Turkey launches easy online visa system e-Visa

The Turkish government has made it extremely easy for tourists to get a Turkish Visa.

Now you can apply for Turkish visa online! As of April 17, 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) replaces “sticker visa” which was issued at the border crossings.

This means no more going to local embassies or waiting inline at the airport to obtain a visa. So convenient!

E-Visa is an endorsement that allows the bearer to enter Turkey. It replaces “sticker”- and “stamp-type” visas formerly issued at the border crossing.

Applicants obtain their visa electronically after entering required information and making payment by credit card.

After successful application, e-Visa is e-mailed to the applicant. Applicants must print out their e-Visa, show it to airport officials and customs officers and carry it with them at all times during the travel.

The new e-Visa application is available from any place with internet connection. Applicants just need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr , provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa. The whole process takes no more than 10 minutes.

Please note that e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Other purposes, such as work and study, require regular visa given by Embassies or Consulates.

Turkish authorities can deny entrance of a holder of e-Visa to Turkey in certain cases. Holders of visas issued by Turkish embassies or consulates are subject to the same procedure too, thus can be denied entrance.

Visit www.evisa.gov.tr to make an e-Visa application or to get further information.

Author: istanbul

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