Planning a visit to one of the world’s most captivating and charming countries? Turkey is definitely a melting pot of cultures, a melange of both Asian and European influences.
In this blog post, I will provide the easiest and most trouble-free method of applying for a Turkey Tourist Visa in India. I will also share how you can prepare your application and documents for the most efficient visa approval process.
Furthermore, I will also be discussing how you can apply for a Turkey Visa for AIESEC Exchanges, cultural experiences, volunteering opportunities, and tourism purposes.
How To Apply For Turkey Tourist Visa In India?
The Turkish Embassy in India has outsourced its visa process to Gateway Management Logistics Inc. It’s a Türkiye company which was founded in the year 2002.
Gateway Management Logistics Inc. has its visa application centres in the following metro cities –
Jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi –
- New Delhi
Jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Embassy in Mumbai –
Jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Embassy in Hyderabad –
Through Gateway Management Logistics Inc. you can apply for the following categories –
- Group Visa
- Business Visa
- Medical Visa
- Work Visa
- Seaman Visa
- Touristic Visa
- Film Shooting Visa
- Student / Research Visa
- Student Training-Seminar-Program Visa
- Conference, Meeting, Professional Training, Seminar Visa
- Foreigners Residing In India
- TRNC Business-Tourist Visa
- Montage/ Assembly/ Installation Visa
- Approved Work Visa
Please note – While visiting the above-mentioned Turkey Visa Applications centres, make sure to carry all the documents, extra photocopies, and photographs. Photocopy and photobooth services are very expensive inside. Adding on to this, make sure that you do not carry the things that are not allowed inside the application centres, such as laptops, pen drives, etc., as lockers inside are again highly-priced.
Today we will be talking about how to prepare your application for a Turkey tourist visa.
Documents Required For Turkey Tourist Visa India
The documents list is slightly different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Following are the links to the documents list concerning its jurisdiction –
Turkey Visa Document list for the jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi can be found here.
Turkey Visa Document list for the jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Consulate in Mumbai can be found here.
Turkey Visa Document list for the jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Consulate in Mumbai other than the Mumbai Visa Application centre can be found here.
Turkey Visa Document list for the jurisdiction areas of the Turkish Consulate in Hyderabad can be found here.
Along with this, make sure to attach 2 x biometrics photos of yourself of size 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
How To Book Online Appointment For Turkey Tourist Visa In India
Recently, Gateway Management Logistics Inc. started an online appointment facility. Make sure to book your appointment much in advance to avoid further delay in your visa processing.
Please click this link here to book an online appointment for your visa application.
The minimum visa processing time is from 4 – 10 working days. However, it varies for each application and jurisdiction.
Turkey Tourist Visa Fees and Service Charges
Turkey Tourist Visa fees are 8778 INR, including Security and Health Insurance from Gateway Globe itself.
|Gateway Service Fee||8778 INR|
|Premium Lounge (VIP)||6195 INR|
|Photo Booth with 4 Copies||150 INR|
|Photocopy/Print Out/Xerox||10 INR|
|Courier Charges||450 INR|
|Hold at Location||450 INR|
|Courier Assurance||300 INR|
Documents List For AIESEC Exchanges/Cultural Experiences/Volunteering Opportunities
Along with the above-mentioned documents, if in case you are applying for AIESEC Exchanges/Cultural Experiences/Volunteering Opportunities, you are requested to submit the following documents –
- An invitation letter from AIESEC in Turkey, which mentions the applicant’s full name and passport number
- Acceptance note from AIESEC
- Request letter from AIESEC local committee in India with all details about the program, including the project itinerary, which must include dates of planned departure, passport number, name and address of the applicant
- Two references, names, and contact information must be written on the visa application form
- In case you are a student, you are required to submit your student ID card copy and a bonafide certificate from your school/college/university
Just follow the process correctly and make sure to submit all the required documents, and you are all set for your next vacation to Turkey.
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