I am an Indian Passport holder with a valid Schengen visa (thus qualifying me for a single-entry 30-day Türkiye eVisa). I have two stopovers in Istanbul; one in January and one in February. I want to use the opportunity to visit the city on both legs. The entry dates are just about 30 days apart; and well within the 180-day apparent timeframe for a single visa.

Would I be able to obtain two separate eVisas, one for each visit? Or is there some restriction on the time between trips/visa applications to the country for single-entry eVisa holders? As the legs are both just over 30 days apart, I fear that I won’t be able to hold two eVisas at the same time / would be ineligible to re-apply within that period.

There is a lot of contradictory information online, and Turkish authorities were not helpful in this case. The eVisa website is very confusing:

If the duration of 90-day-stay on your e-Visa expired within 180 days as of your first entry date, you can reapply for an e-Visa 180 days later starting from the first entry date. If you spent some part of the duration of 90-day-stay on a multiple entry e-Visa within 180 days as of your first entry date and the rest expired after 180 days elapsed as of the first entry date, it is possible to reapply for an e-Visa. Anyway, please keep in mind that you may stay in Türkiye up to 90 days in every 180 days starting from the first entry date.

Any help from someone who has been in a similar situation, or from anyone with better research, would be greatly appreciated.

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    It sounds like the sum total of your visits must not exceed 90 days within a 180 day period. If your visits are short stopovers then I think it should not be a problem. I have been in simultaneous posession of two Turkey e-visas (a few years ago), both apparently valid, due to an error on the entry date (however the validity of the earlier granted one was not tested). But this is not a definitive answer in your particular case, hence a comment. Nov 14 at 17:35
  • I think your best best is to call the local Turkish consulate to check. I would indeed agree that as long as you do not stay longer than 30 days per stay or 90 days per 180 it should be fine, but I can't find any hard evidence or reference to support that.
    – jcaron
    4 hours ago


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