Turkey Visa for U.S. Citizens

Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:43 AM
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Turkey Visa for U.S. Citizens

I've seen quite a few different published prices for the visa American citizens need in Turkey and was wondering what the price actually is.

If you've been to Turkey recenlty please let me know!
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:21 AM
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It costs $20 bucks for the visa, I heard last summer it was raised to $26 and I was prepared to give that when I landed, but it was still only $20. I am going in about a month and will let you know. I would be prepared to give $26 but it will most likely be the usual $20 charge.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Just did a google: $45. US for 90 day visa is currently quoted.
Guess we'll stay on the ship in May.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:19 AM
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It was $20 in November for a visa at the airport.

Well worth it as Turkey is an amazing place to see!!
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Great question - my guidebook says $26, but the U.S. State Department website and most travelers on this board say $20. I'm interested to hear what people who have been there very recently say.

Like Musis28 said, I plan on being prepared to pay $26 when we go in May.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:05 AM
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I'm 99% sure it's still $20. The last time I came into Turkey was the beginning of February (this year) and it was $20. I have heard no mention of it changing since then.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:19 PM
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mmikemo,

I have been to Turkey twice on cruises, most recently in 2006. For a day stop from a cruise ship, we did not need to get a visa.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:12 PM
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When I was there last, it was uS $40 in US currency, no ifs ands or buts.

A quick web search says it's now $45, cash only, and some other web site says $20. Just make sure you have at least $50 in US bills, with exact change and you will be allowed to enter.

Even the hotel that I sayed at charged in US dollars, not in Turkish Lira.

You are stopped before you get to baggage claim, so be prepared.

The good news is that their duty free shops are pretty good, at good prices, so you'll make it back up. Even had some La Prairie cheaper than France.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:50 PM
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We are just back from Istanbul and the visa was $20. You must purchase your visa before you go to passport control. We paid with one crisp 20 and two crisp 10 dollar bills.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 08:22 PM
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definitly $20 NOT more then that unless you are looking for a visa more then 3 months

have a nice trip in Turkey

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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:48 PM
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Oops, do they really want a visa for US citizens? I only need to show my ID card.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:08 AM
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We were just in Istanbul about 2 weeks ago. We were charged 15 euros each (so about 20 US dollars). We were flying from France, hence why we were charged in euros.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:18 AM
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15 Euro or 20 Usd in "Cash Only" at enterance visa booth before passport control.

Happy travelling,
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 02:17 PM
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"We were just in Istanbul about 2 weeks ago. We were charged 15 euros each (so about 20 US dollars). We were flying from France, hence why we were charged in euros."

I'm confused by this. So even if I'm an American, I will be charged in Euros if I'm flying in from a European country? I'll be flying in from Frankfurt.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Turkey just wants 'hard' currencies because of inflation problems they've incurred, and still incur.

Pay them 15 euros or $20, or....
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 02:51 AM
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Liquidsunshine,
Visa fees set as 20 USD in cash but just to make it easier they also accept 15 Euros. Does not matter where from you are flying into the country, but your citizenship counts. As I mentioned also one of my posts above.

For a Turkish citizen to apply a visa in Ankara costs 118 USD, without guarantee of getting a visa or not....

http://www.travelatelier.com/visa_information.htm

at the link there are other countries and visa fees can be checked.

Happy travelling,

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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 03:34 AM
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Have been 3 different times and it's always been $20 (or 15 Euros).
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 03:39 AM
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Can't you get one in advance in New York City?
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 05:24 AM
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I am not sure you can get one in advance - but even if you could I wouldn't bother. It is just another line before passport control and took us very little time.

Isnatbul is a wonderful city - please don't just "stay on the ship"!
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 05:28 AM
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I am going to Turkey this summer. You can download the visa application forms online at: www.mfa.gov.tr/mfa , and find all info on where to send them. I'm not sure if it's worth it or not since most people seem to say that the line at the airport for visas is pretty short.
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