Turkey visa procedure simplified

  • Turkey

    It does not really take long to get a Visa to Turkey. In fact, you can get it in just a few days and what is even better is the fact that the process is a hassle-free one.

    Here is what you need to know about the Turkey Visa application. The entire process is simple; all you have to do is follow the steps.

    Documents to submit

    1. Passport

    • Must have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of return travel
    • Must have minimum 2 blank pages on both sides to receive visa stamps
    • Submit copies of old passports reflecting your travel history
    • Must attach 2 photocopies of front and back pages of your current passport

    2. Visa application

    • To be filled and signed by you (if you are the applicant)

    3. Cover letter details

    • Must bear your (applicant's) name, designation, passport details, all travel details with purpose and duration of visit
    • Must be duly signed by an authorized signatory with company stamp
    • Must be addressed to the ‘Consulate General of Republic of Turkey, Mumbai’

    4. Photographs

    • 2 recent passport-size photographs
    • Must have matte or semi-matte finish
    • Must have 80% face coverage and white background without any border
    • Image dimensions must be 2.5”x 2.5”
    • Must not have been used already anywhere else prior to filling this visa application form

    5. In case of self-employment

    • Must submit your company registration copy or partnership deed

    6. In case you work in a firm

    • Must submit the original leave sanction from the company
    • Must be duly signed by the authorized signatory with his name, designation and company stamp

    7. Salary slip

    • Of last three months
    • Must bear the company seal

    8. Bank statement

    • Must reflect transactions made in last 3 months
    • Must bear the bank seal and sign on the last page
    • Must have minimum balance of 1 lakh rupees per applicant

    9. Hotel

    • Confirmation of your stay at the hotel as per travel itinerary

    10. Return Air Ticket

    • Your confirm return air ticket showing travel itinerary

    The Procedure

    1. Fill the Visa form accurately

    2. Collect and ready all the required documents for submission

    4. Ready photographs for submission

    5. Submit the filled form, the photographs and the supporting documents

    So get ready for your trip to Turkey

    Author : Satarupa Hajra