Before planning to come to Turkey, make sure you understand your legal situation. Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your trip, you may need an entry visa, residence permit and/or work permit. Read our guide about the legal entry requirements for Turkey and use the Just Landed forums to ask for help or advice.
Depending on why you are coming to Turkey and how long you are staying, you may need a visa and other permits. This article provides an overview of Turkish immigration requirements.
No matter where you are from or why you come to Turkey, you will need a valid passport from your country of origin. Your passport should also have at least 90 days validity remaining. Even if your passport is within 6 months of its expiration date, consider renewing it before your trip or move to Turkey.
Whether or not you need a Turkish visa will depend on your country of origin and the length of and reasons for your trip. Many countries have signed Visa Exemption Agreements that allow their citizens to visit Turkey for up to 3 months without a visa. Certain nationalities that are not visa exempt may obtain visas at their point of entry into Turkey (though they will be charged a cash fee). For a list of these countries and their permitted lengths of stay, check with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry also lists fee amounts on its website.
Make sure you are aware of all your required documentation before you leave for Turkey. If you are travelling to Turkey to live, work, or study, you will require specific permits. A basic guide through the process is listed below:
For more practical detail and consultations you can contact KARMA TURKEY GROUP and our immigrations experts will guide you according to your nationality and purposes.