Frequently Asked Questions, 29.1.2019

1. Q: I would like to visit Turkey for sightseeing /a business meeting, do I need a visa?

A: You are kindly advised to visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa for detailed information on visa requirments.

2. Q: I have a connecting flight at the İstanbul Airport. I am not planning to leave the transit lounge. Do I need to get a transit visa?

A: If you will not leave the transit lounge at the airport, you are not required to have transit visa.

3. Q: How long should my passport be valid to travel?

A: Foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit.

Example A: In order to enter Turkey having a visa with 90 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance.

Example B: In order to enter Turkey having a visa with 30 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance.

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