Turkey Visa for US Citizens

Turkey Visa for US Citizens

If you’re planning a vacation to Turkey and you’re a US citizen, you need to make certain that you arranged the appropriate travel authorisation for your trip or you could be disappointed on arrival in the country.

There are plenty of stunning places to visit and things to see in this gorgeous country where East meets West. Whether you’re ready to explore the historical mosques and markets of Istanbul or the gorgeous beach resorts, you need to apply for your eVisa first.

Americans travelling here need to obtain a Turkish tourist visa for their stay. Since 2013 it’s been possible to make an application online for this authorisation, so you’ll find it quick and easy to complete the process with Byevisa.

Making Your Application for a Turkey eVisa For US Citizens 

It needn’t be a challenge to make your Turkish eVisa application online. All you need to click ‘Apply Now’ then enter all the requested information, including:

  •  Your email.
  • Your intended exit and entry dates.
  • Your full name as it appears on your passport.
  • Your gender.
  • Your nationality.
  • Your birth date.
  • The country in which you were born.
  • The country where you currently reside.
  • Your passport number.
  • The issue and expiry dates of your passport.

Once this is done, just choose how quickly you need your travel authorisation to reach you. We offer Standard (1 business day), Rapid (4 hours) or Highly Rapid (30 minutes) services.

Finally, enter your payment card or PayPal details and submit your application.

Turkey Visa Requirements for US Citizens

You only need a few things to apply for your Turkish eVisa online. These include:

  • At least 60 days’ validity remaining on your passport from your date of entry.
  • A working email address.
  • A valid credit or debit card or active PayPal account.

Cost of Visa to Turkey for US Citizens

It will cost you 51.50 USD to apply for a Turkish eVisa for US citizens to travel to the country as a tourist. Byevisa also charges an extra processing fee on top for handling your paperwork.

Visa Rules for US Citizens to Turkey

When you’re making an application for Turkish travel authorisation as a US citizen there are just a few rules that you need to know.

You should be aware that your tourist eVisa will only grant you authorisation to remain in the country for a maximum of 90 days and you must not extend that length of time. Also, you will not be permitted to work or to seek any type of employment if you are travelling to the country using this eVisa type.

Does Turkey Offer Visa on Arrival for US Citizens?

If you’re an American citizen arriving in Turkey via a seaport, land border or airport, you may be wondering whether you can wait until you arrive to make your application for authorisation to enter the country.

Unfortunately, although this is possible in some countries, it isn’t possible for Americans here. You need to make your application in advance before you travel. Byevisa can help you by processing the application on your behalf.

More About the Turkey eVisa for Americans

We’ve already looked at many of the things you need to know about American citizens applying for a Turkish eVisa. However, here we look at a few more commonly asked questions.

Do US Citizens Need a Visa for Turkey?

Yes, you do. The fastest and easiest way to get your visa is to apply online.

How Early Should US Citizens Apply for a Visa for Turkey?

It’s always important to leave sufficient time to receive your eVisa when travelling overseas. However, you needn’t worry too much when you’re planning Turkey travel.

You can receive your travel authorisation as quickly as you need when you use Byevisa’s processing service since we offer several different processing speeds. As the Electronic Visa is valid for 180 days (6 months), you can make your application a few months in advance if you prefer.

Turkey Transit Visa Requirements for US Citizens

If you’re planning to travel on to another destination and are only transiting through Turkey on your way elsewhere, you may be wondering whether there is a transit eVisa that you need to apply for.

If you will only be remaining in the airport and will not be clearing immigration or leaving the premises, you don’t need to make an application for any type of Turkish visa.

However, if you have a long layout and want to leave the airport to explore the country, you need to make an eVisa application in the usual way.

Do US Citizens Need a Visa for Turkey on a Cruise Ship?

If you’re planning a cruise that will be entering a Turkish port as one of your ports of call, you need to know about your eVisa requirements.

The good news is that if you’re only going to be in port for less than 3 days (or 72 hours), you don’t need to make an eVisa application.

On the other hand, if you’re going to be travelling beyond the city in which the ship docks or if you will be staying for a longer period than 72 hours, you need to apply for an eVisa as usual.

Tourist Group Visa for US Citizens to Turkey

If you’re going to be visiting the country as part of a larger tourist group, you need to determine whether you’re responsible for arranging your own eVisa or whether the group leader or travel company will be arranging a group authorisation for you.

You need to check your paperwork supplied by the travel company that you have booked with to see if you are responsible for getting your own eVisa.

More Information About Getting Your Turkey eVisa

Here we have provided a quick overview of what you need to make your eVisa application online. For full details, please visit our Turkish visas page here. You can also see this page for more helpful details about travel to Turkey.