How to Get Your Turkey E-Visa the Easy Way

The view of Istanbul from Galata Tower
The view of Istanbul from Galata Tower

Traveling to Turkey? Read all about how to get a Turkey E-Visa the Easy Way here including processing times, visa requirements and more.

Turkey is one of my favorite countries in the world. One can easily spend months traveling there and still be left with many things to do and see there (check out my articles about the best things to do and see in Istanbul, Cappadocia and more here). 

But before you get to explore the many wonders of Turkey, you need to get a visa (unless you’re from one of the 78 visa exempt nationalities). Read all about how to get a Turkey E Visa here including processing times and more.

PS. Don’t forget to check out my One Month Turkey Itinerary my friends!!!

The Beautiful Mosques of Istanbul
The Beautiful Mosques of Istanbul

A Brief Overview of Turkey and its Visa Requirements

Turkey can be quite tricky when it comes to which nationalities can enter without a visa and which ones can and sometimes, logic is thrown out of the window since some developed and wealthy countries (such as Canada and Australia) are required to get a visa while some developing countries (like Venezuela and Guatemala) are allowed to enter Turkey visa-free. 

This is specially troublesome if you’re from an EU country (let’s say Belgium or Austria) and you realize that your neighbors (such as France or Germany) can enter Turkey without a visa but you can’t which will probably send you into a rush to process your visa ASAP.

Luckily, Turkey has implemented an easy to get E-Visa for nationals of 40 countries and it usually just takes a few minutes to process.

Nevertheless, it is always important to constantly check the Official Website of the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before your trip in order to check if your countries’ requirements to enter Turkey have changed.

How to Get an E-visa for Turkey
Visa Policy of Turkey

Which Nationalities Can Enter Turkey Without a Visa

The following 78 countries can visit Turkey without getting a Visa beforehand and therefore they don’t need to get an E-Visa. If you belong to any of these 78 nationalities, you can enter Turkey as long as you have a return/onward flight and enough funds to cover your travels.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
Inside the Mosques of Istanbul
Inside the Mosques of Istanbul

Which Nationalities Can Apply for an E-Visa for Turkey

If you’re not from any of the 78 Visa Exempt Nationalities, there’s a chance you can save some time and apply for a Turkey E-Visa instead of wasting precious hours (and paperwork) at the embassy.

The following 40 nationalities can apply for an E-Visa for Turkey:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Domonican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
The view of Istanbul from Galata Tower
The view of Istanbul from Galata Tower

How to Apply for an E-Visa to Turkey

The process to apply for a Turkey E-Visa is very simple and it will only take you a few minutes. I used this website to get my Turkey E-Visa and I really recommend how fast they were on delivering it.

You just need to input your passport information, nationality, name and date of travel (this can be an approximate one but you cannot enter the country BEFORE said date) then make the payment by either Paypal or Credit Card.

The e-visa will be at your email within the hour and you just need to either print it or bring it with you digitally to the airport. Easy peasy, right? 

The Man of Wonders staying at a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
The Man of Wonders staying at a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

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The Ultimate Turkey E-Visa Guide
The Ultimate Turkey E-Visa Travel Guide