Passport which is valid for at least six months from date
of arrival in Turkey is required by all, except the following
1. Greece, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein,
Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain, who
can enter with a national ID card (which must have a validity
of one year). <
Required by all except the following:
(a) 2. nationals of EU countries for stays of up to 3 months
(except those listed under notes 4 and 5 below in Sticker-type
entry visas, and nationals of Slovenia and Guatemala, plus
British National Overseas passport holders, who must apply
to the Consulate General to obtain a tourist visa a minimum
of six weeks prior to departure;
(b) 3. nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Bulgaria*
(see Note below), Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Hong Kong (SAR), Honduras, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea
(Rep), Liechtenstein, Monaco, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand,
Nicaragua, Singapore, San Marino, Switzerland, Tunisia, Trinidad
& Tobago, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Uruguay
and Vatican City for stays of up to three months;
(c) Nationals of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia
(Former Yugoslav Republic) for stays of up to two months;
(d) Nationals of Costa Rica, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Macau
(SAR) for stays of up to one month;
(e) Transit passengers continuing their journey by the same
of first connecting aircraft within 24 hours, provided not
leaving the airport and in possession of confirmed onward
(a) Visa exemption for Bulgarians does not apply to those
who enter Turkey through certain custom points (contact Consulate
for details). Bulgarians should always obtain a visa for transit
(b) Visitors cannot surpass 180 visa-free days in one year.
Sticker-type entry visas
Tourists and business visitors from the following countries
do require visas and can obtain a sticker-type entry visa
at the point of entry for a fee. Prices are dependent on nationality
(for British nationals, the cost is £10 [£36 if
obtained prior to arrival], and for US nationals, the cost
(a) 4. Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium,
Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovak
Republic, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and the
UK and USA for stays not exceeding three months;
(b) Albania for stays not exceeding two months;
(b) 5. Greek Cypriot Administrative Region and Romania for
stays not exceeding one month;
(c) Georgia for stays not exceeding 15 days.
of visa and cost
Prices vary according to nationality.
£75. Transit (up to three months): £27.
(multiple-entry, up to three months): £36.
Some visas must be obtained in advance. Contact the Consulate
(or Consular section at Embassy); see Contact Addresses section.
Travellers intending to stay more than three months in Taiwan
will be required to take an AIDS test. If the test is positive,
they will be required to leave the country.
Application and enquiries
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Contact Addresses
section. Applicants must now pre-book an appointment with
the relevant Consulate.
(a) Valid passport.
(b) One recent passport-size photo.
(c) Application form.
(d) Latest bank statement and photocopy.
(e) Fee (varies for different nationals), payable by postal
order, company cheque and cash only.
(f) £5 administrative fee.
(g) Registered, pre-paid, self-addressed, special delivery
envelope if applying by post.
(h) Sufficient funds (exact amount required varies according
Application requirements may vary according to nationality
and type of visa sought.
Working days required
but depends on nationality of applicant. Some applications
may be referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara,
which may take much longer (minimum six to eight weeks).
Apply to the Turkish Consulate General (see Contacts
section) or to the Turkish Diplomatic Mission in the country