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Visa Information for foreigners

This article highlights visa information for foreigners and the conditions required to get it, in addition to travel procedures to Turkey and foreigners prohibited from entering Turkish territory.

It is necessary for any foreigner wishing to travel to Turkey to be fully aware of everything related to travel procedures. By getting to know the visa information for foreigners, whether electronic or obtained from consulates and representatives of Turkish authorities abroad.

Accordingly, in this article, we try to provide a presentation for everything related to the entry visa to Turkey, highlighting the reasons for the Turkish authorities' refusal to enter some people into its territory.

Online | Visa information for foreigners in Turkey

Foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must have a visa or get an electronic one within 24 hours. If the application is urgent, it is obtained in just one hour.

The electronic visa for foreigners in Turkey is obtained by providing a set of personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, passport number and expiry date, in addition to details of travel plans.

It is worth mentioning that the e-visa is granted by the Turkish authorities to some nationalities but not others. It is obtained online according to specific conditions policy, depending on the foreigner's country.

Things to consider when applying for an e-Visa

To ensure successful completion of the e-Visa process, you need to ensure the following:

  1. An e-mail address to receive all notifications and developments related to the e-Visa application.
  2. The validity of the passport should not be less than six months.
  3. The credit card must have the balance required to pay the visa fee.

Binaa Investment Company recommends you provide a printed copy of the visa sent to your e-mail.

Although this is not a condition for foreigners to enter Turkey, it gives you more security if the passport officer asks you to show a copy of the visa while completing the entry procedures.


From the Turkish Embassy | Visa information for foreigners

The types of entry visas to Turkey that are obtained from the Turkish embassy in your country vary according to the reasons for travel. There are a tourist entry visa, a work visa, a family visa, besides a study visa in Turkey.

Therefore, each entry visa to the Turkish territory varies according to the reasons for applying for it from Turkish consulates worldwide, depending on a set of procedures, conditions, and specific documents.


Procedures for foreigners to enter Turkey

  1. Foreigners are required to present their passports to the concerned officials at the border gates in Turkey.
  2. Foreigners using transit areas at airports may be subject to inspection by competent authorities.
  3. Document checks can be done at border crossings without the need for a person to get out of the car.
  4. At the Turkey gate, the foreigner is checked whether he holds an entry visa covered by Article 7 of Law No. 6458, through procedures that may take a maximum of 4 hours.

Reasons for refusing an entry visa to Turkey

The Turkish authorities do not grant a visa to enter the country for a foreigner who lacks the following conditions:

  1. Does not have a passport or an alternative to it.
  2. Anyone who gets an entry permit illegally.
  3. The passport validity period is less than 60 days from the expiry date of the visa or residence permit.
  4. He does not have an entry visa under a work or residence permit or a document that proves his exemption from it.


People prohibited from entering Turkey

While some people are prevented from entering Turkey for a period ranging between one and ten years, as determined by the General Directorate of Migration Management, for the following reasons:

  • People who have a disease that threatens public health in Turkey.
  • People who pose a threat to public order or public security in Turkey.
  • Pending cases or perpetrators of crimes and wanted for justice.
  • People who have no reason to enter Turkish territory.
  • People who do not have valid health insurance covering the period of their stay.
  • People who do not have a sufficient balance in their bank account to cover the period of their stay.
  • People who do not agree to pay their debts.
  • People who refrain from paying fines for overstaying in Turkey.


So, visa information for foreigners in Turkey will facilitate the procedures to obtain permission to enter the Turkish territory.

If you have more inquiries about the entry visa to Turkey, contact the Binaa Investment team, who will be happy to share all the information and procedures required to complete your application. It will also let you know about our services from the moment you arrive in Turkey until the end of the journey.

Edited by: Binaa Investment©