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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:


Representatives of tour operators need to obtain a "Tour Operator Rep." visa. This type of visa is multiple-entry, and allows holders to stay up to 8 months a year without needing a work permit. Please note that this visa can be issued once in a period of 12 months.
Representatives of tour operators who intend to  stay in Turkey for more than 8 months a year or do not fulfil application requirements indicated below and/or provide further documentation that may be requested by Consulate officials upon  "Tour Operator Rep." visa applications will be advised to apply for a work permit.  Those applicants who do not have relevant work experience in the tourism sector or who do not hold degrees/certificates from tourism related education institutions may opt to obtain an “Exemption Document” issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. The contents of the “Exemption Document” will be determined by the said Ministry.

The following documents are initially required for a “Tour Operator Rep.” visa application. Please be advised that further documentation may be requested as deemed necessary by Consulate officials.

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  • Person who applies for a visa as a tour operator should have relevant work experience / education in this field and provide reference from previous work place. Alternatively, the applicant must provide a certificate of degree / course completion.
  • A letter from the tour operator/travel agency in Turkey addressed to this Consulate. The letter should state the current position of the visa applicant, his/her  purpose of visit and his/her duration of stay (up to 8 months).
  • A copy of Commercial Register Certificate and Registration Certificate of Chamber of Commerce of  the tour operator company in Turkey
  • A letter from employer in the UK including detailed information of employment status and work experience.
  • A copy of employment contract
  • Passport with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of the visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit.
  • Visa application form "must be filled in full"
    Please click here for PDF or here for MS WORD formats.
  • A passport size photo attached to the visa application form
  • Visa fee (click here to see visa fees)
  • A self-addressed envelope (no stamp is necessary) to receive your passport back by post.( if you wish to have your passport returned by post,  you should submit your documents to this Consulate General at least two weeks prior to the departure date for Turkey)
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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.

goturkey.com  |  gototurkey.co.uk


Emirhan Yorulmazlar
   Consul General

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