How to Apply for Turkish Visa for Filipinos in Dubai

UPDATE: 10.08.15

Please note of the update from Turkish Consulate General in Dubai. My original post is dated 2013, I cannot guarantee that the same process still applies. Kindly check with the Consulate. Thank you. 

UPDATE 2: Check the below comment for an update as per the experience of one of our Kabayan. Thanks!

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Whew! Finally found the chance to do a proper blog post! I was so drained from that trip … in a good way. I will be making several posts about Turkey because one is not enough. Let me start from the very beginning!

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR VISA

Since I am Filipino, I needed to apply for visa. Imagine my stress when I received the email that I need to go to Turkish Consulate in Dubai to get my visa … four days before the trip! Normally, visa processing would take 3 – 5 working days. I still did not get my hotel and airline booking so basically I do not have any other documentation with me. Anyhow, here’s what you need when applying for visa:

  1. Application Form (Download Here). 
  2. Passport (must be valid at least 6 months during the time of application)
  3. Passport copy (With Dubai visa copy)
  4. One passport sized photo
  5. NOC from sponsor
  6. Copy of confirmed flight and hotel booking
  7. 3 months bank statement
  8. Salary Certificate
  9. Application Fee (AED 220)
The process does not take a lot of time. When you are called, you just present your documents and I guess they’ll be asking the usual questions like “where are you staying? what is the purpose of your travel?” etc. (I did not get a lot of questions coz I was a guest of Turkish Airlines.)
 
Once everything is in order, they would ask you to pay and give you a schedule when you can collect your passport and visa. 
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Turkish Consulate is located at the 8th floor of World Trade Center Building. (Map)
  • The Consulate opens at 830 am. Be there early because they only accept 60 tokens/transactions per day.
  • Turkish Visa collection starts from 1 – 2 pm (on your appointed collection date)
 
Hope this helps! And special thanks to Turkish Airlines for making this happen. 
 

 

 

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193 Comments

  • Ellen

    Hi,

    We are planning to travel to Turkey in Feb 2018. DIY travel lang balak namin and decided not to use any agency. Do you have any idea from where we can get a Travel Insurance?

    November 14, 2017 at 10:54 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      We normally use dnatatravel but you can also check with your travel agent, or the airline from which you plan to purchase your plane ticket.

      November 14, 2017 at 12:16 PM Reply
      • Ellen Ruth

        Thank you so much for the speedy response. πŸ™‚ last question, is there any validity for the NOC? We will apply for visa by next month (December) and I’m planning to request my NOC this November (travel date is February 2018)

        November 14, 2017 at 1:47 PM Reply
        • Alvin | AB&Me

          There is no validity indicated in the requirement, however, its a good practice to submit documents that are recently issued. If there is a valid reason why your NOC cannot be issued closer to the date of application, you should be able to explain it to the Consular officer in case you are required to appear for an interview.

          November 15, 2017 at 6:54 AM Reply
          • Ellen Ruth

            Hi Sir! Last question. My husband’s UAE visa will expire on March 2018. But our PRO will renew his visa by January 2018. We are planning to apply for Turk visa this December 2017. Will it be a problem? or we can state that the company will renew his visa before our travel date?

            December 4, 2017 at 2:29 PM
          • Alvin | AB&Me

            It should not be a problem it is not possible to renew a UAE residence visa which is more than 3 months valid.

            December 5, 2017 at 7:53 AM
  • APRIL LOVE

    Hi. Can I ask a question? Yung bank account ba nakapangalan sa akin dapat? Pano if sa Mama ko nakapangalang yung saving account at dun ko hinuhulog pera ko if need to gamitin yung debit card nya? Pwede ba yung bank statement ng mama ko ang ipresent ko? Currently kasi wala pa kong sariling bank account dito sa UAE kasi kahihire ko palang, Or magbukas man ako, since Sept na yung flight ko, pwede ba ako yun almost 1 month lang yung bank history ko ng bank ko na nakapangalan sakin mismo?

    July 15, 2017 at 6:47 PM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      The account has to be in your name. It will be difficult for your to demonstrate that it is you who is depositing the money to the account.

      It is actually illegal to use someone elses credit/debit card here in UAE.

      July 16, 2017 at 9:55 AM Reply
  • Shally

    Hi I am Shally, gusto ko lang po mag ask if pwede ba akong mag apply ng tourist visa sa turkey kahit na anh hawak kong visa ngayon ay tourist visa na lang din dito sa dubai, wala na kasi akong work tapos na contract ko but i decided to stay at magtourist visa luckily naka 90 days visa ako now till august 29, 2017. Gusto ko sana pumunta ng turkey pero di ko alam kung pwede bang mag apply ang tulad ko na naka tourist visa lang din sa dubai ngayon. Thank you po.

    June 9, 2017 at 6:29 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Its not possible, one of the document required is “Copy of the passport and the UAE residency visa”

      June 9, 2017 at 9:31 AM Reply
  • kathie

    Hi good morning ms.sheila…just want to to ask if mag visit visa sa turkey then may tutuluyan kna dun na kamag anak…required pa den po ba ang hotel booking sa requirements..?

    May 3, 2017 at 9:49 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      No. You just need to indicate that on your visa application.

      May 3, 2017 at 10:50 AM Reply
    • Raquel

      Hi mam ..have a good day..ask q lng po if need ng sponsor kpg kumuha ng visit visa sa turkey? Plano q kc mag tour ng month of july for 1 week…ask q din po mas madali at mabilis po ba na makakuha ng visa if me mag invite s u..saka possible po ba na makuhaan ako mismo ng visa sa turkey then send thru email including flight ticket and hotel booking?? Pls..reply po..thank you and God Bless po😊😊😊

      May 26, 2017 at 5:48 PM Reply
      • Alvin | AB&Me

        Its better if you have an invitation. We are not sure if tourist visa can be issued in Turkey for those outside the country. Better check with the embassy.

        June 2, 2017 at 10:22 AM Reply
    • Maria

      Hi Sir Alvin. Ask ko lng po kung pwd ba ako maka visit to turkey plan to go on july..for 7 days, b4 ako uwi sa pinas..gusto kasi ng bf ko visit ako doon..then balik dubai uli, the trouble is yung visa title ko is servant pwd ba un sa pag apply? Yung bf ko dito rin sa dubai nag work vacation lng din xa, Salamat ng marami please help me,God bless!

