Yes - A visa is required for travel to Turkey

Thursday, August 6, 2020

A valid passport and visa are required for diplomatic and official visits to Turkey.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original passport and one photocopy of passport information and signature page. The passport must be signed, valid for 6 months beyond stay in Turkey, with at least two blank passport pages available for Turkey visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Turkey visas.


Turkey Visa Application Form:

One signed Turkey visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application forms included in your Visa Application Kit.
Los Angeles:The Consulate of Turkey has instituted an online visa application form. The application must be completed online then printed.  Please visit and select your language, then "United States of America" and "Turkish Consulate General Los Angeles".  You will then click Visa and Visa Pre-Application to access the online form. Your visa application must:

  • Include answers for all fields
  • Upload all required documents
  • Ensure personal, contact and travel information is entered correctly
  • If you are not applying for a tourist visa and are staying in a hotel, you must include host or contact person information


Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Other Forms:

Official Letter of Support from the US Department of State.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

In Los Angeles jurisdiction, a computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round-trip or onward travel to Turkey.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Turkey Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Turkish visas are generally issued for single or multiple entries. Visa validity and duration of stay for diplomatic and official visas will be at the discretion of the Turkish Consulate.

Visa Processing Time:

Turkey visas are usually processed in 7 to 10 business days. Rush and Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our Turkey Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options page for details. Rush and Emergency visa service is defined as any attempt made by Travisa to retrieve the Turkish visa in less time than the amount required by the Turkish Embassy to process the visa.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Turkey

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Turkish Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Chicago :

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Travisa - Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Houston :

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas

Travisa - Houston
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266