Transit Visa


If you want to transit through Turkey by air to another country without exiting the airport in Turkey, you do not need a Transit visa. But if you exit the airport to stay in Turkey (not more than 7 days) until your flight to another country or in case of ground travel, you will need to apply for a Transit visa.

If your return from the departure country will not be through Turkey, so you need to apply for a single entry Transit visa. Otherwise you have to apply for a two or multiple entry Transit visa.

You can transit to North Cyprus through air without exiting the airport. Please note that if you are going to Cyprus as a student and normally need a visa to enter Turkey, it is better for you to apply for a multiple entry transit visa.
If you normally do not need a visa to enter Turkey, you do not need to apply for a Transit visa.


  • Passport

Original Passport with validity of min. 6 months after entry of Turkey and 2 empty pages. If existing ID details of passport and also old passport’s ID details and copies of old visa.

  • Copy of your passport data page(1st page)
  • Biometric Photos

2 biometric photos (5x5 cm) with white background, that were taken at least within the last 6 months.
Visa Application form filled and signed

  • School certificate (for students)
  • Travel Health Insurance

Insurance must be valid from the beginning date of travel. (original+copy).Gateway offers travel health insurance service at the Visa Application Center at the best value-price!

  • Birth Certificate
  • Financial situation Documents

- For an employee : Work certificate and salary slip of the last 3 months and bank account statement ( original+copy)
- For a bussiness person/selle r:  trade register and bank statement (original +copy)
- For a retired applicant : Retirement paiement document and bank statement ( original + copy)

NB : Applicants who are not working can not apply without sponsor! They have to prove the relationship (with Fiches De Famillie) with the sponsor and sponsor should submit the documents according to a – b- c.

  • Hotel and flight ticket reservation (with the full name of the applicant)
  • Final destination visa
  • Documents for Minor Applicants

Both of the parents, mother and father need to be present in person at the Turkey Application Center.
For underaged applicants additional to the above mentioned documents the below mentioned documents need to be supplied.
 If the minor applies alone, he will need a parental handwritten authorization signed by his parents and approved at the town hall.
 If only one parent travels with their child (the other parent will not accompany them), a written authorization is required from the missing parent.
 If the minor apply for a visa with both parents (as well as the trip), no authorization is required.
 In case of divorce, the mother and the father must give their consent.

  • Additional Documents

 If applicant was resident in Turkey before, a residency permit letter is required.
 If applicant was resident somewhere outside of Turkey, a residency permit letter is required as well.
 If available, the Turkey Visa from previous visit.
 If available, the Schengen Visa or USA Visa from previous visit.
 If applicant is dual citizen, a letter or document stating this is required.