      March 5, 2017 at 7:44 PM Reply
      • Sheila | A B & Me

        Makakapag apply naman po kayo ng visit visa kahit anong nakalagay sa residence visa nyo basta kumpleto ang inyong documents. Posibleng kailanganin nyo din ng NOC galing sa inyong employer na kayo ay pinapayagan na pumunta ng Turkey.

        March 5, 2017 at 8:55 PM Reply
        • Maria

          Thank you so much ma’am sheila, sa reply God bless! And more power

          March 5, 2017 at 9:11 PM Reply
        • Riezl Orbuda

          hi po! i am planning to visit turkey this year. ask ko lang how much po ang dapat nasa bank account to show that your are capable to stay in turkey. aside from hotel and light booking na confirm.

          thank you!

          March 6, 2017 at 11:20 AM Reply
          • Sheila | A B & Me

            Based on my personal experience there is no required amount. As long as you can prove that you have a steady income and that you can support your travels.
            For more clarification, it is better to consult the embassy/consulate.

            March 6, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    November 13, 2016 at 3:09 PM Reply
  • Marie

    Hi alvin and sheila i just wanted to ask i already got my appointment and went to embassy they took my documents and gave me a receipt indicating the collection date of my visa , they told me to check my email when i can take my visa but usually itll take 3-4 weeks , does that mean my application is accepted?will it actually takes 3-4 weeks ? im just still bit nervous Thank you

    September 1, 2016 at 11:58 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Are you sure they used the words in the receipt says visa collection date or passport collection date? If it does say visa collection date its a good indication that your application is approved. It may be released earlier than 3 to 4 weeks.

      September 4, 2016 at 7:04 AM Reply
      • Marie

        Hi alvin , its just written collection date , they didnt take my passport coz they told me they’re not taking passport anymore . And ill receive an email in 3-4 weeks . Will they tell u right away if ur application is rejected ?

        September 4, 2016 at 3:45 PM Reply
        • Alvin | AB&Me

          If there is incomplete documentation to support your application, they would have asked you already to explain during the date of the application. If they didn’t ask you anything and your documentation is complete it is a good indication that the application will be granted, however, they have to do check if your documentation is legitimate and final decision is based on what their findings are.

          September 5, 2016 at 7:04 AM Reply
  • Rons

    On the website, it says travel insurance is required. Where can we get travel insurance?

    August 31, 2016 at 8:45 PM Reply
  • Aisha

    Good pm.. just wanted to ask im currently working here in Kuala Lumpur, i completed all my requirements but unfortunately i dont have Bank Statement, cause im getting my salary through envelop my bank is in BDO in Philippines so i have to request from them online to send me my Bank Certificate via DHL to attest my income status, do you think Salary Table and my Bank Certificate will be enough alternative for Bank Statement? thank you

    July 27, 2016 at 4:52 PM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      We cannot confirm if Salary Table and my Bank Certificate will be enough, the procedure and requirement stated in the article is specific to Dubai.

      In general, bank statements are required along with proof of employment in order to assess legitimacy and legality of employment, bank statements are also used to determine if an applicant is involved in financial activities that are illegal. In your case, the documents that you plan to submit have no link to each other than your own statement. As we usually say, decision on visa application is solely up to the consular/immigration officer.

      July 28, 2016 at 7:31 AM Reply
  • mich

    hi shiela, hi alvin,
    tanong ko lng kung may blog kayo sa UK Visa for Filipinos in Dubai..
    thanks alot

    July 18, 2016 at 1:07 PM Reply
  • Cynthia Paris

    Ask ko lng po..if accepted pa ung invitation letter in appliying a visa to turkey?thanks

    July 3, 2016 at 12:35 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      invitation letters are considered supporting documents so might as well have one just in case.

      July 3, 2016 at 11:50 AM Reply
  • Nel

    Hi shiela, good afternoon. I just wanna ask regarding tru online application kasi di ako makaproceed dahil wala silang continuation ng form hindi ako makakaset ng appointment pano po yon???

    June 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Mam, nung nag apply po kasi ako ng visa sa kanila, dumerecho ako on the day itself. Maaga ako pumunta kaya na accommodate ako. Kung hindi ka ma accommodate the same day, bibigyan ka nila ng token or number at yun na yung appointment mo for the next day. Hindi ko po na subukan mag online appointment. Siguro mas ok kung sa embassy kayo mag inquire.

      June 9, 2016 at 1:53 PM Reply
      • Nel

        Sige salamat po

        June 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM Reply
  • mickey

    Good Day!

    I went to the embassy and submitted all the required documents. prior to that I had to make an appointment online and upload all the necessary documents.

    my concern now is the lady in the counter took all my documents except for my passport and told me that they will review my papers. Once done they will contact me.

    does that mean my visa got denied?

    i badly need help.

    June 2, 2016 at 2:23 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Not necessarily, It only means that they don’t want to hold on to your passport while they haven’t decided yet. This works for you because waiting time can sometime take a long. Since your passport is with you, you are free to travel while waiting.

      June 2, 2016 at 7:52 AM Reply
  • AronF

    Hi Sheila, I hope you are well. I am planning to visit Turkey this coming October. However, since I need to initiate the papers and prepare all before arranging an appointment, I would like to know if do they need to see a particular amount in your UAE account (since they need the 3 months bank statement)? And how much would that be approximately if you have an idea? I have the complete itinerary (flights and hotel confirmations already) for 4 days 3 nights. It would be grateful to hear from you soon. Thanks very much πŸ™‚

    June 1, 2016 at 11:31 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Just provide them your bank statements. Amount is not specific.

      June 1, 2016 at 11:52 AM Reply
      • AronF

        Thanks very much Sheila. I am thinking actually if I will ask an agency’s help or better to do it by myself. I checked with one agency and they said you must have 14,000-15,000 AED in your account, which I have doubt (I am only staying there for 4 days and flights/hotels are all set).

        June 1, 2016 at 12:11 PM Reply
        • Sheila | A B & Me

          its not difficult. might as well save the fees.

