Turkey visa for Pakistani passport is a guide in which I will share the exact requirements for Turkey visit visa on a Pakistani passport and also Turkey business visa requirements for Pakistani passport holders. I have visited Turkey more than six times in the last four years. Let’s get started.
Types of Turkey Visas in Pakistan
Turkey offers various types of visas but we will only discuss the ones which are commonly applied by ordinary passport holders. As such, a visit visa or tourist visa is the most common one which is a short-term visa issued with the validity of 90 days and stay up to the travel itinerary provided by the applicant.
The second commonly sought Turkish visa is a business visa which is also issued inline with a visit visa but the requirements will be slightly changed for a business visa. That takes us to another point which is requirements for tourist visa and business visa.
Turkey Visa Requirements in Pakistan
Here I will explain the exact requirements you need to fulfill and apply for a Turkish visa. I will tell the criteria for both business visas and visit visas. If you are applying for visiting Turkey as a tourist, then you have to make a plan/itinerary which you can write in your “covering letter.”
Required Documents for Turkey Visit Visa
- Visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant
- Passport copies of 1st and 2nd page and all used pages
- Travel insurance (Coverage up to 30,000 Euro)
- Polio Card
- Last Six Month Bank Statement
- Bank Account Maintenance Certificate
- Copy of flight booking (Reservation)
- Copy of Hotel Booking
- Two (2) recent photographs (White Background)
- All Previous Visas Photo Copy
- Last Three Months Salary Slips (If doing a job)
- Employment Letter (if doing a job)
- Business Documents with NTN (if doing business)
- Bonafide Letter (If The Applicant is Student)
For a business visa, all of the above documents will be required except for an employment letter and student letter because you will be applying as a businessman. For a business visa, you need the Chamber of Commerce certificate and invitation letter from the company in Turkey who have invited you to Turkey. You can also submit other relevant business documents such as your company bank statement, NTN, Taxi returns, and business card.
How to Apply for Turkey Visa in Pakistan?
Now when you know about the requirements and documents. It is time to apply for a Turkey visa in Pakistan. If you have a valid US visa or UK or Schengen visa then you don’t need to follow this process. You can simply apply for Turkey’s evisa online which I will explain later in this article but for the moment let’s focus on a normal Turkish visa in Pakistan.
A company called Gerry’s currently processes visa applications for Turkey. This company has visa application centers in many cities of Pakistan i.e Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, and Kashmir.
First of all, you have to go to the following link to fill out the visa application form online: Click Here
After that, you will have to visit Gerry’s office in your city which handles applications for Turkey. You can go to the following link to find their phone number and addresses: Click Here
They have written that applicants must fill the interview form at the visa application center at the time of submitting the application. They also suggest to write down your important contact details in the application form such as landline number and email address. This is because Gerry’s verifies the information before submitting the application to the Turkish embassy or consulate. for more information please visit Gerry’s website.
Turkish Visa Processing Times & Visa Fees
Now this is a hard time when you apply for a visa and then wait for the good news to come. Turkish visa process takes 15 calendar days on average because many people apply for a visit visa from Pakistan. Sometimes the application may take 3 to 4 weeks depending on a number of factors such as verification, incomplete documents, and further background checks from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign affairs in Ankara.
The Visa fee for Turkey’s short-term visa is Rs.9000, which is only visa fees, and then you have to pay Gerry’s service fee, which is Rs3000. And since you have to buy travel insurance separately, which will cost Rs.3000 for one-month travel insurance so the total price will be Rs.15000 for a Turkish visa.
Important Tips for Turkey Visa
Remember, you have to speak the truth in the visa application and never submit a fake document. They will verify all of your details and submitted documents and if they found something wrong then it will get you into trouble. You can book travel insurance from smartchoice.pk which is a good website and instantly provides the best available insurance option for your desired category.
You can get flight reservations from any travel agency for free. Just tell them you want a reservation for visa purposes. You can book get “refundable” hotel booking from Agoda.com which is the best website to find cheap hotels and hostels everywhere in the world. I use their hotel booking for visa purpose and it always work.
Turkey Evisa for Pakistani Passport
As I mentioned somewhere above, you can also get Evisa of Turkey if you have a valid US Visa or UK visa or Canada visa or Schengen visa on your passport. I have used this option many times and it’s very easy to get this visa online. It takes only 20 minutes to obtain this visa and costs $60 USD which is to be paid online.
Please visit this website to apply for Turkey evisa: Official Turkey Evisa Website
The only requirement is to have a valid visa for the countries, as mentioned above. It doesn’t have to be multiple entries or used. It should just be valid when you enter Turkey, and that’s all. I have used multiple-entry US visa s well as a single-entry Schengen visa for this purpose, and it has always worked.
Now when you have a visa ready in your hands, why not take some time and read my ultimate travel guide to Istanbul, which I have compiled from my last six trips to Istanbul. I have given information about almost everything in Istanbul, and I think it will be the best help before your trip.
If you have any further questions, then do let me know that in the comment section below, and I will try my best to reply to you as soon as possible. Happy Travelling, Mates!
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