in Turkey for 40 days of the allowed 90 days. What should I do? You can get another visa, but you will need to leave Turkey, get a new visa, and return. You can leave for just one day by going over the border into a neighboring country, or by taking a ferry to one of the Greek Islands. You don't have to wait until the 180-day duration on your current visa expires, you can have two visas with duration periods that overlap. The important thing is that you don't exceed a total of 90 days in the previous 180-days at any time. Back to Top. I've stayed in Turkey for 90 days already. Now I want to return to Turkey and get a residence permit. Can I do that? Yes. You can enter Turkey if, at the border gate, you fill out a form and promise to report to the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) responsible for the area where you want to live, and apply for a residence permit, within ten days. If you fail to report to the DGMM within ten days, you will be considered to be in Turkey illegally from the date you entered Turkey. Back to Top. I have multiple entries and exits from Turkey, and I need to learn how many more days I can stay in Turkey and comply with the 90-in-180-days rule. Is there a calculator I can use to be sure I get a correct number of days? Yes. See the External Links section at the bottom of this page. It has links to an online calculator and also apps for your smart phone to do an accurate calculation. The immigration official didn't stamp my passport when I entered Turkey. Is this going to cause problems for me? Probably not, since your entry to Turkey will be recorded in the police system (the police control the borders and entries and exits). But if you need to, you can go to the nearest passport police office and get a report of your entry into Turkey and keep that with you. Back to Top. What will happen if I overstay my visa? You'll be fined at the border gate when you leave Turkey. If you have exceeded the duration of your visa for more than ten days, you will receive a ban from re-entering Turkey. The fine, and the re-entry ban, increases according to how long you have overstayed. The ban can be from three months to five years. Learn more about overstaying your visa. If you are caught overstaying your visa before you go to the border gate to leave Turkey, you may be deported. This can happen if a policeman asks you to show identification. If your overstay is a short one, they may be lenient and tell you that you need to leave the country. Then again, they may not. So don't overstay your visa. Back to Top. If I don't get an e-visa, can I get a regular visa when I arrive in Turkey? The old "sticker" visa that visitors used to get on arrival has been phased out. For some time there were kiosks where you could get an e-visa when you arrived, but these have also been phased out. We are not aware of any way to get a visa after you arrive. Back to Top.
  15. Overstaying Your Visa Many foreigners have over-stayed a visa, or residence permit, without realizing it. The Turkish government deals with overstays with either a fine and/or a ban from re-entering Turkey. These vary according to the length of the overstay. If you've overstayed for less than ten days, you will be fined when you go to the border gate to leave, but you won't receive re-entry ban. If you have overstayed for more than ten days, you'll be banned from re-entering Turkey for a specified time. Fines Immigration officials at the ports of entry/exit have a chart which dictates fines and re-entry bans, based on the number of days of an overstay. The fine is paid at the immigration desk at the port when you leave Turkey. Re-entry Bans If you don't pay the fine, or if you have overstayed for more than ten days, you will receive a ban with a duration depending on how long you over-stayed. The shortest ban is 90 days. The longest is five years, with a maximum of 10 years in cases where the foreigner is determined to be a threat to public order or safety. Dealing with Border Control Officials Always be polite and respectful to border control officials, especially when you are leaving after an overstay. There have been many cases where the border control official involved has assessed a significantly lower fine, and not banned the traveler at all--even after an overstay for several months. Overstaying your Residence Permit The rules above also apply for overstays of a residence permit. If You Are Still Living in Turkey Unless your overstay is a very long one (especially if it's six months or more), you may be able to go to the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM), pay the fine, and extend your residence permit. If you haven't overstayed for more than six months, and are told that you need to leave the country and serve a re-entry ban, contact your country's embassy or consulate. There may be a a consular official there who can call someone at the foreigners' bureau and smooth things over, and perhaps get you a lower fine as well. There is no guarantee that it will work, but it has worked in the past for some foreigners. Important! If you have overstayed your visa or residence permit and need to catch a flight at the airport, go early and go through passport control well before your flight. It could take an hour for the immigration officials to calculate your fine or ban, and for you to make payment for it. Then, if you miss your flight, you will have to book and pay for another one. Arrest and Deportation for Long Overstays If you are caught on the street with a significantly long overstay, you will be subject to arrest and deportation. If this is your situation, contact your country's embassy or consulate to make arrangements to turn yourself in, and make arrangements for leaving Turkey. By self-reporting with consular assistance, you can avoid being arrested, jailed, and deported. See Also The 90-in-180-day rule: Citizens of Europe, the UK, and the US can only stay in Turkey for 90 days in any 180-day period. This article covers how it works, and how it is calculated. External Links Calculator of travel days remaining under a Schengen short-stay visa: You can use this calculator by entering how many days you have been in Turkey, to determine how many days remain before you overstay.