          June 1, 2016 at 12:58 PM Reply
          • AronF

            Thanks very much Sheila! Big help πŸ™‚

            June 1, 2016 at 1:04 PM
  • Nel

    Salamat shiela

    May 26, 2016 at 1:33 PM Reply
  • Nel

    Hi shiela, plan ko next month magtravel sa turkey for 2 weeks only, yung bf ko nasa turkey pero australian citizen siya and business owner siya ng jewellery shop doon. Do you think na maaapprove ako ng turkish consolate basta complete documents lang ako? tsaka hindi ba big deal kung magkano yung balance ng saving basta sa 3 months na yon nagkakaroon ng deposit? Kasi January ako nag open May na ngaun nasa 2,500 lang pera ko pero withdraw and deposit naman ginagawa ko so may 3 months bank statement pa din ako. Pakisagot naman po salamat.

    May 25, 2016 at 6:39 PM Reply
  • Latif Ur Rehman

    hello
    how we will make appointment for turkey visit visa, because for turkey visa appointment site showing some error is there any other option to get visa appointment please let me know as soon as possible……??

    May 9, 2016 at 12:21 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      I believe you need to go to the consulate and get your appointment.

      Thanks

      May 9, 2016 at 2:18 PM Reply
  • Kath

    Hi, If one doesn’t have a valid Schengen/US/UK visa, then he is not eligible for E-visa, is that correct? In that case, she must apply personally.

    April 6, 2016 at 12:49 AM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      Eligibility to apply for E-Visa is depending on your nationality. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates on the E-visa application site.

      April 6, 2016 at 11:23 AM Reply
  • Ehab

    Hi Sheila, Since I only have a bank statement of 2 months as my account was only opened two months ago, but I do have a significant amount of money in my account. Is it necessary to have a statement of three months or two is fine?
    And do I have to apply for a appointment online, or can I personally go the consulate to submit my docs for the visa. Your immediate response would be much appreciated and thank you for providing us sceptics a lot of information for the process.
    Kind Regards,
    Ehab

    March 26, 2016 at 3:21 PM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      The consulate requires 3 months bank statement, submitting complete documentation increases your chance of getting the visa. Applying online gives you a better chance of being entertained when you reach the consulate.

      April 6, 2016 at 10:58 AM Reply
  • Andy

    Hi Shiela and Cyndie,

    Is it necessary to submit a confirmed ticket? I actually made a booking and paid it already in January via online and just recently received an email that my flight was cancelled and i don’t have any choice but to cancel it and request for a refund which will takes 14 days before i can claim my money.Hows the visa processing now? Can someone share their experience please…thanks!

    March 24, 2016 at 2:28 PM Reply
    • Alvin | AB&Me

      As per the latest update from the consulate website, you will have to provide a Copy of booking round trip flight tickets and hotel reservation

      April 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM Reply
  • Cyndie Cruz

    Hello Shiela,

    Na-submit ko na kanina yung mga requirements sa Turkish Consulate at binigyan na rin nila ako ng Token for collection ng passport. Ibig sabihin ba nito confirmed na ayos na ang Turkey Visa ko? Or may possibility pang magkaproblema?….. pasuyo naman based sa experience mo… Salamat!

    March 3, 2016 at 6:42 PM Reply
  • Maritess

    Hi Shiela!

    Ask ko lang, what if wala pong bank statement. Anong alternative ways to obtain a Turkish tourist visa? Are the accepting or allowing ” show money” ? Or a letter of financial support from brother/family na kasama ko dito sa Dubai.?
    Yun nalang kasi ang kulang at wala ako (bank statement) Advice naman po, Thanks.

    February 12, 2016 at 11:30 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hindi ko po alam kung ano pang pwede alternative sa bank statements…may credit card statements ka ba? Hindi ko alam panong show money ang ipapakita mo kung wala ka naman bank account? dadalhin mo yung pera mo sa consulate?

      Try to contact the consulate na lang po.

      February 13, 2016 at 10:54 AM Reply
      • Mary

        Chineck ko po ung banko, nag-iissue po sila ng bank statement of payroll card (Wertern Union Card – CBD po kasi ang gamit namin) , do you think po it could help? Basta my amount lang po sa account?

        February 16, 2016 at 1:52 PM Reply
  • Nel

    Hi shiela, how are you? Ask ko lang sana regarding sa mga requirements kung tinatawagan pa nila yung mga company for assurance?

    February 7, 2016 at 2:18 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      I can’t confirm that…they did not call my company though.

      February 7, 2016 at 5:06 PM Reply
  • Timothy Reducha

    Hello there Sheila! My girlfriend and i would like to travel to Turkey, she was recently terminated, so she isn’t able to get an NOC, is this critical? and if so, is there a way around this rule? I will be travelling with her, but i have a Canadian passport??

    January 7, 2016 at 6:28 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      I believe all consulates requires NOC’s to be able to be granted visas. You can still go ahead and try tho. I’m really sorry I can’t give you any useful information. Try calling the consulate, maybe?

      January 8, 2016 at 9:30 AM Reply
  • Jhoy

    Hi shiela,kmusta…..kagagaling ko lng ng Turkish Consulate this morning to pass all my requirements the officer only asked me why I go turkey after she tell me to pay 225 & gave me the token with the date I collect my passport,if like this it means they give me entry visa for turkey? Please share ko lng din if who wants to apply visa for turkey there is an appointment online so please mga kababayan bear this para hndi sayang oras nyo kc hndi talaga cla mag entertain pag wla dalang online appointment….tnx Gid bless everyone

    December 6, 2015 at 5:31 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi Jhoy! Congrats…may visa ka na!

      December 7, 2015 at 9:04 AM Reply
      • Jhoy

        Bukas ko pa kukunin passport ko…just hope & pray

        December 7, 2015 at 5:06 PM Reply
    • aycee

      Hi Jhoy, did you have all the required documents including the bank statement when you applied?

      August 15, 2016 at 3:21 PM Reply
      • Alvin | AB&Me

        It is likely that Jhoy have the required documents. If not, she would have been asked to return to submit the required document. It is better to have all the required documents, although it does not guarantee a successful application, it reduces the risks of getting denied.

