Turkey visit visa from Dubai

Last Updated: Monday, 24/05/2023

Turkey is a country that spans two continents. Most of it is in Western Asia, on the Anatolian Peninsula, and some in Southeast Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula.Istanbul, the country's biggest city, is on both the Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus Strait. This gives the city a wonderful world flavour, while its Byzantine and Roman roots give it a great sense of history.

In addition to being one of the world's most populated cities, Istanbul also won the prestigious title of "European Capital of Culture" in 2010.

Even during the pandemic, Turkey never changed its policy of keeping its borders open to tourists from other countries. This is a good place to go on vacation if you want to visit a place rich in culture and has some more unusual things to do. Since the number of people affected by COVID-19 has gone down a lot and we are no longer in the middle of a pandemic, many tourists want to visit Turkey to experience its rich culture and natural beauty.

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1 Do I need a visa?

If you are travelling to Turkey for business or tourism purposes using a UAE passport, you need to arrange for the Turkey passport in Advance.

UAE passport holders can apply for the Turkey E-visa, which will serve as a tourist and business visa. The e-visa allows Emirati citizens to say in Turkey for up to 90 days. It is a multiple-entry visa; thus, you can enter and exit Turkey as much as you want with its 6 months validity.

The Turkish government has compiled a list of countries that do not require travellers to obtain a visa before entering the country to make travelling there easier for tourists.

There are currently several nations whose citizens can visit Turkey without needing a visa as long as they have a valid passport for at least another six months.

Individuals from certain nations can even enter Turkey with only their national identification card and/or an expired passport.

A) Turkey's visa-free entry countries list

Citizens of 78 countries and territories do not need a visa to travel to Turkey for business or tourism purposes.

There are many lists to choose from based on how long a person can stay without a visa. Check the lists below to see if your country is on them.

Citizens of the following countries don't need a visa to visit Turkey and can stay in the country for a total of three months in any six months, no matter how long they stay or how many times they visit:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

A. Additionally, citizens from the Russian Federation don't need a visa to enter Turkey, and they can stay there for up to 90 days in six months as long as they stay at most 60 days per visit.

B. On the other hand, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Costa Rica, Latvia, Macao, Mongolia, Thailand, and Turkmenistan citizens can stay in Turkey for up to 30 30 days per visit and 90 days per six months.

B) Who can apply for the Turkey e-Visa?

If you have a passport from one of the following countries or regions, you can apply for Turkey E-visa through an online application. After getting the visa, most nationals are allowed to stay people stay for up to 90 days (or 30 days in some cases) within 180 days.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Oman
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan
  • U.S.A
  • United Arab Emirates

2 Types of Turkey Visas

Below are the types of Turkey visas you can apply for:

Business visa

Tourism & Family &Friend Visa

Student visa

Employment visa

Transit visa

3 Eligibility and when to apply

Normally, it takes 7 to 14 working days to process your Turkey visitor or tourist visa. It is advisable to start the application procedure at least four weeks before your departure date because the process could take longer (up to a month) in some situations.

You must go to the VFS Global Turkey application centre in Wafi Mall on the day of your appointment. This is where you present your passport and all of your supporting documentation.

The relationship manager will fill out your application and give you a copy of your travel health insurance policy and a receipt for the cost of your visa.

You will also be required to submit your biometric fingerprints and an extra photo, which can be completed at the location where you apply for your visa.

4 Rates for the full services

Below are the services we offer:

  • Booking appointment
  • Verification of documents
  • Flight & Hotel Booking assistance

The visa service charges 450 AED.

5 Step by step process

Below are the steps to apply for a Turkey visa from Dubai:

1. Send all required Documents to Tourmate visa assistance via email

2. Pay your visa documents preparation charges

3. Book an appointment

4. Visit the Visa Application Centre. Attend your appointment

5. Track your application

(You'll receive an email update when your decision has been returned to the Visa Application Centre.)

6. Visa ready notification

7. Once you get your Confirmation, collect your passport from the VFS centre where you applied.

6 Documents required for Applying Turkey visa

  • The original passport must have been issued within the past ten years, be valid for at least six months beyond the desired period of stay in Turkish territory as of the date of entry, and have at least two completely blank pages for visas. Copies of current and expired passports and their visas for Turkey and any other countries.
  • Original and copy of an Emirates ID and Emirates resident visa that is valid for at least six months
  • 2 biometric photographs (with a white backdrop, taken during the past six months, portraying the whole face including the ears, with the face visible, in the size of 5x6 inches), taken within the last six months. It is to be done so without the use of any headgear, hat, or cap, as well as glasses.
  • A valid travel and health insurance policy for Turkey, with a minimum coverage of USD 60,000 for medical expenses / COVID-19 Coverage, is required. (Important Reminder: VFS centres are the only places that can sell travel health insurance. In Turkey, the responsibility for ensuring its quality rests with the Ministry of Health. You mustn't purchase insurance from any of the available insurance companies.
  • Hotel reservation & Round-trip flight reservation
  • Suppose you have an invitation from a person residing in Turkey. In that case, the following requirements must be met: (FAMILY/FRIEND VISIT) A notarized invitation from the person who extended the invitation (including the reason for the invitation, the duration of the stay, a guarantee that the person will return after the travel, and contact information). ID card issued by the Turkish government in case the inviter is a Turkish citizen or has a valid resident permit if the inviter is not a Turkish national.
  • The last three months of a person's bank account statement are stamped in original form. The last buy shouldn't be older than 10 days. Please remember that you must show enough money in your bank account to pay for your trip. Knowing you can't use an online bank account is important.
  • NOC letter from your employer/proof of your business ownership
  • A) If the applicant is an employee according to the UAE residency permit, they will need an original (wet), signed, and stamped certificate from the linked company saying they have no complaints. (The official letter from the company must say what position the applicant is applying for when the job starts, when the employee can take time off, how much they are paid, and that they will return to the UAE and their job after their trip.) If the salary isn't listed in the no objection certificate, payrolls for the last three months must be shown.