  16. Even if you don’t intend to apply for a visa just yet, you can still use the online e-visa system to learn the visa requirements for citizens your country. By just filling out the first pages, the system will tell you if you are eligible for an e-visa, or if you need to go to your local Turkish embassy or consulate to apply for one. Here's what you need to do: 1. Go to www.evisa.gov.tr. 2. Click "Application." 3. Enter the country you are from, and the type of passport you have, and enter the verification code, Click "Save and Continue." The next page which appears will offer you, if citizens of your country are eligible for an e-visa, it will display the total days of the visa validity period, and the total number of days you can be in Turkey during that period. It will also tell you if the visa is a single or multiple-entry visa. If citizens of your country are not eligible for an e-visa and must go to a local Turkish embassy or consulate, it will tell you that instead. If You Have to Go to a Turkish Embassy or Consulate You should apply for your visa at least 30 days before you plan to travel to Turkey. But be flexible on your travel plans, since it can take up to 90 days after you submit your visa application for it to be approved. Turkey has an online application system for those who have to go to a local Turkish embassy or consulate to get a visa. You can book an appointment at any Turkish embassy or consulate by filling out the application form at www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/visa. The system will then generate an appointment date and time for you. External Links Turkish Embassy and Consulate Appointment Application System: If you have to go to a Turkish embassy or consulate to get your visa, you can book an appointment in any country where there is a Turkish embassy or consulate. Turkey's E-visa Application System: The site where you can apply for an e-visa, or at least find out if you are eligible for one.
  17. Ken Grubb

    Turkey Visas

    To enter Turkey, you must have a visa, unless your country has a bilateral agreement with Turkey which exempts you from needing a visa. If you want to apply for a work visa, see Applying for a Work Permit from Outside of Turkey, which also covers the work visa process. The Difference Between a Visa and a Residence Permit Visa A visa is permission to enter Turkey and stay here for a short time, with the expectation that you will leave Turkey when the visa expires. Visas cannot be extended. If you want to remain in Turkey beyond the amount of time allowed by your visa, you must apply for a residence permit. You should make this application within 30 days after arriving in Turkey. Residence Permit A residence permit allows you to live in Turkey at a registered address on a permanent basis. Typically, a person wanting to stay in Turkey beyond the duration of their visa will apply for a short-term residence permit, which is valid for up to one year. Residence permits can also be extended. The E-visa System Citizens of European countries, the US, and many other countries can obtain an e-visa online. It is an easy system to use, much like buying an airline ticket. You pay for the visa with a credit card. The system will then e-mail your e-visa within 24 hours. Then you print the e-visa, and bring it with you when you enter Turkey. You must also keep it with you, along with your passport, while you are in Turkey. Citizens of some countries must obtain a visa from their local Turkish embassy or consulate. Here you can find out if you are eligible for an e-visa, or if you need to get one from a Turkish embassy or consulate. Passport Validity Requirements Your passport must be valid for: At least 180 days beyond the date you enter Turkey. At least 120 days from the date you leave Turkey. At least 60 days beyond the expiration date of your visa or residence permit. Visas for citizens of Europe, the UK, and the US have a validity periods of 180 days. So your passport will have to be valid for 240 days beyond the start date of your visa. Health Insurance If you want travel insurance which covers the duration of your stay, you can buy it online by searching for travel insurance companies. You can also get a free quote from the company we work with, World Nomads Travel Insurance. Visa Duration Visas can be single-entry, which means you can enter Turkey one time and then leave, or multiple-entry, which means you can come and go as often as you like during the validity period of the visa. Tourist e-visas issued to citizens of the UK, US, and European countries are valid for period of 180 days. But you can only be in Turkey for a total of 90 days during any 180-day period. This is called the 90-in-180-days rule. The validity date of an e-visa will begin on the date you enter into the online e-visa system (your projected date of arrival). You don't have to enter Turkey on that date, but the 180-day validity period will begin on that date. Entry to Turkey for Cruise Ship Passengers If you arrive at a Turkish port on a cruise ship, you may enter Turkey for touristic purposes to see the local sights for up to seventy two (72) hours. If Your Visa is Denied If your visa application is rejected, you will receive a letter explaining why it was rejected. If you want to appeal the decision, first write a letter to the authority which rejected it. If your visa is still rejected, you can take the issue to court if you want. See Also Turkey Visa Forum: If you have a question or wish to make a comment, please do so in the visa forum. Turkey's E-visa System: An article about the system and how it works. External Links Turkey's E-visa Application System: The site where you can apply for an e-visa, or at least find out if you are eligible for one. Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Visa Information for Foreigners: Shows the visa rules for citizens of all countries.
  18. You can be fined for overstaying your visa or residence permit. If the overstay is for more than ten days, you can be banned from re-entering Turkey. Fines and bans are typically imposed by the border control officials (part of the Turkish National Police) at the border gate when you leave Turkey after an overstay. However, if you are caught by the authorities after an overstay of ten days, you may be arrested, fined, deported--and also banned from entering Turkey for a certain time. This sometimes involves an unintentional violation of the 90-in-180 days rule. Visas issued to citizens of Europe, the UK, or the US may stay in Turkey for no more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you lose track of the amount if time you've been in Turkey, or make a mistake in your calculations, you may find that you have overstayed your visa. Fines The amount of your fine will depend on the length of your overstay and what country you're from. They are in the equivalent of the below US dollar amounts except where indicated. Daily Fines for an Overstay of a Visa or Residence Permit in Turkey Daily Fee Maximum - Minimum First Month Remaining Months Albania, Philippines, Israel, Japan, Cambodia, Macedonia, Mali, Oman,Tajikistan $.50 $5-14 $14 $3.50 Belgium, Belarus, Algeria, Spain, Kuwait, Jordan, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, Taiwan $.40 $4-9 $9 $2.50 Ethiopia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Russia $.30 $3-7 $7 $1.50 Morocco, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Montenegro, Egypt, Tunisia $.20 $2-5 $5 $.50 Serbia, Fiji, Norway, Chile, San Marino (Turkish Lira) TL 13.30 TL 24.80-126.70 TL 126.70 TL 84.20 Other Countries $1 $10-25 $25 $5 Re-entry Bans Duration of a Re-entry Ban Depending on the amount of time you have overstayed, you can be banned from three months to five years. If the ban involves a threat to public order or security, a ban can be extended for a maximum of ten years. According to Article 9/4 of Law No. 6458, Foreigners and International Protection, if you apply to the authorities to leave Turkey before you are caught in an overstay, the ban will be a maximum of one year. How to Know If You Are Banned from Entering Turkey If you were banned, the immigration officials should have notified you about the ban and the duration of the ban. And just because you find that you're able to get an e-visa doesn't mean you're no longer banned. You'll still be stopped at the border gate and sent back home. If you haven't been notified that you are banned, but still think you think you might be, contact a local Turkish embassy or consulate and ask them to check your status. Having a Ban Lifted You can usually have a ban lifted by paying an additional fine at a local Turkish embassy or consulate. They will then forward your application to the ministry of the interior in Ankara, who will decide if the ban should be lifted or not. If you were banned because of a failure to pay fines, you will have to pay them at the Turkish embassy or consulate. There may also be additional fines involved. It May Not Be As Bad as You Think! Border control officials can use their own discretion on how much of a fine to assess, and how long the ban will be (if they give you one). Some travelers had overstays of several months, yet received a much lower fine than they expected, and no re-entry ban at all. On the other hand, Some travelers have became angry with the border control officials, and received a higher fine and a re-entry ban just because of their attitude. Being cooperative, respectful, and polite will go a long way. See Also Deportation from Turkey: Why and how you could be deported, especially for a long overstay of a visa or residence permit. Overstaying Your Visa or Residence Permit
  19. Hello, A close friend of mine from Turkey wants to visit me in the U.K. I tend to go every year but this year I would like to host him in England. He would also like to visit England. However, I have heard it is hard to get a visa to visit England. He is a waiter and is on a low salary and he also studies at University. I would really appreciate some advice. Thankyou!!
