Turkey Visa for Pakistani
The demand for Turkey visa for Pakistani is on the peak because now it is an ideal destination for Pakistani citizens. It is a fact that Turkey visa from Pakistan is not so difficult because both the countries are real friends and support each other on every plate form. Along with regular visas, Turkey also issues free of charge single transit visa with 7 days stay to Pakistani nationals. In this article, we will discuss Turkish visit visa in short and then will talk about free Turkish transit visa in detail.
Turkey Visit Visa from Pakistan
Pakistani nationals can get Turkey visit visa through authorized travel agents easily. If you want to get Turkey visa yourself, then you can adopt this procedure.
The first step for applying Turkey visit visa from Pakistan is to open the Turkish embassy online system and fill up the online Turkey visa form. Then take its print out.
As a second step, get an appointment from the website to visit Gerry’s visa application center.
Then on your appointment, visit the application center and get token. On your turn, you will have to submit all required papers on the counter for Turkey visa.
(Check it: ویزا گائیڈ بک اردو میں پڑھیں)
Turkish embassy Islamabad
Address of Turkish embassy Islamabad: Street No: 1, G-5/4, Diplomatic Enclave,
Ph: 051-8319800 Consular call center: + 90 312 292 29 29
Consular Section of Turkish embassy Islamabad remains open between 09.30 am to 12.30 pm.
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Turkey visit visa fee for Pakistani citizens
Turkey Visit visa fee for single entry is 9000 PKR while RS 36000 will be a charge for multiple visas. Gerry’s service charges are 3450 PKR per application.
On the other hand, Single transit visa fee will be PKR 9000/while double transit costs at PKR 18000/.
Similarly, Turkish work visa fee is 9000 rupee and after approval of the visa, the embassy will charge PKR 47550/.
Turkey visit visa requirements for Pakistan
When you are going to apply Turkey visa for Pakistani, you have to pick up these documents along with you.
- Print out of filled Turkey visa application form.
- Original Passport and photocopies with a minimum validity of 8 months.
- 2 passport size fresh photographs with the white background are also required for Turkey visa.
- Filled visa interview form which will be provided by Gerry’s office.
- Consent letter for documents verification.
- Travel health insurance, this facility is now available at Gerry’s center.
- Polio vacillation certificate.
- flight and hotel reservation (ticket is not required on this stage)
- NADRA family registration certificate.
- A letter from the company describing the purpose of the visit.
- Service letter, if the applicant is an employee.
- NTN and Tax papers if applicable.
- NOTE: invitation letter is not required for tourist purpose.
You can get more details of Turkey visit visa from our article link given below:
7 Days Free Transit Visa of Turkey
You are interested in visiting Turkey and finding Turkey visa for Pakistani a little bit difficult, then there is a free opportunity waiting for you. Yes, it is true, you can get seven days free Turkey transit visa. It is for those Pakistanis who are traveling with Turkish Airlines to Saudi Arabia with the aim of Umrah. Its main condition is that they have confirmed the Turkish Airline ticket, valid Umrah visa. Moreover, such a person should not be banned/objectionable to enter Turkey.
For Umrah Visa Holders
The applicants traveling with Umrah visa should submit the required documents stated in the enclosed list for a single transit visa. This free of charge transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey, can be obtained from Turkey Embassy in Islamabad through GERRY’s Visa Drop Box Center. You can also get this visa on the way back to Pakistan.
Also read: Umrah visa fee and requirements
For US, UK & Schengen Visa holders
This Turkey visa for Pakistani with free 7 days stay in Turkey will also be issued free of charge to Pakistani Passport holders who are traveling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they have confirmed Turkish Airline required and are not banned/objectionable for entry into Turkey. Please note that these Applicants are also eligible to obtain the Turkey e-visa.
Procedure to obtain Free Turkey Visa
This free Turkey visa for Pakistani may be obtained either in advance from Pakistan or from Turkish airport like other Transit visas. The application of the transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey, free of charge. In Pakistan, this visa can be obtained through Gerry’s offices across the country. Turkey Embassy in Islamabad has authorized them only for the collection of visa applications.
