Tourist visa for Turkey

According to the bilateral agreements between governments, foreigners may come to Turkey with a visa / electronic visa or without a visa. Visa types are related to the purpose of the applicants’ visit to Turkey. Electronic Visas allow foreigners to enter Turkey for touristic purposes directly.

Following countries are eligible for the e-visa provided that they meet required criteria.  Please click to check the information


Afghanistan Equatorial Guinea Nepal
Algeria Eritrea Netherlands
Angola Estonia Niger
Antigua and Barbuda Ethiopia Nigeria
Armenia Fiji Oman
Australia Gabon Pakistan
Bahamas Gambia Palestine
Bahrain Ghana Philippines
Bangladesh Greek . Southern Cyprus Portugal
Barbados Grenada Rwanda
Belgium Guinea Saint Lucia
Benin Guinea-Bissau Saint Vincent and the Gr.
Bermuda Haiti São Tomé and Príncipe
Bhutan Hong Kong (BN(O)) Saudi Arabia
Botswana India Senegal
Burkina Faso Iraq Sierra Leone
Burundi Jamaica Solomon Islands
Cambodia Kenya Somalia
Cameroon Kuwait South Africa
Canada Latvia Spain
Cape Verde Lesotho Sri Lanka
Central African Republic Liberia Sudan
Chad Libya Suriname
China Lithuania Swaziland
Comoros Madagascar Taiwan
Congo, Republic of the Malawi Tanzania
Congo, the Democratic Repub. Maldives Togo
Côte d’Ivoire Mali U.S.A
Croatia Malta Uganda
Djibouti Mauritania United Arab Emirates
Dominica Mauritius Vanuatu
Dominican Republic Mexico Vietnam
East Timor Mozambique Yemen
Egypt Namibia Zambia

Other foreigners coming to Turkey for the touristic purposes must obtain a touristic visa from the Turkish Consulate in their home country. The validity period of the visa and approval process will be evaluated and finalized by the consulate and the ministry.

If the foreigners want to extend the validity period of the visa, they should apply for a touristic residence permit at the district or central immigration office where they reside.

The Immigration authority evaluates the touristic residence permit application request  according to the validity and suitability of the application documents.

Note: Touristic residence permit is issued maximum for two-year period each time. A short-term touristic residence permit does not give the right to work.

General Procedures

  • Examination of the preliminary documents
  • Determination of the application eligibility
  • Preparation of the necessary documents
  • Making an appointment at the relevant immigration office
  • Submitting the application file to the immigration office
  • Applications are evaluated positively or negatively within 90 days after the appointment
  • Residence permit card is sent to the applicant’s address informed during the application

The official link of the Immigration office:

The conditions:

      • Having a general health insurance,

      • To provide supporting documents with the reason for stay in Turkey,

      • None-criminal record of the applicant,

      • Address information ( with the official document such as a rental contract),

      • Legal entrance to Turkey with the relevant visa or visa exemption

    Our Services:

    Making a preliminary examination for the residence permit application: If it is possible this process should be done while the applicants are outside of Turkey. 

    Note: According to the bilateral agreements between governments, there may be some restrictions on entry procedures into Turkey and some special application documents may be requested from outside Turkey. RL Turkey Immigration & Relocation office is going to provide up-to-date information on changes in the immigration laws and regulations.

    RL Turkey Immigration & Relocation office will inform the applicants which visa is accepable/suitable for the residence permit application in Turkey.

    Determining the interview date: We compare the immigration office system with the applicant’s schedule to determine the convenient date.

    Eligibity checking of the application documents: the required documents list will be shared with the applicants , RL Turkey team will provide support at every step of the process.

    Making the application at the immigration office: Our team will meet the applicant at the immigration office. ( If applicants give us POA, our lawyer is going to accompany them.)

    Government fees will be paid by us and the application file will be prepared.

    Follow-up of the application process: Immigration Officers are going to evaluate and conclude the application file in a certain period. RL Turkey team will access the immigration system to check the status of the application.

    If needed, our authorized lawyer will submit the additional application documents to the immigration office within determined period.

    Obtaining the resinde permit card: The card is sent to the applicant’s registered address, ( As a rule, the applicant or authorized person can get it from the relevant institute.)

    RL Turkey Immigration & Relocation office is going to provide up-to-date information on changes in the immigration laws and regulations.

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