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Questions tagged [turkey]

A large country straddling the border between Europe and Asia, with Ankara as the capital.

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Can I enter turkey or not?

I got turkey e-visa valid from 18 January,2019 till July,2019 and my schengen visa from 27 January,2019. Now, Can I travel to turkey on 25 January, 2019 as I have valid e-visa now? Is there any ...
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Applying for Turkish visa after refused once

I am a Bangladesh National. I applied for a Turkey tourist visa in 2014 from Bangladesh, but the application was not successful. The embassy didn't explain anything, but I think my passport was almost ...
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Transit visa at Istanbul, Turkey

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen, currently studying in Moscow, Russia. Willing to fly to Abu Dhabi by Turkish airlines and get a transit at Istanbul which will be more than 12 hours. I want to take the '...
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Transit visa for Philippine passport holder

I was granted an EEA Family Permit to join my husband in the UK. Do I need a transit visa for a 6-hour stopover, either in Kuwait or Turkey? I would be staying airside only.
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can i get e visa for turkey if i dont have schengen or any other visa?

I want to travel turkey for a few days. Can I get e-visa for Turkey if I don't have Schengen or any other visa on my passport?
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Turkey E-Visa Requirement

I am a Pakistani ordinary passport holder. I recently got a 6-month visit visa to the UK and I am traveling there. On my way back, I plan on going to Turkey. Can I apply for a Turkey E-Visa if I am a ...
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Turkish e-Visa Validity if passport gets stolen or you get a new

I issued myself a Turkish e-visa as I was travelling to the united kingdom and I was eligible to get e-visa as a Pakistani citizen, but due to some situation I wasn't able to use that visa and now my ...
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Invitation letter format

I am planning to invite my friend to Turkey so I figured I need to prepare an invitation letter. However I couldn't find a specific format. Can I have a sample or a format that fulfills the Turkey ...
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Can a Turkish e-Visa allow me entry to Northern Cyprus?

I have been to Turkey in 2017, but presently have a USA VISA and a Turkey VISA on a Nigerian Passport. Can a Turkish e-Visa allow me entry to Northern Cyprus?
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Can I get a transit visa when I arrive in Istanbul?

I am Pakistani National, living in UK. I am travelling to Pakistan via Turkish Airline. I want to go into Istanbul for a day as my next layover is 28 hours. Can I get transit visa on arrival at the ...
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Turkey's secret underground city

On Feb 14, 2017 the BBC released a video on their website entitled Turkey's secret underground city but they don't actually mention the name of the city. They video concludes by saying "authorities ...
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How will transit work for people connecting in Istanbul, if they arrive on the last day of operations at Ataturk Airport?

According to Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?, one doesn't need a transit visa for Turkey if one isn't leaving the airside area of the airport. Say that a citizen of a country that ...
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Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing from Sofia to Istanbul

I'm from Cameroon and I have a valid Bulgarian visa. Is it possible for me to cross to Turkey to visit and do some shopping? And if yes, do I need a visa from a consulate to enter Turkey or will I be ...
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Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me?

I have never been to Istanbul but I am planning to go there with the kids. A friend of mine showed me yesterday a video of him buying ice cream from a traditional ice cream shop in Istanbul. He ...
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Guidance for Istanbul airport, please help

Good day, I will be traveling from USA to Istanbul airport. My flight leaves from Denver and I have a connection in Frankfurt Germany. I will arrive in Istanbul around 1730. My question? I connect in ...
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Overnight land-based travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Skopje (Macedonia)?

I am looking to travel between Istanbul and Skopje overland during August (2015) and wondered what the best way to do this would be? My initial plan was to take an overnight bus as I've found ...
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Do Egyptians need visa for Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or Turkey?

I am Egyptian and I hold a BRP residence permit in the UK. I want to travel to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Do I need a visa for both Turkey and TRNC?
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Where can I eat out in Turkey without rudeness about my ethnicity or nationality? [closed]

I am Finland born Lebanese. I have arrived at Istanbul Turkey yesterday night and intending to stay here for a week. Today I went to a restaurant for a breakfast. A waiter on the other table was '...
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Is my Turkey e-Visa valid if I have used my single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I have a single entry Schengen visa (business) valid from 16 Nov - 30 Nov 2018. I am planning to visit Belgium on 16 November and Slovakia on 18 November. Then I plan to visit Turkey on 24-26 November....
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Are used Schengen/UK visas acceptable for Turkish e-visa

I got a UK visa for one month (restricted validity). It expires on November 4. Pakistani citizens are eligible to apply for a Turkish e visa if they have a valid UK visa. I want to visit Istanbul for ...
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Can I get an e-Visa for Turkey with a Schengen visa for an earlier date than the Schengen visa?

My case: I am an Egyptian national and my age is between 20 and 45 years. I have a Schengen visa valid from 6 July till 1 Jan. Question: Can I use it to obtain an e-visa to enter Turkey on 2 July? ...
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Cheapest transport to go to Istanbul from Van(Turkey)

As I checked, flight tickets are not as cheap as flights between other Turk cities (for example, 16$ from Istanbul to Kayseri). So I'd like to know what other options are available. I did a quick ...
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Can I stay in Turkey for ~180 days by aligning two 180 day travel visas [duplicate]

That is, I would like to stay in Turkey for 180 days. Is it possible to do this by first applying and getting the eVisa 90 days before my arrival in Turkey so the duration of my stay lasts through the ...
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Using only the first leg of a connected flight when you need a visa for the final destination

A friend of mine booked a ticket a month or so ago which is a connected flight from Tehran to Istanbul and Istanbul to Belgrade (includes return ticket). Then we discussed his choice of traveling to ...
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Legal advice regarding return travel to Turkey [closed]

I was a student in Turkey, and I was renting a place with a couple of uni friends, all bills and the contract was under my name and my Foreign ID number issued by the Turkish authorities (residence ...
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Local markets in Istanbul

We once happen to arrive at a Sunday market in allies while wandering around where locals sell their items from food to kitchenette and clothing. We loved the atmosphere and everything about that ...
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Options for getting from Kayseri (Turkey) to Goreme

We're traveling to Istanbul and then Kayseri to visit Goreme in November (4th). I'd like to know, other than car rental, what other options are available for us to get to Goreme/Urgup. How do we buy ...
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Do I need a transit visa in either Amsterdam or Istanbul?

