Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Getting Turkey Tourist Visa in Dubai


I'll be spending my Christmas week in Turkey for a change. I don't want to be sad this holiday and one way to make it a happy one is to travel to a country where I have never been. It is a dual purpose, a business trip and an extended vacation. Filipinos are required to obtain visa before entering this country. So I have to process my visa by myself and it was actually an easy thing. I tried to search on the internet how to process it here in Dubai but couldn't find any concrete information. Well, I just want to share it to others especially those who are in Dubai and planning to tour Turkey. The first step is to prepare the following documents/requirements:
  • Passport (original & 1 copy)
  • Residence Visa (it's already in the passport but you would also need a copy)
  • Passport Photo
  • No Objection Certificate (a letter from your employer stating that they have no objection regarding your holiday)
  • Last 3 months bank statement
  • Salary Certificate
  • Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  • Confirmed hotel booking
Just to be sure that the visa will be granted, I also submitted additional requirements (latest credit card statement & travel insurance). Their office is in Dubai World Trade Center. It is a tall white building outside the World Trade Center Metro Station (about 5-7 minute walk). The visa processing in the Consulate of Turkey is from 9AM until 12PM (225 AED) and the collection will be after two working days between 1PM and 2PM.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Is there any instance that the visa will be rejected for Filifino? or just complete the application required documents then you are guaranteed that they will grant your visa application...

carlomalbas said...

Hi! I'm not really familiar with rejections of visa for Filipinos. The most important thing is that you have the complete requirements. They are more concern with your travel insurance so be sure to have a good provider

Anonymous said...

Hi Carlo - would you mind sharing which agency/ provider you availed your travel insurance from? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carlo - would you mind sharing which provider you availed your travel insurance from? Thank you!

carlomalbas said...

Hello, I acquired the insurance service from AXA-Gulf (www.axa-gulf.com)

Anonymous said...

how many days does it take for the visa to be issued

carlomalbas said...

Hello, it took me 3 days to get the visa. Upon submission of the requirements, they will give you a stub stating the date of collection.

Sherry Lynne Dayao said...

Hi Carlo,

Thank you for this insightful blog about Turkey. If you don't mind, how much money has to be in the bank statement to qualify?

Best Regards,

Sherry

carlomalbas said...

Hi Sherry,

Based on what I heard and several visa applications, they are not really interested with how much money you have in your account. They are more cautious on the sources of your money to ensure that no illegal activities are connected with it. Also, make sure that transaction descriptions are easy to explain (or self explanatory upon reading) and can confirm that you are a legitimate owner of your money. Though ensure that you have enough money for your travel expenses.

IT SALES said...

any idea where we can download the visa application forms?

carlomalbas said...

Hello IT SALES! I believe Turkey has now a better visa application process. It is now online and can get more information on their e-visa website (https://www.evisa.gov.tr/)

Rod said...

Their Evisa is not for everybody, you must have a valid visa of a schengen or OECD member countries...

carlomalbas said...

Hello Rod, thanks for the additional information! Appreciate it!

Ritika Aswani said...

Hi, 2 working days including the day you applied? or excluding it?

Thanks.

carlomalbas said...

Hi Ritika, it was excluding the day that I applied. But now that it is online application then the timescale might have changed

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