Turkish Visas

Turkey is rich in history and culture, with a coastline of pretty resort towns and beautiful beaches. It can also be turbulent, especially toward the south, so make sure you stay up-to-date with travel advice from the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website before you book your trip.

The Turkish visa application process is simple due to their use of an e-visa, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty obtaining your visa to enter the country. This page is a general guide and your local Flight Centre Travel Expert can help you if you have any questions about Turkey visas.

Types Of Tourist Visa For Turkey

If you’re an Australian citizen wishing to visit Turkey, the type of visa you need is simply the e-visa. This is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. It is a multiple-entry visa, for which you will need to pay a fee of about AU$85 (US$60).  

It may seem a good idea at the time, but if you are wishing to take a short trip to the Greek Islands and exit Turkey via land or sea borders, you will still need to make sure you’re correctly processed by Turkish immigration authorities. Your passport needs to be stamped for every exit and arrival, and if it’s not, you could face difficulties when departing, including possible fines, future travel bans, detention or deportation.

How To Apply For A Turkish Visa

Applying for a Turkish visa is easy, and you can do so via the Republic of Turkey’s dedicated e-visa site. You’ll find the link for this on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website. The link to download your e-visa is given on the final step of your application process. It’s recommended however, that you initiate your Turkish e-visa application at least 48 hours before departure.

If, for some reason, you’re not eligible for an e-visa for Turkey, you will need to arrange your visa through an Embassy or Consulate of Turkey.

Please note: Visas are the individual responsibility of travellers. The information above is to be used as a guide only. Conditions can change suddenly so we recommend checking the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for the latest updates.

If you have any questions regarding Turkish visas, call 133 133 and talk to a Flight Centre Travel Expert for advice.

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