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Okay, let’s go straight to the point.

Not everyone is eligible to apply for a Turkish e-visa. It is only available to those who have a valid visa or residence permit from the United States (USA), the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, or any Schengen country.

If you’re not holding a valid visa from any of the mentioned countries, I’m afraid you will have to apply for a sticker visa at the Turkish Embassy. Unfortunately, I can’t be of much help regarding that because I didn’t get to experience it. All I know is that the application begins by filling out this form: Turkey Visa Application Form.

If you’re holding a valid US/UK/Ireland/Schengen visa or residence permit, read on. Here are the steps to get a visa completely online!

The process is the same for all these nationalities including Filipinos, although they might be a few changes in the prerequisites and duration of validity so please pay attention to details during your application.

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1. Visit Turkey’s E-Visa Application Website.

The address is:

Once it loads, enter your country, passport type, and security verification code.

2. Enter your travel date.

Your travel date must be within the next 3 months. You won’t be able to choose a date beyond that.

If you’re traveling over three months from now, you will have to wait until your travel date becomes clickable.

The validity of the e-visa will also be displayed. For example, in my case, since I’m holding a Philippine passport, my visa will be valid for 6 months (180 days), which means I can enter Turkey anytime within that period. Not to be confused with the allowed “length of stay”, which is only 30 days. Again, that means I can enter Turkey within the next 6 months, but once I do, I can only remain there not longer than 30 days.

3. Make sure you meet all the requirements.

The next page will display the list of prerequisites. You must meet ALL these requirements and be able to present them on your day of travel. Do not lie. Even if you’re granted an e-visa now, they may still deny you entry if you miss any of the following.

  • You have a valid passport that covers your travel period. (In PH case, your passport must also have at least 6-month validity.)
  • A return ticket.
  • Hotel reservation.
  • Funds of at least USD 50 per day of your stay in Turkey.
  • Valid supporting document. This may be a valid visa or residence permit from the US, UK, Ireland, or any Schengen country. In case I haven’t emphasized it enough, the visa has to be valid. It must also be in physical sticker form, not electronic. E-visas, even if they’re valid, will not be accepted. You will be showing it when you enter the country.

You won’t be submitting the return ticket or hotel reservation online or at any point during your application. You will be presenting these (and the supporting document) to the Immigration Officers at the airport upon entering the country.

E-visas are available for tourism and business purposes only.

4. Complete the Application Form.

On the next page, fill out the short form with your personal details. It is important that you enter information exactly as they appear on your passport.

In case the info on your passport doesn’t match that on your e-visa, the e-visa will be considered void, so be very careful in typing your details.

When you click Save and Continue, you will be asked to verify the info you entered. Make sure you double check that the details are exactly as they are on your passport.

Click Verify.

5. Check Your Email.

You should receive an email asking you to verify your application. Click Approve.

If you don’t receive an email, check your Spam or Junk folder.

6. Make payment.

When you click Approve on your email, you will be taken to the payment page. Fill out the short form and pay.

The price of the visa is USD 20, payable using MasterCard, Visa, or UnionPay credit card.

7. Download your e-Visa.

Once the transaction is completed, you will be taken to a page that will tell you that the process is over and that the e-visa is ready for download. Click Download your E-Visa and you’ll get a PDF file. Print it out and voila! There’s your e-visa. The same file will be emailed to you separately.

The visa looks like this:

When I used it, the first thing the Immigration Officer asked me was if I was a Seafarer. I answered no, then he asked for my passport and supporting visa. Since my supporting visa was in my old, previous passport (which I always bring with me), I had to hand him that one too. He also checked my onward ticket — I was flying to Morocco next — looked at it very briefly, asked how long I would be staying in Turkey, and let me through. No other questions.

That’s it! Enjoy your stay in Turkey!

Note: When I visited Turkey in 2016, I was able to get a Turkish e-visa using my Japan visa and the application was smooth as butter. Back then, they accepted any visa from OECD countries. However: It’s no longer the case. I guess they narrowed down the list of accepted supporting visas recently. Too bad!

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Anong ibig sabihin nang VALID SCHENGEN VISA? Ibig bang sabihin nito ay hindi pa expired? So kung may SCHENGEN VISA ako last 2014, di na po ba pwedeng gamitin ito as one of my documents? Salamat po.


There’s no need for interview/appearance sa embassy? Yung printed copy lang po ang dadalhin and just show to immigration officer? I dont need to attach it (like staple it) sa passport? Thank you po.


Hello. Thank you for this article.
I hold a valid B1/B2 US Visa. I am planning to go this July 2018. When i followed your instruction i can like apply and e-visa will be up to Aug 5,2018 (which is fine).
Question. Is the flight details or ticket and bank certificate needed during the e-visa application?
Thank you.


