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Turkey visa

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General questions

What is an e-visa for Turkey?

The electronic e-visa replaces the physical visa Turkey. This visa was previously for sale at the airport of Turkey. You will automatically receive this digital visa by e-mail after filling in the required information. You can then print this e-visa or show it to the immigration service via your smartphone or tablet.

Is it possible to buy an e-visa for Turkey at the airport?

Nowadays it is no longer possible to buy a visa at the airport. If you want to enter Turkey, you must apply for an e-visa online in advance.

Which advantage will I get by buying an e-visa for Turkey online?

Previously, they had to buy the visa at the airport in Turkey, which could cause considerable queues. Because you can now apply for the e-visa in advance, this is a thing of the past and you can proceed immediately after arrival.

Moreover, you can pay in a trusted way via your own bank, Paypal, iDeal, bancontact or credit card.

When and how will I receive my e-visa for Turkey?

After submitting we receive a message within 24 hours, in practice this often happens the same day. Once your request has been approved, we will send you the confirmation by email.

It is useful to print out this visa and take it with you on your trip (in your hand luggage), as it is possible that the immigration service of Turkey, at passport control, asks for this. However, this rarely happens because the customs officer can already see that you have a visa through the digital linking of the passport number and the e-visa.

How long is the e-visa for Turkey valid?

The Turkey visa has a validity period of 180 days starting from the arrival date that you indicate on the application form, during this period you can stay in Turkey for 90 days, consecutively or over several trips.

Is my visa valid for multiple entries?

Yes, you can enter Turkey as many times as you want within 180 days of the e-visa being valid.

Can someone else use my e-visa for Turkey?

No, the e-visa is personal and cannot be transferred to others. The visa is registered on your passport number and name. If you wish to change this, you have to apply for a new e-visa for Turkey.

Am I allowed to work in Turkey on my e-visa?

No, a condition for obtaining an e-visa for Turkey is that you do not work for a Turkish organization as an employee. You can only work with an e-visa in Turkey if you are employed by an organization that is not located in Turkey.

It is therefore possible to make a business trip in the employment of your Dutch or Belgian employer with an online e-visa.

Do I have to apply for an e-visa if I arrive in Turkey by cruise?

That depends, in case you do not leave the city where the boat docks, you do not need an e-visa. If you wish to leave the city, you must apply for an e-visa. Ask the person in charge of the cruise for more information to avoid problems.

How much does the e-visa for Turkey cost?

The costs for the e-visa for Turkey are € 39,50

This includes processing costs, consular costs, transaction costs (with iDeal / bancontact payment) and VAT. You can also use an urgent procedure where a surcharge will also be charged. The amount of these surcharges depends on the desired delivery time and visa type. Information about the surcharges and rates can be found on the page costs of the visa Turkey.

If your e-visa Turkey is unexpectedly rejected, in no case will it be possible to receive a refund.

Do I have to travel on the date stated on my application?

No, you do not have to, Note: You may only travel within the validity dates stated on the visa for Turkey. Your passport must also be valid for another 150 days on arrival and an ID card must be valid for at least the entire stay in Turkey. If you have changed your trip and it is no longer within the validity of the visa, you must apply for a new visa.

Application related questions

How can I apply for an e-visa for Turkey?

An e-visa can only be applied for online. To apply for the e-visa, simply fill out our online application form on this website. After filling in you will be redirected to our payment page from where you can pay quickly and easily with iDeal, Paypal, Bancontact or Credit card.

As soon as the payment has been made, we will process your request. You will always receive an e-mail within 72 hours (also check your junk mail folder) stating whether your e-visa has been approved or rejected.

How far in advance do I have to apply?

You can apply for the e-visa for Turkey before you have booked your flight tickets or accommodation. Usually you will receive the e-visa within a few days. To be sure, we recommend that you submit your application at least one week before departure.

If you are already leaving for Turkey in the short term, you can also use our urgent procedure, which is awarded on average within an hour. However, there can never be a guarantee on delivery times, as the government of Turkey reserves the right to manually check applications before approving them, which in rare cases (including urgent requests) can lead to some delay.

Is it possible to apply for someone else?

Yes, this is possible. For this you only need to have the travel information and passport details of the traveler (s) concerned.

Do children have to obtain their own visa for Turkey?

