Turkey Visa from South Africa

Turkey Visa for South African Citizens

Apply for Turkey Visa from South Africa
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 | Turkey e-Visa

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Turkey Visa Online Eligibility

  • South African nationals are eligible to for Turkey eVisa
  • South Africa was a founding country of the Turkey eVisa travel authorization
  • South African citizens only require a valid email and Debit/Credit card to apply for Turkey eVisa

Other Turkey e-Visa Requirements

  • South African citizens can stay for upto 30 Days on Turkey e-Visa
  • Ensure South African Passport is valid for at least six months after your date of departure
  • You can arrive by land, sea or air using Turkey Electronic Visa
  • Turkey e-Visa is valid for short tourist, business or transit visits

Turkey Visa from South Africa

This Electronic Turkey Visa is being implemented to allow visitors to easily obtain their visas online. The Turkey eVisa program was launched in 2013 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.

It is a mandatory requirement for South African citizens to apply for a Turkey e-Visa (Turkey Visa Online) to enter Turkey for visits upto 30 Days for tourism/recreation, business or transit. Turkey Visa from South Africa is non-optional and a mandatory requirement for all South African nationals visiting Turkey for short stays. The Turkey eVisa holders passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the departure date, that is the date when you leave Turkey.

How to apply for Turkey Visa from South Africa?

The Turkey Visa for South African requires filling an Turkey e-Visa Application Form that can be finished in around (5) minutes. Turkey Visa Application Form requires applicants to enter information on their passport page, personal details including parents’ names, their address details and email address.

South African citizens can apply and complete e-Visa on this website on this website and receive the Turkey Online Visa by email. The Turkey e-Visa application process is minimal for the South African citizens. The basic requirements include having an Email Id and a Credit or Debit card valid for international payments, like a VISA or MasterCard.

After payment of Turkey e-Visa application fees, the application processing begins. Turkey Online Visa Online is sent via email. South African citizens will receive Turkey e-Visa in PDF format via email, after they have completed the e-Visa application form with the required information and once the payment has been processed. In very rare circumstance, if additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of Turkey eVisa.

Turkey Visa Application is processed not earlier than three months before your planned departure.

Requirements of Turkey Visa for South African nationals

Turkey e-Visa requirements are minimal, however it is a good idea to be familiar with them before you apply. To visit Turkey, South African nationals require an Ordinary Passport to be eligible for Turkey eVisa. Diplomatic, Emergency or Refugee passport holders are not eligible to apply for Turkey e-Visa and must instead apply for Turkey Visa at nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate. South African citizens who have dual citizenship need to ensure that they apply for e-Visa with the same passport that they will use to travel to Turkey. Turkey e-Visa is electronically associated with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application. It is not required to print the e-Visa PDF or furnish any other travel authorization at the Turkey airport, as the Turkey Electronic Visa is connected online with the Passport in the Turkey Immigration system.

Applicants will also need a valid Credit or Debit card that is enabled for International payments to pay for the Turkey Online Visa. South African citizens also need to have a valid email address, to receive the Turkey eVisa in their inbox. The information on your Turkey Visa must match the information on your passport completely, otherwise you will need to apply for a new Turkey eVisa.

Citizens of South Africa need to have an Ordinary Passport or a Travel Document as a substitute of passport valid for 60 days beyond the duration of stay. However, Ordinary passport is the only acceptable document for eVisa for Turkey. Additionally, you do not have to travel on the exact date mentioned in your application, instead, you can enter anytime during the validity period of your eVisa.

How long can South African citizens stay on Turkey Visa?

Departure date for South African citizen should be inside 30 Days of arrival. South African citizens must obtain a Turkey Online Visa (Turkey eVisa) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 30 Days. If the South African citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a appropriate Turkey Visa depending on their circumstances. Turkey e-Visa is only valid for purpose of tourism or business. If you need to study or work in Turkey you must apply for a regular or Sticker visa at your nearly Turkish Embassy or Consulate.

What is Turkey Visa Online validity for South African citizens

While Turkey e-Visa is valid for a duration of 180 days, South African citizens can stay for upto 30 Days within the 180 day period. Turkey e-Visa is a Multiple Entry visa for South African citizens.

You can find answers to more Frequently Asked Questions about Turkey Visa Online (or Turkey e-Visa).

As a South African citizen, what do I need to know before applying Turkey eVisa?

Nationals of South Africa are already privileged to apply for Turkish Visa Online (eVisa), so that you do not have to visit Turkish Embassy or wait in the queue for Visa on Arrival at the airport. The process is quite simple and eVisa is sent to you by email. We recommend that you read the following:

List of interesting things to do for South African citizens while visiting Turkey

  • Mausoleum and Holy Seat of Antiochus at Nemrut Dagi
  • Dishes from the Ottoman Empire at Asitane Restaurant in Fatih, Turkey
  • Kuşadası, a charming beach town in Turkey
  • Visit miniature theme park with 100-plus models at Miniaturk
  • An Art Nouveau gem at Vlora Hanı
  • Enjoy a Turkish bath in Istanbul
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Sail on the Aegean Sea
  • Soak in the thermal waters in Pamukkale
  • Day trip to Cleopatra Island off the southeastern coast of Turkey
  • A sacred lake with biblical history at Urfa, Turkey

South African Embassy in Turkey

Address

Filistin Sokak No: 27 GOP 06700 Ankara Turkey

Phone

+90-312-405-6861

Fax

+90-312-446-6434

Please apply for a Turkey e-Visa 72 hours in advance of your flight.