How to Apply For Turkey Tourist Visa for Filipinos

By Kach Umandap - Howe February 24th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides 37 Comments

Plan your next Turkey trip! Here’s our guide for Filipinos about applying for Turkey tourist visa. Enjoy the Land of Four Seasons.

Dreaming about going to Turkey? Of course, it is possible! However, it might be a little difficult for us Filipinos as we need to obtain a visa first. But in this article, we provided you with the list and information that you need to know regarding your Turkish visa application. 

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With the country’s beautiful and friendly people, delicious food, rich culture, scenic landscapes, towering castles, majestic views, hot air balloon rides, and a lot more, it’s truly irresistible. Once you get here, we can ensure that you’ll keep coming back! And in this guide, we’ll tell you all the requirements and important information you need to know before you can get Turkey tourist visa.

Facts about Turkey

  • Turkey has one of the oldest and biggest malls in the world.
  • In Turkey, it is possible to cross continents underground. Only about 3% of Turkey is in Europe, while the rest is in Asia.
  • St. Nicholas or widely known as Santa Claus was born in Turkey. 
  • Turkey has over 30 languages.
  • The country’s national sport is oil wrestling.

Pandemic Update:

  • Personal Visa Application is not yet allowed in the Turkish Embassy in Manila
  • You won’t be receiving a confirmation
  • Send your required documents and visa fees (USD 60) through W Express

Two Ways of Obtaining Turkey Tourist Visa

  • If you have a valid visa or residence permit from any of the Schengen countries, or if you have a valid US, UK, or Ireland visa, then you can do your application online at www.evisa.gov.tr. You’ll get your e-visa within 30 minutes.
  • If you don’t have any of these visas/resident permits, then you should go ahead with the personal/sticker application to be done at the Turkish Embassy in the Philippines.

Who can Apply for Turkey EVisa?

If you have all the following requirements, then you can proceed with Option 1:

  1. If your passport covers the period of your stay in Turkey;
  2. You have a return ticket, hotel reservation, and at least USD 50 per day of your intended stay;
  3. If your purpose of travel is either only for tourism or business; and
  4. If you have a valid visa or valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK, or Ireland. Be reminded that e-visas of these mentioned countries are not accepted.

How to Apply For Turkey EVisa (if eligible)?

STEP 1: Go to evisa.gov.tr. Click apply for E-visa and completely read, understand, and follow the instructions. Click your travel date and it should be three months from the time of your application.

STEP 2: Make sure that you have all the requirements above. You have to click on the checklist and then fill out the Personal Information page correctly.

STEP 3: A confirmation link will be sent to your email. Just click approve, and you’ll be redirected to the payments section.

STEP 4: Pay the amount of 20.70 USD. You can pay using Mastercard, Visa, or UnionPay Credit Card.

STEP 5: Once you completed the process, you’ll be redirected to a page saying the application is over and that you can now download your e-visa. Just click download, print it, and you’re ready to go to Turkey in no time!

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How to Apply For Turkey Tourist Visa

Main requirements in applying for Turkey Tourist Visa

  • Application Form – done online
  • Copy of appointment schedule
  • Biometric Photo (2×2 with white background);
  • Valid passport and photocopy of the first two pages – include the old passport

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Step-By-Step Guide for Pre-Visa Application

Before going to the Turkish Embassy in the Philippines, you first need to have the confirmation e-mail of online appointments by doing the steps below. Without this, you wouldn’t be able to enter the exclusive Dasmarinas Village.

STEP 1: Prepare a scanned copy of all the documents stated above.

STEP 2: Go to visa.gov.tr. Complete ALL the required fields truthfully and completely. 

How to Apply For A Turkey Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport

STEP 3: After filling out the Personal Information section, you can either “Proceed with e-visa” if you are qualified for it or click “Continue Online Form.” Just click Save and Proceed once you’re done filling out the other parts.

STEP 4: Upload the copies of the required documents as stated above.

STEP 5: After completing the online pre-application, you can now schedule an appointment at the Turkish Embassy in Manila on the same website. An email confirmation will be sent regarding your application and selected appointment date.

STEP 6: Print the email confirmation and take it with you on your date of appointment. Bring with you your passport, a copy of your passport’s data page, two pieces of 2×2 ID photo, and other requirements as stated above.

STEP 7: Go to the Turkish Embassy:

  • To go to the Turkish Embassy, first, you have to go to the Amorsolo Gate of Dasmariñas Village. Inform the guard that you have an appointment at the Turkish Embassy. Just log-in and leave a valid ID.
  • Wait for the shuttle to the Turkish Embassy. Sometimes it takes almost an hour, so you must arrive there early. Preferably, 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled appointment.
  • Pay the shuttle roundtrip fee which costs Php 150.00 at the Homeowners’ Association office; the shuttle will stop there.
  • Show your printed appointment confirmation to the security of the embassy. You can’t enter without it. You can save it on your phone, too, just to be sure.

STEP 8: Your documents will be collected by the Consular Officer, and they may ask you some questions regarding your trip/financial capability. After this, you may pay the visa fee which is 60 USD for a single-entry tourist visa. Remember to pay the EXACT amount.

