Who Needs A Visa?

This article contains useful information about visa requirements for EU and Non-EU citizens. The information displayed here is obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (July 2013).

No Visa Required for Holders of Ordinary Passport

If you are a citizen of the countries listed in this section, and you hold a valid ordinary passport, you can visit Turkey without a visa. The length of time that you can remain in Turkey is determined by your nationality.

Visits of up to 3 months

  • Argentina, Australia
  • Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize
  • Canada, Chile
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji, Finland, France
  • Germany, Greece, Grenada
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders only)
  • Iceland, Iran, Israel
  • Jamaica, Japan
  • Kenya, Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
  • Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco
  • New Zealand, Norway
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • UAE, Uruguay
  • Vatican

Visits of up to 2 months

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Indonesia
  • Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Slovenia

Visits of up to 1 month

  • Bolivia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirghizia
  • Maldives
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Slovenia

Transit Visas

Citizens of the countries listed above, and citizens of Bulgaria do not require a transit visa to pass through Turkey. Bulgarian citizens have to pay for transit passing according to agreement dated March 10, 1993.

No Visa Required for Holders of Diplomatic, Special or Service Passports

If you are a citizen of the countries listed in this section, and you hold a valid diplomatic, special or service passport, you can visit Turkey without a visa. The length of time that you can remain in Turkey is determined by your nationality.

Visits of up to 3 months

  • Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brasilia
  • Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt, Ecuador
  • Fiji, Finland, France
  • Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders only)
  • Iceland
  • Iran, Israel, Italy
  • Jamaica, Japan
  • Kenya, Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico (only diplomatic passport holders), Monaco, Morocco
  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan, Peru, Poland
  • Qatar
  • Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • UAE, Ukraine, Uruguay
  • Vatican

Visits of up to 2 months

  • Afghanistan
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Indonesia
  • Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Slovenia

Visits of up to 1 month

  • Bolivia, Bulgaria (only diplomatic passport holders)
  • Estonia (diplomatic passport holders only)
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia (diplomatic passport holders only)
  • Maldives, Moldavia, Mongolia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Turkmenia
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Visas required

If you are a citizen of the countries listed in this section, and you hold a valid ordinary passport, you can enter Turkey with a visa. You can obtain the visa at the Turkish border. The length of time that you can remain in Turkey is determined by your nationality.

Visits of up to 3 months

  • Austria
  • Belgium, Brazil
  • Hong Kong (Only BRNO-British National Overseas passport holders)
  • Ireland, Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom, United States of America

Visits of up to 1 month

  • Armenia, Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Latvia, Lithuania
  • Moldavia
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Visits of up to 15 days

  • Albania
  • Georgia, Guatemala

Please note:
We update this information on a regular basis. However, before you travel to Turkey, we suggest that you either contact us or contact the Turkish embassy in your home country for the latest information.



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