On this page you will find all the conditions and requirements you must meet if you apply for digital visa for Turkey also called the E-visa for Turkey . If you don’t meet the conditions you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. We advise you to contact the Turkish Consulate General in London. The consular call center number is: +44 203 608 80 90
Who qualifies for an e-visa for Turkey?
This information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport. The tourists and business travellers with such a passport are British nationals and they need a visa to enter Turkey. If you have a British Citizen passport and you are on a cruise ship that arrives at the seaports of Turkye to visit the port city and the visit doesn’t exceed the 72 hours it isn’t necessary to request an e- visa. You also don’t need an e- visa if you stay on board of the cruise ship. If you’re cruise starts in Turkye and you have to fly from the UK to Turkye then you need an e- visa. If you arrive with your cruise ship at a harbour and you travel further to another city you also need an e- visa.
If you have another type of British nationality ( British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject) than control the requirements you must meet with the Turkish Consulate before you travel. These passports are classified as ‘UK Special Passports’. You need to apply a visa from the Turkish Consulate General.
Children must always be in possession of their own visa for Turkey. If you leave Turkye with a child who has a dual British- Turkish nationality you need evidence that the Turkish parents have given permission to travel with the child.
The e-visa for Turkey is suitable for tourist and business travel to Turkey. The tourist trip is the holiday trip or the trip for visiting friends or family. With a business trip to Turkey you can visite corporate customers or suppliers or you can participate in training or visiting a Conference. When you want to work in Turkye an e-visa is not the right document for you. More info on a visa when you want to work in Turkey can be found on our page about the working permit.
The Turkish authorities advise that a passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Turkey.The passport must also have a full blank page for the entry- and exit stamps. If you are not sure that you meet all the requirements than contact the Turkish Minstry of Foreign Affairs. They can give you more information about the requirements you must meet for entry into Turkye. See there page ’Visa Information for Foreigners’.
Conditions to your stay in Turkey
On your Turkish visa you will find the effective date of your Visa (' valid from '). From this date on you may travel to Turkey. Within the validity of your Visa (180 days) you may stay up to 90 days in Turkey. If desired spread over multiple trips. Read more about ‘Validity’ on our information page.
Do you meet the terms of the e-visa for Turkey? Then you can request your visa quickly and easily through this website. If you are travelling to Turkey at very short notice you can ask for an ‘UK Emergency Travel Document’. These ETD’s allow you to enter and leave Turkye within the dates written on the document. ETD’s are valid for a period of 6 months from the day of entry Turkye.