IF you are Planning a Trip to Turkey:
USA - CITIZENS ONLY
A visa is required for all U.S. citizens entering Turkey. U.S. citizens
may obtain their visas upon entry at any point in Turkey or in advance
from one of the Turkish Consulates around the U.S. Please see the
Jurisdiction list of the Turkish Consulates for your state. Application
for a business visa must be done ahead of time, before entering Turkey.
The tourist visa is valid for a year starting from the issue date. There
are two different visa types. With a single entry visa, you can enter
Turkey only once and stay up to three months. Multiple entry visa, on
the other hand allows you to enter and exit the country more than once
within one year period specified on your passport and you can stay in
Turkey for three months each time.
Visas given at entry points are valid only for three months. Therefore,
visas must be obtained in advance for visits lasting longer stays and
for study, research or employment purposes.
The passengers who do not leave the international airports do not need
Non-US Citizens need to have to apply for their tourist or business
visas in advance BEFORE going to Turkey. Applicants should directly
contact a Turkish Consulate in person, by mail or by a courier service.
Please see the Jurisdiction list of the Turkish Consulates for your
Canadian Citizens can obtain a multiple-entry sticker visa at the
Turkish International Border Gates to stay in Turkey for a maximum
period of three months. If the planned stay exceeds three months or the
individual intends to study, work or be engaged in any kind of gainful
employment in Turkey, visa must be obtained in advance by applying
personally to Turkish Embassy in Ottawa.
Is it safe to travel to Turkey?
Turkey is one of the safest countries in the world in which to travel,
because its rate of crime is relatively low in comparison to many
Western European countries. A few years ago, Interpol, the well-known
international police association, ranked Turkey as the safest holiday
destination in Europe for travellers. Naturally, we recommend that
travellers to Turkey exercise the same precautions as anywhere else, and
be aware of security concerns that affect all international travellers.
The Turkish Government takes air safety very seriously, and maintains
strict controls, particularly on international flights. The U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of Turkey's
civil aviation authority as Category 1-in compliance with international
aviation safety standards for oversight of Turkey's air carrier
operations. In the days following the September 11 attacks, Turkish
Airlines became one of the first international airlines cleared by the
FAA for flights into the United States.