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Transit visa at IST airport

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Transit visa at IST airport

Hi. I hold a Pakistani passport and I have got a UK visit visa where I'll stay for 15-20 days then get back to Pakistan again. If I make a stopover with the Turkish airlines at IST for 2 days, will I be given a visa to visit Istanbul city at the airport or do I need to arrange for the visa from Pakistan before travelling? If yes, then who/where should I request at the IST airport for the visa?



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1. Re: Transit visa at IST airport

Asif, Neither. Pakistani citizens do not qualify for a visa-on-arrival but they can get an evisa, "https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/", online at the comfort of their home, if they qualify. Your UK visa, if it is still valid at the time of entry to Turkey, would qualify you for an evisa. For Pakistani citizens, the evisa is single entry, for 30 days, and costs 60 USD.

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