Travel Law Requirements: Documents Turkey Travellers Should Carry
Travel documents are issued by a government in order to facilitate a traveller’s movement across international boundaries. Often, these will guarantee the government that the person bearing the documents will return to the country that issued the papers. Travel documents usually provide more privileges to the bearer such as access to particular countries.
People who want to go on Turkey holidays should carry some important documents to assure the legality of their entry to the country. Being able to present the right travel documents will make sure that the trip will be a success as planned.
Carrying a Passport to Get to Turkey
As with other overseas destination in the world, Turkey allows foreign entry as a traveller presents a valid passport. A traveller’s passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity from the date he intends to enter Turkey. It should also have a minimum of 3 months validity from the date he leaves the country.
The passport must have a blank page where the visa stamp will be placed. Without this page, an entry-exit form will be issued by the Turkish authorities to put the entry-exit stamp of the traveller on there. This form must be carried in Turkey and presented to the boarder officers as the traveller leaves.
Those who enter Turkey through the Bulgarian border crossing must have a passport with a dated entry stamp before they leave the area. A number of British nationals have obtained a visa but failed to have their passport stamped. This case can lead to deportation and detention for illegal entry.
Dealing with Turkish Visa Requirements
British nationals must possess a visa to be able to enter Turkey. But this exempts cruise ship passengers that have British Citizen passports who wish to enter Turkey for a day trip, stay in the embarkation port and return to their ship on the same day.
A multiple entry visitor visa can be obtained by British Citizens that allow them to stay in Turkey for 90 days. They can get this visa upon arrival at a cost of £10. Also, there is an e-visa that they can access over the web for people who visit Turkey on business or as a tourist. A number of unauthorised sites are likely to charge for information regarding e-visas and for sending applications. They are not associated with or endorsed by the government in Turkey. Travellers must be wary of these sites especially those who ask for extra fees for their other services.
Holders of a different kind of British nationality must check with the Turkish Embassy for visa requirements before they travel. Travellers who wish to stay in the country for more than 90 days must either obtain a residence permit before their 90 stays period elapsed or apply for a visa to stay longer. Staying longer than 90 days will result in fines, deportation and ban from entering Turkey again.
Driving with A Foreign Driving License in Turkey
Foreigners who are in Turkey for up to 90 days can drive in the country using their valid driving license no matter which country they got it from. Travellers are not obliged to carry an international driving permit unless the foreign license has no identity photograph. Foreigners in Turkey who drive with their foreign license must secure a notorised translation of their driver’s license. This translation can be provided by a Turkish translation company that offers certification and notarization services for a fee.
Author Bio: Kristen is a certified travel agent. She has been blogging about the best Turkish holidays that people have experienced.