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Documents for Turkey free Transit visa
These are turkey visa requirements for Pakistani to apply for this visa. A keyword “Turkey visa requirements for Pakistan 2019” is used nowadays to search this topic.
1. Visa Application Form duly filled, submitted on the online system, printed and signed by the applicant. (CNIC number, father and mother names, complete residential and host (if applicable) addresses are a must.
2. Passport/travel document valid for at least 6 months as from the date of your arrival in Turkey.
3. Copies of the recent and old passports along with the used pages concerning visa entry and exit stamps (If it is relevant and not empty pages).
4. Two (2) recent colored biometric photographs of the applicant with the size of 5×5 cm and white background are must for Turkey visa.
5. Travel health insurance certificate covering the minimum of Euros 30.000, the period of stay in Turkey and the repatriation costs as well.
6. Polio vaccination certificate from the Government Hospitals or the authorized laboratories.
(The validity of the vaccination should cover the travel period and the vaccination’s date should not be more
than one year old)
7. A document stating the destination country after Turkey (Copy of the visa or residence permit related to the destination country)
8. Copy of the confirmed ticket (Ticket not reservation)
9. Copy of the hotel reservation (Reservation only)
10. Employment letter stating the name, position, salary, profession or type of skill from the company (if there is any)
11. Bank account maintenance certificate and original bank statements of the last three months
[the current balance should cover all the expenses (accommodation + food and beverages)] which are signed and stamped by the bank officer.
1. Consent letter of the parents arranged by the Notary (if the applicant is under 18 years old)
2. Bonafide letter (If the applicant is a student)
3. Professional Qualification Certificate from the board of the professional organization / Skill Certificate from the related association
4. Original family civil registration act (if the family travels together)
5. E-Visa copy/copies (if the applicant accompanied by any person who has a valid Turkish E-Visa)
6. Ex-Pakistan Leave Paper or NOC for Government Officers from their institutions (if it is relevant)
Work visa/work permit of Turkey
The work visa is the most important category of Turkey visa. If someone wants to work in Turkey, definitely he will have to get both a work permit and work visa. Ministry of labor and social security issues work permit while Turkey work visa will be granted by the Turkish embassy in Pakistan.
As usual, a job offer or job contract with Turkish employer is the basic requirement for Turkey work visa. When you arrange a job in Turkey by online means or using your contacts, your employer will submit relevant documents in MLSS. Labor department of Turkey will process it within ninety days. After its approval, you will be able to apply work visa and Turkey work permit at the same time in the Turkish embassy. Before starting this process, Turkish employer will submit a job contract and all required papers in labor ministry for approval of work permit.
Turkey work permit requirements
You have to apply Turkish work permit and work permit in the embassy with this document. This checklist may be download from the embassy website.
Fill up the visa application form on the Turkish online visa system and get its print. This is the first requirement.
- Valid Passport with Copies. Old passport is also required if it has any visa.
- Two 5×5 cm size biometric photo with white background
- Job contract between the Turkish employer and the applicant.
- If the applicant is working in any company in Pakistan, then its employment letter will also be required to apply for Turkey work visa.
- Polio vaccination certificate issued by a Govt Hospital is a must for every kind of Turkey visa.
- Turkey embassy also demands Police Character Certificate for permits. You will have to get it from the office of District police officer in Pakistan.
Note: You should also take away your educational/ skill certificates and NADRA family registration certificate along with you. These are two conditional requirements but recommended by us, in case of work visa and work permit of Turkey.
The validity of Turkish Work Permit
The first time, a Turkish work permit is issued with one-year validity. It is extendable, you will apply for an extension before two and a half months before its expiry.
The second time, its validity will be two years, while a permit with three years validity will be issued the third time. After the completion of 8 years in Turkey, you can get an indefinite work permit which needs no renewal ever.
Concession for University teachers
Lecturers and professors who get a job offer from a Turkish university, do not need to get a work permit. They can apply directly work visa in Turk embassy Islamabad on the base of Job agreement. However, permission letter of Turkish higher education commission is a must for this purpose. They are allowed to get a resident permit within thirty days after reaching Turkey.
