How to Apply for Turkey Tourist Visa in Nigeria

How to apply for Turkey Tourist Visa in Nigeria

Turkey astonishingly sprawls between Western Asia and Southeast Europe. She is one of the most visited countries by Nigerians. It is compulsory for a visiting Nigerian to apply for a Turkey visa, and be granted, before visiting Turkey. This post is focused on Turkey visa application in Nigeria and, most especially, how to apply for Turkey tourist visa.

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What is Turkey Tourist Visa?

There are four types of Turkey visas. There is Tourist/Business person visa, Official visa, Education visa, Work visa and Other visas.

Turkey tourist visa serve the purpose of allowing a holder of the visa to travel to Turkey temporarily for tourism, business, sporting or cultural activities.

How to Apply for Turkey Tourist Visa

Step 1:

Click HERE to download an online application form. Print it out and fill it.

Step 2:

Click HERE to book for an appointment online. Change the language setting to English by clicking on the ‘TR’ button on the top-right side of the website.

Step 3:

Visit the Turkish Embassy on the appointment date. Go along with the filled application form and the following documents:

  • Proof of accommodation in Turkey – In the case where you have no one to invite you, you will need a valid hotel booking as proof of accommodation arrangement. Your hotel booking should be valid and should be verifiable if the embassy calls the hotel. Many hotels will cancel your booking once payment is not received within 24 hours after booking, this could lead to visa refusal. Also, we would not encourage spending lots of money to book hotel when you have not received your visa. We have a solution for the hotel booking which you should see in order not to fall victim. Read our Hotel Reservation + Flight Reservation for visa application post
  • Financial statements – Bank statement with reference letter and applicant’s full name showing transactions for the last six months; letter from applicant’s employer in Nigeria mentioning applicant’s position, salary and date of leave.
  • Letter from sponsor bearing his/her financial means and stating that s/he will be responsible for applicant’s expenses (if applicant’s financial means is insufficient or if applicant is a student).
  • Copy of sponsor’s passport (if applicant’s financial means is insufficient or if applicant is a student)
  • Student Identity card (if applicant is a student).
  • Original and photocopy of Income Tax Clearance Certificate (if applicant is a business person).
  • Original copy of business Invitation letter (Optionally Notary or Chamber of Commerce Certified) from a company in Turkey bearing the purpose of applicant’s visit, the name, address and contact number of the company to be visited and that the company takes full responsibility for applicant’s expenses in Turkey (if applicant is on a business trip).
  • If the applicant is a minor, he must provide:
    • Original and photocopy of birth certificate.
    • Parent’s authorization letter from the court (if not traveling with the child).
  • One copy of wedding certificate (if applicant is a nonworking spouse)
  • ‘Vaccination card’ for typhoid and yellow fever diseases.
  • Original and photocopy of applicant’s national identity card.
  • Travel health insurance which covers applicant’s period in Turkey:  You can buy your travel insurance from us at a discounted rates. As a partner with mutual benefits assurance plc, you can order your travel insurance from us and receive it within 10 minutes. After placing an order, you can either print the insurance from your email or pick up a printed copy at any mutual benefits assurance plc offices or Naijagoingabroad offices nationwide. Click here to order your insurance now!

Please note:

  • You are advised to place your appointment at least eight weeks before supposed travel date.
  • You should not book an appointment more than once in a month.
  • All letter should be addressed to the Turkish embassy address as detailed here.


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2018-07-04T09:07:43+00:00May 17th, 2016|Visa Application|31 Comments


  1. marvis duker April 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Does it mean i wont be able to apply if i dont have national ID card?

  2. Frank July 4, 2017 at 5:51 am - Reply

    must I have to book on these :
    Flight booking with confirmed dates
    .Proof of accommodation in Turkey

    I haven’t gotten the visa… how am I suppose to book a flight and accommodation… this is serious .. someone should please help

    • Adeniyi Sheriff July 4, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

      It’s a mere reservation, you are not expected to pay for both. It is only needed to give the visa officer an idea of where you will stay and how you want to fly in and out of their country. Even NaijaGoingAbroad can help you a flight booking and confirmed hotel reservation for almost free. Contact the number above when you need it.

  3. Tola Odekanyin July 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I have a Turkish evisa and l planned travelling to Turkey with my son of 7yrs, and l have picked a date for my travelling please do l need to book an appointment for visa for my son, as my travelling date is in about 3/4 weeks time. thanks

  4. jenny July 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    is having a turkish e-visa the same as having a turkish valid visa?

  5. segun September 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Hello boss i am going to turkey on employment. what do i need to fill in place of national Id card.. i.only have a valid passport and a valid drivers licence…

  6. segun September 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Hello boss i am going to turkey on employment. what do i need to fill in place of national Id card?.. i.only have a valid passport and a valid drivers licence…

  7. iresidence October 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

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  8. Sunday November 23, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Hello boss i am going to turkey on holiday. what do i need to fill in place of national Id card?.. i.only have a valid passport and a valid drivers licence…

    Is Travel health insurance or medical insurance under Travel insurance

  9. charles December 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Please i’ll like to know how much the turkish tourist visa fee costs..someone told me it 90,000 naira..please is it true

  10. portia December 28, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    my question is
    the invitation that was sent to me through p. o. box
    have not arrived to the place it was sent. it’s up to 1week and 3days should I have hope or is it coz of this Xmas and New Year celebration.

  11. Chinedu April 17, 2018 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I need flight booking, hotel reservation, yellow card and travel insurance. Please let me know the cost. For tourist visa to Turkey. If i need biometry let me know pls. Thank you

  12. Jumie July 5, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Hello please is invitation letter compulsory for Turkish tourist visa?

  13. Ofure July 19, 2018 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Good day pls is it true that one must have a visa to the USA before being granted the Turkish visa?Thanks

  14. Toke August 7, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Hello good morning, is it true Turkish embassy only issue receipt for visa fee when the visa is ready for pick up.

  15. Olurebi Ajoke Sidikat August 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Hello sir, Pls I want travel to Turkish to buy market, how will I apply and I have been traveling to Dubai, South Africa and Ghana but still want to travel to Turkish.

  16. FREGENE ALERO September 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Good evening sir,I applied for turkish visa for over three months now,and i wasn’t refused visa but am yet to be contacted to.

  17. Emmanuel Anyanwu September 12, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    i applied for turkish visa and i was given a receipt of payment instead of visa what does that mean?
    does that i can re-apply without paying another visa fee?

  18. Jumie September 13, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Thank you Adeniyi Sheriff. Please how much am I expected to have in my account to be able to obtain visa?

  19. Dele October 11, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Hi, I was refused a student visa for turkey but I am in northern Cyprus. I intend to get a transit visa. Do you how long it will take me to re-apply ?

  20. Tosh December 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I applied for turkey visa with my husband ,n he was granted. Mine, I was asked to bring another flight reservation n insurance even though the date on flight n insurance is still valid… What could be my error. My husband is the sponsor n he’s been granted

  21. Olufemi January 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Hi, i came back from Turkey before my resident permit expired now i want to go back for business which step should i take pls

  22. Risikat February 3, 2019 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    How can I get working visa

  23. Chuks February 23, 2019 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    pls how much is turkey visas fee for now

  24. Ifeanyi June 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I need a guide and full assurance provided that the visa will be issued in will pay for your services

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