Turkish Airport Visas: Revised Information and Fee Increase

The below message for U.S. citizens was received today (and applies to most visiting non-Turks):

Embassy of the United States of America
Ankara, Turkey
February 20, 2014

Message for U.S. Citizens

 Transition Period:  Turkish Airport Visas

Revised Information and Fee Increase

This supersedes the Message for U.S. Citizens sent on January 16, 2014 regarding visas on arrival in Turkey. 

Beginning April 11, 2014, the Turkish authorities will start to phase out the practice of providing visas upon arrival at points of entry in Turkey.  Once this program is phased out, all foreigners will have to obtain their Turkish visas from Turkish missions aboard or from the e-visa application system, depending on eligibility.

For a transitional period during the 2014 tourism season, before the program is phased out, foreigners arriving in Turkey without visas will be able to obtain e-visas via interactive kiosks at Turkish airports.  The fee for an e-visa upon arrival for Americans is US$30.00.  The fee for e-visas obtained prior to arrival in Turkey is US$20.  

PLEASE NOTE:  The e-visa system is only usable for travelers entering Turkey for tourism or commerce.  For any other purpose of travel, the applicant must obtain a Turkish visa in advance from a Turkish diplomatic or consular post.  Information regarding Turkish e-visas and the application process can be found at:  https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Contact information for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Turkey:

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara is located at 110 Ataturk Boulevard, tel: (90)(312) 455-5555, fax (90)(312) 468-6131.  The Internet address is http://ankara.usembassy.gov.

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is located at Uçsehitler Sokagi No. 2, 34460, Istinye, Sariyer, tel: (90) (212) 335-9000, fax (90) (212) 335-9102.  Istanbul-specific information can also be accessed via the Consulate’s web site at http://istanbul.usconsulate.gov/.

The U.S. Consulate in Adana is located at Girne Bulvari No. 212, Guzelevler Mahallesi, Yuregir, Adana, Turkey. tel: (90)(322) 346-6262, fax (90)(322) 346-7916, web site: http://adana.usconsulate.gov.

The Consular Agency in Izmir can be reached at tel: (90) (232) 464-8755, fax (90) (232) 464-8916. 

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