Updated Visa Information to Turkey, 12.02.2016
NATIONALS OF ALL OTHER COUNTRIES WHO ARE RESIDENT IN
FOR THOSE WHO ARE SUBJECT TO A CANADIAN TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Nationals Subject to Visa to Enter Turkey
In order to determine whether you need a visa to enter Turkey please click
Citizens of some countries have the possibility to obtain their entry visa online (e-Visa). If you are subject to a visa to Turkey, you may be eligible for e-Visa. Please click on
to check out whether you are eligible for e-Visa or not.
If you are a citizen of a country who is eligible for e-Visa, it is highly recommended to obtain your visa online. This visa allows the holder to stay in Turkey for a maximum period of 90 days and is valid for multiple entries during that period. It is a quicker and easier way for travelers to obtain a tourist visa to Turkey. Applicants just need to log on to the mentioned web site, provide the requested information, and make online payment (after the application is approved) and download their e-Visa.
Please note that e-Visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Other purposes require regular visa given by Embassies or Consulates.
Since the e-Visa application is operated by the relevant Turkish authorities, all kind of e-Visa issues should be directed to the e-Visa Call Center at +1 888 566 7656 and
not to this Consulate General.
Holders of Canadian Travel Document (Blue Colour - 1951 Convention)
Holders of Canadian travel documents (Blue colour - 1951 Convention) cannot obtain an entry visa thru the e-Visa system; regular visa must be obtained from the Turkish missions in Canada prior intended travel to Turkey, regardless of the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country. However Canadian travel document holders may be eligible to obtain an entry visa
valid only for maximum 30 days.
Holders of Canadian Certificate of Identity (Grey Colour)
Since the Canadian Certificate of Identity is not accepted as valid travel document, holders of those documents can not apply for an entry visa to Turkey.
Pre-Application System for Regular Visa Applications
An entry visa can also be obtained from the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa or the Turkish Consulate General in Toronto
valid for 90 days within the last 180 days
As of January 5, 2016, all kinds of applications for Turkish visas will have to be made through the
online viawww.visa.gov.tr and applicants must obtain an appointment. Accordingly all visa applications to Turkish consular offices must be started and submitted thru this web portal. After having submitted and obtained an appointment, you are advised to be present at the Turkish consular office at least 5-10 minutes before the specified time. Take time before your visa appointment to ensure that you have all of the information required for the type of visa for which you are applying. Applicants who come unprepared may be turned away and may be required to reschedule their appointment.
If the interviewing consular officer informed you that your visa has been approved and your case does not require any additional administrative processing, your visa will be issued after 5 business days and will be turned over to you with a self-addressed prepaid return envelope from Canada Post, which you submitted during your appointment. Applicants with inappropriate uploaded documents may be turned away and may be required to reschedule their appointment.
Appointments may be taken by the residency of the applicant to the appropriate Turkish missions listed below:
Visa applications of the residents of the National Capital Region, Eastern Ontario (east of Kingston) and the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island should be made to the Consular Section of the
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa
Visa applications of the residents of the provinces of Ontario (The National Capital Region and Eastern Ontario are exempted), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Island should be made to the
Turkish Consulate General in Toronto
Initial Application Documents
The following initial application documents
are required from the nationals of all other countries and Canadian travel document holders to apply for a visa:
- Biometric photo;
- Documents attesting to the income status of the applicant and inviting person, such as a bank letter, or bank statement (If you are not employed (student, housewife, etc.) provide proof of your spouse's or parent's employment and income);
Hotel Booking or Invitation (must include the name, address and telephone number of your host);
- Supporting document on the applicant's commitment to return (Land registry, business certificate, salary table, bank account statement);
- A valid medical insurance for the duration of their stay;
- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope from Canada Post (return envelopes from FedEx, DHL, UPS, Purolator and other courier companies are not accepted). Passports will
only be returned by mail.
With an expiration date at least
60 days beyond the "duration of stay" of the visa;
(For more information please see note for Validity Requirements for Passports below);
With a blank page to affix the visa;
- Fee: CAD 83.00 (single entry) / CAD 276.00 (multiple entry) as cash or money order payable to "Turkish Consulate". Personal cheques are not accepted and the fee is non-refundable;
Validity Period Requirements for Passports
Foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a passport (travel document) 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.
Process Time of Regular Visa Applications
Due to the high volume of applications for Turkish visas, Turkish Embassy in Ottawa is not in a position to provide a specific duration for visa processing. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you apply for visas, well before (e.g. one month) the planned visit to Turkey. Furthermore the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa is not able to process Turkish visa in less than 5 business days after intake of the visa application package.
Expedited Process is Non-Existent at the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa
Since flight and hotel reservations (if applicable) are sufficient for visa applications, purchased flight tickets and hotel accommodations are not required. It is solely the responsibility of the applicant to purchase flight tickets, hotel accommodations or make other arrangements before obtaining a Turkish visa. Therefore acquire flight tickets and hotel accommodations beforehand does not guaranty to receive a Turkish visa within the desired time frame or to request an expedite process.
Arrival in Turkey
It should be acknowledged that the possession of a visa does not automatically entitle the traveler to enter Turkey upon arrival at a port of entry. An officer at the port of entry will decide if you still meet the requirements for admission when you arrive. If there has been a change in circumstances between the dates of your application for a visa and your arrival in Turkey, or if subsequent information is given which was not originally available to the visa office, you may be refused entry.
Your visa is valid for 90 days within the last 180 days
unless otherwise determined in your visa (
30 days for Canadian Travel Document holders). Accordingly the officer at the port of entry will determine whether you meet these criteria to enter Turkey. If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned from future travel to Turkey for a specific period of time.
Those traveler coming to a Turkish airport and not leaving the transit lounge at the airport are not required to have a transit visa. In order not to face any difficulties at your departing airport, please be sure that your airline company has notice of this regulation prior your travel.
Those cruise passengers coming to a Turkish port of call by a cruise ship and thereafter leave Turkey by the same cruise ship for another country, are exempt from visa for a maximum period of 72 hours (with the permission given by the local security authorities). Those passengers are not required to obtain an entry visa to Turkey.
Children under the Age of 18
Children under the age of 18 travelling to Turkey without parents must have a notarized parental consent to travel from either both parents and their non-accompanying parent, as applicable.
For further information about Turkish Visas please also visit the following web site at:
For further information about Turkey please also visit the following web site at:
http://www. goturkey .com/
Conditions subject to change without a notice.