As of 1 January 2015, in accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no. 6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a travel document (passport) 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 passport/travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days/5 months) 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 passport/travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days/3 months) of validity at the time of entrance."
In accordance with international agreements and special legal provisions, the following categories are exempted from this provision:
- Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID cards in accordance with “European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe”
- Citizens of countries holding passports which are expired but considered as valid for a certain period
- Holders of diplomatic, special and official passports
You are kindly advised to have a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of your arrival in Turkey.