Turkey travel Visa requirements for Somali citizens

Travel and visa requirements

Turkish Visa is not required for Somalia citizens

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Somalia citizens intending to travel to Turkey can apply for an electronic visa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Somalians can make an application for ana electronic visa via the website www.evisa.gov.tr.
  • Turkey’s electronic visa is only meant for the purpose of tourism or commerce travel.
  • The passport of visitors must be valid for six months upon entry into Turkey.
  • Visitors are required to provide a blank page on their passports for entry and exit stamps.
  • It is possible for travellers aged 18 years old or younger to be included in the parent's passport.
  • As a preventive measure outbreak of swine flu, all travellers arriving in Turkey from infected countries have to fill in a health declaration form, which is issued on board.
  • Travellers without enough money to cover the expenses of their visit to Turkey and clean appearance will be deported by the transporting carrier.
  • There is no certification of vaccination needed to travel to Turkey.
  • Visitors must also purchase their onward or return tickets.
  • There are no restrictions on importing local currency (New Turkish Lira-TRY) and foreign currencies.
  • Travellers should declare and specify the imported foreign currencies in their passport upon arrival to avoid any problems on departure.
  • Pet animals can enter as cargo, as traveller's checked luggage or in the cabin accompanied by a certificate of good health.
  • If travellers overstay their visit, they must inform the immigration police and get a residence permit that must be produced upon departure.
  • Turkey uses the GMT+03:00 Time zone (GMT+3) hence, there is no time difference between Somalia and Turkey.
  • The estimated flight time from Mogadishu, Somalia to Ankara, Turkey is 5 hours, 57 minutes.
  • Turkey bordering the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas have a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool wet winters.
  • May is generally the wettest month, whereas July and August are the driest.
  • The official language is Turkish, which is the most widely spoken Turkic language in the world.
  • Turkey is a secular state with no official religion; the Turkish Constitution provides for freedom of religion and conscience.
  • Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, including more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees.
  • Turkish culture is a product of efforts to be a "modern" Western state while maintaining traditional religious and historical values.
  • Cappadocia is a region created by the erosion of soft volcanic stone by the wind and rain for centuries. The area is a popular tourist destination, having many sites with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.
  • Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets and points.
  • There are 40 national parks, 189 nature parks, 31 nature preserve areas, 80 wildlife protection areas and 109 nature monuments in Turkey such as Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, Mount Nemrut National Park, Ancient Troya National Park, Oludeniz Nature Park and Polonezkoy Nature park.
  • Turkey is home to two of the Seven Wonders of the World, the world's oldest religious site, Göbekli Tepe and numerous other World Heritage Sites such as the "Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük", "Hattusa: the Hittite Capital", the "Archaeological Site of Troy" and others.

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I get a Turkish eVisa application form in Somalia?

It can be obtained online or by sending a visa form request letter to the visa section on the Turkish electronic visa website. Applicants can also call the Turkish embassy request phone line.


How and where can I pay for the Turkish eVisa fee?

Payments could be made online or at the Turkey visa application centre. Once payments have been made and the application has been submitted, the status of the application can then be tracked online.


How to submit a Turkey visa application form?

To submit the Turkish Visa application form go online. Applicants need to attend their appointment to submit their biometric information and all other supporting documents.


What is the Turkey eVisa Processing Time?

The visa processing time varies with respect to the category of the visa. The completeness of the documents submitted by the applicant affects the visa processing time.