Turkey Visa for U.S. Citizens

Old Apr 25th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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for non US citizens, but are permanent residents of US, they would need to apply for a visa to Turkey in the US? is this right?
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 07:22 AM
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The visa process at Istanbul airport took us about three minutes. Perhaps we were lucky.
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 07:33 AM
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I've been to Turkey twice in the last 6 months. You do not need to apply for a visa in the US. Once you've landed in Turkey, you will see a few long (maybe short if you're luck like Wombat) lines to purchase tourist visas. Many nationalities have to get them- not just citizens of the US. It costs $20. The whole process is very easy, and unless the line is long, it won't take more than a couple minutes.
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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 01:28 PM
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for the ones arriving to Turkey or departing from Turkey (after acruise)
do needd visas.
If you are in Nyc or other cities where there are Turkish consulates you can take visa in advance otherwise you may take one at airport.
pasangers arriving with cruisship to Istanbul and flying out of istanbul same day or next day etc should take their visas in advance.
the fee is still 20 $ for U.S. citizens

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Old Jun 4th, 2007, 08:32 AM
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For US citizens you need $20 in CASH when you arrive in Turkey to pay the entry tax . They only accept CASH, NO TRAVELERS CHECKS ETC. You need to pay for your visa before joining the immegration queue at Passport Control.
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Old Jun 4th, 2007, 03:36 PM
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herself is correct.

go to the visa line, then pay 20US then proceed to immigration.
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Ok, I'm a US citizen but I'll be flying into Turkey from the UK. Do I really have to pay in USD?? I never carry USD with me when I'm abroad. As a US citizen, can I pay in euros or quids?
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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I recall paying in GBP and the visa guy - the one with the magnificent moustache - grumbled about it and did a conversion which I'm sure ripped me off. I'd get some Euros or USD next time.
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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Last time i was there, and it obviously was a long time ago, there was no Visa - just show passport - when did this tourist rip-off begin?
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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I imagine about a millisecond after your country began ripping Turkish tourists off for visas to get into America.
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Apparently Canada has decided to charge Turkish tourists a premium - our entry visa in March was $60 US - ouch! Needless to say Canada has the most expensive Visa rate for entry to Turkey.
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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A visa has been needed for Turkey for many years, and it used to cost a lot more.

It's not a real "visa" it's really just an entry tax. They stick a little stamp in your passport page.

Just stick a crisp $20 in your passport and you're good to go.

Mikemo, I'm pretty sure cruise passengers are exempt from the visa requirement. Don't stay on the ship, Turkey is fabulous. Are you visiting Istanbul or Kusadasi?
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Exact same situation as Flanneruk noted in Brazil, and no doubt many other countries as well. Tit for tat so to speak.
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Actually, no visa fee for disembarking for the day at Kusidasi/Ephesus in mid May.
Course, we bought a neat 80 y/o antigue Kalim.
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Old Jun 7th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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<I imagine about a millisecond after your country began ripping Turkish tourists off for visas to get into America.>

flanner ole chap - tourists? shant it have been tourist?
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Old Jul 4th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Oh my god -- I hope you people are right -- I just opened my cruise packet which has been laying on my desk for 3 months and discovered I am too late for a visa through them. So, to be sure... two Americans can just get their visas for $20 each as we get off the plane? Do we need any paper work or photos?

Thanks for reanswering the same questions -- I'm a nervous wreck
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Old Jul 4th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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No paper work, no photos, nothing to fill out, just have the $20 in cash.
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Old Jul 5th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Just make sure to get the visa before you get on line for the passport control. The visa booth is in the same area.
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Old Jul 5th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Thank you -- I'm so relieved. Why in the world would anyone pay the $50 -$100 visa service companies ask for to get this stamp? What a rip off!

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Old Jul 5th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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OAT sent out visa applications in our packet for our trip to Jordan/Egypt. Cost over $100 each to get them that way. We spent $15 each for our Egypt "visa" (really just an entry tax stamp) and didn't need one at all for Jordan since they seem to let groups in for free.

I complained to OAT about the misinformation and they send everyone in our group a letter offering to refund their visa fee if they had used their "recommended" visa handler for get-ahead visas.

Turkey is still $20 for a 30 day tourist visa for US citizens and you can buy it at the little window to the left of the immigration lines at the airport
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