- Define eVisa?
- What are the benefits of eVisa?
An eVisa is an official document that allows enter to a country and permission to travel within that country. It is an alternative to regular visas that are issued by the Embassy of different nations and visa-on-arrival. eVisa can be obtained online after submitting required details and making payments. While applying for a Turkish eVisa, the payment can be made online using a debit/credit card or Union Pay.
eVisa is sent to applicants by email. At the port of entry, they might have to show a soft copy or hard copy of their eVisa.
The benefits of eVisa are as follows:
- Unlike other visas, eVisa can be obtained online from any part of the world. People only need an internet connection to apply for this type of visa.
- It saves a lot of time and money of the applicant.
Citizens of the following countries can apply for a Turkish eVisa:
|Botswana||Antigua and Barbuda||Bhutan||Benin|
|Chad||Belgium||Central African Republic||Cape Verde|
|Congo, the Democratic Republic of the||Dominican Republic||Congo, Republic of the||Comoros|
|Equatorial Guinea||Gabon||Egypt||East Timor|
|Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus||Hong Kong||Ghana||Gambia|
|Sierra Leone||Mexico||Senegal||Saudi Arabia|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Solomon Islands||Saint Lucia||Rwanda|
|Swaziland||São Tomé and Príncipe||Suriname||Sudan|
|Vanuatu||Vietnam||United Kingdom||United Arab Emirates|
You need the following documents to apply for a Turkish eVisa:
- Travel document that is valid for a minimum of 6 months, starting from the day you plan to enter Turkey.
- You may be asked to submit other documents depending on the country you are a citizen of. You will be informed about the same after you select your country and travel dates.
In case of a change in travel dates, you have to apply for a new eVisa.
No, it is not mandatory to enter Turkey on the date you have mentioned in your visa application. Your visa validity period will start from the date mentioned in your application and you can enter the country anytime during your eVisa validity period.
Any information that you provide during your visa application is safe as the Government of Turkey do not sell this information to any third party or use it for commercial purposes. Every stage of the visa application process is secured by high-end security systems. The barcode on eVisa is encrypted and electronically signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. The applicant is responsible for soft and hard copy of eVisa.
If you have other people travelling with you to Turkey, then yes, you have to apply for a separate eVisa for each of them.
No, Indians cannot avail a multi-entry eVisa. This eVisa is available only to the citizens of the following countries:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Australia||Austria||Armenia|
|Estonia||Haiti||Hong Kong (BN(O))||Grenada|
|South Africa||U.S.A||United Arab Emirates||Spain|
|Portugal||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Saudi Arabia||Saint Lucia|
No, if you have not used your eVisa, you will not get a refund.
No, if your eVisa details do not match with your passport, then your eVisa will be invalid. You will have to apply for a new eVisa.
If you want to stay in Turkey longer than the duration permitted by your eVisa, then you have to apply for a residence permit at a local police station. eVisa is only given for trade and tourism purposes. For any other type of visa, people have to submit an application to the Turkish Consulates or Embassies. In case of overstay in Turkey, you may be deported, banned from entering the country for some time or pay fines.
eVisa fee can be paid using Visa, UnionPay and MasterCard debit or credit cards only. You cannot use any other mode of payment. One benefit is that the card can be in someone else’s name.
If you want to correct the information mentioned on your eVisa, then you have to apply for another eVisa.
You will see a link to download eVisa if your application is successful. It will also be sent to you via email.
If your eVisa system says that your application cannot be processed, then you have to visit the nearest Turkish Consulate or Embassy regarding the same.
The fee is charged only for approved eVisa applications. So, you do not have to worry about refund in case your application is rejected.
You can apply for an eVisa any time before your travel date. It is advisable to apply for an eVisa at least 48 hours before your travel.
To get an update about the visa application that you made at the Turkish Embassy or Consulate, you have to contact the Turkish Embassy or Consulate. You cannot check it through the eVisa support system.
No, you will not get a refund if your eVisa becomes invalid because the information on your eVisa is wrong.
If you are unable to pay your eVisa fee, please do the following:
- Check if the card is a Visa/UnionPay/MasterCard credit/debit card.
- Check if the card has 3D secure system and allows international payments.
If your card has both the above, then try making the payment at a different time. If it still doesn’t work, try using a different debit/credit card. If you are still unable to pay, then contact your bank or eVisa support desk for further assistance.
Indian citizens cannot apply for a Visa on Arrival in case they don’t want to apply for an eVisa. Only citizens of the following countries can get a Visa-on-Arrival:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Australia||Armenia||Austria|
|Hong Kong (BN(O))||Ireland||Indonesia||Jamaica|
|Estonia||Grenada||Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus||Haiti|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||U.S.A||Spain||United Kingdom|
You can enter your middle name right after your name in the ‘Given Name(s) section. Insert a space between both the names.
No, it is not possible to have different addresses on the eVisa and payment receipts.
According to Turkish Law, foreigners who arrive at seaports and intend to visit the seaport city and nearby provinces for tourism purposes do not need a visa if their stay is not more than 72 hours.
Yes, if you are traveling with your child who is included in your passport, then you have to apply for a separate eVisa for him/her.
The fee for availing an eVisa depends on the country you are a citizen of.
The validity period of eVisa depends on the country you are a citizen of. It is not the same for everyone.
In family eVisa application, a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people can be included.
If you are not going to leave the international transit area, then no, you do not have to apply for a Turkish eVisa.
The eligibility criteria for family application is mentioned below:
- All applicants must be from the same country.
- Their travel documents should be same type.
- The arrival date should be the same.
- Every member should abide by the eVisa rules.
In a group eVisa application, a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 300 applicants can be included.