Turkey Visa Guide: How to Get Turkey Visa for Tourism or Business?

Getting a Turkish visa was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done during my traveling history. with a Pakistani passport, I got Turkey eVisa in less than 10 minutes. The online website that is for issuing eVisas is very easy to navigate, and there is a straightforward process to get an eVisa if you are eligible. I’ll share all the tips regarding visas to Turkey for Pakistani passport holders and for others as well.

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Before going to read further, you might be interested in: 

  1. Thailand Visa Requirements
  2. Malaysia Visa Requirements
  3. Singapore Visa Requirements 
  4. Qatar Tourist Visa 
  5. Bahrain eVisa 
  6. USA Visa Requirements

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Who Don’t Need Visa to Turkey?

Holders of passports for more than 78 countries do not need a visa to Turkey, they can get a stamp on their passport at the airport for up to 90 days. Citizens of  France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland can enter Turkey with their National Identity Cards, they don’t need to carry passport.

Below is the list of countries who don’t need a visa to Turkey and can stay in Turkey for up to 90 days during any 180 days period, they’ll simply need to show their passport at the immigration for entry stamp:

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Argentina
  4. Belize
  5. Bolivia
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. Brazil
  8. Brunei
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Chile
  11. Colombia
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Ecuador
  15. El Salvador
  16. Estonia
  17. Finland
  18. France
  19. Georgia
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Guatemala
  23. Honduras
  24. Hong Kong
  25. Hungary
  26. Iceland
  27. Iran
  28. Israel
  29. Italy
  30. Japan
  31. Jordan
  32. Kosovo
  33. Kyrgyzstan
  34. Lebanon
  35. Liechtenstein
  36. Lithuania
  37. Luxembourg
  38. Macedonia
  39. Malaysia
  40. Monaco
  41. Montenegro
  42. Morocco
  43. Moldova
  44. New Zealand
  45. Nicaragua
  46. Panama
  47. Paraguay
  48. Peru
  49. Qatar
  50. Romania
  51. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  52. San Marino
  53. Serbia
  54. Seychelles
  55. Singapore
  56. Slovakia
  57. Slovenia
  58. South Korea
  59. Sweden
  60. Switzerland
  61. Trinidad and Tobago
  62. Tunisia
  63. Ukraine
  64. Uruguay
  65. Vatican City
  66. Venezuela
  67. Russia
  68. Azerbaijan
  69. Belarus
  70. Costa Rica
  71. Kazakhstan
  72. Latvia
  73. Macao
  74. Mongolia
  75. Tajikistan
  76. Thailand
  77. Turkmenistan
  78. Uzbekistan

Who Can Get eVisa to Turkey?

Holders of 43 countries can get eVisa to Turkey from this official website, these countries are listed below. While citizens of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and many other developing countries’ ordinary passport holders can get an eVisa from the same website provided they have a valid US or UK or Canada or Schengen or Japan visa on their passport. The visa must be valid during visit to Turkey.

Below countries’ citizens can get eVisa without the mentioned requirement above: 

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Armenia
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Bahamas
  6. Bahrain
  7. Barbados
  8. Belgium
  9. Canada
  10. China
  11. Croatia
  12. Dominica
  13. Dominican Republic
  14. Cyprus Greek Cypriot Administration
  15. East Timor
  16. Fiji
  17. Grenada
  18. Haiti
  19. United Kingdom
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Indonesia
  22. Ireland
  23. Jamaica
  24. Kuwait
  25. Maldives
  26. Malta
  27. Mauritius
  28. Mexico
  29. Netherlands
  30. Norway
  31. Oman
  32. Poland
  33. Portugal
  34. Saint Lucia
  35. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  36. Saudi Arabia
  37. South Africa
  38. Spain
  39. Suriname
  40. Taiwan
  41. United Arab Emirates
  42. United Kingdom
  43. United States

How to Get Turkey Visa in Pakistan?

If you are in Pakistan, and you don’t have a valid US visa or UK visa or Japan visa or Australia visa or Canada visa or Schengen Visa on your passport then you must obtain a visa to Turkey in advance from the embassy in Islamabad or consulate in Karachi. And for that, please follow the exact procedure explained on below website:

Visa to Turkey in Pakistan

The Turkish embassy has outsourced visa application handling service to Gerry’s Visa Drop Box which has centers all over in Pakistan. And most of the information can be found on above mentioned website for Turkish visa in Pakistan. However, I’ll mention some of the requirements for Turkish visa from Pakistan which I got from the same Gerry’s website and from some other authentic sources.

Visa Requirements for Turkey visa (in Pakistan):

1  – Original Passport (6 months valid)
2 – Photocopy of ID card
3 – Passport size Three photographs with White background
4 – Visa Application Form
5 – Bank Statement of the last three months (Proof of sufficient funds for the stay)
6 – Health report from a hospital or a doctor
7 – Hotel booking confirmation
8 – Return Air ticket
Supporting documents:
1 – Business bank statement of last six months with letter from bank showing your ownership.
2 – NTN copy / Tax returns
3 – Chamber of commerce certificate copy & visa recommendation letter from chamber.

My Turkey eVisa Experience

My Turkey visa experience was straightforward and easy. I luckily had a valid US visa on my passport, so I was eligible for eVisa to Turkey, I visited this official website and applied for eVisa, I paid $60 for the visa to the online system via credit card and got my visa within 30 minutes via Email in a PDF file which I then printed out. I showed that visa upon arrival at Turkey in Istanbul’s Sabiha International Airport, the immigration officer checked my passport and stamped it within minutes. on this eVisa, I was allowed to stay up to 30 days in Turkey.

Turkey eVisa I got…


Please check your country in the above list, and you’ll easily get visa on arrival or eVisa to Turkey. If you are in possession of Pakistani passport then read the above guideline. After all, Turkey is a beautiful country with so many attractions to explore. I spent 6 days there, and fall in love with that country. I’ll publish my detailed travel story of Turkey in upcoming blog post.

I’m having Turkish lunch in Istanbul 🙂
The Historical Kapadokya in Turkey…

4 thoughts on “Turkey Visa Guide: How to Get Turkey Visa for Tourism or Business?”

  1. dear abdul wali we are planning to visit Thailand and Malaysia next 23 jun to 2 july what you suggest? which route will be cheap currently Srilankan airline offering 41000 return ticket with both side 10 to 11 hrs stay what you say go with this or any best option?

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