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money in passports

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money in passports

Can anyone tell me if this is true ...

We haven't been to Turkey before and was thinking of going this month or next, so we went to the travel agents to see what was available and whilst talking to the Thomas Cook rep at the travel agents she told us that if we were to go to Dalaman airport that we should put £10 each(there is 4 of us) inside our passports as we hand them over to get them stamped.

Does anyone know if this is true, and if so why, is this a little back hander or something .

Any info would be appreciated

Thanks

Hippy23

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1. Re: money in passports

hi hippy it`s basically for your visa(they stamp your passport

nottingham/dalyan
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2. Re: money in passports

Its a charge for the entry visa, nothing dodgy (unless you count what is essentially a tourist tax as dodgy!).

You pay it at the visa booth, get a stamp and then go through passport control.

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3. Re: money in passports

Have a look at this link: turkeytravelplanner.com/details/…index.html

Exeter, United...
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4. Re: money in passports

Yes it's true you have to pay to get in! seriously it's for your visa-£10 each (they say a crisp note-but in my experience they will except a very used one hehe)

when you come off plane follow others then look at the queue on left-hand side (visa) then proceed to Passport control.Happy holiday to you.

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5. Re: money in passports

What Tidus says about it being a tourist tax is a little misleading.

Yes it is for your visa, in the same way that Turkish vistors to the UK have to pay for a visa.

I think that I am right in saying that vistors to Turkey using a German passport do not pay a visa charge becuase there is a reciprocal arrangement with Turkey.

In any event £10 to enjoy the delights of Turkey is money well spent in my view

Clydebank, United...
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6. Re: money in passports

Thank your lucky stars your not Canadian they pay about 60 i think, :)

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7. Re: money in passports

Hi,

Been to Turkey four times and its amazing how many people travelling there do not know about paying £10 for a visa. It has to be an English £10 as they wont accept anything alse. They will stick a little white sticker on your passport then u can proceed to passport control. Hope you have a fantastic time.

LK

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8. Re: money in passports

It lasts for 90 days so you dont have to pay it again if you return and leave within the 90 days.

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9. Re: money in passports

does this include children under 10 have to pay too?

thanx sharon (roll on 9th july !!!) :)

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10. Re: money in passports

Everyone has to pay, even babies. I had to pay £10 for my 8 week old duaghter hen I first took her out there.