Temporary residence permit of Turkey
The working atmosphere is being spoiled in Saudi Arabia and the UAE for foreign workers. Due to this unexpected situation, the Pakistanis are seeing their future in Turkey. A big reason for this increase of trend is temporary residence permit of Turkey, which is issued for one year to visitors. Although this TRP is for tourist purpose yet Pakistani and other foreigners usually use it for work. Normally no action is taken for this activity. In other words, It may be said that you can work in Turkey by going on a tourist visa. It is also used for business purpose, you can register your business and make a setup. After that, your TRP will be changed to business category.
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Requirements for Turkish TRP
The basic requirement for TRP is the arrangement of your residence in Turkey. You will have to hire a residence for the period of one year. Its rent deed or agreement will be attacked with your TRP application. A valid tourist visa, health insurance, and funds are also included in requirements. You can apply online for TRP through this official website, https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/
You can consult a law firm in Turkey to get a temporary residence permit of Turkey. The firm will arrange all the papers and apply on your behalf. It will cost from 500 to 600$.
Jobs in demand in Turkey
If you are semi-skilled or even an unskilled person, you can get a job in Turkey. After getting a job you will be able to apply for Turkey work permit. The most demanding jobs are given as under.
Textile sector jobs:
Majority of Pakistanis work in the textile sector. Cutting, stitching, designing and quality control jobs are available in garments factories. If you don’t know these trades, you can get a laborer job there. The salary starts at 50000 in PKR.
Hairdressers are also in demand in Turkey because local people have no interest in this job. It is recommended to learn this skill in your country. If you are a trained hairdresser you can also get a work visa by contacting the Pakistanis who are already in Turkey and doing this work.
Skilled workers like welders can get a job in Turkey easily as compare to unskilled persons. The wage of the welder is also double than common laborers.
Lath Machine operator:
Lath Machine operator jobs are included in high salary jobs. It’s most demand is in the auto sector. Hundreds of Pakistanis are working on Lath Machines in Turkey.
You can earn much more if can paint steal furniture, tools, and machines. Steal industry is growing fast in Turkey and opportunities are increasing for this trade.
Study in Turkey
The interest of Pakistani students to study in Turkey is increasing day by day. They can gat a Turkish study visa when:
- They get official scholarship under ”Pak Turk cultural expo program”
- Pass Turkish language test “YOS”.
- Can get admission in any Turkish higher education commission approved education program.
Note: You can get information for admissions from this website: www.studyturkey.metu.edu.tr
YOS test is held in Islamabad every year in the month of June. Turkish embassy Islamabad issues application forms and date sheet for this test.
Conditions for YOS
The candidate should be a Pakistani student studying in last year of secondary school.
The desired Turkish institute must be approved by the Turkish higher education commission.
The first part of the test is about learning skills. Both English and Turkish languages are given in this part. While in the second part, only Turkish language skill is examined.
Documents required for Turkish study visa
- Passport having a minimum of three months validity.
- completely filled study visa form
- Two passport size photos.
- Acceptance letter of Turkish institute.
- Turkish language test certificate
- Receipt of nonrefundable visa fee
- Bank statement of candidate or parents
Turkish research visa
Turkey embassy issues research visa to such researchers who want to perform research in Turkey in any subject. The researchers of history and geography can apply for visas in Turkish embassy Islamabad before 1st December. Others can apply any through the year. The embassy forward researches visa applications to his Foreign Office for approval and inform the candidates about its status by e-mail time by time.
On approval Turkish embassy Islamabad will call the applicant and advise him to bring these documents with original Passport and Schedule for traveling and research program.
Filmmakers and photographer
Turkish embassy also issues a special visa to filmmakers and photographers who want to shoot in Turkey. As a first step, these people are bound to send their complete program with necessary documents directly to the Ministry of culture Turkey. After getting the permission they are advised to apply for visas in the embassy.
Turkey e-Visa System was introduced in 2013 by which Turkey tourist visa can be applied online. It allows people to complete visa application at home, instead of visiting Turkey embassy in Islamabad or VFS global offices. Turkey Visa fee is also payable through credit or debit cards online. The immigration department of Turkey will respond to you within a week. If the visa application is approved, they will send you Turkey visa by E-mail. You have to take its print out and travel with it.
