I have a 15 day Schengen visa 25 November to 15 December) my port of entry is Italy. After spending 2 weeks in Italy I will be going to Turkey for a week. My doubts are

  • as I have a multiple entry visa and an Indian passport Based on that I will be getting Turkish visa
  • even if I have 2 days of my valid Schengen visa remaining. On arrival can I get a 10 plus days visa stay in Turkey?
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    Turkey does not belong to Schengen Area. Schengen visa and Turkish visa are two independent documents.
    – mouviciel
    Nov 15, 2013 at 7:00
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    @mouviciel There are exemptions for holders of Schengen visas, see mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
    – Relaxed
    Nov 15, 2013 at 8:08
  • I hold an Indian passport. And checked again, I have a multiple entry visa. M in turkey on 8the December and schengan visa expires on 10. Can I get a visa on arrival?
    – Zeba
    Nov 16, 2013 at 19:55
  • @Zeba: Please edit ammendments into your original question rather than solely in a comment. You cannot expect every person who might know the answer to dredge through comments to see if any of them alter the question. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:10
  • Done. Thanks. Turkish embassy website doesn't address these small technicalities and its off for a long weekend since thurs
    – Zeba
    Nov 17, 2013 at 8:45

1 Answer 1


Visa requirements will depend on your citizenship. You can find the specifics on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If your passport allows you to enter Turkey visa free or get a visa-on-arrival anyway, the Schengen visa won't make a difference.

However, if you would normally need a regular visa and hoped to get a Turkish e-visa/sticker on arrival on the basis of your Schengen visa, I don't think it will work. With a single entry visa, once you have an exit stamp from a Schengen country, you cannot enter the area again so I doubt it would qualify as a “valid Schengen visa” for the Turkish authorities.

A related question has been asked before regarding Bulgaria (Duration of Schengen visa while travelling to non Schengen areas which allow Schengen visa) but unfortunately nobody has been able to provide definitive information.

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