    B) If the applicant is the owner of the company or a partner according to the UAE residency permit: No objection certificate on corporate letterhead indicating position, exact purpose, travel dates, promise that the applicant will return to the UAE, and financial undertaking with original (wet) signed and stamped document.

    The legitimate trade license held by the firm and the company's certificate of incorporation and registration is also required. Original (wet) stamping is required for the bank account statement for the company that details the transactions for the most recent three months. You must take note that an online bank statement cannot be accepted.

    C) If the person who will sponsor the applicant for residency in the UAE is a person (like a spouse, parent, boss, etc.): A message from the sponsor saying that they don't have any problems is needed, as well as a copy of their passport and UAE resident visa. Certificate of marriage if the supporter is the person who got married is required. The sponsor must have a personal bank account that meets our already-discussed standards. Other documents required include a copy of the sponsor's pay certificate if the sponsor is an employee. A copy of the business license is required if the supporter is also the business owner. If the backer lives outside of the country, a NOC that a notary has signed is needed.

    D) If the applicant is younger than 18, do the following: Both parents wrote letters of support saying they had no problems. A birth record or some other way to prove who you are. Copies of both parents' divorce decisions, which say who gets care of the child if the parents have split up, are included in the child's passport and UAE resident permit visa. A copy of the parent's death certificate is required if the parent has died. A notarized Letter of Consent is required in case one parent won't be going on the trip with the child. Notarized Letter of Consent in Case Either Parent Takes the Child Abroad.

7 Preparing for Travelling



When is the best time to visit Istanbul?

Summer has the highest temperatures, the most hours of sunshine, and the least rain, so it's the best time for people who like hot weather and lots of sunshine.

If you want to go when the weather is more bearable, you should go in late spring or early fall. It doesn't rain as often during these times, and the weather is more pleasant. Even though the winters are often warm and there is a higher chance of rain, there are still a lot of buildings to check out.

Because the city is surrounded by water from the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara, it fogs up and mists up often, no matter the time of year.


Spring starts cool, with normal daily highs of 11.6°C in March. By May, the usual high temperature is 22°C, with sunshine for about 8 hours daily.

When people come in the spring, they should be ready for it to rain. It rains an average of 58 mm in March, but in April, it only rains about 43 mm.


The usual high temperature in June is a pleasant 27 degrees Celsius, but it rises to 29.8 degrees Celsius in July, the hottest month. On average, only 19 millimetres of rainfall in July, the wettest summer month.

In July, visitors to Istanbul can expect about 12 hours of sunshine each day. There are about ten hours of sunshine each day in June and August.


Since the beginning of October, the temperature has been slowly going down. In September, the average high temperature each day is a pleasant 25.4 degrees Celsius.

In October, the average high temperature drops to 20.2 degrees Celsius. The amount of sun that comes out each day also goes down, and by November, tourists may only see four hours of sun every day.

In November, the usual high temperature is only 14.9 degrees Celsius, and there is a higher chance of rain throughout the month. On average, 69 millimetres of rain falls in November.

Winter in Istanbul

The winter season brings lower temperatures to the city, with monthly average highs falling below 10 degrees Celsius during January and February. The coldest month is January, with daily average highs averaging only 8.6 degrees Celsius.

Although temperatures are higher in December, with an average of 10.8 degrees Celsius, this month also has the highest rainfall quantities, with an average of 85 millimetres. During the winter, visitors will probably only have access to three hours of sunshine daily.

8 Tourmate expertise

Even a small mistake in your Turkey visa application can cause you to miss meetings and lose money, so you can trust Tourmate's Global Visa Assistant to handle all the necessary paperwork for you throughout the application process. We ensure that each of our clients gets personalized help throughout the process of applying for a Turkey visa from Dubai.

9 Frequently Asked Questions

It takes 7 to 14 working days to process your Turkey visa from Dubai. Sometimes, it may take longer, even up to a month, so starting the application at least 1 month before your travel date is best.
If you overstay a single entry without obtaining a residency visa, you might be obliged to pay fines, you might be deported, or you might be barred from travelling to Turkey again for a certain amount of time.
Yes. If they believe you may overstay your visa in Turkey, the Turkish embassy in Dubai might decline to issue you one. That depends on the places you've been before, where you're from, and how old you are.
Our almost a decade of experience in international visa services allows us to streamline the application procedure and guarantee a successful outcome. Our consultants will review your application for a Turkish visa in light of their extensive knowledge of the country's visa policies, and they'll guarantee a visa solution customized to your unique needs.
Although you can apply for a Turkey visa at any point in time before your trip, it is strongly recommended that you do it at least one week before you travel.
No, the fee for applying for a visa is not refundable under any circumstances, including when the application for the visa is rejected.