Turkey visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Turkish Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can enter Turkey visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors require an eVisa to visit Turkey.
  •  You can obtain three-month period multiple entry visas from Turkish representations or one month period single entry visas.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months. 
  • Visitors must show proof of sufficient funds and proof of hotel accommodation. 
  • You are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey. 
  • You can extend your visa to a maximum of 90 days within each 180 days. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a visa for Turkey?

The processing time for your Turkey visa is 15 days.

Do children need Turkish visa?

Everyone travelling to Turkey must obtain a visa.

Is Turkey a safe place to go on holiday?

Despite the recent unrest in Turkey, the country is still a safe place to visit.

Is Istanbul safe for a woman traveling alone?

Women have no worries traveling alone in Istanbul. However, it is a no-brainer to avoid alleys and empty neighborhoods.

Is Turkish visa multiple entry?

Yes, Turkish visas are valid for multiple stays for a maximum period of 90 days in a 180-day period.