With this Visa, can you visit other Schengen countries like Germany, Switzerland or France? I had several schengen visas from other embassies like (Swiss and German). Just making sure if it’s the same as this Turkish Schengen visa. Thanks in advance :)


Hi, I don’t understand. Does it mean I need to have either a US, UK or Schengen visa as a requirement to enter Turkey? What if I don’t have any of the Visas mentioned?


hi. we applied for evisa, kaso nakalimutan e enter yung middle name, is the visa still valid or do we need to make new one?



regarding the airplane ticket… im thinking of getting one of those temporary ones (which you can refund if the visa doesnt get approved)..

so my question is, if my ticket when I enter Turkey is different from the one I presented during the application would this be an issue?



Hi Yoshke!

For the 50 USD fund per day. Should it be in form of bank certificate or actual cash may be presented to the immigration officer?


Hi! I’m planning to travel in turkey come september. I’m a filipino working here in Saudi. Just want to clarify as to whether I can apply an evisa for turkey or not? I don’t have a US nor schengen visa. Thanks!



It will be my first time to travel to turkey and planning a one week vacation. Im not a traveller and i only been to hongkong… Im also just a minimum or a little average earner. How much money should i have in d bank so that embassy will accept my visa application…

appreciate your input. thanks!



I am planning to visit Turkey and stay there for 10 days. I was denied of UK Standard visa so I’m afraid I’ll be denied again with Turkey. If I need to apply for a physical visa at the consulate, is there an interview process? Is it tedious? Is the payment the same as the e-visa application?



hello ask lang if holding a Philippines passport but traveling from a different country like singapore, the region of your travel document would still be philippines or singapore?


Hi question, do i need to write my middle name? if yes, where should I put it?
And do I also need to write my mother’s and father’s name with surname?

Thanks in advance.

Jenny boado

Hi po! Did Turkey immigration ask for med insurance together with the evisa? Thank you


Hello… regarding the evisa… i already printed the visa and the receipt… but the problem is i did not receive link in my email… okay lang po ba yun??? Thank you


Valid–meaning the visa must be double or multiple entry, right? I was planning to go to Turkey after London, so if I only have a single-entry visa, then it would invalid by the time I enter Turkey, am I right? :( :/


Hi! I have approved e-visa na. But nakalagay dito need raw valid medical insurance? Did u get one? Kasi may ibang blogs ako nakita di naman nila sinabi na its important. May isa din sabi its not really compulsory to get one. Pero sa e-visa nakalagay talaga na “u should be covered with a valid e-visa”.. Pls help im confused.


hi. do you have US/Schengen when you applied for e-visa?


Hi. just want to ask do you have any idea if your US Visa is a Working Visa, Still can do E-Turkish visa?


Hi, did this work for you? This is also my question. Thanks!


hi. aside from Japan visa, meron ka din bang US/schengen visa? diba po eligible lang to apply for e-visa if you have US/Schengen visa. in your case, you applied your Japan Visa. hindi ba ngkaproblema sa immig? hindi ba hinananap ung US/Schengen? kasi nbasa ko sa ibang blog, if you were granted e-visa, hhanapin dw ng immig officer ang us/schengen visa


may ibang kakilala po ba kayo na nkakuha ng e-visa using Japan visa?


hello po. kapag my e-visa for tukey, pwd na ba mkapasok s ibang parts of europe like paris, switzerland and italy?


hi. required po ba ang travel insurance kung mag aaply for e-visa? thanks


I applied for evisa for turkey,I selected residence permit of United Kingdom as a supporting document. On Evisa it shows visa / United Kingdom in additional visa section .
Do I have to apply again ?


Hi Yoshke,

Would I be qualified for a Turkish e-visa with this scenario below?

I have been granted a long-term student visa for Spain which I got approved in July 2019 and I am entering Spain on the last week of September after a weeklong trip to Turkey.

Sharing it here now so I can sort out in the next few months.



Hi we are Travel Agency but were not accredited in Turkish Embassy Manila.
Can we just still submit the application of our clients?

Rache Guzman

Hi Yoshke, This was very helpful !! cant seem to find the legit link to get the online application. it was mostly 3rd parties. Thank you for this :)

Rox Sarmiento

Thank you for writing this blog Yoshke :) I just printed out my e-visa and used my US visa to apply which is valid until 2026 but I’ve never been to the USA yet. Hope that’s okay??? Thanks much! more power!


