I am a Syrian national and I have a Schengen visa valid for two years. I want to go for a visit to Turkey.

My question: can I get my visa upon arrival for 30 days in the airport authority in Istanbul ?

2 Answers 2


No You cannot get a visa upon arrival,You will have to apply to the nearest Turkish Embassy/consulate for a visa as a Syrian citizen.

Syrian Citizens need a Visa upon entry in Turkey. From official wikipedia visa policy of Turkey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Turkey

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There is no e visa facility for Syrian citizens. From official Republic Of turkey Electronic Visa Application System :


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Unfortunately not.

Syrian citizens are required to obtain a visa before travelling to Turkey and aren't even eligible for an eVisa, according to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Syria: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Timatic says the same.

  • Why the downvote ?
    – blackbird
    Oct 20, 2016 at 16:28
  • who downvoted you, +1
    – Ali Awan
    Oct 20, 2016 at 16:52
  • 1
    @AliAwan haha thanks man. I see you've edited my other question too :)
    – blackbird
    Oct 20, 2016 at 17:01

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