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visa cost

We are going to Turkey for 3 days. I thought that the price of a visa for a US citizen was $20. However, the website is telling me $50. Am I doing something incorrect?
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You may not be looking at the official website since there are many impostors out there. Here is the official site:
https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

"e-Visa fee varies according to country of travel document and type of travel document. Please, click “Apply” button on the homepage and select your country of travel document to find out the e-Visa fee that you are required to pay."

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Last month mine cost $51.50 from the official Turkish E-Visa site. Price probably fluctuates a little every day based on currency rates. Could be worse.

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Interesting, for sure this is a relatively recent change. There is also nothing about it online, which is a bit surprising.

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I guess the price more than doubled since the last time I visited (in 2015). But it's still worth it. Istanbul is very affordable in general (food, lodging, museums, etc).

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Yes, the price for US citizens did recently rise to $50. But I think the old $20 rate was in effect during my first trip there in 1996, so quite a while without an increase.

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If it's any consolation, Turkey recently announced that citizens of various EU nations (curiously, including the UK...) were now granted visa-free entry. Alas, no free ride for us 'murkins.

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Thanks all, we are a family of 5 so I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I'm surprise it isn't listed as an update to the RS Istanbul guide.

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I got a Turkey visa on January 14 and paid $20. If I recall correctly, that's $5 cheaper than when I got a visas in 2015 and 2017. Make sure that you get it from the official site at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/, which is not first site that pops up with a Google search.

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Its probably not an accident that Turkey more than doubled the visa price when trump was President, but given that and high price of booze, I'd skip Turkey.

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893 posts

I would not skip Turkey because if the high price of booze or the low cost of a visa. Not sure what “ high” price means. Turkey is a great place to visit.

Posted by
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Turkey is a great place to visit in so many ways for so many reasons.
The price of booze is probably the last thing to consider when selecting a country to visit. But that's just me.

I got my visa in early January and paid $20.00.