Turkish Visa-Get it in Advance!

Many visitors to Turkey do not need a visa, and many who do need one may buy an e-visa online from a user-friendly official Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Holders of some passports must apply in advance to a Turkish consulate in their home countries to obtain their visa. It depends on which passport you have. Here are the countries/passports that can obtain a visa easily online, in advance.

If your passport is from one of the countries listed below, you should apply for a visa in advance of your trip at a Turkish consulate, preferably in your own country. You probably cannot obtain a visa online.

Allow a minimum of one month for your visa application to be processed by the Turkish consulate. See these visa tips for more.

The information below was obtained from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, but I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information! For definitive information you must contact a Turkish consulate. (Please do not contact me—I have no more information. I will just tell you to contact a Turkish consulate.)

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cote d’Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
East Timor
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea
Guyana
India*
Indonesia
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (North)
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Northern Mariana Islands
Oman
Pakistan
Palau Republic
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Western Samoa
Yemen
Zaire
Zambia
Zimbabwe

*INDIA: Ordinary, Special and Service passport holders with a valid Schengen, UK or US visas may get their one month single entry visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.

For more information, contact a Turkish consulate. Do not contact me, as I have no further information, and I am not a source of official information.

—Tom Brosnahan


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