Nationals from many countries need a visa to enter Turkey. For some, you can simply obtain a visa at your port of entry or airport by paying a fee (approx 15 EUR or 10 GBP or 20 USD) when you arrive. For other nationals, you must apply to the nearest local Turkish consulate in advance (leave plenty of time!).
Websites differ on their advice so please consult a Consulate General for the Republic of Turkey in your own country to get accurate information, e.g. the UK site is at http://www.turkishconsulate.org.uk/en/visa.htm.
If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes please apply here Letters of Invitation.
Passport holders are normally required to have at least six months validity on their passports when they enter Turkey, so check when your passport expires.
THIS INFORMATION IS FOR GENERAL GUIDANCE ONLY AND YOU SHOULD CHECK THE Consulate General for the Republic of Turkey IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY.
If you hold a passport from the following countries, you will probably need a visa to enter Turkey:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua-Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Greek Cypriot Administration, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau Republic, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, St Christopher Nevis, St Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.