1/14/2016 Management

Turkey Alters Passport Rules

By Rupert Connor

There are some additional requirements for travel to Turkey.

  • The traveler’s passport must be valid for at least 60 days beyond the visa dates.
    • Turkish tourist visas are generally valid for 6 months, therefore visitors should have a passport that is valid for eight months beyond entry date.
  • Passports should have enough blank space to allow for Turkish entry and exit stamps.
    • If there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport, you will be denied entry into Turkey.
  • Get Turkish entry stamps on the passport page containing your visa at the first Turkish port of entry prior to transferring to domestic flights.
    • Failure to obtain these stamps may create difficulties when you leave Turkey.
  • Have your passport stamped when leaving Turkey.
    • Without an exit stamp, you may be prohibited re-entry to Turkey or be subject to a fine on your next visit.

Tourists may obtain a visa online at the Turkish government’s e-Visa website.