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.
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 17:30
Application Hours for Consular Services: 10.00-16.00
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