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How to Secure Your Turkey Tourist Visa with Ease?

Last Update: 01-02-2024

Nighttime view of the Bosphorus Bridge connecting Europe and Asia in Istanbul, a prime destination for holders of a Turkey tourist visa.

⚡Quick Summary

Visa SpecificationsTurkey Tourist eVisa for IndiansTurkey Tourist Sticker Visa for Indians

Eligibility

A Valid visa or a residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK, or Ireland.

Passport with a validity of 6 months Hotel Reservation and Flight tickets Funds of at least USD 50 per day per person. Purpose of visiting must be tourism/business

Processing time for Turkey Visa

1 Working Day

4-10 Working Days post appointment

Price for Turkey Visa

USD 43 (INR 3,550/-)

INR 17,635/- (including visa appointment fee of INR 6,814/-)

Turkey Visa Validity

180 days

90 days

Turkey Visa Stay duration

30 days

30 days

Do Indians Need a Visa for Turkey?

Yes, Indian citizens shall be required to have an electronic visa (e-visa) or a sticker visa issued by a Turkish diplomatic or consular mission abroad in order to be able to enter into Turkey 

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility Criteria for Turkey Tourist Visa
  3. Documents Required for Turkey Tourist Visa for Indians
  4. How to apply for a Turkey Tourist Visa?
  5. Turkey Tourist Visa Fees for Indians
  6. Turkey Tourist Visa Processing Time
  7. Reasons for the Rejection of a Turkey Tourist Visa for Indians
  8. FAQ

Introduction

Planning your visit to Turkey? This guide breaks down the Turkey tourist  visa requirements and process for Indian citizens. Whether you choose the Turkey eVisa or a sticker visa, we've got you covered. 

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Eligibility Criteria for Turkey Tourist Visa

RequirementsTurkey Tourist e VisaTurkey Tourist Sticker Visa

Passport Validity

Minimum 6 months beyond the travel date

Minimum 6 months beyond the travel date

Documentation

Return ticket, confirmed hotel reservation

Return ticket, confirmed hotel reservation

Financial Proof

Minimum $50 per day calculated for the entire duration of visit

Minimum INR 1,00,000 per person in the bank account.

Note

To apply for a Turkey Tourist eVisa it’s mandatory to hold a valid visa or residence permit of any Schengen country, USA, UK, or Ireland.

Documents Required for Turkey Tourist Visa for Indians

Turkey Tourist eVisa Checklist for Indians

Passport Bio and Back Page

  • Valid for a minimum of six months starting from the travel date.

Valid Visa

  • US/UK/Schengen/Ireland Visa or Residence Permit

Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa Checklist for Indians

Visa Appointment Letter

  • Carry it on your date of appointment.

Visa Application and Undertaking Form

  • Fill the form by hand, using a blue or black pen, and write in capital letters

Original Passport

  • Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the travel date and
  • Contain a minimum of two blank pages

Passport Scanned Copy

  • Scanned copies of your passport's front and back pages.
  • Additionally, include scans of any valid visas you may have for the US, UK, and Schengen countries.

Original Previous Passport

  • Submit previous passport if current one is issued post-2015; for lost passports, include FIR copy. (Only applicable for Hyderabad jurisdiction)

2 Photograph

  • Should have a white background.
  • Must have been taken in the last 6 months (with visible hair and ears).
  • Should be of size 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches.

Cover Letter

  • Signed by the applicant.
  • Clearly state the purpose of your trip.
  • Specify the number of days you intend to stay.
  • Provide essential passport and travel details.

Hotel Reservation

  • Hotel Voucher with check-in & check-out date, contact no. and address of the hotel.

Confirmed Round Trip Flight Booking

  • Ensure you have a verified round-trip flight reservation with you.

Original Authorization Letter

  • Signed by the applicant if the application is submitted by a third-party agent.

Residence Proof

  • Required if your current city of residence differs from the passport issuance location. For instance, provide documents such as a rental agreement or electricity bill. Ensure these documents are notarized.

Supporting Documents for Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa

If Employed

  • Original Employer NOC,
  • Salary Account Bank Statement,
  • Salary Slips/Certificates and,
  • Income Tax Returns (ITR) and Form 16 (Applicable for Hyderabad jurisdiction only)

If Self-Employed

  • Original Leave Letter,
  • Savings Account Bank Statement and,
  • GST or Company Registration Copy (Applicable for Mumbai/Hyderabad jurisdiction)

If a Student

  • Letter from the School/University,
  • Copy of Student ID and, Personal Bank Statement

If Freelancer

  • Contract Document,
  • Leave/Cover Letter (Only if applicable) and, Personal Bank Statement

If Your Trip is Sponsored

  • Sponsorship Letter,
  • Sponsor's Personal Bank Statement,
  • Sponsor's Income Tax Returns (ITR)

If a Minor

  • Cover Letter from both the Parents,
  • NOC from Parents,
  • Consent Letter from both the Parents and,
  • Passport of Parents

If Married

  • Marriage certificate/Affidavit/Wedding Card,
  • Proof of Civil Status

If Invited by a Turkish Resident

  • Invitation Letter and,
  • Passport/ID copy of invitee

If Retired

  • Retirement Documents,
  • Income Proof and,
  • Personal Bank Statement

How to apply for a Turkey Tourist Visa?

