I am a Pakistani passport holder. I will be traveling to a Schengen country on a one-way ticket with Turkish Airlines. There's this requirement of an e-visa, which I am a little confused about.

I have to prove that I hold a return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50$ for each day of my stay.

I don't have a return ticket, but an onward ticket to a Schengen country. So, can I apply for the e-visa? Thank you.

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    "I can prove that I hold a return ticket" seems to conflict with "I don't have a return ticket." Jul 8, 2018 at 18:42
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    I wonder if the "I can prove ..." line is a badly marked-up quote from an application form somewhere, rather than something the OP is saying to us. Jul 8, 2018 at 19:22
  • You don't need to prove anything, as long as you have a Schengen visa, you can apply for the Turkish e-visa online. Jul 8, 2018 at 21:01
  • @BurhanKhalid Whilst it's true you don't need to "prove" anything, that question is one you need to certify during the e-visa application. Lying on a visa application is never a good idea, so I'm sure you're not suggesting they do that...
    – Doc
    Jul 8, 2018 at 21:13
  • Please note that you only need an e-Visa if you plan to do some sightseeing during your layover in Turkey. If you are merely transiting (not leaving airport) you don't need any visa for Turkey.
    – RedBaron
    Jul 9, 2018 at 5:46

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In the context of the Turkish e-visa, the "return ticket" requirement is actually referring to the fact you have a ticket to leave Turkey. In general this would be referred to as a "return or onward" ticket, but clearly where you are reading they have only mentioned the "return" part.

What the Turkish Government is concerned about is the fact that you have a ticket to leave their country before your visa expires (and sufficient cash to sustain yourself for that period)

The fact you don't have a return ticket from the Schengen region isn't relevant as far as Turkey is concerned.

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