        August 16, 2016 at 6:51 AM Reply
        • aycee

          Hi Sheila thanks. I have completed almost all required documents except for bank statement. I don’t have a bank account, my payroll doesn’t provide one either ‘coz it’s a ratibi account. I found a list of my transaction history online, do you think that would suffice or will they accept it? Been trying to contact the consulate but no one’s answering.

          August 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM Reply
          • Alvin | AB&Me

            Did you check with the bank if they can issue a certified copy of the transaction history. An online printout might not do as it can easily be forged. A stamped certified document from the bank is more legitimate.

            August 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM
  • Jhoy

    Hi Eden & shiela,if ever wlang ATM or any money transfer cards pwede bang cash on hand,tnx poh

    November 22, 2015 at 8:33 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi jhoy, I honestly don’t know. I haven’t tried. πŸ™‚

      November 22, 2015 at 9:19 PM Reply
  • Jhoy

    Hi shiela, kmusta ask ko lng po kc bago pa lng ako nag ka residence visa dito mag 3months pa lng and my company issue me an NOC already which include my monthly salary also,pwede ko na itong e present as my requirements wla p kc kmi ATM card on lng ba ito….tnx God bless

    November 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Yes, present what you have. If you have credit card statements, that would do.
      Good luck!

      November 22, 2015 at 8:48 AM Reply
  • yshaa

    Hi! There is an e-appointment system for visa application in the website of turkey consulate in Dubai, however it wasn’t working after I put the information and email confirmation. Can I still go and apply without this appointment letter? I keep calling the office but no one is answering (9-2pm).

    Thanks!

    November 21, 2015 at 9:03 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi, this article was posted in 2013, they did not have any online appointment then so I wouldn’t know personally. But according to my friends who applied for visa recently, you can go there and try your luck. If you don’t get interviewed on the same day, you can ask to be listed for another day.

      Hope that helps.

      November 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM Reply
  • Qureshi

    Hi,
    Today (8-Nov-2015) i went to Turkish Consulate in Dubai, and i reach there 9:10 i thought i could get the token and can submit mine and my husband Visa application, but unfortunately there is new appointment system , There was a blank paper, in there we write our names and the date we got 12-Nov-2015 after 3 days we get the date to submit our visa application. and we spend 2 hours for nothing. In there website no any appointment system, also your photo also need to same size as they required. (Two passport size photo (5cm x 6cm, white background)

    November 8, 2015 at 11:04 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi, please note that my post is dated 2013. There has been definitely some changes. However, I also posted some updates on the blog.
      Some readers commented that they went there very early and still got slots for the day. I think 930 is already late given that they only accept 60 applicants per day.
      In any case, I wish you luck and hope you get your visas! πŸ™‚

      November 8, 2015 at 11:58 AM Reply
  • Jhoy

    Hi Sheila I am currently fresh working in Dubai for 2mos,I’m planning to spend my Xmas holiday in Istanbul,I don’t bank statement yet & so confuse if my sponsor give me an NOC I am working in school..please give me some ideas/help how to arrange this…tnx more power to u kabayan

    November 7, 2015 at 2:28 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi Jhoy, unfortunately I can’t help you with the process as you need to provide the required documents in order for you to obtain visa.

      Thanks,

      November 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM Reply
  • michelle

    found it https://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/eKonsolosluk/
    tip. use goggle chrome — and click on translate when the suggestion pops up — the website is in turkish language.

    October 31, 2015 at 1:00 AM Reply
    • michelle

      Dear Sheila,

      Thanks for your posts. Just wanted your to know i got that i got my turkish visit visa. πŸ™‚ I got nervous at first because the two guys who were first in the que before me got denied. When i had my turn the officer just checked all my docs and extra photo, and that’s it.. no questions asked. I paid the required fee and asked me to come back in few days to collect my passport. Yey!!

      More power to your blog!
      Cheers!

      November 7, 2015 at 9:20 PM Reply
      • Sheila | A B & Me

        Hi Michelle, that’s super good news!
        Thanks for your update and I hope you enjoy your trip. Take lots of photos. Turkey is such a nice place. Also, try the local food, You won’t be disappointed!

        November 8, 2015 at 8:44 AM Reply
  • michelle

    Hi Eden and Sheila,

    You mentioned that there is now an online appointment for turkish visa application. I was trying to look for it online — googled it– checked their website, but no luck.

    any idea where we can book online? I was planning to apply tourist visa soon.

    Thanks.
    Michelle

    October 31, 2015 at 12:39 AM Reply
  • janices

    hi shiela im a currently working in dubai im planning to travel by nov. Just worried bout this 1st. NOC is that fr. My bf who leaves in turkey coz he is going to provide my expenses and sponsorship or should be come fr. my company 2nd. is there any amount needed for show money coz we only have C-3 Card and they said we cant asked for bank statement there,3rd how much show money also needed?

    October 17, 2015 at 3:53 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi Janices, you need to provide NOC from your company stating that the do not have any objection for you to travel. Your BF on the other hand can send you a letter of support stating that he will be shouldering your expenses while in Turkey. No show money needed, you just need to establish that you can support your travel. — But you have to take note that this is only based on my experience and I am not an expert. You should ask the consulate if you have any other concerns.

      Thanks,

      October 17, 2015 at 10:39 AM Reply
  • Dianaross Castillo

    Hi Sheila, I am a tourist here at Dubai, my visa will expire on December and I am planning to go to Istanbul Turkey this coming November, my aunt will sponsor my tour. What documents should I need to have?

    Thank you!

    October 13, 2015 at 1:39 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      I think you need to be a resident of Dubai for you to apply from here. But I suggest you check with the consulate directly as I am not sure about your situation.

      Thanks,

      October 13, 2015 at 2:54 PM Reply
  • Eden

    Hi, I went to Turkish consulate in Dubai and there is now an appointment. I came yesterday and wasn’t accepted. I was just asked to write my name/all applicant name if family – for next day’s appointment.

    After paying, I was told to come back for passport collection – is that it? Does that means we are approved? (I applied for myself, hubby and child)

    Thanks!

