Saudi Arabia: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are obliged to get their visas from the Turkish diplomatic representations abroad. Ordinary passport holders can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.

The above information is for tourists. If you are going to study or work in Turkey, you must obtain appropriate visa from Turkish diplomatic/consular missions, prior to proceeding to Turkey.

Despite the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand. All foreigners, except for those exempt from visa requirement, should obtain their visas at the Turkish missions. Those foreigners, who can obtain sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates, may also have their visas at the Turkish missions, alternatively.

If you have a valid visa, you do not need a residence permit up to 90 days. On the other, foreigners who shall reside, work or study in Turkey, should register themselves at the nearest local police department upon their arrival in Turkey, regardless of the validity of their visa.


<p 0px="" auto;="" padding:="" 5px;="" font-family:="" arial;="" line-height:="" 20px;="" text-align:="" justify;="" background-color:="" rgb(245,="" 241,="" 232);="" "=""> Information on Work Visa: To work in Turkey, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are just needed for your application. Other documents should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within three working days after your application. You may find the list of those documents in the MLSS's website ( Applications are finalised by the MLSS within ninety days at the latest. Right after your arrival in Turkey (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit.

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