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In 2023, the Republic of Turkey will proudly celebrate its centennial anniversary. Turkey enjoys a deep-rooted tradition of statehood and democracy and draws strength from her central geographical location, profound historical experience, young and educated population, strong institutions and dynamic economy. Turkey’s Enterprising and Humanitarian Foreign Policy will continue to secure her national interests while simultaneously contributing to the common goals of humanity. Turkish foreign policy employs several political, economic, humanitarian and cultural cooperation tools in a complementary fashion and conducts diplomacy that thinks globally but also acts locally in every corner of the world. Turkey is also fully committed to pursuing European Union membership.

Law # 6458 – LAW ON FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION: The purpose of this Law is to regulate the principles and procedures with regard to foreigners’ entry into, stay in and exit from Turkey, and the scope and implementation of the protection to be provided for foreigners who seek protection from Turkey, and the establishment, duties, mandate and responsibilities of the Directorate General of Migration Management under the Ministry of Interior.

The Government of the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), ensures that its jurisdiction functions well within wider labor marketplace, commercial, society, community, and safety, and security contexts to improve the people of Turkey’s well-being. To this effect, the Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Security, General Commandership of Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Command maximized the security measures in order not to make Turkey a route for illegal migration.

The MFA and the DGMM select foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents of Turkey. They also offer protection to refugees. The MFA creates, develops and administers Turkey’s admissibility policy, which sets the conditions for entering and remaining in Turkey. The Republic of Turkey also conducts, in collaboration with its partners, the screening of potential permanent and temporary residents to protect the people of Turkey’s wellbeing, health, safekeeping, and security. Essentially, the Republic of Turkey, the MFA, and the DGMM build a robust and vigorous Turkey by assisting immigrants and refugees settle and completely assimilate into the Turkish society and the economy, and by inspiring, encouraging and enabling Turkish citizenship.

A Turkish Electronic Visa (e-Visa) is a permission that applies to all citizens of visa-exempt countries, who wish to fly to, or transit through, Turkey. An e-Visa is valid for up to 180 days. Passengers from a visa waiver country or a transit visa waiver country, transiting through Turkey, are required to carry an e-Visa, even though Turkey isn’t their final destination. An e-Visa that is valid, will allow you to visit Turkey for up to ninety days at a time. Entry into and exit from Turkey shall be through the border gates with a valid passport or travel document. Note that if you get a new passport, you will then need to obtain a new e-Visa. The period of stay in Turkey provided by the visa or visa exemption cannot exceed ninety days within a period of one hundred and eighty days.

If your electronic visa application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are admissible to enter the Republic of Turkey. Upon arrival into the Republic of Turkey, you will be inspected by a Border Services Officer at a port of entry who will ask to see your passport as well as other documents. The border services officer may determine that you are inadmissible for any reason under the Republic of Turkey law. It is your responsibility to convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into the Republic of Turkey.

All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. A Turkey electronic Visa (e-Visa) may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic Visa (e-Visa) application submitted by you or on your behalf.

GovAssist, or any of its affiliates and/or divisions are not affiliated with the Directorate General of Migration Management, the Ministry of Interior, or any other Republic of Turkey governmental agency. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice, and are not a substitute for an attorney. Listed purchase prices for Electronic Visa application services include government fees. The applications completed using our service are available as blank forms for free on some Republic of Turkey government websites. We are a private, internet-based travel service provider dedicated to helping individuals travel to Turkey.

Note: “Law on Foreigners and International Protection” drafted by the Ministry of Interior was adopted in General Assembly of the Parliament on 04.04.2013 and dispatched to the President. Law 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection (YUKK) was approved by the President on 10/03/2013