Passport Validity

Passport Validity: Passports must be valid for six months beyond your entry date

Obey all Turkish visa regulations and maintain valid residence permits at all times. The U.S. Embassy is unable to assist with Turkish immigration or visa-related matters. Turkish authorities enforce immigration laws.

  • Passports must be valid for six months beyond your entry date. You will be denied entry into Türkiye if there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport.
  • Official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Türkiye.
  • Ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa up to 90 days in any 180-day.
  • Get entry and exit stamps. You must have a Turkish entry stamp to fly domestically. Get an exit stamp in your passport when leaving the country or you may face difficulties re-entering Türkiye in the future and a fine.
  • If you are planning to work, study, or conduct academic or scientific research in Türkiye, you must receive a visa from a Turkish embassy or consulate before arriving in Türkiye.