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Visa for Turkey

Posted by mj-185311 - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by ajeynes - 14 years ago

Hi all,

 

I work as a travel agent so the following information is taken directly from Timatc as mentioned by MikeP. This assumes you are British national.

 

TIMATIC-2 / 15OCT03 / 1333 UTC                                 
NATIONAL UNITED KINGDOM (GREAT BRITAIN) (GB)                   
DESTINATION TURKEY (TR)                                        
VISA DESTINATION TURKEY (TR)                                   
...... NORMAL PASSPORTS ONLY ......                            
PASSPORT REQUIRED.                                             
VISA (IRRESPECTIVE OF ENDORSEMENT IN PASSPORT REGARDING        
NATIONAL STATUS) REQUIRED, WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED ON ARRIVAL.   
VALIDITY: 3 MONTHS AND FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES.  FEE: GBP 10.-.   
IF INTENDING TO STAY LONGER THAN 1 MONTH, PASSENGER MUST       
REPORT TO THE LOCAL POLICE.                                    
PASSENGER MUST BE OF CLEAN APPEARANCE AND HOLD SUFFICIENT      
FUNDS.                                                         
PASSENGER IS CONSIDERED A TURKISH NATIONAL, IF IT APPEARS FROM 
THE DOCUMENTS THAT ORIGINAL NATIONALITY WAS TURKISH. PASSENGER 
SHOULD BE ADVISED TO MAKE INQUIRIES ABOUT POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN TURKEY.                                    
PASSENGER HOLDING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN THEIR OWN        
LANGUAGE AND NOT IN THE LATIN ALPHABET WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY   
AND DEPORTED.                                                  
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ENTRY REGULATIONS WILL RESULT IN THE       
DEPORTATION OF PASSENGER, NORMALLY BY SAME AIRCRAFT ON THE SAME
DAY. SHOULD DEPORTATION PROCEDURE EXCEED 24 HOURS, A FINE OF   
USD 1,000.- WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE CARRIER.                    
SCAN COMPLETE                                                  
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Posted by Zeynep-183200 - 14 years ago

No foreigner has ever been turned back from Turkish customs because they don't have a visa. It is just Turkey's petty revenge on citizens of countries that demand visas from Turks :-) As others mentioned, you land in Turkey, get in (a short) line to pay for your visa, and then pass the customs.

I am a Turkish national, and would you believe I get hassled more when entering Turkey because (1) Customs police have never heard of the Principality of Monaco, (2) Nor have they seen its Carte de Sejour, and of course (3) They cannot get it through their heads that as a resident of Monaco I don't need residence documents elsewhere (namely, France) to be living in Europe.

*Sigh*

Good luck for your trip and let me know if you need any further info.

Zeynep

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Posted by harvster-181676 - 14 years ago

Although I lıve on the CdA, I am currently workıng ın Istanbul (apologıes ıf thıs emaıl ıs corrupt, I am usıng a Turkısh PC).

 

It depends upon what passport you are holdıng, for the length of vısa and the cost. For example, Brıtısh and Irısh passport holders (NB: ıt must be your Passport, resıdency cards are not usually valıd) pay 10 Euro for 3 months. French passport holders don't have to pay anythıng. US Passport holders have to pay 100 USD for 3 months.

 

Best to check wıth the Turkısh embassy ın Parıs to be sure.

 

Sımon

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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 14 years ago

The statement

quote:If you are a EU resident, you can buy the VISA at the airport/port on arrival. 

is not entirely correct.  Visa requirements are based on a combination of nationality and residence - the former being the most important.  For example, if you have right of abode in the UK (depending on nationality) you might be able to get a 15 day visa for Turkey on arrival.

Don't take chances - check with the consulate or a travel agency or airline office who will have access to a database called Timatic in which they will input your nationality, country of residence, and desitnation, and it will give the exact requirements.

If you email me those details I'll check it for you.

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Posted by mj-185311 - 14 years ago

MSM2000UK: Thanks. I will contact them today.

Michael and kate : As it is still early to call the consulate, as far as you know, it is based on my resident card regardless of the passport I carry?

Thanks.

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Posted by michael and kate - 14 years ago

If you are a EU resident, you can buy the VISA at the airport/port on arrival.  You don't need to get one before.  It costs around 20E and you can stay 3 months.  I used to work in Istanbul and visited my husband in Nice every other weekend - hence I had to buy a few in my time!

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Posted by MSM2000UK-181816 - 14 years ago

CountryFRANCEConsulateLyon Address87, Rue de Seze 69006 - LyonPhone(33-4) 72 83 98 40Fax(33-4) 78 24 86 75Telex***E-mailmailto:lyonbk@worldnet.netWeb Sitehttp://home.worldnet.fr/~lyonbk

 

CountryFRANCEConsulateMARSEILLEAddress363, AVENUE DU PRADO 13008 MARSEILLEPhone(33-4) 91 29 00 20Fax(33-4) 91 22 78 21