Friends, although Turkey e visa facility is available for Pakistani nationals yet only for those who possess valid a Schengen or USA, UK visa. The fee of Turkey e visa is $60. Applicants can visit Turkey official e visa website by this link. https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Turkish passport has a value in the world and its holder can visit almost 80 countries without a visa. When we check rules, we come to know that Pakistani citizens can have dual citizenship of Turkey. This is why green passport holders prefer to go to Turkey for studies, work, and business. After spending a specific period, they get Turkish citizenship.
These are common methods to get Turkish citizenship.
After spending 5 years in Turkey
This a basic method which is adopted by most Pakistanis and other foreigners who go to Turkey for education or work. After spending five years, you will qualify for applying for citizenship. Good character, health, the know-how of Turkish language and employment are the main requirements.
Turkish citizenship by marriage
You can get Turkish citizenship by marrying a Turkish citizen. You have the option to get married in Pakistan as well as in Turkey. If this marriage is done in Pakistan, then you will have to register it in Turkish consulate. One year residence permit will be issued to a spouse in Turkey. It will be extendable and after spending three years you will qualify for Turkish citizenship.
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Turkish citizenship through investment:
Turkey gives citizenship through investment very quickly. If you are in a hurry and can’t spend years in Turkey to get citizenship, they can adopt this method. There are three options for investment.
In the first option, you are asked to invest a minimum of $ 250000 in real estate. Earlier this minimum limit was one million dollars, now it is decreased. You will be bound to not sell this property until 3 years.
The second option is to invest 2 million dollars in any Turkish company which also have a time frame.
In the third option, you will have to deposit 3 million dollars in a Turkish bank. Turkey also provides the facility of citizenship to the foreigners who generate a minimum of 200 jobs for locals.
All above-stated methods are for quick citizenship, you can choose one of them for your convenience.
The experience of applying for a Turkey Visa
Friends, one of our subscriber has applied for Turkey visa recently and has described this experience for other visitors. You can get guideline from this blog post which is published here in his own words.
As guided, I visited Gerry’s Visa application center in Lahore to submit my Turkey visa application. I observed that process had been simplified but still a little bit panic for applicants who were visiting visa dropbox the first time.
Anyways, before reaching the application center, I Completed required documents for Turkey visa according to the checklist available on the embassy’s website.
I observed, there were two tables to entertain the applicants of Turkey visa. One was for normal fee applicants while VIP or urgent fee-paying applicants were going on second. However, on both tables, you will have to spend the same time period, approximately 45 minutes. No visa interview was conducted for a Turkey visa in my case.
Exactly after 10 working days, I was intimated to collect my passport in person from Gerry’s Visa application center in Lahore. Any other person having the authority letter on a plain paper and a copy of I.D card can also collect your passport on your behalf. I was granted Turkey tourist visa after fulfilling all above-stated requirements.
Places to visit in Turkey
After getting a Turkey visa, you make some necessary arrangement and prepare yourself for this visit. Then it is will be a major question in your mind that which places should be visited on this Turkey tour. We have made a list for your convenience after research. These are important places to visit in Turkey.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It is the only city in the world situated on two continents. Due to this, Istanbul is a multi-cultural city. Here are colors of both east and west. The population of Istanbul has exceeded one crore which makes it the second-largest city of Europe.
It may be useful information for you that this historical city is consists of seven mountains and there is a mosque on the top of every mountain. This is why Istanbul is also called the city of mosques. So you must see these beautiful mosques. Your visit to Istanbul will remain incomplete without visiting River Bosporus and some castles.
This area of central Anatolia is known for hot air balloons, under-ground cities, Valise, and fairy chimneys as well. European citizens visit this place in large number. They also shoot films and dramas in Cappadocia. You cannot ignore this area when visiting Turkey.
Ephesus was a historical city of the Roman Empire. It is located in Izmir province of Turkey. According to history, Ephesus was founded in 10 BC and was a famous port at that time. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in 263, and then rebuilt but at last, earthquake illuminated it in AD 614. The signs of Ephesus still have much attraction for international and local tourists.
The other historical places are given below.
- Ankara (The capital of Turkey)