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Photo Specification
The photograph must be in color.
It should be without border.
It should have a light colored background only so that features are distinguishable and in contrast against the background.
It should have a close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph.
It should be in sharp focus and clear.
It should be of high quality with no ink marks and creases.
The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera.
It should be 4 cm X 5 cm.
It should show your skin tone naturally.
It should have appropriate brightness and contrast.
The photograph should be a recent one not more than 3 months old.
Photograph can be taken with headgear, The main characteristics of the face must be apparent from the photograph. Chin, nose, eyes and eyebrows must not be covered; the forehead should be uncovered to the extent that the shape of the face is apparent.
It should be without hat/cap.
It should be without the applicant's hair tucked behind his/her ears.
The photograph must show facing square on to the camera, not looking over the shoulder or tilted, and showing both edges of the face clearly.
It should be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on the face and no red eye
If wearing glasses the photograph must show the eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames – lighter framed glasses to be worn). Make sure the frame does not cover any part of the eye.
The photograph must show alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible) looking at the camera with a neutral expression and the mouth closed.
The photograph should not have any staple marks.
Scanned & color photocopies would NOT be accepted.

Step 1
Prepare your application and supporting documents: Go to ‘All about visas’ link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for, you can find the applicable fee, documents required, Visa application form and more.

Step 2
Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre: To visit Visa Application Centers you need to book an appointment online or by calling the Call Centre.

Applicants may enjoy other optional services which are available at the Visa Application Centre, such as Premium Lounge, travel insurance, courier delivery service, and many others.

You can click here to see VIP Premium Lounge Service information to submit your application through this dedicated service. You can also visit

Applicants are invited to see more details on those services by visiting the “Additional Services” menu.

Step 3
Submit your application: Visit Visa Application Centre as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents.

Step 4
Submission Officer will inform you about total payable amount in TL (Visa Fee + Service Fee) and also about the optional services. Receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Centre.