What is a visa? How to apply?

The visa is the permit document that must be obtained from the relevant institutions if the country they want to go to meets the requests of those who are planning to travel abroad. Visa applications are submitted through foreign representative offices such as consulates or intermediary institutions, or through toll booths at the airport and border gates.

The visa, which is one of the first transactions faced by those wishing to travel abroad, is a permit obtained from the consulate of the country you want to go to or from the entrance to the country. By applying for a visa, you are requesting entry and residence in the country. In this process, when the consulate decides through the necessary document check, if your application is positive, you have the right to enter the country. Due to the Visa Waiver Agreement concluded between the Republic of Turkey, some countries can enter the country without the need for this process.

What is a passport?

A passport is an internationally accepted type of identity document to be used when traveling abroad. They are issued by accredited institutions upon request.
Passport applications can be submitted online or directly through the institution.
The application to obtain a passport is subject to the fees and rules specified by law.

When entering Turkey, is a visa required?

Foreigners will stay for up to 90 days in Turkey, and for consular purposes in the country in which they are located as citizens or officials, they must arrive by taking the appropriate visa.
Visas obtained from consulates must be used within a maximum of 6 months.

My passport is about to expire. Can I enter Turkey?

Visa or visa waiver or at least 60 days after the passport or residence permit expires while he is not allowed to enter Turkey instead of having no document.

What are the types of visas?

The types of visas differ depending on the purpose of your travel to the country you are going to. You must prove with the documents in your application that you want to enter the country for travel, education and business purposes. Visa types are indicated by specific symbols. During your order, you can find out about these codes from intermediary or consular institutions. In addition, by obtaining a Schengen visa while traveling to European Union countries, you are entitled to travel in almost all countries subject to the Union during the period of the visa.

How to apply for a visa?

Applications can be submitted directly to consulates or institutions officially licensed by consulates or you can apply through intermediary institutions. In order to apply for a visa, you must have prepared the documents specified by the consulates and pay the required fees to obtain the visa. It is also possible to apply via the electronic visa. If you do not have the time to go to the consulate and do not want to be busy with these transactions, you can easily deal with the application procedures with the intermediary institutions.

Schengen visa information

What is Schengen?

Schengen refers to the European Union passport-free travel zone, which covers most European countries. It is the largest free travel destination in the world.

What is a Schengen visa?

A Schengen visa is a short-term visa that allows travelers to any of the Schengen Area member states to stay for up to 90 days per trip for tourism or business purposes.
The Schengen visa is the most common visa for Europe. Visa holders are allowed to travel freely within any Schengen area and return from any of the Schengen member states. There are no customs controls within the Schengen area.
However, if you plan to study, work or live in one of the Schengen member states for more than 90 days, you must apply for the national visa for that European country instead of the Schengen visa.

Border visa

1) Obtaining a visa for foreigners who come to the border crossing, in cases where the documents will leave Turkey at the time when visas are granted at the border crossings, as exceptional
2) Border visas are issued from the governorates belonging to the border gates. The Governor may transfer this authority to the designated law enforcement unit at the border. Unless a different period of time is specified by the president, this visa allows you the right to stay for no more than fifteen days in Turkey.
3) Health insurance may not be required to issue a border visa for humanitarian reasons.

Airport visa

From Turkey to foreign transit, the requirement for airport transit visa can be. Airport transit visas are issued by consulates for use within a maximum of six months.

Who needs a visa to enter Europe?

All third country citizens who are not yet included in the visa agreement with Schengen member states must obtain a visa before traveling to Europe.
To check whether you need a Schengen visa to travel to a Schengen member state, here is a list of countries whose citizens must apply for a Schengen visa before traveling to the European Union.

Types of Schengen visas for short term visits in Europe

You must apply for a Schengen visa if you are planning to visit one or more European countries in this region for the following reasons:
• For commercial purposes.
• Visiting friends and family.
Tourism and leisure.
• Cultural and sports events.
• Airport and ship transit.
• Official visit.
Medical reasons.
• For short-term education and research purposes.

Depending on the reasons for your visit to the Schengen countries and the frequency of your visits, the Schengen consulate can issue a single entry visa, a double entry visa or a multiple entry visa.
The validity period of your individual entry visa depends on the number of days that you will reside in the Schengen area that you specified in the visa application form and the consulate issuing your Schengen visa.

Foreigners who are not granted visas

A) Those who do not have a passport or alternative passport document for at least sixty days longer than the visa period they requested

B) Those banned from entering Turkey

C) Those that are considered objectionable in terms of public order or public security

ç) Afflicted with a disease that poses a risk to public health-

D) According to the agreements of that side of the Republic of Turkey, the basis for extradition
Accused or convicted of crimes or crimes
E) Those who do not have valid health insurance that covers the period of residence

F) Entry to Turkey and Turkey through transit or staying in Turkey who are not based on their objective justifications

G) Those who do not have sufficient and regular financial resources during their stay

Those who do not agree to pay the dues arising from a violation of the visa or previous residence permit or required to be pursued and collected in accordance with the Law on Proccedures for the Collection of Public Claims dated 7/21/1953 and numbered 6183 or according to the Turkish Penal Code No. who do not agree to pay their debts and fines

Is visa waiver possible?

Of course, visa waiver is possible and foreigners who meet the following criteria are subject to visa waiver:
A) The agreement is part of the Republic of Turkey or nationals of countries exempt from visa by decision of the President of the Republic

B) From the date of entering Turkey, with a valid residence or work permit

C) Holders of sealed passports for foreigners who were issued in accordance with Article 18 of the Passport Law No. 5682 dated 07/15/1950 and did not expire.

D) People who lost Turkish citizenship by obtaining a waiver permit within the scope of Article 28 of the Turkish Citizenship Law No.

Some foreign nationals who need a visa to enter Turkey from people who may not be required:

A) Foreigners in vehicles are forced to use the Turkish air and sea ports due to force majeure, and who will leave the port city.

B) Persons who come to the seaports and visit the coastal city or the surrounding governorates for the purposes of tourism, provided that it does not exceed seventy-two hours.

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