Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I would like to visit Türkiye, where can I find information about visas and application requirements?  

Answer: Please visit internet address to find out about visa application formalities. You can also obtain information from the Ministry’s internet site; or contact the Turkish missions in your country (please follow the link:

Question: I am taking a Mediterranean boat cruise with my family. Our ship will also visit Kuşadası. Do we need visas to enter Türkiye?  

Answer: Foreigners who are travelling to Türkiye by cruises are allowed to enter Türkiye without visa for a maximum period of 72 hours, with the permission given by the local security authorities.  

Question: I will be flying to Europe. I know that our aircraft will land in İstanbul. I am not planning to leave the transit lounge. Do I need to get transit visa?  

Answer: If you will not leave the transit lounge at the airport you are not required to have transit visa. Otherwise, you have to make visa application to the nearest Turkish Representation. Contact information of the said missions can be reached through  (Ministry/Turkish Representations).