How to apply for Turkey/Turkish visa from Saudi Arabia?

In order to apply for Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia, you need to complete required documents and submit the Turkish visa application form through an authorized agent in Riyadh, Jeddah or Dammam. In this article, we have explained the procedure and the requirements in detail.

When to apply for Turkey/Turkish visa from Saudi Arabia?

If you want to visit Turkey from Saudi Arabia, it is better to apply for a visa at least 2 months before your expected travel date. You can also apply for Turkey e-visa but the documents required for e-visa vary for each country.

For many Asian countries, they don’t allow Turkish e-visa unless you have a valid American, UK, Australian or Schengen visa. You can apply for a Turkish electronic visa through this link.

Authorized Agents for Turkey Visa

You need to locate an agent authorized by the Turkish Embassy to receive a Turkey visa application in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam or the city where you are living. The details of the authorized agents to receive Turkey visa applications in Jeddah, Tabuk, Abha, Gazan, Madina, Makkah, Khamis Mushayat, Yanbu and Riyadh has been given in this link.

Try to be there till 8 am in the morning. It will not be very crowded in the morning and your turn will come within 20 minutes. You will have to surrender all your documents including passports. They will give you back your Iqama and one slip for the passport.

Turkey/Turkish visa requirements

You need to prepare and submit some documents required for turkey visa along with the Turkish visa application form from Saudi Arabia. We have listed down the requirements of Turkey Visa below;

  1. Turkish visa application form in Saudi Arabia

The first requirement for a Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is to download, print and full the Turkish visa application form. You can download this form from this link.

Please make sure that all the details entered in the form are correct as per your knowledge. If you are applying for your family, print forms of each passport holders separately.

  1. Introduction Letter

The next document required to apply for a Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is to get a Letter of introduction from your sponsor chambered by Chamber of Commerce of the city where the office of your sponsor is registered.

Once again, there is no minimum salary requirement for Turkish Visa, however, if your salary is at least SR 10,000 per month, it is likely to be accepted in Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Sample Introduction Letter for Visa Processing

  1. Bank Statement

The next requirement to apply for a Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is to get the bank statement of your salary account for the preceding 3 months. Although there is no minimum funds requirement for Turkish visa, I believe that you should have an average balance of at least SR 10,000 per applicant.  

It means that if you are applying with your wife and 2 children, the average bank balance for Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is SR 40,000.

  1. Travel Insurance

The next requirement to apply for a Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is to get a travel health insurance certificate issued by your health insurance company. If you have online access to your account with your insurance company account, you can print it yourself.

Otherwise, you can ask the guy dealing with insurance in your company to provide this certificate to you. It is provided free of cost.

  1. Airline Tickets

The next requirement to apply for a Turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is to provide an airline ticket to authorized agents in Saudi Arabia along with the Turkish visa application form.

Many people attach only booking without confirmation (Payment) which is canceled after a couple of days. At the time, when officials check your booking, they don’t find it which can become the cause of rejection of your visa.

  1. Turkey Visa fee from Saudi Arabia

The fee for turkey visa from Saudi Arabia is SR 350 which you need to pay to the authorized agents in Saudi Arabia along with the Turkish visa application form.

  1. Original Passport of all family members
  2. Copy of Iqama of all family members
  3. Exit Re-Entry Visa for all passport holders
  4. Two Photographs
  5. Confirm Hotel Booking in Turkey covering the period of your stay. The booking made through Agoda.com is considered confirmed by the Turkish authorities.

Collection of Passports

After submitting your Turkish visa application form to an agent authorized by the Turkey Embassy, you need to wait for around 30 days to get the visa. In other words, Turkey visa processing time from Saudi Arabia is around 30 days.

You need to come back with the token given to you by the agent on the mentioned date. You will find Turkish visa stamped on your passport that day.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.