Home  |  Contact  |  Türkçe

London - United Kingdom

  Visa Information  |  Marriage & Divorce  |  Legalisation  |  Other Services & Info Notes  |   Latest News & Announcements

 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:


British Citizens can obtain tourist visa either at the port of entry in Turkey or by visiting www.evisa.gov.tr. The sticker visa obtained at the port of entry in Turkey or e-visa will grant you 90 days stay with multiple entry to Turkey starting from the date of issue. (eg: visa issued on 5 May 2014 expires on 2 August 2014).

* British National Overseas, British Subject and British Protected Person passport holders are not issued sticker type of visa at the port of entry in Turkey. They have to obtain their visas only from this Consulate General before traveling.

* If you are not a British passport holder; yet you have a travel document (not Certificate of Identity) issued by the Home Office of the UK, you must apply for visa to this Consulate General in person before traveling. You must have at least one year valid travel document.

* Please note: tourist visas do not give you the right to take up paid or unpaid employment or to reside, or to study (including student exchange program) or to establish yourself in business in Turkey.

See also Travel Arrangements. Click here to make an online appointment for visa applications to Turkey.

Useful Addresses
Useful Links
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.

goturkey.com  |  gototurkey.co.uk


Emirhan Yorulmazlar
   Consul General

>> CG's Biography


Postal address:
Rutland Lodge Rutland Gardens,
London SW7 1BW,
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 7591 6900
Fax: 020 75 91 6911

BizeYazin For all your queries:
KCM Consulate Call Center:
+44 203 608 80 90
Twitter www.twitter.com/TurkConsLondon
face www.facebook.com/LondraBK

Application Times:
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 13:00

  © 2015 Turkish Consulate London - Credits: Flash slide movie on our home page has been provided by Ministry of Culture and Tourism.