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Turkey eVisa for Indian citizens: Requirements & fees
Photo of Ra'eesah Manack
Ra'eesah Manack
11 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to apply for a Turkey eVisa as an Indian citizen! We understand that the visa application process can seem overwhelming, but rest assured, we're here to support you at every stage.

Whether you dream of a relaxing getaway in Cappadocia or have important business matters to attend to in Istanbul, our guide will provide you with all the essential details to help you get your Turkey eVisa online without hassle.

Let's begin!

Turkey Beach View

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What is a Turkey eVisa, and why do Indian citizens need it?

The Turkey eVisa is an electronic travel authorization for Indian passport holders to enter the country for tourism or business.

This Turkey electronic visa regime makes applying simpler for Indian citizens, as it can be completed 100% online, saving you valuable time and effort. This online process is an alternative to obtaining a traditional visa stamp from the embassy or consulate and does not need an in-person interview or visit.

Children and minors from India must also have a valid visa to enter Turkey. If you've included another person in your visa application, it'll be noted in the system, allowing you to breeze through immigration together with ease.

This is especially convenient for families with children. Apply together by clicking ‘Add another person’ during our online process or through the iVisa app.

If you intend to travel to Turkey for a longer stay or to work or study, apply for a residence permit or a relevant visa instead through the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi.

Eligibility criteria for a Turkey eVisa for Indian citizens

To determine your eligibility for the Turkey eVisa, simply provide your personal information and passport details using our convenient Visa Checker Tool. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you can complete the hassle-free online application process!

Foreign nationals and travelers from India who meet the following criteria are eligible for the Turkey eVisa:

  • Possession of a valid Indian passport that remains valid for a minimum of 6 months from the intended arrival date in Turkey.

  • Planning a stay in Turkey for less than 30 days.

  • Intention to visit Turkey exclusively for tourism or business purposes.

The eVisa grants entry and exit privileges through any entry point within Turkey.

If the Turkish eVisa isn't an option for you, don't worry! Take a look at our expert guide on how to apply for a Turkey Embassy Visa – it's packed with helpful tips by a seasoned traveler to simplify the process and ace the interview.

Do I need a Turkey eVisa as an Indian citizen transiting through Turkey?

If you intend to remain in the transit lounge at the airport without entering Turkey, you don't need to have a visa.

Please note that cruise passengers who wish to explore coastal cities or nearby provinces for vacation purposes are also exempt from obtaining a Turkish Visa, provided that their stay does not exceed 72 hours.

How to apply for a Turkey eVisa from India in 15 minutes

Experience a hassle-free Turkey eVisa application process from India through our user-friendly website or by downloading our convenient iVisa app!

Just follow these three simple steps:

  • Step 1: Provide essential details such as your name, passport number, and travel dates. Additionally, select the processing time that best suits your requirements (more information is provided below).

  • Step 2: Double-check all the information you've provided and make the Turkey eVisa payment using a valid credit or debit card.

  • Step 3: Upload the necessary supporting documents, complete any additional required information, and submit your application.

Within minutes, you will receive a confirmation email.

iVisa tip: Your approved eVisa is electronically linked to your passport, and during immigration checks a quick scan of your passport will confirm your visa status. However, we recommend keeping a downloaded copy on your mobile device as a backup, just to smooth out any unexpected bumps in the process.

Required documents to apply for the Turkey eVisa in India

To submit a visa application, applicants from India must meet the following Turkey eVisa requirements:

  • Copy of a valid passport: A clear copy of your passport is needed, which should have a minimum validity of six months starting from the planned arrival date in Turkey. It should also have at least one blank page available.

  • Personal details: Fill out all the required personal information accurately, including your full name, date of birth, and passport details. It is essential to double-check these details to avoid errors.

  • Payment method: Our iVisa processing fee and the government entry visa fee can be paid conveniently using a debit or credit card.

  • Contact information: Provide your valid email address to receive updates and notifications regarding the status of your visa application.

