If it is your first trip to Turkey, do not think the Blue Mosque or Hot Air Balloon is a cliche. And if you have been to the main cities, going back to Turkey for a relaxing short trip to spend your holidays, is a great idea.
You don’t have to stress about the Turkey visa process because it is fairly simple and the rejection rates are very low. You only need to have at least a few weeks on hand. And there is no need to go to a travel agent because the process is do-it-yourself.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TOURIST VISA
- Visa Application Form
Fill & submit the online application form here. Print and sign it.
- Original Passport
- Copy of Current & Old Passport
Photocopy of the first two pages of both passports. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey.
- Two Photographs
Recent (no later than 6 months) photographs of the applicant with the size of 5×5 cm and white background.
- Flight Reservation
Copy of round-trip air tickets. Remember these don’t need to be “paid” before you get the visa.
- Bank statement & Account Maintenance Certificate
Past 3-month bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds (at least $60 per day). The current balance should cover all the expenses (air ticket + accommodation + food and beverages).
- Hotel bookings
Reserve free-cancellation, no pre-payment accommodation, this does not need to be the actual reservation, if you like you can change these later.
- Letter from employer, verifying your occupation
This letter needs to state your position, designation, NIC number, salary and the time since you are working at the said company; signed by your employer, basically confirming that you actually work where you are saying you do.
- Travel health insurance certificate
covering the minimum of Euros 30, the period of stay in Turkey.
- Polio vaccination certificate
Obtain from the Government Hospitals or the authorized laboratories (The validity of the vaccination should cover the travel period and the vaccination’s date should not be more than one year old)
- Consent letter of the applicant (for verification of documents)
A letter stating your intention and consent to take this trip.
Note: Ordinary passport holders with a valid Schengen, USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit may get their one-month single entry e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr.
How to submit the documents? All documents need to be submitted & collected at Gerry’s dropbox.
What is the fee? Single Entry: PKR 7350, Single Transit: 7350 + Gerry’s Fee PKR 2800 per applicant
How many days does it take? 2-4 weeks
Do they call for an interview? No
Do they give a reason for refusal? No
When can I re-apply if is rejected? You can re-apply instantly but note that Turkish Embassy won’t return any of the submitted fees.
What is the validity period? 90 days
How many days of entry do they give? As per your itinerary
HOW TO GET THERE
Karachi: Monday – Friday (09.30-12.30)
Islamabad: Monday – Friday (09:30 – 05:00)
Karachi: 29-A, Khayaban-e-Hafiz Phase V، Defence Housing Authority Karachi، Karachi – Sindh
Islamabad: Street 1, Diplomatic Enclave, G-5 44000 Islamabad – Pakistan
Telephone: (021) 35874334
Disclaimer: This guide does not guarantee anyone a visa but it will answer all the questions you may have regarding the process.
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