With around 230,000 Indian tourists visiting every year, and the number rapidly rising annually, Turkey is a location which is very on trend right now. If you want to join in and see the country for yourself, you need to ensure that you’ve got the right travel documentation before you get on the plane.
Here at Byevisa we know that wading through the official legislation can be hard work, so we’ve put together a simple visa guide for Indians visiting Turkey. We also make it easy to apply online.
Once you get your authorisation, you can enjoy this vibrant and fascinating destination for any trip or vacation. Rich in culture, it offers more than 2000 years of diverse European history with stunning architecture combined with gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather and delicious cuisine.
- 1 Do Indians Need a Visa for Turkey?
- 2 How Can I Get a Turkey Tourist Visa for Indians?
- 3 What are the Turkey eVisa Requirements for Indian Citizens?
- 4 Is There A Visa on Arrival for Indians in Turkey?
- 5 Can All Indian Citizens Get an eVisa for Turkey?
- 6 Is it Safe for Indians to Visit Turkey?
- 7 FAQ for Turkey Visa for Indians
- 8 Up-To-Date Information on Turkey Visas and Travel
Do Indians Need a Visa for Turkey?
Yes, you do. Nationals of some countries are able to visit Turkey without requiring a visa, but unfortunately, India isn’t one of these, so if you’re planning on taking a trip to Turkey, you’ll need to organise your travel documents beforehand to get ready for your holiday.
How Can I Get a Turkey Tourist Visa for Indians?
For some Indians there is a quick and easy way to obtain a tourist travel authorisation to visit Turkey as an Indian citizen. You can apply for an eVisa online with Byevisa.
Simply enter the required information into the application form, submit the required documentation to support your application and then pay the required fee using your credit or debit card or a valid PayPal address. If you don’t meet all the criteria, though, you will need to make your application in the standard route via a paper process.
What are the Turkey eVisa Requirements for Indian Citizens?
To be approved for an eVisa you need to submit a range of documentation in support of your application. To apply for the 30-day tourist eVisa you need the following:
- A passport that will remain valid at least 60 days after the last day of your stay.
- A return ticket to prove you will be returning home.
- Hotel or other accommodation reservation documentation.
- Enough money to support you during your stay (at least 50 USD per day).
- A valid supporting document. This must be a residence permit or visa for the UK, Ireland, the USA or a Schengen country.
- Reason for travelling is tourism or business.
If granted, the maximum stay will be 30 days under a short-term tourist visa, which must be strictly observed. Only one application approval of up to 30 days will be approved in any 180-day period. If you wish to return for a second visit, you will need to wait until 180 days have expired before applying again.
Any individual wishing to travel who is younger than 18 years of age must provide written authorisation from both parents.
You cannot apply more than 60 days in advance of your planned travel date.
Is There A Visa on Arrival for Indians in Turkey?
No, there is not. Turkey eliminated the Visa on Arrival scheme for Indians in 2014, which means that if you wish to gain entry, you need to ensure you have pre-approved travel documents before you go. There multiple ways to obtain a visa before you travel if you are Indian, so you can pick the route which is the most convenient for you. We recommend getting it online so you don’t have to travel to a Turkish diplomatic or consulate mission.
Can All Indian Citizens Get an eVisa for Turkey?
No, only Indians who have a valid residence permit or visa from the UK, USA, Ireland or a Schengen country are able to apply via this route. If you don’t have one of these documents, you need to apply the traditional way through an embassy or consulate.
Is it Safe for Indians to Visit Turkey?
It is best to stay away from the Turkish border areas with Iraq, Iran and Syria in order to avoid conflict. Other than these few very selected locations, the Indian government has confirmed that Turkey is a country that should be considered safe for travel. The usual advice about keeping your belongings safe applies, particularly in large and busy cities such as Istanbul.
FAQ for Turkey Visa for Indians
We’ve covered the main points of travelling to Turkey, but we know from experience that many people have further questions. We’ve gathered together some of the most commonly asked questions about applying for a Turkish visa for Indians below.
What is the Turkey Visa for Indians Processing Time?
Rest assured that Byevisa offers a range of speeds at which you can receive your paperwork. The standard processing time is 1 business day, but if you are in a hurry you can use our speedier express services to get your authorisation within the appropriate timescale.
What is the Cost of a Turkey Visa for Indians?
The Turkish Single-Entry eVisa for Indian citizens costs you 44.50 USD. Byevisa also applies an additional administration fee for handling the paperwork on your behalf. You must pay this in advance before your trip.
How Long is the Turkey Visa for Indians Valid?
The eVisa is valid for 180 days, and you can visit for up to 30 days. It is Single Entry, so once you leave the country you cannot enter again without a new travel authorisation.
How Much Money Do I Need to Show I Can Support My Stay?
The officials assessing your application will view all of the information you provide together, but as a general rule you need to demonstrate you have a minimum of 50 USD per person available per day of your trip.
Do I Need a Transit Visa?
If you’re an Indian citizen who will be transiting through a Turkish airport on your way to another destination, you do not require any kind of transit documentation if you will not be leaving the airport. However, if you have a long layover and plan to leave the airport to explore the surrounding area, you need to apply for a tourist authorisation.
Up-To-Date Information on Turkey Visas and Travel
Hopefully, we’ve given you all the basic information you require to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for your trip. For detailed advice and guidance on how to apply for your eVisa, please visit the main Turkish visas page here. You can also find more information about visiting Turkey here.