Always carry backup documentation like an extra ID or driver’s license, return flight tickets, and proof of accommodation, as immigration officers might request to see these upon arrival, even if you already have an approved Turkey eVisa.

iVisa tip: Have digital copies of all required documents (like your passport and flight confirmation) ready before you start the application. This saves you time and simplifies the process.

How to check the status of a Turkey eVisa application for Indian citizens

To track the status of your Turkey eVisa application online, you have a couple of options. Make sure to have your email address, passport number, and reference number (provided after applying) readily available.

Here are two methods to check the progress of your application:

1. Turkish government website: Visit the official website of the Turkish authorities. Enter the required details to access the status of your application to see if it’s currently being processed or has been accepted or rejected.

If it’s still in the processing phase, you can revisit the website later to check for updates.

2. Wait for our email updates: If you applied for your eVisa through our platform, you will receive timely updates via email.

You can also log into your online iVisa account, created for you when you initially submitted your application through our platform, to check the status.

Please remember to check your SPAM folder, as sometimes emails can end there. To ensure you receive important communications, please add iVisa to your approved list of senders.

Can I apply for a Turkey Visa at the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi?

You do not have to visit the Turkish Embassy to apply for a visa for tourist or business purposes, as you can apply online.

However, if you require a residence permit or a long-term visa like a Work Visa, you will need to apply directly at the embassy near you.

It’s not mandatory to have a physical copy, but it’s always good to have a printed backup of the approved visa confirmation if requested by immigration authorities in Turkey.

Turkey eVisa cost for Indian citizens

Once you have successfully completed the online visa application form and carefully reviewed and confirmed all the provided details, you must make the payment for the visa fees.

Here are the fees for each option (check the processing times in the next section):

  • Standard processing: This option costs USD $105.49, excluding government visa fees.

  • Rush processing: This option costs USD $120.49, excluding government visa fees.

  • Super Rush processing: This option costs USD $148.49, excluding government visa fees.

The government fee of USD $61.50 for Indian citizens is included in the above costs, and can be paid together on our secure platform.

Processing time for a Turkey eVisa application for Indians

The processing time of applying for a Turkish eVisa from India depends on the option you choose:

  • Standard processing: This option ensures that your Turkey eVisa will be processed and ready within 24 hours

  • Rush processing: If you require your eVisa in a shorter time frame, you can choose this option to expedite the processing time. You will receive your eVisa within just 4 hours.

  • Super Rush processing: For those with urgent visa requirements, this option is ideal. You will receive your valid Turkish Visa in an astonishingly swift timeframe of only 30 minutes!

We understand the importance of time and strive to provide efficient visa processing options tailored to your specific needs. Usually, you'll get your eVisa within a few days. For added peace of mind, opt for our Super Rush service to fast-track your application to the front of the line and to get it within hours!

Cappadocia Turkey Sunset View

Validity period of a Turkey eVisa for Indian citizens

The Turkey eVisa is valid for a specific period of time. Here are the details for Indian applicants:

  • The Turkey eVisa is valid for a period of 180 days after issued. You must enter the country within this timeframe.

  • The maximum stay allowed is 90 days in Total. This means that you can spend up to 30 days in Turkey within the above validity period of your eVisa.

  • The Turkish eVisa for Indians is a Multiple Entry visa. This means that you are permitted to enter Turkey only once on this visa. The multiple-entry visa is currently unavailable for Indian citizens.

Please note that the exact validity of your visa is up to the Turkish authorities.

Can a Turkey eVisa be extended for Indian citizens?

Unfortunately, extending a Turkey eVisa is not possible. Indian citizens must leave the country before the expiry date of their visa. If you want to visit Turkey again you must apply for a new visa.

For those planning an extended stay in Turkey that exceeds the permitted duration of the eVisa, exploring alternative entry visas is recommended, like a residence permit or Work Visa.

Consequences of overstaying a Turkey eVisa for Indian citizens

It is of utmost importance to adhere strictly to the permitted duration of stay indicated on your Turkey eVisa. Overstaying your eVisa can have severe consequences.

