The Turkish Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has announced a new set of requirements for Chinese citizens who want to obtain a Turkish visa. Turkey Visa Online Requirements
Where is Turkey?
Turkey is situated in the Eurasian landmass, and is therefore considered both a European and an Asian country. The majority of the country lies in Asia, with a smaller portion in Europe. The border between the two continents is formed by the Bosporus strait, which runs through Istanbul.
How do I apply for a Turkish visa?
If you’re a Chinese citizen planning to visit Turkey, you’ll need to apply for a visa in advance. The process is relatively straightforward, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, you’ll need to make sure you have a valid passport with at least six months of remaining validity. You’ll also need to provide a recent photo that meets the requirements specified by the Turkish embassy or consulate.
Next, you’ll need to fill out an online application form and pay the applicable visa fee. Once your application is processed, you’ll receive your visa electronically. Finally, you’ll need to print out the visa and present it at the port of entry when you arrive in Turkey.
Keep in mind that your visa is only valid for the dates specified on it. If your travel plans change, you’ll need to apply for a new visa. Also, be aware that overstaying your visa can result in hefty fines and even deportation.
What are the different types of Turkish visas?
There are several different types of visas that can be obtained for travel to Turkey, depending on the purpose and duration of your stay.
– Tourist visa: valid for up to 90 days and allows for tourism or business activities.
– Student visa: valid for the duration of your studies in Turkey, up to 1 year.
– Work visa: valid for up to 1 year and allows you to work in Turkey.
– Residence permit: valid for up to 5 years and allows you to live in Turkey.
Requirements for a Turkish visa
As of 2019, Chinese citizens need a visa to enter Turkey. Tourist visas are valid for 90 days, and business visas are valid for 30 days. You can apply for a Turkish visa online or at a Turkish embassy or consulate.
To apply for a Turkish visa, you’ll need:
-A passport that’s valid for at least six months from the date of your planned arrival in Turkey
-A completed visa application form
-A passport-sized photo
-Proof of travel insurance
-A flight itinerary or hotel reservation confirmation
-Proof of financial means, such as bank statements or a letter from your employer
-For business visas, an invitation letter from a Turkish company
The cost of applying for a Turkish visa
Turkey visa fees for Chinese citizens are as follows:
Single entry visa: $60
Multiple entry visa: $120
Transit visa: $30
The cost of a Turkish visa for Chinese citizens is relatively cheap compared to other countries. For example, a single entry visa to the United States costs around $160, while a multiple entry visa to the UK costs £330 (about $430).
How long will my application be processed?
The processing time for a Turkey visa for Chinese citizens can vary depending on the applicant’s individual circumstances. However, most applications are processed within 10 working days.
Visa on arrival (VOA) restrictions and limitations
Turkey visa on arrival is only granted to Chinese passport holders with a tourist or business purpose. The following are the requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for a Turkey visa on arrival:
– Passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.
– Must have a return ticket.
– Must have hotel reservation confirmation.
– Must have proof of sufficient financial means, such as credit card limit or bank statement.
– Applicant must not have any criminal record from any country.
The maximum stay allowed with a Turkey visa on arrival is 30 days, and it is non extendable and non-convertible.
Applying for a Turkish visa as a Chinese citizen can be a bit of a process, but it’s definitely doable. Be sure to have all the required documents in order before beginning the application, and be prepared to wait at least a few weeks for the visa to be processed. Once you have your visa in hand, though, you’ll be able to enjoy all that Turkey has to offer worry-free.