What are the requirements for Turkey visa?
Documents necessary for a tourist visa
You will need to present the following set of papers:
- Passport (valid for no less than 6 months starting on the day of departure; no fewer than two clear pages left)
- UAE residence visa (valid for no less than 6 months from day you submit the application)
- 2 photos – white background, standard size (5*6), taken recently
- Medical insurance (valid for the entire duration of the visa)
- Birth certificate – for people under 18 years of age
- Original Bank statement for the previous 3 months, issued within 10 days of the application (bank stamp is compulsory)
- Invitation letter – if applicable
- Non-objection letter from your sponsor
- Copy of the Emirates ID
More documents might be needed based on the visa type and other factors.
This is a non-government site and whilst every endeavor is made to ensure the information is correct and up to date, there may be changes which we are not aware of. It is always a good idea to check the latest regulations. You should confirm details with your local Turkish Consular Office.
DO I NEED TO STAY IN QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVING IN TURKEY?
Currently, no quarantine is necessary for UAE residents.
DOES IT MATTER IF I BOOK MY TICKETS BEFORE I GET THE VISA?
No, you can do it in any order that suits you. But it is highly recommended that you do not confirm the flight ticket before the visa is issued.
DO I GET A REFUND IF MY VISA APPLICATION TO TURKEY IS REJECTED?
Unfortunately, there are no refunds.
For how many days can I stay in the state?
A tourist visa also allows you to remain in the country for a maximum of 90 days. If you wish to stay past that period, you will need to apply for a long-term permit within a month of your arrival date.
What happens if you stay in Turkey for more than 90 days?
If your application is rejected by the authorities for any reason, you will have ten days to leave the country. If you fail to comply, you will be fined.
Can I live in Turkey if I don’t have a residence permit?
In order to legally be able to stay in Turkey, it is important to get one after two months of being in this country. Thanks to this document, foreigners can live in this republic throughout the entire period of the residence permit.
How costly is it to get a residence permit in Turkey?
As of December 2022, the fixed price for the Ikamet card is an administrative fee of about 160 TRY. The annual amount for residence permits in Turkey today ranges from 326 to 7280 lira but can be increased due to the large influx of immigrants.
Do I have to get a work permit to work in Turkey?
Turkey allows foreign citizens to work in the country for up to 3 months without having a visa. This rule applies to all seasonal workers.
How to get a work permit in Turkey?
To do that, a foreigner's application must be submitted online by the company or entity that is willing to employ you within 10 workdays to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in Turkey. After it gives its approval, the law prescribes that foreigners apply for a work visa at the Turkish Mission within 90 days.
How much funds should I have in my account to get a visa to Turkey?
About $50 per day of staying in the country should suffice.
How long will it take to get a visa?
It takes upwards of 15 working days to process your application.
My application got rejected. What do I do now?
You can attempt to appeal to the consulate. Be aware that this will take a lot of time, so it is advisable to get all the required documents in order in advance so that such a problem does not appear in the first place.
How much money can I bring along?
There are no restrictions on how much currency you can bring in, but as for moving it out of Turkey, no more than $5000 in Turkish and foreign currencies each can be taken out of the country.