Visa policy of Turkey
Visa policy of Turkey deals with the requirements which a foreign national wishing to enter Turkey must meet to be permitted to travel to, enter and remain in the country.
As of right
The following citizens do not require a visa to enter, reside, study, and work indefinitely in Turkey without any immigration requirements:
Holders of passports of the following 78 countries and territories do not require a visa to visit Turkey up to the specified duration per 180 days for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise stated): An identity document is accepted in lieu of a passport for citizens of France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
90 days within any 180 day period
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
60 days within any 180 day period
30 days within any 180 day period
ID - May enter with an ID card
T - Visa free for tourism purposes only.
1 - Allowed to enter with an expired passport (up to 5 years)
2 - Allowed to enter with an expired passport or ID card (up to 1 year)
3 - Except for journalists and holders of service passports
Visa is also not required for holders of a "Laissez-Passer" issued by the United Nations
The visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of the following countries under certain conditions:
Greek Cypriot Administration - provided residing in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and directly arriving from Ercan or ports of Famagusta, Kyrenia, or Karavostassi for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days
Palestine - provided holding a VIP passport
Syria – provided arriving by land directly from Syria to Turkey passing through official ports of entry
Citizens of Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Grenada, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Yemen and for holders of diplomatic passports of Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, India, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uzbekistan – provided holding diplomatic, service and special passports for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days
Turkey signed a visa waiver agreement with Mozambique for holders of diplomatic and service passports in January 2017 and it is yet to come into force.
Holders of passports of the following 42 countries and territories can obtain multiple-entry e-Visas online prior to arrival or for those arriving to Turkey without e-Visas will be able to obtain them via interactive kiosks placed in Turkish airports for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days (unless otherwise stated):
Antigua and Barbuda
Greek Cypriot Administration
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
United Arab Emirates
ID - May enter with an ID card
1 - May apply for a single entry e-visa on which they can stay for up to 30 days.
2 - Allowed to enter with an expired passport (up to 5 years)
3 - e-Visas are issued free of charge. Fees apply to Mexican citizens who obtain e-Visas on arrival.
Citizens of these countries and territories are also eligible under certain conditions to apply for a single entry e-Visa on which they can stay for up to 30 days:
São Tomé and Príncipe
All citizens except for the citizens of Gabon and Zambia, must hold a valid visa or residence from one of the following countries Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland (except electronic visas). Egyptian citizens who are under 20 or over 45 years old do not need to fulfill this requirement
All citizens except for the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Pakistan and Philippines must hold a return with Turkish Airlines or Pegasus Airlines. Citizens of Egypt may also travel on flights operated by Egypt Air or Onur Air.
Must hold a hotel reservation and adequate financial means (US$50 per day)
Visa requiring Nationals
Citizens of the following countries and territories must obtain a visa in advance at one of the Turkish diplomatic missions:
Papua New Guinea
Syria - provided arriving from a third country.