Get Your Turkey Tourist eVisa Easily with Teleport

To obtain a Turkey Tourist eVisa through Teleport, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Visit Teleport's Turkey Visa Page
  • Step 2: Select your visa type and click 'Apply Visa.'
  • Step 3: Use Teleport's automatic application filling feature to quickly upload your passport, photo, and travel details.
  • Step 4: Pay the visa fee.
  • Step 5: Track your application on the dashboard for real-time updates via email/WhatsApp. Receive your visa hassle-free with Teleport, guaranteed on the committed date.

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Apply for Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa Application with Teleport

To obtain a Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa through Teleport, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Visit Teleport's Turkey Visa Page
  • Step 2: Click 'Start Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa Application.'
  • Step 3: Use Teleport's automatic application filling feature to quickly upload your passport, photo, and travel details, and your Turkey sticker visa application will be ready in just one minute.
  • Step 4: Make a payment for your visa.
  • Step 5: Fill in 'Visit Details,' upload documents, and submit.
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Teleport’s Expert Tip

Apply for a Turkey eVisa through the Official Portal

Ordinary, Special and Service passport holders with a valid Schengen member or USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit may get their single entry Turkey Business e-Visas valid for one month via the Official Turkey Website

turkey evisa application portal

Step 1: Initiate the Turkey eVisa Application by choosing your travel document's region and selecting your passport type. 

Step 2: Choose your Date of Arrival in Turkey.

Step 3: Read the prerequisites and eligibility criteria carefully and proceed to enter the personal information.

Step 4: Fill in your personal information including your passport details. Please ensure accuracy when entering your email address, as the link to download your eVisa will be sent to the provided email.

Step 5: After submitting the Turkey visa application you can proceed with the Payment. Enter your reference number, passport details and email address to complete the payment process.

Following the payment, you will receive the visa download link via the email address you've provided. 

To Track your Turkey visa application from Turkey’s official status tracking website.

Apply for a Turkey Sticker Visa through Gateway Management Logistics INC

The Turkish embassy has designated Visa Application Centers (VACs) to oversee the processing of visa applications. As a result, you are required to visit the VAC that corresponds to your location and jurisdiction when applying for a visa.

Step 1: Visit the Gateway International website

Step 2: Prepare your documents

Gather the required documents based on your jurisdiction. For detailed information on the documents needed for a Turkey tourist sticker visa, refer to this link

Step 3: Schedule Your Appointment

Once on the website, click on 'Create an Appointment.' You'll be redirected to the official VFS Global website, the authorised partner for processing Turkey sticker visa applications for Indian citizens.

In case you face any issues while scheduling your appointment, draft an Email at helpline.india@gateway.com.tr with the following details:

  • Name
  • Passport number
  • Contact number
  • Screenshot of the issue (if any)

Step 4: Visit the Visa centre

Collect all necessary documents for a Turkish visa sticker and submit them at the visa application centre. Note that someone else can also present the documents on behalf of the applicant.

Choose the Visa Jurisdiction based on your Location in India

Select the appropriate jurisdiction based on your location for a successful Turkey sticker visa application. Refer to the following table for the corresponding Embassy/Consulate, Jurisdiction, and Gateway Visa Application Centers to streamline the application process.

Embassy/ConsulateJurisdictionGateway Visa Application Centers

Turkey Embassy, New Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan.

Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kathmandu (Nepal), Kolkata, New Delhi.

Consulate General, Mumbai

Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Daman Diu, Dadra& Nagar, Lakshadweep Islands.

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Goa, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Pune, Trivandrum

Consulate General, Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

Hyderabad

Step 5: Pay the Visa fees

Turkey tourist visa fees (INR 6814) will be charged online during appointment booking. The remaining amount (e.g., for a 3-month Türkiye visa, 10,521 INR) is payable in cash at the visa application centre.

Step 6: Track your Turkey Visa  application

Check the status of your Turkey Sticker Visa application on the Gateway International website. Enter your tracking number and date of birth for the latest updates on your application.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

Ensure a stress-free visa experience by allowing a minimum of 13 workdays before your departure. Opt for Premium Express Lounge access for an expedited process at around ₹ 7500.

Turkey Tourist Visa Fees for Indians

Visa TypeFees

Turkey Tourist eVisa for Indians

USD 43 (INR 3,550/-)

Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa for Indians

 INR 17,635/- (including an appointment fee of INR 6,814/-)

Turkey Tourist Visa Processing Time

Visa TypeProcessing Time

Turkey Tourist eVisa Processing Time

1 Working Day

Turkey Tourist Sticker Visa Process Time

10 Working Days 

Reasons for the Rejection of a Turkey Tourist Visa for Indians

  1. False Information: Providing inaccurate or false information can result in immediate rejection and potential bans on future applications.
  2. Lack of Funds: Maintain a minimum balance of INR 1,00,000 in your bank account. Inadequate proof of financial stability and inability to cover the cost of your stay can lead to rejection. Ensure you have accurate and up-to-date financial documents to support your application.
  3. Criminal Background: Having a criminal record or being involved in illegal activities can result in your visa being rejected on security grounds.
  4. Weak Ties to Home Country: If authorities believe you lack strong ties to your home country, you might be seen as a potential overstay risk. Highlight connections like family, job, property, or other commitments that ensure your return.
  5. Lack of Purpose: Failing to clearly explain the purpose of your visit and how it aligns with your itinerary can raise suspicions.
  6. Employment without Proper Authorization: If your visa category prohibits employment, but the embassy suspects that you intend to work during your stay, you risk losing your visa privileges.

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