    October 8, 2015 at 10:03 AM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Thank you for your update, Eden.
      What time did you go to the consulate? I’m asking coz as I’ve said in my post, they only accept 60 applicants per day.
      However, my post was about my experience in 2013 therefore, it is possible that they have changed the process.

      As per your question, I cannot answer if you are approved or not. But as per experience, they will not take your passport unless you are approved. I guess the only way to confirm is when you collect your passport. Good luck!

      October 8, 2015 at 10:42 AM Reply
      • Eden

        Yeah, hubby is saying the same thing – that it’s approved as we’ve paid 225dhs each applicant and was asked to collect it. I am just wondering because there’s no question – just – for tourist? and if I have a different sponsor than my husband – I think the officer checked if we both have NOC from our respective companies.

        yes 60 applicant still! We are number 7 πŸ™‚

        All online, may it be their website or blog, doesn’t mention any appointment, but there is one now – although just a matter of writing your name on their blank paper for the next day or after. I went around 7:32 on Wednesday the 7th. and was told I have to come back. Officer starts to check documents from 7:30. And based on experience, most of the applicants coming in there were not aware of the appointment system. πŸ™‚ so had to go through what I did.

        p.s. passport size 5x6cm! 2 copies.

        October 8, 2015 at 11:42 AM Reply
        • Sheila | A B & Me

          Thanks for the update again, Eden. I guess you’re visas are approved. It’s not very hard to obtain visa to Turkey (as per my experience).

          I will put a link on your update on hte main post so people can refer to the same. Thanks!

          October 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM Reply
          • Eden

            Hey Sheila! Got it now. Approved for 90 days. πŸ˜€

            October 12, 2015 at 1:24 PM
          • Sheila | A B & Me

            Great!! enjoy and take loads of photos!! Don’t forget to eat local, especially at the sultahanamet koftesci.

            October 12, 2015 at 1:55 PM
        • Joanna

          Hi Eden and Sheila, Can you help me with the appointment system in Turkish Consulate? We’re planning to go on December 2 for National day but I’m afraid we can’t get the visa on time? I have seen that Eden got their visa after 4 days only.

          Did you just came there and bring all the required documents? and then the next time you went there is for the collection of passport with visa approved?

          Please share on the first step that we need to do, do we need to fill up any form online or something? Appreciate any response from you girls! =) Have a nice day

          – Joanna

          November 10, 2015 at 12:10 PM Reply
          • Sheila | A B & Me

            Hi Joanna,

            I was given a form to fill up – I believe the link is on the post above. (otherwise, you can get the form from the consulate)
            Bring all required documents.
            Come early … very early so you get a chance to be interviewed same day. Worst case, you get an appointment for another day when you go there.
            It’s fairly easy to get Turkish visa if you have all the documents. You can get it in 3 – 4 working days (1 week max).

            Good luck

            November 10, 2015 at 1:05 PM
          • Joanna

            That’s a quick reply! Thank you so much Ms. Shiela, please continue to share needful informations like this.. more power to your blog =)

            November 10, 2015 at 1:18 PM
          • Sheila | A B & Me

            Thanks Joanna! Good Luck and hope you get visa.

            November 10, 2015 at 1:51 PM
  • Shirley

    Hello !! I would like to know ,, my BF from turkey wants me to go to turkey since I’m here now in Dubai . But I only have 3mos visit visa here in Dubai which will end on October 25, my questions are :
    1) can I possibly get a visa from here ,, since I’m just a visit visa ?
    2) I don’t understand the NOC ? Who will issue that ? Can I get NOC from my BF ?
    3) can I tell the consulate that I’ll stay at BF’s house ? And will get sponsorship from him?

    Hope you can help me . Thank you !

    October 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      Hi Shirley, your situation is really different from mine so I cannot give you any advice aside from contacting the consulate. I am not sure if you can get visa coz you’re on visit. NOC is the No Objection Certificate from your employer (but since you are on visit visa, you won’t be able to get that.

      Good luck.

      October 4, 2015 at 7:49 PM Reply
    • Mitch

      Hi Shirley, we have the same situation. I wonder if did you manage to get visa?

      October 30, 2016 at 1:30 AM Reply
  • kshitij

    i have to go turkey on this coming October for 2 days seminar. i am working in sharjah and my labour contract is expired already but still i have valid visa until november 19,2015. as i read in most of the articles that we should not have the passport expiry of 6 months to travel to Turkey but my passport expiry is after 2 years only. Just i am worried may be i cant travel to turket because of my sharjah visa is going to finish in NOV.19,2015.

    Can you please guide me?

    thanks:

    October 1, 2015 at 8:46 PM Reply
    • Sheila | A B & Me

      you will be travelling for 2 days in october hence your visa is still valid when you come back. I do not see a problem there, although you should not take my word for it as I am not an expert nor connected to the Turkish Consulate. Please contact them to get a proper response.

      Thanks

      October 2, 2015 at 9:02 AM Reply
  • Monam

    Hi,
    I want to know that i have bank statement if 2 months with 3 inflow of salaries, so is this accepted by the concelate??? I am new to dubai so i plan to visit in this eid holidays, i already buy ticket with my friend, i will get NOC as well AND hotel booking as well ,IN SHA ALLAH.
    And i dont have any credit card but my friend have credit card, guide us in this matter.
    Thanks πŸ˜€

    August 17, 2015 at 12:02 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      I don’t see any issues if you try. If you have any further queries, please contact the consulate directly as I am not connected with them.

      August 17, 2015 at 10:26 AM Reply
  • Chelly

    hi dear, read from the net that it is required to provide both NOC from sponsor and a salary certificate. may i only provide an NOC as my company does not provide two different letter requests to a single addresee. thanks

    August 15, 2015 at 2:19 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Chelly,

      I cannot guarantee anything but maybe if your NOC shows your salary as well then that could work. However, bear in mind that I am not connected to the consulate in any way therefore I cannot confirm that they will accept this.

      You may call them directly in order to get a more accurate answer.

      Thanks,

      August 15, 2015 at 10:49 AM Reply
  • ronnie

    Hi Dear,

    NOC & SALARY CERT. really required for that. Since we’re doing this for tourist purpose?

    thanks!

    June 29, 2015 at 2:23 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Yes those are required by the Consulate.