  20. I'm a Indian want to travel to turkey for 1 month and want to work remotely from turkey, so is it legal or do I need other visa? yeah and no money transaction to any turkish banks or no business meeting or contacts with any turkish companies. I will work for Indian company remotely from turkey. Ben bir Hintli 1 ay Türkiye'ye seyahat etmek istiyorum ve türkiyeden uzaktan çalışmak istiyorum, yasal mı yoksa başka vize mi ihtiyacım var? Evet ve tabii ki herhangi bir türk bankasına para iadesi yapılmayacak ya da herhangi bir türk firmasıyla hiçbir iş görüşmesi ya da teması olmayacaktır. Hintli şirket için türkiye'den uzaktan çalışacağım. Thanks
  21. Hello my case is like this : i entered turkey on 28 Aug 2017 with my Jordanian passport on a 90 Days visa. I applied for an appointment for the residency permit , got it on 29 Nov 2017 i went to the appointment and they requested extra papers from Jordan like bank account balance and a clean criminal record ( that will take 2 months to be issued from the embassy ) the criminal clean record issuance date is 5 Dec 2017 and had all the legal government stamps from Jordan and translated to English. i got the papers today 3 Feb 2018 but I was told that I have only 30 days to get the requested papers and get back to the appointment again but it took 60 days am I considered as an overstayed person ? And what will be the procedure when I get back to the residency office and show them the papers and tell them that it took two months to be issued . Thanks in advance
  22. Hello friends, As you all are probably aware, there was/is a diplomatic row between Turkey and the US in which visa services were suspended. I received word that visa services have resumed, but I am wondering about Americans getting tourist visas. I am hoping to marry in Turkey soon and my parents want to visit. Does any one know how to contact the embassy, I tried calling but they directed me to their website. Thanks as always, and sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere. Best wishes, Thomas
  23. Hello everyone-I know things change very fast in Turkey. I am just wondering if I can stay in Turkey 4-6 months every year. Thank you in advance.
  24. I'm coming to turkey with a tourist visa and I want to extend my visa at least for a month or two! Please explain or help how I should do so! And I'm from Sri Lanka and looking to settle down in turkey as my gf is in turkey and planning to get married in and year! So need to have a long stay as to get lot of things arrange! Please suggest me or tell me what I should do!
  25. daisychain

    Visa Help

    Hi First post here. I'm planning on coming back to Turkey next month (September) but my visa runs out on 30th September! Am I correct in thinking that I can leave Turkey on 30th the day it runs out? Also I will hopefully be coming back sometime in April next year and also looking to come back for 3-4 months in the summer. A new visa for April should be no problem but if I come back in the summer this will take me over the 90 days allowed in 180. What would my options be? Am I correct in thinking that to apply for another tourist visa I would have to leave the country for a day and come back? Or would an option be to apply for a short term residents visa while there in summer? Sorry I find the whole visa and residents thing confusing
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