Turkey Visa FAQ and Turkey Visa for US Citizens

If you are planning to travel to Turkey, you might encounter certain questions about how to obtain a visa. To help guide you through the process, below are some of the most frequently asked questions and corresponding answers.

How long does the Turkey Visa process take?

The Turkey Visa process takes around 10-14 business days. Once your application is received by the Turkish Embassy, it will be assessed for validity and completeness. If all requirements are met, a visa will be issued. Turkey Visa FAQ

What documents do I need to apply for a Turkey Visa for US Citizens?

To apply for a Turkish visa for US citizens, you will need the following documents:

  1. Your passport with a valid visa
  2. A completed application form (available online or at the Turkish Embassy or Consulate)
  3. Two color passport photographs
  4. A money order or cashier’s check in US dollars payable to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. The appropriate fees (see below)
  6. Return shipping address and telephone number

What is the Turkey Visa fee?

The Turkish visa fee is $30 for nationals of the US. For citizens of Canada, Japan, South Korea and other countries that are members of the Schengen Agreement, the visa fee is €15. There is no visa fee for citizens of EU or EFTA countries. Turkey Visa for US Citizens

Can I get a visa before I visit Turkey?

Yes, you can get a visa before you visit Turkey. However, some requirements must be met. You must have a valid passport which is valid for at least six months after your planned departure from Turkey and must meet all other requirements of the Turkish visa application process. The visa application fee is $60 and can be paid in cash or through credit/debit card. If you are a US citizen, you will need to provide documentation that you are eligible to receive a tourist visa. This documentation can include your passport photo page, proof of citizenship (a birth certificate, driver’s license, etc.), and evidence of financial stability (a bank statement showing an income of no more than $7,500 per month).

Can I travel in and out of Turkey using my Visa?

Yes, you can travel in and out of Turkey using your visa. However, if you want to stay longer than three months, you will need to apply for a tourist visa at the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

If you are traveling as part of a tour group, check with your travel agent or the organizer of your trip about the necessary paperwork. Most organized trips include an itinerary that will outline when and where required documentation must be submitted.

Yes, you can travel in and out of Turkey using your Visa. However, note that if you are a US Citizen traveling to Turkey for tourism or business purposes, you will need a visa. To apply for a visa, please visit the Turkish Embassy or Consulate nearest to where you will be residing.

If travelling with children under the age of 18 years old, make sure to bring their birth certificates with them when applying for visas as well as photocopies of all passp