Yes, a separate e-visa must be applied for for your child, even if it is included in the passport of one of the parents. Multiple visas can be applied for with one application form, in which case you must use the passport data of the parent who has the child in the passport for the child.

Is my visa still valid if I get a new passport or ID card?

If you have received a new passport or identity document after granting your visa, you will have to submit a new visa application. The visa and passport / identity document are linked to each other by means of the passport / identity card number and must therefore be agreed upon.

A visa applied for with your old passport / identity document is therefore no longer valid.

is it possible to apply with an ID card instead of a passport?

Yes, you can easily apply for a Turkey e-visa online with a valid ID (ID card), but please note that this ID card has to be valid for at least your entire stay in Turkey.

is it possible to apply with urgency?

Yes, if you urgently need an e-visa, you only need to tick the option “urgent” on the online application form. If you submit this urgent application, it will be processed immediately and you will usually be granted the e-visa within an hour, please note: this is an average delivery time and no warranty can be given here, in exceptional cases an urgent application can only be give a definite answer after 72 hours.

I am a status holder. Can I still apply?

Status holders living in the Netherlands who are in possession of a residence permit cannot apply for an e-visa. A traveler may only apply for an e-visa with an officially issued Dutch passport or ID card.

If you are a status holder with a residence permit but no Dutch passport, it is only possible to travel to Turkey with a regular visa. Via our website it is only possible to obtain the e-visa (elektronic visa) for Turkey. Regular visa applications have to be submitted to the Turkish embassy in The Hague or the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam.

Required documents

Which documents have to be provided for the e-visa application?

The Turkey e-visa application is simple, you only have to fill in the online application form, it is important to have your passport or ID card and your debit / credit card at hand.

Before applying, please check whether you meet the conditions of the e-visa.

Which conditions apply to my passport?

All passports and ID cards issued by the Dutch or Belgian government meet the conditions set by Turkey. However, the passport must be valid for at least 150 days from the moment the traveler arrives in Turkey, the ID card must be valid for at least the entire stay in Turkey.

On our visa for Turkey page you can read more about the conditions that you must meet to submit an application.

I am a Belgium citizen en do not have a Dutch social security number (BSN). What should I do?

You can enter a zero nine times (000000000) in the input field on the application form.

Does my passport state the letter O or the number 0?

Document numbers in the Netherlands never contain the letter “O”, but they can contain the number “0”. Even though it seems that there is a letter O in your passport, it will be the number 0. It is also important to know that document numbers in the Netherlands are 9 characters long.
Belgian document numbers may include the letter (s) “O” and / or the number “0”. Belgian document numbers are 8 characters long and always start with 2 letters followed by 6 numbers.

Do I have to book a flight and accomodation in advance?

No, you can apply for the Turkey e-visa before you have arranged a ticket and place of residence.

Changing or cancelling an existing application

I made an error on my application. Can I correct this?

In this case, please contact us as soon as possible to indicate what is not in order. Whether your visa application can still be corrected depends on the nature of the error and the status of your application. If we have not delivered your application to the embassy yet, it is possible to make changes. If your applicaiton is already in the hands of the embassy, there is nothing we can do. You must obtain a new visawith the proper information and cancel the existing one.

My application has been rejected. Can I get my money back?

No. We must pay the visa in advance. If the Turkish government decides that you are not allowed to enter the country for any reason, we cannot get these costs back. This also goes for regular visa applications.

However, if your e-visa application has been denied, you can still try to obtain a regular visa. In some cases Traveldocs can assist you with this process. Please contact us for more information.

Can I still cancel an existing application?

After receiving your passport scan and the other documents, we will process your application. From that moment on, cancellation of the request is no longer possible. If you want to cancel your application before you have submitted your passport and documents, please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Additional questions

Can I get help with my application?

Always try to find your question on this page first, in almost all cases you will find the answer to your question about your visa application here.
In the unlikely event that you find no or insufficient answer to your question, we will of course be happy to help you, click here to contact us.

How do you handel my personal data?

We will only use your data to process your visa application. In doing so, we respect the privacy of every user of our site and will ensure that all personal information you provide to us will be treated confidentially. We strongly inform you that your data will not be sold or used for any other commercial purposes.
If you have any further questions about your privacy, please view our privacy policy or contact us.

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