How Much Is An Online Turkish E-Visa For US Citizens

How Much Is An Online Turkish E-Visa For US Citizens

Last Updated on August 26, 2021

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I’ve visited Turkey a couple times in the last few years and it has one of the easiest and quick visa application for citizens of the United States of America. You can apply for an e-visa on their official electronic visa application system. It takes a couple of minutes and you can download the e-visa almost immediately after making the payment.

NOTE: Make sure you use the official Turkish website that I’ve linked to above and not the first link that pops up on Google. You’ll pay more for that service.

It’s unclear when the fees increased, because the Turkish websites are still showing the old rate of $20 USD for a 90 days multi-entry visa valid for a period of 180 days. The current cost for a Turkish e-visa fee for Americans is now $50 USD as of August 1, 2021.

People have reported paying the old fee of $20 USD as late January 2020, but it looks like it has increased.

How To Apply For A Turkish E-Visa Online In 2020?

The application on the e-visa site is broken into two steps. The first part involves selecting the country of your travel document and entering a captcha code.

Turkish e-Visa online application cost for US citizens

Next, you will need to select your entry date. It will automatically show a visa expiration date 180 days from the date you selected. The visa is valid for 180 days, with a maximum stay of 90 days.

Turkish e-Visa Online Application Entry and Exit Dates

The next screen will ask you to fill in your passport information, mother’s name, father’s name, birthdate, and birthplace.

Turkish e-Visa Online Application Questions

After you filled in your information, you will receive an email with all the information that you will need to approve within 1 hour. It will include a reference number that you can use to log back into your application process at any time.


When you approve the information, you will be taken to a screen to make the payment. The cost for American citizens as of August 1st, 2021 to get a Turkish e-Visa is $50 plus a $1.50 credit card processing fee.

As soon as you make the payment, you will be taken to a screen to download the e-visa within minutes. You’re done. Print out a copy and keep it with you on your travels. I suggest keeping a copy on your phone as well.



  • steve
    3 months ago

    Do you know if you do a “family” e-visa if you have to pay $50 for each person? Or does the $50 cover everyone in your family? Thx

    • 3 months ago

      As far as I know, you can apply for a whole family at once, but the payment will probably be per person. You can try to go through the process right up until the payment page and it will tell you how much it is for everyone.

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