Visa for Turkey
If someone has been to Turkey lately could you please advise if it better to get your visa before leaving or at the airport upon arrival. Getting it ahead looks to be much more complicated and can take 6 weeks where as at the airport it appears you present your passport and the correct visa fee in American dollars. Any idea how long it takes at the airport in Istanbul.
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U.S. citizens will need a valid passport, which is valid for at least 6 months after your dates of travel. U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa to enter Turkey. The visa is easily obtained upon arrival at the airport or border entry point. The fee is USD $20 per person (exact change is recommended) and no application forms are required at point of entry.
For tourist or business travel of up to 3 months:
1. Passport must be valid 6 months beyond intended travel dates
2. Visa plus tickets and documents to return or continue travel
3. Copy of travel itinerary
4. No vaccinations required
5. No photograph needed
Non-U.S. citizens should contact their local embassy, consulate, or travel agent to determine if visas are required to enter Turkey.
Hope the helps,