      June 29, 2015 at 5:34 PM Reply
  • Cherry

    hi. I’ve got my Turkey visa last week. And im so thankful for your help regarding the requirements and the processing. Ar first, i was very nervous because i have no idea what are the things they will ask me, but when i reached the counter, it was very fast, they just asked me for how long will i stay in Turkey and what is the purpose of my travel. Then they just stamp my documents and come the day after tomorrow to get my passport back. As long as you have the complete requirements everything will be easy and fast. My travel will be on 9th of July 2015 and im excited. Thank you so much for your help.

    June 24, 2015 at 3:23 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Cherry!! Congratulations!
      It is very easy to get Visa if you have all the requirements. Hope you enjoy Turkey as much as I did. The food is reaaaaalllly good.
      Make sure you eat at the Sultanahmet Koftecisi … its just near Hagia Sofia…

      June 24, 2015 at 6:43 PM Reply
    • Mary

      Hi A B & Me and Cherry!

      I am planning to go to Turkey on March 12 – 15, 2016. I just wanna ask Cherry if you have presented your confirmed ticket which you already paid when you applied a Visa? As i have read post by A B & Me that ” Ticket booking & Hotel Booking” only would help in obtaining a Turkish visa.

      I am asking because I already booked a flight and planning to pay tomorrow.

      Since I can provide all other requirements such as NOC from sponsor, and Bank statement, Salary Certificate etc.

      Thanks a lot..
      Mary

      December 31, 2015 at 12:41 PM Reply
  • KEN

    hi dear,

    I just want to know what kind of visa we need to apply me and my friends are planning to visit istanbul transit visa or short stay visa. we will be there only for 3-4 days.

    ton of thanks..xxx

    June 24, 2015 at 10:01 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hello, please contact the consulate directly as I am not in the position to advise such queries. I am not connected to the consulate, in any way.
      Thanks!

      June 24, 2015 at 11:33 AM Reply
  • Christine

    Hi,

    we are planning to go to Turkey, but my boyfriend will be coming from Singapore. Do you think he can still get a turkish visa here in Dubai?

    He has an employment pass in Singapore.

    Thanks!

    June 11, 2015 at 12:31 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      I think he needs to apply from Singapore. Please check with the consulate.

      Thanks,

      June 11, 2015 at 9:36 PM Reply
  • Cherry

    hi. I will be in Turkey on 1st week of July, you have any idea how much or what is the maximum pocket money should i bring for 3 days?
    Thanks.

    June 1, 2015 at 3:13 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi, would love to help but your budget should go according to your plans. Bring money for shopping, that’s for sure! Clothes are nice and cheap! πŸ˜€

      June 1, 2015 at 8:31 PM Reply
      • Cherry

        you think AED 3,000 will be enough for shopping?

        June 1, 2015 at 8:34 PM Reply
        • A B & Me

          Hi Cherry, if that fits your budget then go for it. I really cannot say how much you should bring. Good luck.

          June 2, 2015 at 10:57 AM Reply
          • Cherry

            thanks. One more thing, i’ve completed all the required documents. My travel will be on 9th July 2015. So, when is the best for me to go to consulate for the application?

            June 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM
          • A B & Me

            Please check my post again. The processing usually takes 3 – 5 days therefore you need enough time to get your visa.
            Also, you need to go there early and get a token. If you still need clarifications, you may contact the consulate directly as I am not, in any way, connected with Turkish Consulate hence I won’t be able to confirm anything.
            Thanks and good luck! πŸ˜€

            June 9, 2015 at 11:23 AM
  • Amy

    Thanks for this nice sharing. It really a helpful blog. Thanks again.

    May 23, 2015 at 11:09 AM Reply
  • Filamer

    Hi im fila, planning to go Turkey, by this week once i get my COE, then ill proceed.. I have question, how much is the minimum salary for them to grant me a visa, since my salary monthly 2000aed equivalent..
    Thanx

    May 21, 2015 at 6:16 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      As far as I know, there is no minimum salary requirement as long as you can prove that you are employed and you will come back to Dubai (or where ever your home country is).
      You might want to check on the consulate regarding this matter if you need more info.

      Good luck!

      May 21, 2015 at 6:29 PM Reply
  • Phine

    Found an online turkey visa, can I trust this site? https://www.turkeyvisaapplication.com/apply-online/

    May 17, 2015 at 7:24 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi, I can’t vouch for that website as I have not used it. You can contact the consulate to verify. πŸ™‚

      May 18, 2015 at 10:27 AM Reply
  • jenny

    Hi shiela
    Goodmornimg
    i would like to ask if it’s required to present the flight ticket and hotel booking for visa application to turkey ?? Coz there’s no assurance if they will be approve the application right?do u think It’s easy to get visa for filipinos ?
    Thank you so much

    Jenny

    April 13, 2015 at 5:05 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Jenny, I did not present my hotel booking and ticket as I was a guest of Turkish Airlines (I got special treatment, LOL!) But if you have a booking (booking only, not ticket that you have paid for already), I think that would help. Also, hotel bookings would help (you can cancel booking anytime if you don’t get a visa… just don’t cancel 24 hours prior coz you might get penalties)

      Just to clarify, I am not, in one way or another, affiliated with the embassy so don’t take my “advise” as gospel truth. (in short, walang sisihan hehe)

      April 13, 2015 at 12:48 PM Reply
      • jenny

        ah ok thank u…
        one more thing hnd ba cla mahigpit Sa pinoy prang Sa Lebanon. . Denied aq Sa Lebanon even i complete all there requirements. .I spend for nothing Sa ticket.

        April 14, 2015 at 12:39 AM Reply
        • A B & Me

          Wala naman ako nabalitaan na na deny pa. My friend just went there last Feb.
          Minsan swertihan lang din. πŸ™‚

          Good luck.

          April 14, 2015 at 10:36 AM Reply
  • Jay

    Hi, i just want to ask how much it cost to have vacation in Turkey for 3 days? Thanks!

    April 2, 2015 at 1:32 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Jay,

      I wouldn’t know how much exactly. there are things to consider … hotels, transfers, food. I guess you just have to look around (check hotels online, etc) just to have an idea and build from there.

