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Visa Requirements for Turkish Citizens

Visa requirements for Turkish citizens are the current regulations applicable to international travel from Türkiye. The regulations are established by the foreign country in advance and decide whether Turkish citizens need a visa to enter the country or not. Currently, 76 countries require arriving Turkish citizens to have a valid visa issued by an embassy, ​​while 68 countries welcome Turkish passport holders without a visa.
There are also 28 countries that allow Turkish citizens to enter based on a valid eVisa and 37 countries that allow visa on arrival. Electronic visas, visas on arrival as well as visa-free entry generally allow Turkish citizens to stay abroad for short periods of time and engage in leisure, business or related activities.
transit. Conversely, embassy visas can sometimes be issued for long-term stays, but obtaining an embassy visa (even for short-term stays) is considered difficult.
This process requires an in-person visit to the embassy as well as preparation of numerous supporting documents. The easiest way to travel abroad is to visit visa-free countries and those that offer electronic visas, as these documents can be easily found online. VoAs may be considered easy to get, but they often require travelers to queue upon arrival and are uncertain about whether or not you will receive your travel documents.
More information about each visa/entry category for which Turkish citizens qualify is available below with a list of countries offering each category.

Electronic visa

Electronic visas are an alternative to traditional visas issued by embassies.
An e-visa is a travel authorization document that can be easily obtained online after a quick application process.
Approved documents will reach each applicant via email, usually within 72 hours.

List of countries that offer eVisas for Turkish citizens

  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
28 countries offer eVisas for Turkish citizens to travel.
Before traveling to any of the destinations listed above, Turkish citizens must apply for a visa online. What is usually required to register is simply a valid passport, a working email address and an internet connection.
Completing the form with the requested data takes a few minutes, while processing a submitted electronic visa application typically takes up to 72 hours.
Approved documents will be sent to each applicant via email and will allow the holder to travel abroad for a short period of time, usually 30, 60 or 90 days, for leisure, business purposes and transit.
This includes going on vacation, visiting friends or family, traveling for business, attending events and conferences, and stopping over before arriving at another final destination.

Visa on Arrival

A Visa on Arrival is a short-term visa that can be obtained after completing an application process upon arrival at the selected destination.

List of countries offering Visas on Arrival for Turkish citizens

  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • The Maldives
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
37 countries allow Turkish citizens to apply for a visa on arrival. Travelers who want to use this option for their trip must prepare for the registration process before departure. Proof documents may include the tourist’s return ticket, proof of sufficient funds for the stay abroad, and hotel reservation. To actually start the application process, Turkish passport holders must go to the nearest border checkpoint upon arrival and request a Visa on Arrival application form.
The application form must then be completed with the necessary information and then submitted to the border officials.
Some countries may require payment of issuance costs (sometimes in cash in local currency) and presentation of additional supporting documents. VoA approved is ideal for short stays abroad involving leisure, business and transit.

Embassy Visa

An embassy visa is a traditional visa that can be issued after completing the application process at an embassy or consulate.
Embassy visas come in different types, some are even issued for long-term stays, even those related to working, studying and even living abroad.

List of countries that require Turkish citizens to have a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • The Solomon Islands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Turkmenistan
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
Currently, 76 countries require embassy-issued visas for arriving Turkish citizens.
Before traveling to any of the destinations listed above from Turkey, travelers must apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of the country they plan to visit.
The application process may vary depending on a number of factors including the embassy visa type chosen, the applicant’s nationality, etc.
However, the entire process has some common elements, including:
  • Preparing the required documents
  • Completing the application form
  • Submitting the complete paperwork at an Embassy
  • Covering the regular visa issuing fee
  • Waiting for approval
Processing time can even take several weeks.
This is why it is important to check the processing times applicable to the country you are traveling to and apply appropriately in advance to receive the necessary visa before departure.

Visa-free countries

68 countries allow citizens of Turkey to enter their territory on visa-free basis. This makes for the most effortless way of traveling internationally since no visa needs to be handled prior to the planned trip.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • South Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
What is usually required to travel to a country without a visa is simply a valid passport or sometimes even just valid Turkish traveler identification.
Some countries may require additional supporting documentation, including the traveler’s hotel reservation, a copy of a return ticket, or proof of having enough funds for the stay abroad.
However, the process is very simple compared to different ways of traveling.
Visa exemption allows Turkish passport holders to stay abroad for short periods of time for pleasure, business or transit.

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