My husband is a national citizen of Nigeria. He has a 5 year permanent permit to live in Lithuania. We are planning to fly to Nigeria through Istanbul and the time between flights is more than 15 hours. We would get a hotel from Turkish airlines. Does my husband need a visa while in Turkey?


Yes, your husband would need a visa if he wants to exit the transit area. As a Nigerian citizen holding a valid Schengen resident permit, he is eligible to apply for one month e-Visa via the website www.evisa.gov.tr

Nigeria: Ordinary, official/service passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. These passport holders with a valid Schengen members or USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit may get their single entry e-Visas valid for one month e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr, provided that they meet certain conditions.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

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