Change to Turkish Visa ProcedureUnder new Turkish Immigration Procedures, effective from 14 July 2010, nationals of 63 countries (including British cizitens) will be issued with a 90 day visitor's visa on arrival. However, this visa can no longer be renewed after 90 days. The visa can only be used for a stay of up to 90 days within a 180 day period. You will now need to wait until the 181st day before you can apply for another 90 day visitor's visa.
If you wish to stay in Turkey for more than 90 days within a 180 day period, you will need to make a visa application to a Turkish Embassy or Consulate abroad or you will need to apply for a resident's permit to remain in Turkey. Staying in Turkey beyond the date of your visa is taken seriously by the Turkish Authorities . If you overstay you will be fined upon departure. Fines vary according to the length of time you overstay. If you overstay and are fined, you must apply for your next visa at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate overseas before you travel. You may also be banned from re-entering Turkey for a period of time as follows:-
Overstay 1-15 days - no ban.
Overstay from 16-90 days - banned for up to three months.
Overstay for more than 90 days i.e. from the 91st day, banned for up to six months.
Please note that this information was provided by the Turkish Security Police Directorate (Foreigners Department). Although we do our best to ensure that the content is correct, we cannot take responsibility for Turkey's immigration policy or the application of it. If you have further queries, please contact the relevant Turkish Foreigners Police Department in the area where you reside. New information will be posted as soon as it arrives.
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