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Turkish passports

Afghanistan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Albania: Official passport holders, who are appointed to the diplomatic, consular missions or representations of international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempted from visa for the period of their assignments. Official and ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit from Turkey, up to 90 days within six months starting from the first entry date.
Algeria: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Andorra: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Angola: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Antigua-Barbuda: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Argentina: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Armenia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
Australia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
Austria: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Azerbaijan: Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels to Turkey up to 30 days. Official passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels up to 90 days.
Bahamas: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Bahrain: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey and they can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.
Bangladesh: Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels to Turkey for up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary 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.
Barbados: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Belarus: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain two-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Belgium: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Belize: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Benin: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Bhutan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Bolivia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.
Botswana: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Brazil: Official and ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Brunei: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Bulgaria: Diplomatic and service passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days. Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.
Burkina Faso: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Burundi: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Cambodia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Cameroon: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Canada: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
Cape Verde: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Central African Republic: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Chad: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Chile: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
China: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Colombia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Comoros: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Congo: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Costa Rika: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Croatia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.
Cuba: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Czech Republic: Official and ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Cote d’Ivoire: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Denmark: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Djibouti: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Dominica: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Dominican Republic: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
East Timor: Official and ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Ecuador: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Egypt: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
El Salvador: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Equatorial Guinea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Eritrea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Estonia: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date. Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.
Ethiopia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Fiji: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Finland: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
France: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Gabon: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Gambia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Georgia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Germany: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Ghana: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Greece: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Grenada: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Guatemala: Official and ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Guinea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Guinea-Bissau: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Guyana: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Greek Cypriot Administration: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain one-month single entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
Haiti: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates.
Honduras: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Hungary: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Iceland: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
India: Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels to Turkey up to 90 days. Ordinary, Special and Service passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. 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.
Indonesia: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels to Turkey for up to 60 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders may get their one month single entry visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival, on condition that their stay should not exceed 30 days (per) entry within 180 day, starting from the first entry date.
Iran: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Iraq: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Ireland: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
Israel: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Italy: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Jamaica: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Japan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Jordan: Diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit to/from Turkey up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date. Diplomatic and official passport holders, who are appointed to the diplomatic, consular missions or representationsof international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempted from visa for the period of their assignments. Truck and bus drivers and co-drivers, crew members of civil aeroplanes, trains and ships, engaged in international transport of goods and passengers, are exempted from visa for their travels and transit to/from Turkey, up to 90 days within six months, strating from the first entry date.
Kazakhstan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Kenya: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Kiribati: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Kosovo: Citizens of Kosova holding diplomatic, official and ordinary passport are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit to/from Turkey up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date.
Kuwait: Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey and they can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.
Kyrgyzstan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Laos: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Latvia: Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels up to 30 days. Diplomatic and service passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels up to 90 days.
Lebanon: Diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit to/from Turkey up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date. Diplomatic and official passport holders, who are appointed to the diplomatic, consular missions or representations of international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempted from visa for the period of their assignments. Truck and bus drivers and co-drivers, crew members of civil aeroplanes, trains and ships, engaged in international transport of goods and passengers, are exempted from visa for their travels and transit to/from Turkey, up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date.
Lesotho: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Liberia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Libya: Citzens of Libya holding diplomatic, special and ordinary passport are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit to/from Turkey up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date.
Liechtenstein: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Lithuania: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Luxemburg: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Macao Special Administration: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Macedonia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 60 days.
Madagascar: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Malawi: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Malaysia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Maldives: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month multiple entry visas at the Turkish borders gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Mali: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Malta: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates free of charge. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Mauritania: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Mauritius: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Mexico: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Moldova: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Monaco: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Mongolia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Montenegro: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Morocco: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Mozambique: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Myanmar (Burma): Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Namibia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Nauru: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Nepal: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Netherlands: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
New Zealand: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Nicaragua: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Niger: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Nigeria: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Norway: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Oman: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Pakistan: Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels to Turkey up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary 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.
Palau Republic: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Palestine: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Panama: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Papua New Guinea: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Paraguay: Official and Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.
Peru: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Philippines: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Poland: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Portugal: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Qatar: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Romania: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one-month single entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 60 days.
Russian Federation: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain two month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Rwanda: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
St Christopher Nevis: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
St Lucia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
St Vincent and the Grenadines: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
San Marino: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Sao Tome and Principe: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Saudi Arabia: Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels to Turkey with turistic purposes up to 90 days within 180 days, starting from the first entry date. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain their sticker type visa at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.
Senegal: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Serbia: As of December 2010, diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders and holders of travel document are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit to/from Turkey up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date. Diplomatic and official passport holders, who are appointed to the diplomatic, consular missions or representations of international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempted from visa for the period of their assignments. Truck and bus drivers and co-drivers, crew members of civil aeroplanes, trains and ships, engaged in international transport of goods and passengers, are exempted from visa for their travels and transit to/from Turkey, up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry date.
Seychelles: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Sierra Leone: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Singapore: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Slovakia: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Slovenia: Ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels to Turkey with turistic purposes up to 90 days within 180 days, starting from the first entry date. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels to Turkey up to 90 days within six months.
Solomon Islands: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Somalia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
South Africa: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey, they can obtain one month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Republic of Korea (South Korea): Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Spain: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Sri Lanka: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Sudan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Surinam: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Swaziland: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Sweden: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Switzerland: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Syria: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travel up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.
Taiwan: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Tajikistan: Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels to Turkey up to 30 days. Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels to Turkey up to 90 days.
Tanzania: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Thailand: Since 24 June 2012, ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days when they first enter Turkey, and a total of 90 days stay within 180 days a year.
Togo: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Tonga: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Trinidad and Tobago: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Tunisia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa.
Turkmenistan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels to Turkey up to 30 days.
Tuvalu: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Uganda: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Ukraine: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates and stay in Turkey up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
United Arab Emirates: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
United Kingdom: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
United States of America: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates.
Uruguay: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Uzbekistan: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Vanuatu: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Vatican (Holy See): Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
Venezuela: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Vietnam: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Western Samoa: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Yemen: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.
Zaire: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Zambia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
Zimbabwe: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

For the latest Visa information, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.gov.tr .

Explanations:

The term "official passports" covers diplomatic, service, special and official passports.

The above information is for tourists. If you are going to study or work in Turkey, you must obtain appropriate visa from Turkish diplomatic/consular missions, prior to proceeding to Turkey.

Visa regime for truck drivers of a country may differ from the overall visa regime effective for citizens of that particular country. For further information, please contact the nearest Turkish mission.

Despite the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand.

All foreigners, except for those exempt from visa requirement, should obtain their visas at the Turkish missions. Those foreigners, who can obtain sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates, may also have their visas at the Turkish missions, alternatively.

Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film, conduct a research or an archeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance.

If you have a valid visa, you do not need a residence permit up to 90 days. On the other, foreigners who shall reside, work or study in Turkey, should register themselves at the nearest local police department upon their arrival in Turkey, regardless of the validity of their visa.

Information on Work Visa:

To work in Turkey, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are just needed for your application. Other documents should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within three working days after your application.

Applications are finalized by the MLSS within ninety days at the latest. Right after your arrival in Turkey (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.

 

NOTE: Sticker type visas differ in cost for citizens of various countries. For example; US citizens pay USD 20.-, while Canadian citizens pay USD 60.- , and British citizens pay EURO 15.-. Please Click Here for the price list of sticker type visas that can be obtained at the Turkish border gates. You can also ask for more information at Turkish Embassies in your country.

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