      April 2, 2015 at 1:40 PM Reply
  • nard09

    Hi AB & Me

    Good Morning I’m Leonard I just want to ask,,I’m planning to travel In Turkey Next Month April 11th till April 16th 2015 for Tourist,,I got my NOC from my Company and I have Flight ticket and Hotel Booking,,the Problem I don’t have BANK STATEMENT but I have only payslip and I have only Salary Debit Card,do you think they will accept that thanks

    March 30, 2015 at 11:34 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Leonard, have you tried contacting your bank to give you a statement? You should be able to get one since you have transactions with the bank even if its a debit card. If not, just bring your pay slips and Salary certificate from the company as supporting document.

      I can not guarantee approval because I do not work for the consulate so, best of luck to you! πŸ™‚

      March 30, 2015 at 1:33 PM Reply
  • romio

    Hi guys i have some info about turkish visa maybe many guys already know this if you have schengen, usa,uk,japan,korea, valid visa you can apply turkish visa online and even can get on arrival too its take only 5 min and no need to show any paper work only fill up online application and pay fee with your credit card and get your turkish visa visa its my personal experience gd luck turkey is amazing place must visit bye

    March 25, 2015 at 12:18 PM Reply
  • Blessy

    Hi, AB & Me,
    I’m currently working here in UAE and planning for holiday in Turkey, but my bank account doesn’t have money as i withdraw my salary every month, do you think it would be okay to use the bank account statement i have in Philippines?
    Appreciate your help. Thank you & Regards.

    March 17, 2015 at 11:40 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi, I think they are just looking for confirmation that you get a monthly salary. But if it helps, you can bring both. Good luck

      March 19, 2015 at 9:05 PM Reply
  • cristine

    I’m planning to go in turkey on December because it will be my vacation in Manila do I really need a NOC from my employer…?I’m planning to have one week tour in turkey before I go in manila…I’m working here in Abu Dhabi as a driver

    March 11, 2015 at 10:09 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      NOC is a requirement of the Turkish Embassy to obtain a visa so I would suggest you follow the requirements if you really want to go to Turkey regardless whether you are going to Manila or not.

      Good Luck!

      March 15, 2015 at 12:21 AM Reply
  • yNeL

    hi. i just have a question. all my requirements are completed to apply for visa but my bank account doesnt have money as i withdraw my salary every month and it shows on my 3 months bank statement. you think it would be fine?

    February 20, 2015 at 11:47 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Ynel, I cannot confirm for sure but as far as I know they just require proof that you have the means to travel and that you are going to come back to something in Dubai (establish ties with the country like a stable job, assets, etc).

      They might ask you about your “budget” though. You can say that you have saved for this trip and will use credit cards (this is just in case they ask … don’t offer information πŸ˜‰ )

      February 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM Reply
  • Raisa

    With regards to 3 months Bank statement, does it have to be from the bank or can i simply generate a statement online?

    February 18, 2015 at 3:20 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Raisa,
      I’m not sure. Try calling the consulate maybe they can help. I don’t want to give you advise that’s not confirmed.

      Good Luck

      February 19, 2015 at 12:22 PM Reply
  • Hanna R

    HI,

    Just wanna check, cos I traveled to Turkey two years back and did exactly the same and was granted a tourist visa.

    Now I wanna apply for another visa to travel in April, but I read online (wikipedia) that we are now eligible to apply for e-visa too.. I gave it a shot, in just 2 minutes of filling out the online forms I was granted the e-visa, multiple entry for 6 months. But as per Wikipedia, if I am a Philippine passport I am only allowed for a Single Entry, 3 months valid visa, with the condition that I only book a return ticket with Turkish airlines. And I already booked with Emirates.

    Would you know if I’m gonna get in trouble? :p

    Thanks,

    February 12, 2015 at 11:20 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Hannah,

      I’m sorry, but I won’t be able to answer your query whether you’ll get in trouble. But in my opinion, I don’t think so. THEY granted you visa. You shouldn’t be penalized for their actions.

      February 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM Reply
  • ARVA ABBAS

    Hi

    I am planning to make a trip in April this year, can i apply for my visa in February? Thnx

    February 12, 2015 at 10:25 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      yes. Visa process only takes at least one week for approval

      February 12, 2015 at 10:35 AM Reply
  • kate

    Hi. Is a roundtrip ticket and hotel booking necessary to be presented when applying for a Turkish visa? The NOC also? I did not see the NOC requirement on their website. Thanks

    February 9, 2015 at 3:29 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Kate,

      tickets are not usually required prior to obtaining visas because there is still a big chance that you might not get granted entry and you would have to cancel/refund your ticket πŸ˜‰
      NOC’s are required most of the time and it would not hurt if you bring one even if it is not in the list of requirements.

      Good luck

      February 10, 2015 at 10:43 AM Reply
  • Jovi

    Hi A B & me, Just wondering.. Do I need to get appointment to apply the visa? and I am under Husband Visa.. I am planning to travel without my husband, He should make me a NOC from him or from his company to allow me to travel? Thanks a lot. its a big help..

    February 5, 2015 at 10:08 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      No appointment necessary. Just bring all the required documents. Bring NOC if you can para sure lang. I believe this should be NOC from your husband not from his company.

      Good luck

      February 5, 2015 at 11:31 AM Reply
  • Cherry

    Hi. I have a question. My flight to Turkey will be ob 9th- 12th of July 2015 ( 3 days).
    and My UAE visa will renew on April 2015 and I will receive my new passport probably on May 2015.
    So, is there a chance that I can get a Turkish Visa?

    Thanks

    Cherry

    January 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Cherry, as long as you have a valid visa and valid passport (at least 6 months) when you apply for your Turkish visa, there will be no problem. Just make sure you have enough time for visa application coz it usually takes a week to get the visa.

      January 25, 2015 at 10:37 AM Reply
  • Luis

    Hello,

    We booked a travel to Istanbul from an agency. Should the NOC comes from the agency or from my employer? Just confused. Sorry.

    And can you suggest if it’s better to pay/join a group tour or just travel with ourselves.

    And if we travel by ourselves what are the must see attractions in Istanbul. We will be there for 4 days in March.

