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 Information for visa applicants
25/03/2015 - Announcement

***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 travel document (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 travel document 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 travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance."


If you wish to reside in Turkey longer than the normal period, you will need a residence visa.
Residence visa is not obtained from this Turkish Consulate General. It should be applied to the nearest police headquarter in Turkey, before your tourist visa expires.
***We have been informed by the local authorities in Turkey that in near future, within the context of Turkish Law 6458, you will be required to apply for residence permit to Turkish diplomatic representations abroad. Still, you need to apply to the nearest local police headquarter in Turkey for residence permit.
Once the new regulation within the context of Turkish Law 6458 is published to lay down rules for residence permit, yacht visa and other applications we will clearly up-date our website to this end. Currently, we can not release any information regarding the application for residence permit since we have not been authorised yet.

For your information,
following documents might be asked to submit to the local police headquarter. (full document check list for residence visa should be enquired from the nearest police headquarters in Turkey and submitted to the same address.)

  • Latest bank statement (original to be returned) & a photocopy. Bank statement must show the applicant's current financial standing.
  • Reference letter from your employer / school / accountant (if applicable)
  • A letter specifying the reasons for the applicant's intended settlement in Turkey
  • Details of pensions or other assets from which the applicant receive a regular income & a photocopy
  • Particulars of any assets in Turkey (if any), and a photocopy
  • Any other evidence supporting your application (if any )

If you wish to extend your residence permit for a further period, you should apply to the same police headquarters before the permit expires.

Household items may be taken into Turkey through a system called "temporary import" provided that the validity of the residence permit is not less than one year. For details of the relevant regulation please contact with the Office of the Finance and Customs Counsellor at Turkish Embassy in London which can also provide information on the regulation concerning the temporary import of a car into Turkey. Information on Turkish Customs Regulation is available at the the official website of Turkish Customs Administration on http://www.gumruk.gov.tr

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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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