New Zealand Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Visa requirements for Turkey

Tourist Visas

New Zealand citizens who intend to travel to Turkey for tourism-related purposes for up to 90 days do not require a visa in advance of travel to Turkey.  Provided they can show sufficient funds to support themselves and evidence of onward travel bookings, they are usually granted entry to Turkey for a period of 90 days.

However, the in-country period for foreigners entering Turkey on a visitor visa is not to exceed a total of 90 days within a 180 day period.

If the period of visa exemption or the period of stay stated in the visa is less than 90 days, it may, upon application, be extended to a total of 90 days.

New Zealanders who enter Turkey on  a 90 day tourist visa  and who wish to stay longer in Turkey may apply to the provincial Governor’s office for an additional six month touristic residence permit.

These provisions apply  to  all foreigners who  enter Turkey as a tourist, either with a visa obtained from Turkish foreign representations, at the border or for those entering under the visa exemption rule.

The New Zealand Embassy is unable to provide advice on or assistance with Turkish immigration policy and practices.  Individuals are responsible for their immigration status and for ensuring that they abide by Turkish immigration requirements. For further information, please  contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or an office of the Turkish Foreigners Police Department in Turkey.

Passport Requirements

New Zealanders wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport or travel document with an expiration date that is at least 60 days beyond the expiry date of their visa.

Similarly,  New Zealanders travelling to Turkey whose passport or travel document does not have empty space in the pages for entry/exit visa stamps will not be allowed entry into Turkey. 

Student Visa Requirements for Turkey

For information on student visa requirements for Turkey, please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy.

A list of contact details can be found at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Work and Residence Visa Requirements

For information on work visa and immigration requirements for Turkey please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate.


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