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Must get electronic e-visa online before you arrive in Turkey

edited October 2014 in - Turkey
Visa Applications at Points of Entry to the Republic of Turkey as of 11 April 2014 and Measures to be Taken During
the Transitional Period

accordance with the new Law on Foreigners, the practice of obtaining
visas upon arrival to points of entry to Turkey will begin to come to an
end as of 11 April 2014.
border authorities will maintain existing procedures for a certain
transitional period, to include the 2014 tourism season.

Visas for touristic or business purposes can be obtained via the new Electronic Visa Application System (  This
system, which was launched in 2013, allows intending visitors to obtain
their e-Visas in approximately three minutes online.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues efforts to strengthen the e-Visa
system and to better enable foreign nationals to easily obtain their

In this context, as of 11 April 2014;

  • In addition
    to English, French, and Spanish; Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, German, Arabic and Chinese language options will be added to the e-Visa system.

  • Tour operators will be able to apply for group e-Visas and make lump sum payments for them.

  • Visitors arriving to Turkey without visas will be able to obtain their
    e-Visas via interactive kiosks placed in Turkish airport.

  • Fees for e-Visas obtained via the e-Visa website (
    will be lower than the fees for visas obtained upon arrival to Turkish
    airports. Information regarding visa fees can be found on the website of
    the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to carry out these efforts in
coordination with all relevant public authorities and private sector
partners in order to make the transitional period as smooth as possible.
It is our goal to eliminate waiting periods at Turkish airports.  
The new arrangements will be in service as soon as possible.

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