Turkey: Mandatory online system implemented for visa applicants

Foreign nationals filing Turkish visa applications at a consular post must now upload their application and supporting documents online through the Turkish electronic visa application system prior to submitting their visa application forms and supporting documents in person at a consular post. 

This system impacts the following visa types:

  • Assembly and Maintenance Service visas;
  • work visas for all nationals; and
  • business visitors who must acquire a consular visa.

This system does not impact electronic visas for nationals eligible for E-visas.

Applicants who experience difficulties using the online system can currently still apply solely at a consular post.

What This Means for Foreign Nationals

Consular visa applicants should be prepared to upload their application and supporting documents online prior to submitting hard copy documents to the consular post.