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Turkey Red Tape & Visas

All US Citizens and many foreign nationals who travel to Turkey as tourists require an entry visa. Visa can be purchased from Turkey embassy prior to departure or you can purchase 90-day sticker at the port of enter for about $20USD. Business travelers as well as Official and diplomatic passports holders traveling on official business must obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate before arriving in Turkey. If you wish to find out if you need a visa or not, please visit: http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ConsularServices.aspx

Very Important Note: Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your stated departure date from Turkey. If it is not, you must renew it before your trip.

All travelers planning to stay more than three months for any purpose are required to obtain a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate. Such travelers must also apply for a residence/work permit or Turkish ID card within the first month of their arrival in Turkey. This includes anyone who plans to spend more than three months doing research, studying, or working in Turkey.

All travelers are advised to obtain entry stamps on the passport page containing their visa at the first port of entry before transferring to domestic flights. Failure to obtain entry stamps at the port of entry may cause serious difficulties for travelers when they attempt to depart the country. On multiple occasions, Turkish authorities have detained travelers overnight in such situations.

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