Reminder About The Validity Of Passports For Entry Into Turkey As Of 1 January

Vilnius Büyükelçiliği 04.03.2015

In line with the new TurkishLaw on Foreigners and International Protection,foreigners visiting Turkey must carry a passport or travel document with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the date of expiration of their visa, visa exemption, or residence permit, as of 1 January 2015.

Example A: In order to enter Turkey having avisa with 90 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance.

Example B: In order to enter Turkeyhaving avisa with 30 days “duration of stay”, foreignersshould hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance.

The only exception to this practice, as was before, will be for those whohold diplomatic, special and service passports which are classified as "official passports" in the visa regime chart.


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