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 Information for visa applicants
20/07/2015 - Announcement

***We only accept visa applications between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm. No visa aplication will be accepted out of specified hours under no circumstance.

***According to the general visa (for touristic purposes) rules, British passport holders have the right to stay 90 days out of 180 days. The day you enter Turkey (not the day you get visa) is the first day of the period of 180 days which means your right to stay 90 days duly starts on the day you enter Turkey.

***Visas for touristic purposes or business meeting/ conference can be obtained via the Electronic Visa Application System (www.evisa.gov.tr). This system allows you to obtain your e-Visa in approximately 5 minutes online.

This Consulate is not authorised to manage e-visa. Please refer all e-visa queries to the following link. https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/feedback/

*** Travel document holders can not apply for e-visa. They have to apply to this Consulate General for any type of visa. PLEASE MAKE ONLINE APPOINTMENT!

*** As of 1 January 2015, in accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no. 6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit.

Example A: In order to enter Turkey having a visa with 90 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a passport valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance.

Example B: In order to enter Turkey having a visa with 30 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a passport valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance."

Residence permit should be applied to the nearest police headquarter in Turkey, before your tourist visa expires. (This Consulate General is not authorised to grant residence permit.)

Please visit below website for frequently asked questions on residence permit and more information.

For your query about residence permit, you can contact to the link below:


A) By AIR: If you are a visa-national , you will not need visa for transit unless you pass through the “passport control point” at Turkish airports.

Please note that you cannot leave airport transit area and you must hold a ticket to a destination outside of Turkey. You must also have permission/visa to enter the destination country, if such permit/visa is required.

B) By SEA or LAND: If you intend to travel by sea or land  via Turkey, you will need a visa. Please refer to Information on Tourist Visa for Ordinary Passport Holders (for all countries). The application procedure is the same as tourist visa.

Before applying for transit visa to this Consulte General, all passport and travel document holders must obtain the visa of the destination country. If you are exempt from visa to the destination country, then they have to submit an official letter issued by the relevant countries’ diplomatic representatives confirming that they do not need any visa.

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Tourism in Turkey    

Number of tourists visiting Turkey has reached 25 million in 2009. Around 2.5 million of which are British and this figure is expected to continue its upward trend in 2010.

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Emirhan Yorulmazlar
   Consul General

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