Turkey is a frequently visited country and a holiday destination for most of the tourists from Russia. When planning a trip, travellers should know if a visa to Turkey is required. Russians are allowed visa-free travel, but there are special requirements that should be considered.
Russians are allowed to stay in the country for 60 days without a visa. They can extend their stay by leaving the country.
To enter Turkey, you need a foreign passport that meets the requirements of this state.
The validity of the passport is 4 months from the date of the start of the trip. Children from 14 years old are required to have their own passport. Children over 6 years old, enter the country on parents' passport (mother or father) must have their photographs pasted.
You can enter Turkey with a visa, without it, or receive a document upon arrival. For Russian citizens, only 2 options are possible: visa-free entry or preliminary visa processing.
An entry permit for a long-term stay of Russians is issued at the consulate or through Russia Visa Application Centre The latter option is more convenient for the applicant, because its documents are preliminary checked by the specialists of the Centre for completeness and correctness of filling.
When crossing the border, the traveller, at the request of the border authorities of Turkey, must be ready to present:
The requirement to present these documents rarely arises, the reason may be inappropriate human behavior or random check.
For Russians, it is impossible to obtain a visa upon arrival if the stay exceeds 60 days (90 - when crossing the border or extending the stay), a visa is issued.
Types of visas:
Such a visa is issued by countries belonging to the Schengen area. It is a single document that permits the countries of the agreement.
Turkey is not a member of the European Union (although negotiations have been under way since 2005) and is not a Schengen country. Therefore, you cannot enter Turkey via Schengen.
To work in the country, you need a work visa, it is issued for 1 year, unless other conditions are specified in the contract.
A Turkish company can hire foreign citizens if the following conditions are met:
For trips exceeding 60 days, a visa is issued. Even when buying a ticket through tour operators, travelers independently apply for a visa. Operators provide a set of documents for filing.
Foreigners studying in Turkey receive a student visa. The Turkish consulate requires an invitation from an educational institution, an agreement and a receipt for tuition fees.
To obtain a visa for the purpose of participating in business events, an invitation from the other party is required.
Such a visa is intended for visiting relatives and friends. It is drawn up in the presence of an invitation from the receiving party, confirmed by a notary.
To register a marriage, a marriage visa is issued. This is a permit for the entry of Russian persons planning to marry a Turk / Turkish woman. The documents include an invitation from a notary and a copy of the ID-card of a resident of the state.
When carrying out cargo transportation by road, the applicant provides a copy of the driver's license and the concluded agreement between the companies for the provision of transportation services.
An entry permit is issued in accordance with the established rules.
The procedure for the applicant:
An applicant for an exit permit shall submit:
Medical insurance is an important document when travelling, especially overseas. It provides travellers with medical care for illness and injury in another country. Health care services in Turkey are paid.
If you have a policy, the traveller is paid for medical assistance and associated transportation costs.
It is recommended to take out extended insurance with maximum monetary coverage, as well as including exacerbation of chronic diseases, complications of pregnancy, allergies, dentistry, sunburn, etc. Although extended policies are more expensive, you get more types of assistance when needed. Insurance companies provide an opportunity to choose the optimal program for you.
When buying a tour from a tour operator or their agent, medical insurance will be included in the package of documents. You can also buy a policy yourself from an insurance company or agency.
The application is submitted by appointment personally by the applicant. You need to have a completed application form, a set of necessary documents and a receipt for payment of the duty with you.
Children under 14, when drawing up documents on them, it should be borne in mind that additional certificates will be needed.
In addition to the general set, children are provided with:
There is a special regime - a visa-free residence permit. If the tourist is 60 days short, you can apply for the possibility of additional residence for 1 month in the country. To obtain a residence permit, you will need an application, passport, photographs and other documents.
The price of tourist, business, visitor, study and marriage visa fee is $ 50, for other types the cost may vary.
The applicant has the right to apply 90 days before the start of the trip.
The processing time is up to 60 days, it depends on the workload of the Turkish Consulate.
Long-term visa to Turkey is valid from 6 months to 1 year.
The severity of the sanctions depends on the duration of the violation of stay in the country:
It is recommended not to violate the rules of stay in Turkey. Whatever the reason for the delayed departure from the country, the violator will face consequences according to the law.
The applicant may be refused:
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