Visa Information

Foreigners travelling to Turkey will need passports and for many countries visas to enter Turkey. The most up-to-date visa information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site.

Passengers should check the validity of their travel documents in advance and whether or not they require an entry visa for Turkey. Passports must be valid at least until the end of stay.

Ordinary passport holders of most countries may obtain a visa on-line by visiting or upon arrival at the airport border gates.  To provide easy visa procedures for citizens of the countries subject to visa regulations, there are visa counters located in the arrival hall before passport check. Visa at the airport must be obtained before queuing for passport control. The visa fee varies depending on the visitor’s nationality. Please check Visa Application Fee at Border Gates for the exact amount applicable to you.

In case you wish to obtain a visa through a Turkish consulate, you are advised to apply early and allow at least 4-6 weeks for processing of your visa application.

In case you need a conference invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the conference committee