    Thank you:-)

    January 24, 2015 at 3:14 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Luis, NOC should come from your employer (its a document stating that your sponsor has no objection for you to travel). As for your second question, that would depend on how adventurous you are. Group tours have strict schedules which means you just follow their itenirary. The plus side of that is you wont have to think about anything. There are tons of places to go in Istanbul. You must visit the grand bazaar and hagia sofia to name a few.

      January 24, 2015 at 3:58 PM Reply
  • GawrJ

    Your blog came handy!
    Thanks!

    January 24, 2015 at 8:34 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Glad to hear that, Gawrj! Enjoy your trip. πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM Reply
  • christine

    hello,

    My name is Christine, and i am planning to have a short vacation in Turkey. I just want to ask what is NOC from sponsor? where i can get that one?

    January 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      You request from your sponsor. Its just a letter stating that they have no objection for you to travel out of the country.

      January 22, 2015 at 8:37 AM Reply
  • Anderson

    Hi, do you have to be a Dubai residence visa holder to apply in Dubai? My UAE residence visa is from Abu Dhabi because my company’s headquarters is there. But i work at the Dubai office & live here in Dubai as well.

    January 7, 2015 at 9:17 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      I don’t think that’s an issue. You are still, after all, a resident of the UAE. as long as you have a valid residence visa, I’m sure you’re good to go.
      Good luck!

      January 7, 2015 at 10:11 PM Reply
      • christine

        hello,

        My name is Christine, and i am planning to have a short vacation in Turkey. I just want to ask what is NOC from sponsor? where i can get that one?

        January 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM Reply
  • Veronica Belen

    Hello there. I just have one question. I’m planning to travel this jan8-11 2015. My abu dhabi residence visa will expire on March 25, 2015. Can i still apply for turkish tourist visa? Do you know if they require the residence visa to be valid atleast 3 mos?

    January 2, 2015 at 9:57 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Veronica,

      I don’t think so. You need to have valid passport to travel.

      January 2, 2015 at 10:43 AM Reply
      • Veronica Belen

        My passport expires on 2018. However, it’s my visa that will expire on march 2015. Do they have at least 3 months validity of residence visa like in schengen?

        January 2, 2015 at 10:52 AM Reply
  • Shakeeb

    Hi Sheila,
    Just wanted to ask if there is a minimum requirement of the amount to be present in your bank account reflecting on your bank statement to be able to get the visa ?
    Thank You

    December 27, 2014 at 6:52 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      No minimum amount. You just have to establish that you are capable of travel and not going to stay permanently in their country

      December 27, 2014 at 11:21 PM Reply
  • Tihanny Bayanin

    Hi.. We’re planning to go in Turkey on April for 5 days. Where did you booked your hotel when you went there? Can you help me to find a better and very affordable one. Thank you! πŸ™‚

    December 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Tihanny,

      My Turkey trip was arranged by Turkish Airlines including the hotel accommodation. We stayed at the Radisson Blu Istanbul which is near the airport. I’m sure there are other hotels around however I won’t be able to help you with your requirement. Maybe check booking.com?

      Good Luck.

      December 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM Reply
  • Chayanne Cyd Despi

    How long does it take to process the visa from the time you made your appointment? as i have 1 week left before the travel.

    Thanks for your reply, in advance. πŸ™‚

    December 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Chayanne, I was told that processing is 3 – 5 days. Good luck!

      December 8, 2014 at 9:28 PM Reply
  • Jennifer

    Thank you. This is truly informative. I am planning to go to Turkey for a weekend with hubby this year. Hope I get this all done fast. Kudos to your blog!

    November 6, 2014 at 2:20 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Thanks, Jennifer!
      Hope you get your visa soon and enjoy Turkey. So much to do there. πŸ™‚

      November 6, 2014 at 9:25 AM Reply
  • Kathy

    Hi,

    How much money do I need to put on my bank account?

    Thanks

    November 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Hi Kathy, the amount of money in your account is not that important. You need to establish that you will be able to travel (and handle all the expenses that goes along with it … hotel accommodations, air fare, etc) and that you will come back to Dubai. This, of course, is just based on my experience.
      Good Luck.

      November 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM Reply
  • tj

    Thanks for the info! We plan to go in December <3

    October 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Good luck TJ. And enjoy your trip.

      October 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM Reply
      • Jocelyn

        hi, if i dont have bank statement, since my salary come from exchange, would it be acceptable, how much should be the money on your bank?

        April 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM Reply
        • A B & Me

          Hi Jocelyn,

          from what I know, you can present your credit card statement. You need to prove that you are capable to spend for your travel and that you will be returning to Dubai.
          However, this is just from my personal experience. You should refer to the consulate with regards to your queries.

          April 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM Reply
  • gee

    we are planning to travel on Nov 14-Nov 16 but my UAE visa will be expired on April 2015. Do you think I can still get a Turkish visa? Thanks.

    September 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM Reply
    • A B & Me

      I believe as long as your passport is valid for 6 months then it’s ok

      September 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM Reply
  • Ryanne

    I am thinking of going to Turkey and I am planning to apply for Turkish visa. Could you please let me know what was the duration of your stay in your visa? I mean how long for Filipino with Turkish visa is allowed to stay in Turkey? Thank you!

    January 3, 2014 at 5:14 AM Reply
    • Sheila Sheila

      Hi Ryanne. You would have to declare how long you will be staying in Turkey so I guess that’s for how long you will be allowed to stay. My trip was only for 3 days, and I asked for 1 week visa. If I remember correctly, I was given 1 month single entry. (I would have to check my passport and get back to you).

      Check this site if you need more info: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

      Hope that helps!

      January 3, 2014 at 7:46 PM Reply
  • Kero Pinkihan

    very helpful post! especially for those planning to go on spring break. you can never plan too early.

    November 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM Reply
  • Grace @ Sandier Pastures

    Great post! Hopefully it helps other Filipinos clear doubts about how to apply for Turkish visa.

    November 26, 2013 at 8:44 AM Reply
    • Sheila Sheila

      Thanks Grace! I don’t think its very hard to get a visa there once you have all the right documents. πŸ˜›

      November 26, 2013 at 8:48 AM Reply

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