TURKEY VISA APPLICATION PROCESS FOR INDIAN CITIZENS
Understanding the visa type
Before you leave, it is important to determine the type of visa you need to visit Turkey.
Indian citizens generally fall under the category of “e-Visa” which allows for a hassle-free online application process. Electronic visas are usually issued for tourist or business purposes and are valid for up to 180 days.
Step 1: Online Application
The Turkey visa application process starts with an online application. Visit the official website of the Republic of Turkey e-Visa Portal and click the “Apply” button. Enter the required information, including personal information such as your name, date of birth, passport details and desired travel dates.
Step 2: Check and Pay
After completing the application, please review the details correctly. Any errors or inconsistencies may result in your visa being delayed or denied. Once you are satisfied with the information provided, proceed to make the appropriate payment. Visa fees vary according to the length of stay.
Step 3: Submitting Information
You must provide supporting information as part of the application process.
These usually include scanning the biometric page of your passport and a recent passport photo. Make sure this information meets the requirements for type and size.
Step 4: Waiting for approval
Once the application and related documents have been submitted, the rest are awaiting approval. Processing time for Türkiye eVisa is usually between 24 and 72 hours. At this time, it is important to check your email regularly for updates or communications from the consulate or embassy.
Step 5: Download your eVisa
You will receive an email notification when your visa application is approved. Simply follow the instructions provided and download your eVisa. Print multiple copies of your visa to have with you when traveling to Turkey. It is worth noting that the e-Visa must be presented upon arrival at the Turkish port of entry.