Hello po! Sobrang helpful ng blogpost na to. I’ll be travelling to the US in a few weeks with a layover in Istanbul and kaka-discover ko lang about sa free day tour c/o Turkish Airlines. Eligible naman po to qualify based on my flight details. My only concern is will I still be granted an e-visa if my sole purpose of applying is to avail the tour (and since ang mura lang ng application fee)? tsaka pano pag wala akong hotel reservation sa Istanbul, maaprove parin kaya since its one of the requirements? Thank you po!


hi dimen. i have questions:

1. may i know if the applicant ages 60-75 years old, require medical requirement in processing turkish visa?
2. where can i find basically the turkish visa requirements in the site?
3. How much is the visa fee of turkish visa?
4. Do the applicant need personal appearance after they book online appointment?

appreciate your soonest response in this regard.


Joseph Azucena

Hi ,

I have schengen visa valid until august 13 can I still apply for a eVisa as of today and use it after August 13? Planned Travel date is November or December 2019



What if US citizen? Do they still need valid supporting document or ok na yung US passport? When they travel to Barcelona kasi hindi na sila ni-require to get Schengen visa. Thank you!


If i am egyptian and i hold usa visa
Where can i find the supporting document number to apply to the turkish evisa online ???


Hi. Question. My spanish visa is valid until Nov 5, 2019. And i am planning to enter in on Nov 4, 2019 and will stay until Nov 6, 2019. Is that okay? Thanks


Hi. Question. My spanish visa is valid until Nov 5, 2019. And i am planning to enter in turkey on Nov 4, 2019 and will stay until Nov 6, 2019. Is that okay? Thanks


Hello! My question is I have a valid US Visa and applying for e-visa.. but I want to go to St. Petersburg after Turkey and fly back after, so I only have an one way trip to turkey and flying back home thru St. Petersburg Russia. Will that be ok or I will also present my Ticket from russia to mania? Thanks.

Margarita paler jumaran


Anne Reyes

Hi Yokshe, I have a Schengen Visa now but the dates are June-July 2022. Can I apply for a Turkish E-Visa as early as now (March 2022)? The traveling date to Turkey will be April 2022. Will the Turkey Embassy deem my Schengen Visa valid? It’s impossible to get answers from the Turkish Embassy about this. I tried emailing, calling, and asking someone to physically go to the embassy but I haven’t received any answers. Thanks!


Hello! does US Tourist Visa (B1/B2) includes in ‘valid’ visa ??

Kristelle Lopez

Hi, was planning to apply for the e visa. I still have a valid B1/B2 US visa, would I be considered eligible?


Paano kaya yun imbis na expiry ang nailagay ko eh issuance date…. Huhuhu


Hi sir,schengen tourist visa ba pwede?


Hi, the application asked for the “Given Names”,but in the Philippine passport, the “Given Names” and “Middle Names” are different. Which should you enter? Also, would you know if the US visa number are the digits in red font at the lower right portion of the visa? Thank you po.


Thank you for sharing! Hope you can write about the turkey visa sticker application soon.

Rhea Flor Alpanta

As a Filipino citizen without this supporting documents like the resident visa from USA/UK/Ireland or what ,do I have to get it ? Oh wow I thought I just need e-visa from Turkey embassy without getting this one.

Maria Gutierrez

Hi, eligible ba ang Schengen permanent resident card holder s e-visa to Turkey? Thanks

Bernard lopez

Sir tulungan ko po kuya ko kasi na sa turkey sya ngayon may residency permit sya kasi nagwowork sya dun gusto nya magbakasyon kahit 1 week lng ano po ba gagawin nya pra mkapasok ulit sya ng turkey o mga requirements? First timer po sya mag 1 year na po sya sa turkey salamat po sa sasagot


Hi! Yosh. I have multiple entry Schengen visa valid for 25 days only. I was able to apply for Turkish e-visa. Do I need to travel first to the Schengen countries before entering Turkey? Or its okay that my first stop is Turkey then proceed to Schengen countries? Thank you for answering my questions in advance.


Hi Yosh! Based on that statement, does this mean if I have a single entry Schengen visa and it is used already, I can still enter Turkey provided that the visa is still valid? For example, visa validity is from Aug 1 to Sept 1 for 7 days stay. Visa was used in Schengen country and stayed there for 6 days then traveled to Turkey on Aug 30, do we have the same understanding that this is still valid? Thank you.


Thank you so much :)


hi sir asked ko lang po sana anu po requirements pag kumuha ng e visa img going to turkey,please help me po,first time po ako


Hi, We have a valid Schengen tourist visa. is this sufficient?


Hi! Just checking, I have an unused UK visa valid from October 26 2023 until next year. I plan to travel to Turkey on October 1-16. I got a Turkey E-Visa as the application portal only asked for the expiration date of the UK Visa and the visa number, which I both had. The website and FAQ pages seems like they’re only concerned about the expiration date of the UK visa supporting document.

Do you think this will be an issue that my Turkey e-visa’s start date is October 1, when the supporting document has validity date?