Yes - A visa is required for travel to Turkey

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Consulate of the Republic of Turkey requires all applicants to apply directly to the Consulate. Travisa offices can assist with information on how to make the request for an appointment. In addition, Travisa reviews the documents to insure that everything is in order for the in- person filing and can pick up on your behalf.

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:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

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


Other Forms:

A clear photocopy of state issued ID (Driver License or ID).


Letter Of Invitation:

A letter of invitation from the host organization or sponsor in Turkey explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Turkey. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s name and contact information.


Business Letter

Letter from church or sponsoring organization in the US, on letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s status/position held in the organization, clearly stating the purpose of visit to Turkey. The letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Turkey.


Criminal Record:

A copy of applicant’s criminal record and/or good conduct record from official source in the state of your residency.


Other Requirements:

Letter of AuthorizationThe Letter of Authorization must be signed by the applicant, and the courier company must be handwritten at the bottom by the applicant. The courier name should match the company name at the top of the letters of authorization that you print.


Special Instructions:

Please send all required documents to Travisa’s office a minimum of 24 hours in advance, for consulate review, prior to your in-person submission date. Your documents should then be picked up at Travisa’s office prior to your consulate appointment.

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

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