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New Passport Guidelines for Turkey - Reminder

21st October 2014

This topic has been publicised before, however, we would like to remind our members & users about the new passport guidelines.


In new rules relating to the entry of foreign passport-holders to Turkey;

as from 1 January 2015 passports should have at least 60 days validity from
the date of expiry of a traveller's visa, visa exemption period or residency permit to be able to enter the country.

The new rules form part of Turkey’s responsibilities within the framework of its European Union negotiation accession process, including as signatory to relevant international agreements within this framework.

Travellers without the required period of validity on passports will regrettably not be allowed entry into Turkey due to this new legal regulation as of 1 January 2015.

The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism

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11th July 2017 as a grandparent can I obtain evisa for my two grandson,s,or do a parent have to do it also, what info is required, I have a resident

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