New passport guidance for Turkey

New passport guidance for Turkey

In new guidance for foreign passport-holders entering Turkey, passports must be valid for at least 60 days from the date of expiry of a traveller’s visa, visa exemption period or residency permit to be able to enter the country before December 31st 2014.

That is to say that a traveller leaving Turkey on August 20th 2014 for example should hold a passport that is valid until at least October 20th 2014.

As from January 1st 2015 passports must be valid for at least 60 days from the date of expiry of a traveller’s visa, visa exemption period or residency permit to be able to enter the country.

For example, a traveller with a visa expiry date of May 20th 2015 must hold a passport that is valid until at least July 20th 2015.

Advice from Turkish authorities said travellers without the required period of validity on passports will “regrettably” not be allowed entry into Turkey due to this new legal regulation.