Turkey e-Visa Requirements and How to Apply Online (2024)

Türkiye (formerly Turkey) is a melting pot of diverse cultures, a land of surreal landscapes, and gastronomic delights. With its long and fascinating history, spanning ancient civilizations and empires, Türkiye offers a journey you won’t find elsewhere. Having visited twice, I can assure you, it’s a destination that should be on your bucket list. If you’re looking for a sign to visit Türkiye, consider this post your green light! But before you book that flight, remember that Filipinos need a Turkish visa, either a regular visa through the Turkish embassy or a Turkey e-Visa online.

Who is Eligible for Turkey e-Visa?

Visitors to Türkiye can apply for either a regular visa or an e-Visa. The process is straightforward and hassle-free, provided you have a valid visa or residence permit from the United States, any Schengen country, the United Kingdom, or Ireland. If you don’t have any of these, unfortunately, this post won’t be able to assist with the regular visa application, as I haven’t gone through that process myself at the Turkish Embassy in Manila. But if you do have a valid US, UK, Schengen, or Ireland visa/residence permit, read on to learn how to easily obtain your e-Visa.

What countries are eligible for Turkish e-Visa?

Here is the list of countries eligible for a Turkey e-Visa:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Disclaimer: This post is based on my first-hand experience of getting an e-Visa for Turkey in the Philippines. Please visit the Republic of Turkey’s Official Visa website for more information.

Requirements for Turkey e-Visa Application Online

To apply for a Turkey e-Visa online, you will need the following:

  1. Valid Passport:
    • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned entry date into Türkiye.
    • Ensure your passport has a blank page for entry and exit stamps.
  2. Return Ticket
  3. Hotel Reservation
  4. Valid visa or residence permit from the United States, any Schengen country, the United Kingdom, or Ireland
  5. Email Address to receive notifications and the e-Visa
  6. Payment Method:
    • A credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or other accepted payment methods) to pay the e-Visa fee.
requirements for Turkey e-Visa

How to Apply Turkey e-Visa Online

Step 1: Apply

To begin your online application in the Turkey e-Visa Application System, click ‘Apply Now’ button at the upper left hand side of the website. Then, select the country and the passport you will be using. Enter the displayed letters and/or numbers to prove you’re not a robot. Click the ‘Save and Continue‘ button once done.

Turkey e-Visa is valid for 180 days and the allowable period of stay is 30 days.
Turkey e-Visa personal information section
Make sure to double check the information you entered before clicking ‘Save and Continue’

Step 2: Make Payment

After completing the online application, you will receive a confirmation email. Once confirmed, you will be routed back to the website to complete the payment process. Pay the fee online, which is $20, with your debit or credit card. Fret not if you don’t have a USD account because an equivalent amount in your local currency will be deducted from your debit or credit card.

Step 3: Download your Turkey e-visa

After payment, you will receive an email stating “Your e-Visa is ready.” Click the download button to get your e-Visa in PDF. Don’t forget to print this out and present it to the Turkish Immigration at the airport.

See, that’s it! Getting a Turkey e-Visa is super easy! If you are traveling to Türkiye and you plan to visit the UK as well, then getting the UK Visa first would be the ideal decision. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. I hope this guide will help you plan your trip. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, let’s chat down below. I’m all ears! 🙂

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By Project Gora

Hey there! My name is Milet Miranda, and I'm a full-time corporate employee during weekdays and a traveler during weekends (and get the picture). I'm a foodie at heart and I love joining food tours. When I'm not traveling, you'll find me walking my dogs or biking around my neighborhood.

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