If I am bound for Paris from Mombasa, Kenya and I transit through Amsterdam or Istanbul, do I need a transit visa or will my Schengen visa suffice?
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

I was going to Dubai, with a transit in Istanbul. I was to land in Atatürk International Airport and, on the same day, fly from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Both flights were on Turkish Airlines. When I ...
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Turkey visa on arrival for official passport holder from India

I am travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo, via the Istanbul airport en route to Mumbai, India on 18-19 Feb 2017. The transit layover at Istanbul is 12 hours and I wish to to visit the city ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Turkey?

This question may seem like a duplicate but I needed bit of help based on my situation. I am a Pakistani and I'll be travelling from Moscow to Cairo on 17 July. If I chose to travel with Turkish ...
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Denied entry to Turkey [closed]

I was denied entry to Antalya, Turkey 4.09.2018. I went with an evisa, accepted straight away, travelling there for the 4th time with my parents wife and child. Everyone got through except me, ...
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Turkish visa for Guyanese citizen

I am Guyanese citizen (South America) with a USA visitors' visa interested in visiting Turkey for tourism - a maximum of two weeks. How do I go about getting a visa?
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Will UK officials check my bank account after my Visa Application?

I am applying for a visa from Uk, Turkey and Georgia Embassy. Please, I need to know if these embassies will call my bank to confirm my statement and how much i have in my account, after submitting my ...
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Can I bring (and return with) a shortwave radio receiver via Ataturk Airport?

I would very much like to bring there a marvelous Tecsun PL-600, which is this piece of wonderful equipment: https://swling.com/blog/2014/07/the-mega-shortwave-radio-review-of-the-pl-880-pl-660-ats-...
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Does an Egyptian need a visa to transit in Istanbul?

I am an Egyptian citizen going to Mozambique with a 2-hour connection in Istanbul. Do I need a visa for that?
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in Turkey?

I have a flight layover of 12 hours at Istanbul. I have a official Indian passport and will have a Schengen visa as I will be returning from Germany. Do I need a transit visa for city tour? If yes, ...
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Turkish visa invitation letter

I am thinking of applying for a tourist visa for Turkey. I am a citizen of a country that do not qualify for the Turkish e-visa and I live in Germany (with a blue card residence permit). After filling ...
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Turkey eVisa against Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. Recently I got a Schengen visa starting 20-03-18. I wanted to travel to Turkey, so I applied for a Turkey eVisa against the Schengen visa. My Turkey visa starting date is 10-03-...
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Am I eligible for tax refund if I shop before my residence permit starts?

I'm a Turkish citizen and will get UK residence permit (Tier 2 visa) soon. Turkish citizens living abroad are eligible for tax refund in Turkey according to this official website. It says that the ...
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Is it a problem if my laptop is out of battery when I'm asked to switch it on?

The airports in Turkey have additional security at entry and the guards often ask passengers to switch on the laptops. They just want to see the splash screen. I haven't had any problem so far, but I ...
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Turkish official denying exit for a foreign citizen trying to cross into Georgia

My friend is from Kyrgyzstan (he has citizenship) and works in Turkey. He wanted to visit Batumi, a city in Georgia. Georgia doesn't ask visas from citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Because my friend lives in ...
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I'm planning to visit Turkey for sightseeing. Do I need an eVisa or do I need to visit the embassy?

I live in Krakow. I have a valid Indian passport + EU blue card. I'm planning to visit Turkey for sightseeing. Do I need an eVisa or do I need to visit the embassy? Is there any restriction on ...
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Etiquette for talking to others on public transport in Turkey

Beyond asking for directions and skipping sensitive topics like religion, politics, regional conflicts, is it considered rude to talk to strangers on Turkish public transport (trains, buses) ? Is ...
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Turkey e-visa on a one-way ticket?

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 ...
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Traveling through Istanbul on two different airlines do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty figuring out my visa situation going through Istanbul. I'm a US citizen. I'll be traveling from Mumbai, and connecting through Manama, on Gulf Air before changing airlines to ...
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Transit visa for Instanbul [duplicate]

If I am to change flights in Istanbul, having taken Turkish airlines from Ercan to Istanbul, then Fly Emirates from Istanbul to South Africa, is it mandatory that I have a transit visa? I am a ...
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Where in Istanbul airport can I rent a portable 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me ...
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How to calculate stays against 90/180 visa rules?

Some destinations have a "90/180 rule" which says you can come and go but you must not spend over 90 days out of any 180 days in the area. A recent question asked by a new contributor concerns this ...
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Can you travel to Northern Cyprus without a Turkish visa?

I am a Philippines citizen, holding an ordinary passport, and I'm married to an American. We will be going to Northern Cyprus (KKTC/TRNC). I can get a visa for Northern Cyprus at the airport. However,...