Passport, Visa and E-Visa Info for Turkey, Marmaris, Fethiye

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    Turkey is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors every year. If you’re planning a holiday in Marmaris, Fethiye, or the Dalaman region, you’ll need to know about the passport, visa, and e-visa requirements. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Turkey visa, passports, visas, and e-visas for Turkey.

    Practical Info

    U.S. and European citizens need a valid passport to travel to Marmaris or any other cities in Turkey and stay up to 90 days with a tourist visa.

    Turkey has launched an Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and with the e-Visa system, travellers are allowed to easily obtain their e-Visas for Turkey online. An e-Visa is an official document that permits entry into and travel within Turkey.

    In addition, the e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the Turkish missions and at the ports of entry to Turkey. Note that e-Visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce.

    Notice: Turkey has announced that it will abolish entry visas for the nationals of five Schengen Countries and the UK, in a bid to further develop tourism potential, in addition to enhancing commercial, economic and cultural relations with these countries.

    So, the citizens of Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK will soon be able to travel to Turkey visa-free for short-term trips for tourism purposes.

    Ministry’s declaration:

    “As of 2 March 2020, Turkey has decided to exempt visa requirements for the members of the European Union Schengen area, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland as well as the United Kingdom citizens for touristic travels to Turkey for every 90 days within 180-day periods”

    Passport Requirements

    To enter Turkey, you’ll need a valid passport. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

    • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey.
    • If you’re a British citizen, your passport must have at least one blank page for the entry stamp.
    • Make sure your passport is in good condition, as damaged passports may not be accepted.

    Visa Requirements

    Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Turkey. Here’s what you need to know:

    • Citizens of some countries, including the UK and the US, can enter Turkey without a visa for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. This is known as a “visa-free” stay.
    • If you’re not eligible for a visa-free stay, you’ll need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can apply for a visa online, through the Turkish government’s e-visa website.
    • The cost of a visa varies depending on your nationality and the type of visa you’re applying for. You can check the latest fees on the e-visa website.
    • If you’re travelling to Turkey for work or study, you’ll need to apply for a different type of visa. Check with your employer or educational institution for more information.

    E-Visa Requirements

    Turkey offers an e-visa system that allows visitors to apply for their visa online, making the process quicker and more convenient. Here’s what you need to know:

    • The e-visa is available for citizens of over 100 countries, including the UK and the US.
    • To apply for an e-visa, you’ll need to visit the Turkish government’s e-visa website and fill in the online application form.
    • You’ll need to provide some basic information, such as your name, date of birth, and passport details. You’ll also need to pay the visa fee online.
    • Once your application has been approved, you’ll receive your e-visa via email. Print it out and bring it with you to Turkey, as you’ll need to show it to the immigration officer when you arrive.

    How to apply for e-Visa for Turkey?

    There are several ways to apply for e-Visa for Turkey.

    * You may use the professional services of some e-Visa companies in order to receive a proper e-Visa for your visit to Turkey in about 3 minutes.

    * You may apply for e-Visa for Turkey directly at the airports in Turkey via the interactive kiosks.

    * You may use the official site (it is a government portal run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey)

    * If you decide to apply for e-Visa for Turkey directly at the airport in Turkey, you should check your passport that it must have a minimum validity for 6 months from the beginning of your visit to Turkey.

    * You should also check the eligible nations for airport application as well.

    Nations that are entitled to apply for e-Visa for Turkey

    Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Creek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus

    Nations that are entitled for repeated entry with e-Visa or multiple entry with e-Visa for Turkey

    Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong (BN(O)), Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, U.S.A, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

    Tips for Travelling to Turkey

    Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when travelling to Turkey:

    • Make sure you have adequate travel insurance. This will help protect you in case of illness, accidents, or other unexpected events.
    • Be aware of the local customs and dress codes. Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country, and modest dress is expected in many places.
    • Carry a photocopy of your passport with you, in case you lose the original.
    • Be prepared for the weather. Turkey can get very hot in the summer months, so make sure you have appropriate clothing and sun protection.

    Final Thoughts

    Travelling to Turkey can be a wonderful experience, but it’s important to be prepared. Make sure you have a valid passport, and check the visa requirements for your nationality. If you’re eligible for an e-visa, take advantage of the online application system to save time and hassle. And don’t forget to take out travel insurance to protect yourself during your trip.

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