Turkey Business Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying at the New York Office

If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below and residing in the United States you may be eligible for a Turkey E-visa, processing fees, validities and regulations vary by country, please call 800-874-5100 to confirm Travel Document Systems can assist in the E-visa process. If you are not a citizen of the one of the countries below please continue with the requirements on this page.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hong Kong (BN(O)), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, U.S.A, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Information subject to change without prior notice.
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. Passport must be valid 3 months beyond the validity requested and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport is not valid 3 months beyond the requested validity, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.

In addition to your original passport, you must also send to TDS a copy of the vital data page and any page in your passport that has a visa, entry or exit stamp on it.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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You will be required to upload a copy of your passport type photo when completing the visa application.
You must also send a hard copy to Traveldocs.
A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.
Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.

You will be required to upload a copy of your Flight Reservation when completing the visa application.
You must also send a hard copy to Traveldocs.
A business letter of responsibility is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Consulate General of Turkey, Visa Section, New York, NY
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
Letter of invitation from host company or organization, along with a copy of company tax registration certificate, the inviting organization/authority is required to provide assurances for covering food and accommodation expenses. The applicant is required to have sufficient and/or regular remunerations.

You will be required to upload a copy of your letter of invitation when completing the visa application.
You must also send a hard copy to Traveldocs.
Proof of worldwide medical insurance is required.
A copy of the Applicant's recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance, such as a letter from a bank, or money market statement. It is advisable to erase account numbers.
A copy of the applicant's hotel confirmation is required.

You will be required to upload a copy of your Hotel Confirmation when completing the visa application.
You must also send a hard copy to Traveldocs.

Complete and sign one online visa application form.

You will be required to upload copies of the supporting documentation listed below, we recommend having these documents saved to your computer prior to starting your visa application.

Passport Type Photo
Flight Reservation
Hotel Confirmation
Letter of Invitation or Hotel Booking
Employment Letter
Bank Account Statement

Helpful hints below to complete your visa application.

Select Ordinary Passport.
Mission To Be Applied at - Turkish Consulate in New York.
During the application a pop box will appear asking for a reference number,
this reference number will be sent to the email address you entered on the pre application form. 
Once completed you must download and sign your Pre-Visa Application Form.
You must complete and schedule an appointment for Traveldocs to submit your visa application on your behalf to the Turkish Embassy in Washington.
Select the first available date, Traveldocs must receive your completed documents by FedEx at least one day prior to
the scheduled appointment date.
Once submitted the visa should be issued within 5-7 business days.


Visa requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.005-7 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

 TypeEntry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single $63.00 90 Days Up to 6 Months 5-7 Business Days
Regular Multiple $198.00 90 Days Up to 1 Year 5-7 Business Days
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.
Note: Consular fees above apply to most nationalities.
Note: Processing time of 5-7 business days will start from the date of your appointment.

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
415 Madison Avenue
Suite 1414
New York, NY 10017

Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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