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  • 26 March 2020

    Turkey Visa Application Centre closed in UAE

    Effective 22 March 2020, the VFS Global Turkey Visa Application Centre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is closed until further notice.  We will be in contact with customers who currently have appointments during this period to discuss alternative arrangements. 

    Where possible, we will begin returning passports currently held in the VAC to customers, via courier, where courier return has been requested. If your passport is currently held in a VAC, but you have not previously arranged for it to be returned by courier, you may collect the passport by visiting the visa application centre as per the passport collection timings: 09:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs between Sunday to Thursday. 

    We will keep the situation under review and updates regarding reopening of the centre will be announced on this page.

    For any other enquiries, please contact:

    We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your kind co-operation

  • 23 March 2020

    Owing to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments, starting 22 March 2020 our Turkey Visa Application Centres will not be accepting visa applications for processing until further notice. For more updates, we request our customers to check our website

    We appreciate your understanding.

  • 17 December 2019

    Dear Applicants,

    Please note that the Turkey Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi will be closed on Sunday, 29 December 2019 till Thursday, 02 January 2020 and in Dubai will be closed on Monday 30 December 2019 till Thursday, 02 January 2020 on the occasion of Christmas and New Year.

    The visa processing and normal operations will commence Sunday 05 January 2020.

    Applicants must plan their travel accordingly, and are requested to make a note of the holiday period in order to submit their applications.

  • 21 June 2019

    Kindly note that all the documents uploaded for the Application Form must be as per requirement, if the documents uploaded are incorrect or not as per the requirement then a new Application form will have to be filled.

  • 25 July 2017

    Important Notice: Effective 23 July 2017, all applicants applying at the Dubai Visa Application Centre will have to complete their application forms online prior to their appointment and carry a printout of the form along the other documents.

    Hand written forms will no longer be accepted.