How to Apply for Turkey Tourist Visa as Philippine Passport Holder

an adventure of Pinoy backpacker in processing travel documents

general info:
* Tourist visa is valid for 6 months upon issuance.
* single entry maximum duration of stay in is 30 days only.
* as of April 2014, there are 2 ways to obtain this visa; apply for e-visa or the standard process.

APPLYING FOR TURKEY E-VISA

Nationals of the Philippines holding passport with a valid Schengen or OECD member's visa or residence permit may get their one month period single entry e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr up to 90 days within six months, starting from the first entry. Not all countries are allowed to apply.
http://kuwait.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ShowAnnouncement.aspx?ID=208006

Turkey e-visa (for tourism and single entry only)

Turkey e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.

visa fee:
$20 payment through credit card.

requirements:
You must meet ALL the requirements listed below in order to obtain an e-Visa. If you do not meet any of these requirements and you proceed with your application, your e-Visa will be invalid.
1. must have passport that covers the period of stay in Turkey and at least 6 months before expiry date.
2. must have return ticket, hotel reservation and at least $50 budget each day of stay.
3. must be traveling for the purpose of TOURISM only.
4. must hold a valid supporting document (Schengen visa or a valid visa from any of the OECD member countries). E-Visas from this countries are not accepted as a supporting document. 

Turkey visa arrival & departure stamps with e-visa applied (Istanbul airports)


APPLYING FOR TURKEY TOURIST VISA AS ORDINARY CITIZEN IN THE PHILIPPINES  

visa fee:
PhP2,500 in cash payment.

requirements:
1. application form at the embassy with 1 passport size photo
2. passport with at at least 6 months before expiry date.
3. photocopy of the first two pages of your passport bearing your personal information.
4. certificate of employment
5. updated income tax return
6. bank certificate
7. confirm hotel accommodation
8. confirm round trip ticket.

Turkey Embassy in the Philippines Map

appointment:
Open only during Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 0900H-1600H. No visa application during Wednesday. Visa will be released after 10 days from the date of submission.

address:
2268 Paraiso Street, Dasmarinas Village
Makati City 1222 Manila
Telephone: (+63) 2 843-9705 / 7; Telefax: (+63) 2 843-9702
E-mail: embassy.manila@mfa.gov.tr, turkembm@info.com.ph

http://kuwait.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Default.aspx

visa fee:
17KWD in cash payment.

requirements:
1. application form at the embassy with 1 passport size photo
2. passport with at at least 6 months before expiry date.
3. photocopy of the first two pages of your passport bearing your personal information.
4. certificate of employment
5. bank certificate
6. confirm hotel accommodation
7. confirm round trip ticket.

Turkey Embassy in State of Kuwait map

appointment:
Open every Sundays to Thursdays from 0830H-1300H. Visa will be released after 3 days from the date of submission.

address:
P.O.Box:20627, Safat 13067 State of Kuwait
Telephone: +965.22523049; Telefax: +965.22523049
E-mail: embassy.kuwait@mfa.gov.tr


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