finally got around to applying for the evisa today. How long does it take to get a response? I didn't have to pay, so I am concerned I did it incorrectly. Unless you pay when you get the confirmation email?
I did mine about a month ago.
After the "Apply" step #1, I received an "email-address verification message" almost immediately.
After clicking the link to verify my email and going back to the site to "Make Payment" Step #2, I received an email saying "Your e-Visa is ready" almost immediately.
From that second email I could click through to Download my Visa, Step #3.
The elapsed time between the email in Step #1 and the email in Step #2 was 12 minutes, including time to enter my payment details.
Yeah, I just redid it and got the email, paid and have the visas in hand. Something must have gone awry the first time I did it. I can't imagine they even check anything it was so quick.
Did you receive the email verification link after you applied? If not, two suggestions:
Check your spam filter.
Still no luck? You could try a different email address. I have found that some of my American email addresses get caught in European spam filters. So I created a separate gmail address specifically for travel. The gmail address worked for my VISA to Turkey.
Terrific, glad it worked!
Oh no… I’ve seen this subject heading for days…not sure why I was oblivious to it…
I too finally went to the site and cannot get passed the apply now button. It just comes back with site can’t be reached. You know that site…all black with the android figure.
Is anyone else experiencing this? I was having the problem of it even loading to the site. But after awhile I was able to at least get to the page.
Yay I finally got to the page…then it asks for me to enter my date and it doesn’t even show!
How early does one usually fill out a visa for a Turkey? I’m flying 09/18 & arriving 9/19. It stops on 09/16.
Should I plug in 09/19 since that’s actual day I arrive in Turkey?
The soonest you can apply is 3 months prior to arrival. In a few days you should be able to apply. And yes, the latest entry date you should put is your flight's arrival date.
If I were to do mine again, I'd set my Visa entry date to be a few days before the arrival of my booked flight, just in case something were to change with my outbound flight.
You can enter the country after the Visa validity date, just not before. It's an unlikely scenario, but since the Visa is valid for entry within a 6 month period, losing a few days on the back end doesn't risk much and gives you flexibility on the front end as a simple insurance policy against your flight being changed.