Failure to comply with the specified duration may result in fines, penalties, and even deportation, as determined by Turkish immigration authorities. These repercussions can disrupt your travel plans and have legal and financial implications.

Additionally, overstaying can lead to entry bans, which can restrict your ability to visit Turkey for a certain period of time. Furthermore, it can create difficulties for future travel, as immigration records are often shared among countries and considered during visa application processes.

What to do when my Turkey eVisa application is denied?

In the event that your Turkey eVisa application is denied, there are several steps you can take to address the situation. Firstly, it is crucial to carefully understand the specific reason for the rejection. This information will enable you to determine your next course of action.

In certain cases, you may be able to resolve the issue that led to the denial and reapply for the eVisa. It is important to address any concerns raised by the authorities in your subsequent application.

Our iVisa Experts are also available to assist you and answer any questions you may have regarding your visa application.

Common mistakes to avoid when applying for a Turkey eVisa in India

When applying from India, avoid these common mistakes to increase your chances of a successful outcome:

  • Incomplete or inaccurate info: When applying through us, we’ll ensure that your passport matches your supporting documents and that all requirements are met.

  • Using an invalid passport: Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the intended date of arrival in Turkey and has one blank page.

  • Waiting until the last minute: Apply for your Turkey eVisa well before your travel date. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to address any issues or complications that may arise during the process.

By carefully following these instructions, you can increase the chances of a successful Turkey eVisa application as an Indian citizen.

Travel restrictions and entry requirements for Turkey for Indian citizens

While it is currently not obligatory to have COVID-19 vaccinations or present PCR or antigen tests for travel to Turkey, it is recommended to stay informed about the latest guidelines and requirements concerning vaccinations and health protocols.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is advisable to consult the official website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Types of Turkey Visas for Indian citizens

Indian citizens who intend to visit Turkey have various visa options to choose from, depending on the purpose and duration of their stay. Here are the primary types of visas for Turkey and the differences between them:

  • Turkey eVisa: This visa is meant for those visiting Turkey engaging in tourism or business activities. It allows for a stay of up to 90 days in Total.

The benefit of this visa is that you don’t have to stand in queues at the airport, and you have all your documents sorted before you go!

  • Turkey Visa on Arrival: The visa on arrival allows travelers to obtain their visa at the designated visa counters upon arrival at Turkish airports. Currently, this option is not available for Indians. However, it's important to note that the availability of this option can change, so it is advisable to check the latest information from official sources.

  • Residence permits, Work Visas, or Study Visas: Long-term visas, such as the Turkey Work Visa or residence permit, are generally issued as sticker visas directly placed in your passport. The application process for these visas is typically done in person at the Turkish Embassy.

Prepare for a trip to Turkey as an Indian citizen

To ensure a smooth trip from India to Turkey, it is important to consider the following key points:

  • Ensure that your passport remains valid for at least six months beyond your planned arrival date in Turkey. Additionally, familiarize yourself with the visa requirements for Indian citizens traveling to Turkey.

  • Book your flights and accommodations in advance for better options and potentially benefit from more favorable prices.

  • Check the recommended vaccinations for travel to Turkey and consider obtaining travel insurance that covers medical expenses and emergencies.

  • Keep your travel documents easily accessible upon arrival in Turkey, including your passport and visa, and follow instructions from immigration officers. If required, declare any necessary items to comply with customs regulations.

  • Read this exclusive top 10 list by our travel reporter, featuring insider tips on Istanbul's hidden treasures and must-visit landmarks.

By preparing ahead and staying informed about requirements and expectations, you can ensure a memorable and enjoyable trip to Turkey!

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Contact us for more information about the Turkey eVisa

If you need more info about the Turkey eVisa process for Indian citizens, contact our customer service team via online chat or email at help@iVisa. They are ready to assist and answer any questions you may have!

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Ra'eesah Manack
iVisa Travel Journalist
Meet Ra'eesah, our globe-trotting aficionado who calls both Botswana and South Africa her home. With a passion for everything travel, Ra'eesah finds joy in exploring new places and embracing diverse cultures. Join her as she shares her journey and insights, one exciting destination at a time.
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