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Apr 30th, 2012, 07:41 PM
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get Turkish visa at cruise port Kusadasi?

Is it easy for a US citizen to obtain Turkish visa on arrival by cruise ship at Kusadasi?
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Apr 30th, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Taken from the US state dept website:
If you are traveling as a tourist, you can purchase a tourist visa at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate in the United States, or you can purchase a sticker visa at the Turkish airport or other port of entry for $20 (U.S.) cash. There is one exception: foreigners who are traveling to Turkey by cruise ship are allowed to enter Turkey without a visa for a maximum period of 72 hours, with the permission given by the local security authorities at the port of entry.

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Apr 30th, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Is more complicated and more expensive to do in advance before leaving US. Will be there more than 72 hrs. Cruise company can get it for us for $49 pp, but the sticker visa only costs $20. So was trying to find out if it is easy & quick to obtain sticker at first port in Turkey, which is Kusadasi. I have read that it is simple & quick at the airport---wondering if as workable at this port.
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May 3rd, 2012, 07:26 AM
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If you are on a cruise and spend not more than 1 night in Turkey you don't need to get a visa. We were in Kusadasi last June and didn't get a visa, the ship took our passports and we collected them at the end of the cruise. Longer stays of course need a visa, but a cruise typically doesn't stay longer than overnight in any one port.
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