Medical Visa For Turkey

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Types Of Visas Available

At present, there are two types of medical visas available for your visit to Turkey:

  1. Medical Visa, which can be obtained from the Consulate of Turkey
  2. Online Visa (eVisa), which can be obtained in advance of arrival via the government of Turkey’s online visa system

Visitors must obtain a medical visa for traveling to Turkey unless they come from visa-exempt countries and territories or citizens of those countries, which are eligible to apply for an e-Visa online. The list is mentioned at the end of the article for your perusal. 

Important Notice: eVisa is valid when the motive of traveling is tourism or commerce. Reasons such as study or work require regular visas provided by the Embassies or Consulates.

How To Acquire Online Medical Visas (eVisa or electronic visa)

The Turkish online visa system is secure and saves time. Here’s how you can receive it:

  1. Simply visit and apply on the platform by selecting your country and the type of passport or identity card. The platform is self-explanatory and will guide you throughout every step.
  2. Once you are done with filling the form, save and download the form for future references.
  3. The applicant must visit the nearby Turkish embassy in his/her country to get the approval of the Consulate.
  4. Once the visa is approved, the travel dates can be scheduled accordingly. 

Are You Eligible To Get A Medical Visa For Turkey?

Following is the eligibility criteria for people applying for a medical visa to Turkey:

  • As opposed to natives of Gabon and Zambia, all citizens of other countries must possess a residence permit or a valid visa from one of the following countries: Ireland, the United States, the United Kingdom or Schengen zone countries. 
  • All citizens except for the natives of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the Philippines must travel with one of the airlines that has an agreement with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These are the airlines that meet the criterion: Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines, and Onur Air. 
  • Egyptian citizens can also proceed with flights operated by EgyptAir.
  • The applicant must have adequate financial means (minimum US$50 per day) and a hotel reservation.
  • Citizens of Algeria must be aged below 18 or over 35 years of age to be eligible for e-Visa, or else a regular (sticker) visa is required.
  • Zambia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Philippines citizens not eligible for e-visa on arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. 

Documentation Required To Get A Medical Visa For Turkey

Here is a list of important documents you would need to submit in order to apply for a medical tourism visa:

  • The applicant must possess their original passport, which is valid for a minimum of six months from the return date of travel. 
  • There must be a minimum of two blank pages available for visa stamps. 
  • The applicant must carry copies of their old passports showing their previous travel information and must be duly filled and signed by the applicant.
  • The applicant must carry two recent passport size photographs with matt finish or semi-matt finish, wherein there is 80 percent face coverage with white background and no borderlines. The dimensions of the image must be 2.5”x 2.5” and shouldn’t be used in any form prior to the visa application.
  • The cover letter from the applicant stating the applicant’s name, passport details, travel details with the reason and length of the visit. The letter must be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey.
  • Hotel confirmation as per travel itinerary and the confirmed return air ticket showing travel itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for a person traveling to Turkey. 

Cost Of The Visa

The cost of applying for a visa differs from one country to another. For detailed information, please have a look at the following table:

The Turkey eVisa Fee table can be placed here.

AS OF 1 MAY 2014
1ANTIGUA-BARBUDA20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
2ARMENIA15 $25 $ / 20 € / 15£
3AUSTRALIA60 $70 $/ 50 € / 45 £
4AUSTRIA20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
5BAHAMAS20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
6BAHRAIN80 $70 $ / 50 € / 45 £
7BARBADOS20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
8BELGIUM20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
9CANADA60 $70 $/ 50 € / 45 £
10CROATIA20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
11DOMINICA20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
12DOMINICAN REPUBLIC20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
14GRENADA60 $60 $ / 45 € / 35 £
15HAITI20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
16HONG KONG (BN(O) )20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
17INDONESIA25 $35 $ / 27 € / 22 £
18IRELAND20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
19JAMAICA20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
20KUWAITNo FeeNo Fee
21MALDIVES20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
22MALTANo FeeNo Fee
23MAURITIUS20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
24MEXICO20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
25NETHERLANDS20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
26NORWAY20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
27OMAN60 $60 $ / 45 € / 35 £
28POLAND20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
29PORTUGAL20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
30QATAR28 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
31SAUDI ARABIA60 $60 $ / 45 € / 35 £
32SPAIN20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
33ST. LUCIA20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
60 $60 $ / 45 € / 35 £
36UNITED KINGDOM20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £
37U.S.A20 $30 $ / 25 € / 20 £

Validity & Extension Of The Visa

In a general case scenario, the Turkish eVisa is valid for a total of 90 days during a 180-day period. If you are in Turkey and wish to extend your tourist visa, you can visit immigration officials, a police station, or an embassy to know the necessary steps that you can take. There might be the possibility to extend your visa based on the cause for the extension, your initial reason for visiting, and your nationality.

For detailed information on the validity and extension of your Turkish visa, click here.

In A Nutshell

Here’s presenting the complete list of the information for your easy access and understanding.

ParametersKey Information To Remember
Types of Visa

Mainly of two types: Regular Visa, also known as Sticker Visa and eVisa or Electronic Visa

Cost Involved

The cost of the medical visa may differ based on your country, hospital, and/or clinic you prefer to choose. The approximate cost range is $15-$60.

For detailed information, please have a look at the table mentioned in the sub-heading: Cost Of The Visa

Documents Required
  • Original passport, which is valid for a minimum of six months from the return date of travel
  • Minimum of two blank pages
  • Copies of old passports
  • Two recent passport size photographs of dimension 2.5”x 2.5” each
  • Cover letter with the applicant’s name, passport details, travel details and the reason and length of the visa
  • Hotel confirmation as per travel itinerary and the confirmed return air ticket showing travel itinerary
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for a person traveling to Turkey
Duration & ValidityThe Turkish eVisa is valid for a total of 90 days during a 180-day period

List Of Countries Applicable For The eVisa To Enter Turkey

Afghanistan, Barbados, Canada, Djibouti, Gabon, United Kingdom, Algeria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Dominica, Gambia, Vanuatu, Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Vietnam, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Chad, East Timor, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Yemen, Armenia, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Grenada, Zambia, Australia, Botswana, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Austria, Burkina Faso, Congo, Republic of the, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lithuania, Bahamas, Burundi, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Estonia, Haiti, Nepal, Bahrain, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Hong Kong (BN(O)), Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Croatia, Fiji, India, Libya, Indonesia, Madagascar, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Iraq, Malawi, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Portugal, Ireland, Maldives, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Suriname, Spain, Jamaica, Mali, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Malta, Oman, Senegal, Taiwan, Liberia, Kuwait, Mauritania, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Mozambique, Latvia, Mauritius, Palestine, Solomon Islands, Togo, South Africa, Lesotho, Mexico, Philippines, Somalia, U.S.A, Uganda, Poland

List Of Countries Which Can Enter Turkey Without A Visa

Germany, Andorra, Argentina, Honduras, Iran, Israel, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Morocco, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Belarus, Belize, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Colombia, South Korea, Kosovo, Costa Rica, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Moldova, Monaco, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, St. Cristopher Nevis, Saint Marino, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Chile, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Jordan, Vatican, Venezuela, New Zealand 

List Of Countries Which Are Applicable For Visa On Arrival In Turkey

Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong (BN(O)), Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, U.S.A, United Kingdom

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