Every year millions of people from different countries visit Turkey for investments, tourism, business, or education. Turkey is a country that has visa agreements with many countries, including Egypt.
If you are an Egyptian citizen wanting to visit Turkey, and you hold an official passport, you are exempted from visa for travels up to 90 days. Ordinary Passport holder Egyptian nationals require valid Visa to enter Turkey.
Turkey gives an online visa platform where you can apply for a tourist visa, or you can apply on paper through the nearest consulate or embassy.
E-visa is a type of visa that is used for tourism or business purposes. It lasts for 180 days and the visitor has only 30 days to spend in the country with e-visa. E-visa is different from the regular visa in the sense that it is very quick to acquire, in about 15 minutes. You don’t need to stress about getting a visa just to travel.
Can Egyptians Get a Turkish E-Visa?
Yes, Egypt is one of the countries that are eligible for a Turkish E-Visa. However, they can only get a single-entry visa to Turkey that allows a 30 day visit only. There are certain conditions you
You must show proof of a return ticket, hotel reservation, and at least $50 per each day of your stay.
You are traveling for tourism or business.
You have a round-trip ticket with an official Turkish airlines, such as Onur Air, Pegasus, or Turkish Airlines.
You are holding a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date you wish to visit Turkey.
You are below 20 or over 45 years old; or I have a valid Supporting Document (Valid visa OR valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK, or Ireland). E-visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
There seem to be no other additional requirements for Egyptian citizens, according to the Embassy of Turkey in Cairo.
HOW TO APPLY FOR E-VISA TO VISIT TURKEY?
The application for the e-visa is extremely simple. All you have to do is visit the electronic visa application system of the Republic of Turkey at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
The application is made up of three steps.
Apply. Enter your country and the type of passport you have along with the security verification.
After seeing in between which dates are your e-visa is valid, and choosing the arrival date in Turkey, fill your personal information and you are ready to make the payment using your credit card or debit card. The visa fee is $20 USD for Egyptian citizens as of 2020.
And you are done! You can download the document to show at the airport.
Why should you apply for a paper Visa instead of an E-Visa?
If you are planning to visit Turkey for any reason other than business or tourism or you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you should apply for a regular visa. You can apply for a lot more variations of visas.
WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF APPLYING FOR A VISA?
You need to make sure that you have a valid passport with the expiration date being at least 60 days beyond the expiration date of the visa.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE AN INVITATION LETTER?
Some people can visit a country without needing a visa if they have an invitation letter. If this is the case for you, then, first of all, you need to provide everything that is stated in the letter. For the letter to be valid, the write of the said letter should include their Republic of Turkey ID number, home address, contact information as well as the details such as the purpose of the invitation and how long the person will stay in Turkey.
If the writer of the invitation letter is related to the person who is being invited, it should be mentioned in the letter. If the writer of the invitation letter will cover the expenses of the person who is being invited, the writer needs to include the documents of their income and savings in the letter. If the invitation letter is sent by a company, their tax certificate should be included in the invitation letter.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE VISA?
You need to download the visa application form from the official website of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or you can get the physical copy from the Turkish embassy in Cairo. After completing and signing the form, you need to gather all the other documents that are needed for the particular visa you are applying for. While submitting the visa form and all the other required documents, you are also required to pay the application fee which may be different for each country and it can change any time, therefore, please get in contact with the Turkish Embassy in your country for more information.
WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
To get a tourist visa to visit Turkey, you need to have certain documents. These documents are as follows:
The validity of the passport should not be less than 6 months upon application.
Recent bank statement covering the last 6 months.
Personal Photo 4x6 (white background).
A copy of the passport. Please also bring your original passport for the application.
Commercial registration oran HR letter from the employer stating the income.
The complete visa application form.
Hotel and flight reservation
Health insurance covering duration of stay in Turkey
The single entry visa fee is 470 Egyptian Pounds and the multiple entry visa fee is 1570 Egyptian Pounds.
The consular section has the right to add any further conditions according to the personal interview.
Even though these are the documents that are generally required, there may be changes according to new regulations between the countries. In order to receive more information about the required documents please contact the Turkish consulates in your country.