Turkey Travel Visa

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Turkey Travel Visa

How to get a Turkish Travel Visa

US citizens traveling to Turkey must have a valid visa.  Please select the Visa option below that best fits your purpose of travel.

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No Visa Required

Applicant does not require a visa for traveling to Turkey. They should visit the consulate's website to obtain more information on visa requirements.

A valid passport is required for travel

  • Your passport must be in good condition.
  • It cannot be expiring 6 months beyond your intended stay in the country.
  • You are required to have at least two blank visa pages left in your passport (The last two pages in your passport are not visa pages, and do not count).

Travel tips

US citizens can stay up to 90 days out of any 180-day period without a visit visa.

Traveling to Turkey (Important Information)

U.S. citizens must obtain a travel visa for tourism or commercial travel of up to 90 days within a 180 day period. Obey all Turkish visa regulations and maintain valid residence permits at all times. The U.S. Embassy is unable to assist with Turkish immigration or visa-related matters. Turkish authorities enforce immigration laws.

Passports must be valid for six months beyond your entry date. You will be denied entry into Turkey if there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport. You must have a Turkish entry stamp before you transfer to domestic flights. Get an exit stamp in your passport when leaving, or you may face difficulties re-entering Turkey. Be sure to visit the U.S. State Department website for the latest travel advisories related to Turkey. And it’s always important when traveling abroad to understand the health and vaccination protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.

Travel tips:
A 10% tip is common for good service in restaurants. Always ask to see an itemized bill to ensure you weren’t overcharged. There are reliable ATM machines throughout Turkey, however keep some cash on you in the event you can't find a machine that will accept your card. Mosques are free to enter and are open from the first call to prayer before sunrise until the last call to prayer after sunset. Mosques are closed to tourists for 30 minutes directly after the call to prayer, which is sung five times a day. Drivers rarely stop at designated crosswalks, so be careful when crossing the street.

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