STEP 9: After payment, a date of visa release will be sent to your email, or you will be given a claim stub. Just wait for it and claim your passport on the scheduled date. This usually takes one to four weeks.

Location of the Turkish Embassy in the Philippines

Embassy of Turkey in the Philippines
Address: 2268 Paraiso Street, Dasmariñas Village Makati City
Contact number: (02) 8843 9705
Office hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday and Weekends: Closed

How to Apply For Turkey Tourist Visa for Filipinos

Frequently Asked Questions About Turkey Tourist Visa

1. Do I need to provide a ‘show money’, if yes, how much should I have?

Yes. There’s no specific amount of money that you need to have in your bank account. However, the embassy stated that you should have at least USD 50 per day of your intended stay excluding hotel and flight fees. 

2. There’s an error uploading my file. What should I do?

Try to resize the file and upload it again.

3. I got a small stamp on my passport indicating the date of application. What does this mean?

Unfortunately, it means that your visa has been denied.

4. Do I need to pay in USD?

Yes. They require ALL applicants to pay in USD. They’re strict about that. Otherwise, you need to reschedule your appointment.

5. Do I need to have a reservation for my local flights in Turkey?

No. You can just indicate the flight details in your day-to-day itinerary. You can also rent a flight

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6. My visa or valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK, or Ireland is going to expire before my intended departure from Turkey. Is that okay?

It’s totally fine. What’s important is that it should be valid upon arrival in Turkey.

7. Can they require me to provide additional documents?

Yes, it is possible. So if you’re married or a student, also bring your important documents.

8. How long is the validity of an e-visa?

Your e-visa is valid for 180 days from the date of your application, and you can stay for a period not exceeding 30 days.

9. Is an interview required?

No, but they may ask you a few questions regarding your application.

10. Can I bring my car when I apply for a visa?

No. It is a private village so you need to take a cab or MRT and a shuttle as we stated above.

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37 thoughts on “How to Apply For Turkey Tourist Visa for Filipinos

  1. Where to put the 60$ visa fee?inserted in the passport or attached to any of the documents?do i need to photocopy my previous visas from other countries?

  2. Now that you have to use W express, do you actually have to send them your original passport or will a photocopy do?

  3. hi, Kach thanks for sharing this very helpful info’s. my concern is I’m currently staying in Vietnam as a trapped tourist. is it possible to apply to the Turkish embassy/consulate here holding a Philippine passport!? TIA

    1. Hi Ms. Kach may I ask what if im residing here in saudi arabia and i want to apply the turkish from here. What are the steps that i should follow?

  4. Hello, regarding to e-visa, does my boyfriend possible to process it? The same with my ticket airline . Help me ! Thank you

  5. How long is the validity of the visa and how many days you can stay in Turkey if it’s not an e-visa and it is directly applied to the embassy. Thanks

  6. Hi everyone..I am filipina and working here in HK am planning to have a vacation in Turkey is it possible for me to get an eVisa?please help.

  7. Hi, I don’t have a proper contract between me and my clients on Upwork but Upwork issues certificate of earnings. Is that valid? What if I present a Business registration instead?.

  8. hello,i am applying for family unification going turkey and i had trouble to the second page of the application,why the turkish ID number of my husband is rejected even our marriage was already registered in turkey,the promt say “no family ralation found’ to his turkish ID number.what should i do with this error?i appreciate your reply.thank you

  9. Hi. Me and my husband are working in Turkey and our company has invited our son (7 years old) to visit here. Do you have any idea on the requirements for minors?

    1. Hi Guys, I am planning to travel solo to turkey in March or April. I have the requirements ready. I’m just not sure how to go about sending it to the embassy as it looks like they’re still not accepting personal applications. No one is answering the Embassy’s hotline as well. Will my docs be safe thru W Express? Sorry, this one feels different than handling your docs in person. hehe

      1. hi, we have the same concerns. were you able to contact the embassy na po? if yes, do you have to appear personally? thanks!

  10. Good day
    Mam/sir
    Still I need an itenerary of travel as one of the requirements to apply Turkish visa..my partner will sponsor me with his own address and accomodation..
    Thank you..

  11. Hi my boyfriend plan to invite me to turkey.if I have invitation letter I still need to book hotel reservation ? Thank you

  12. hi , my boyfriend invited me to turkey cause were planning to get married there , so my question is how about i dont have any bank account but my bf said he can provide all my needs .. do you think i got denied ??

  13. Hi there, i was reading your post regarding on how to apply e-visa for turkey from Philippines. I just want to ask how long is the visa processing?

    1. hi,

      we have the same concerns. were you able to contact the embassy na po? if yes, do you have to appear personally?
      thanks!

  14. Hi my boyfriend plan to invite me to turkey if i have invitation letter from my boyfriend i dont need hotel reservation?

    1. Hi my boyfriend plan to invite me to turkey if i have invitation letter from my boyfriend i dont need hotel reservation?

  15. Hi

    I really like your blog and it caught my attention to book a flight reservation after the lockdown is over I can start processing my visa for Schengen. I want to ask if I book a flight reservation with you would it be valid to present in the embassy? Also, do you have recommendations where to get a travel health insurance?

    Thanks,
    Ash

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 146 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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