Turkey Visa Process

Ready to explore Turkey’s vibrant culture and landscapes? This guide simplifies the Turkey visa application process for both Indian and UAE residents planning a leisure trip.

turkey visa process

Travellers from India 🇮🇳

Yes, Indian citizens require a visa to visit Turkey for tourism purposes.

Travellers From UAE 🇦🇪 (other than UAE citizens)

Yes, UAE residents (other than citizens) require a visa to visit Turkey for tourism purposes. UAE citizens are exempt from visa.

Eligible for E-Visa ?

Travellers from India 🇮🇳

Indian citizens are not eligible for a Turkish e-Visa if they do not hold a valid visa or valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland. In such cases, they will need to apply for a sticker visa.

Travellers From UAE 🇦🇪 (other than UAE citizens)

UAE residents (other than citizens) require a sticker visa to visit Turkey for tourism purposes. UAE citizens are exempt from visa.

Required Documents

The table below outlines the required documents for a Turkish Sticker Visa application. 

Visa Application Form

Visa Application Form should be filled manually by blue or black ink in block letters with 1 biometric photo affixed to it, signed by the applicant/legal guardian in case of minors. Application form must be accurate and complete. Download form here.

Original Passport
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Türkiye and should have at least 2 full blank pages available in it. For passports which were not issued in the jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Consulate General in Mumbai local address proof must be submitted.
Photos
2 biometric photos with a white background that were taken within the last 6 months, depicting the full face clearly and completely visible without shadow and without spects, in 2.5inch x 2.5inch size.
④ Covering Letter
  • Cover letter with the entire travel plan from the applicant mentioning the purpose of stay in detail, accompanying person’s details, duration of stay, occupation, and expenses clause with signature and contact details.
  • Original Leave letter from the company on company letterhead stating applicant’s designation, period of work, salary, purpose of visit and duration of travel with travel dates accompanying persons with signature, seal and stamp.
  • If the applicant is a Student: No-objection Letter from the school or official holiday scheme along with student ID card copy.
Invitation letter
If the applicant is visiting a Turkish citizen or foreigner residing in Türkiye: Invitation letter including passport number and full name of the applicant along with copy of the Turkish identity card and passport copy or foreigner resident permit/visa copy/passport copy with address proof and contact number of the inviting person.
If Employer/ Proprietor/ Partner/ Director
  • Company registration documents in which applicant and company name should be mentioned. (Original notary attestation needs to be done)
  • GST registration (Original notary attestation needs to be done)
Monetary Documents
  • Last 3 months’ salary slips with letterhead, signature, seal/stamp
  • Last 6 months’ personal bank statement (original or copies attested by bank): Bank balance must be minimum 1 lakh INR for one person.
  • ITR (Income Tax Return) for last 3 years.
  • Form 16 (only for Employer)
  • If Retired: Retirement documents & income proof (original or copies attested) along with last 3 months’ personal bank statement (original or copies attested by bank) : Bank balance must be minimum 1 lakh INR for one person.
  • If Freelancer: Contract documents & leave/cover letter as applicable, proof of regular income along with last 3 months’ personal bank statement (original or copies attested by bank): Bank balance must be minimum 1 lakh INR for one person.
Flight Tickets
Round trip flight ticket (It’s highly recommended not to buy a flight ticket before the visa is granted. Reservation/booking is acceptable).
Hotel Reservation
If booked through agents/tour operator then details of applicants name, check-in & check-out dates on letterhead with seal, signature, name & designation to be mentioned.
Travel Insurance
2 biometric photos with a white background that were taken within the last 6 months, depicting the full face clearly and completely visible without shadow and without spects, in 2.5inch x 2.5inch size.
Original Authorization Letter
Original Authorization Letter is required from the applicant and travel agent in case an application is submitted by a Representative or Travel Agent.
Passport Copies
Copies of first, last and visa pages of the passport
Proof of civil status
Aadhar card, PAN card (must be clearly visible)
Original Previous Passport/s
If the previous passport is lost police FIR document is required.
Additional Documents
Tour itinerary (optional).

How to Apply?

You can check your visa requirements according to your nationality here.

If you are eligible for an e-visa, you can apply here

If you are not eligible for an e-visa, here’s a step-by-step process to help you navigate the Turkey traditional/ sticker visa application process:

① Gather Required Documents:

Keep all required documents mentioned above along with with filled application form.

② Schedule an Appointment :

VFS Global centers require appointments for visa applications. Check and take appointment in the nearest center available through website here.

③ Visit VFS Center:

Visit the chosen VFS Global center in person with your completed application, supporting documents, and the visa processing fee. You may be required to have your fingerprints scanned.

④ Visa Processing Time:

Processing times for Turkish Sticker Visas can vary depending on your centers and workload at the Turkish embassy/consulate. Check with VFS Global for estimated processing times.

⑤ Visa Collection:

You will be notified by VFS Global once your turkey visa application is processed. Collect your passport and visa from the application center or choose a delivery option if available.

Remember:

  • Start the turkey visa application process well in advance of your trip, especially if traveling during peak seasons.
  • Ensure all documents are complete and accurate to avoid delays.

Contact Us for Visa Assistance

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