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ISTANBUL
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USEFUL TIPS
 
Passport:
Before you travel for Istanbul be sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you travel to Istanbul or you may not be admitted.
 
VISA

Nationals of the following countries DO NOT require a Visa .

  • For stays up to 90 Days: Nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong (Private Authority), Iceland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela can enter Turkey with only a valid passport for a three month stay.
  • For stays up to 60 Days: Nationals of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia can enter Turkey with only a valid passport for a two month stay.
  • For stays up to 30 Days: Nationals of Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan and Macau private authority passport holders can enter Turkey with only a valid passport for a One month stay .
Nationals of the following countries DO Require a Visa  
  • Those from Australia, Austria , Antigua, Barbuda, Bahama, Barbados, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Dominik Republic, Dominika, Grenada, Haiti, Netherlands (Holland), Hong Kong (British pass holders) Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Maldives, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia , U.K. and the U.S.A . can obtain a multiple-entry sticker type visa at border gates for up to 3 months stay.
  • Those from Albania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russian Federation can obtain a sticker visa at border gates for up to 2 months stay.
  • Those from Armenia, Azerbajcan, Estonia, Greek Cyprus, Hungary, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Serbia- Montenegro can obtain a sticker visa at border gates for up to I month stay and Those from Georgia for up to 15 Days.
  • Nationals of all other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest Turkish embassy or consulate on their home country or abroad.
 
 
Visa Procedures.

You do not need to apply for the visa before you leave your home country. There are no pre-immigration papers or forms that have to be filled out ahead of time either. You can easily see the Visa office, next to the Passport contours at Ataturk airport, which is open 24 hours, all days.. Before you get in to the Passport control  Visas to above mentioned Nationalities are due for Diplomatic reciprocity. And the Visa fee is also concern of the Reciprocity. Visa fees can only be paid Cash. No cards or cheques accepted.

Visa fees for other nationals are as follows.

       
Countries
Visa Fees
Countries
Visa Fees
Albania
15 USD
Latvia
10 Euro
Australia
20 USD
Lithuania
10 Euro
Austria
15 Euro
Malta
Free
Armenia
15 USD
Moldova
10 Euro
Azerbaijan
10 Euro
Norway
20 Euro
Bahrain
15 USD
Portugal
10 Euro
Belgium
10 Euro
Poland
10 Euro
Belarus
20 Euro
Romania
10 Euro
Brazil
20 USD
Russian Federation
20 USD
Canada
60 USD
Serbia- Montenegro
10 Euro
Cyprus (Greek Cypriots)
10 Euro
Spain
10 Euro
England
10 GBP
Slovakia
10 Euro
Estonia
10 Euro
Slovenia
15 Euro
Georgia
15 USD
Tajikistan
10 Euro
Holland
10 Euro
Turkmenistan
10 Euro
Hungary
20 Euro
Ukraine
20 USD
Italy
10 Euro
United Kingdom
10 GBP
Ireland
10 Euro
United States
20 USD
Jordan
30 USD
Carabean islands**
20 USD
** Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Dominican, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Vincent
(Updated 1st September 2009)
Note: Do not expect the visa office to exchange your money. Have some change with you.
 
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