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Information on Turkish Visa Applications

 

 

 

Notice for Turkey Visa Applicants

 

For the applicants applying from Lahore:

Please select Turkish Consulate General in Karachi while filling your visa application form, also please note that the form should be filled in all caps.

1st April 2018

Applicants residing in Lahore are hereby informed that their Visa Applications can only be submitted in our Lahore Visa Application Centre, applicable from 1st April 2018. Applicants are further advised to carry any recent utility bill and a form of ID confirming their residential address. For Lahore applicants: Please select Turkish Consulate General in Karachi while filling your visa application form.

9th February 2018

NEW REGULATION ON THE UMRAH TRANSIT VISA WITH 7 DAYS STAY IN TURKEY

  1. The issuing of the free of charge single transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey to Pakistani nationals who are travelling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they have a valid visa from these countries and are not banned/objectionable for entry Turkey is continuing.
  2. The free of charge single transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey will be issued to Pakistani nationals who are traveling with Turkish Airlines to Saudi Arabia with the aim of Omrah on condition that they have a valid Umrah visa and are not banned/objectionable for entry Turkey. This type of visa can also be obtainable on the way back to Pakistan. The applicants traveling with “Omrah visa” should submit the required documents stated in the enclosed list for a single transit visa. The application of the free of charge single transit visa (Omrah) with 7 days stay in Turkey, can be obtained from the Turkish Consulates in Pakistan and the Consular Section of the Embassy in Islamabad through GERRY’s Visa Drop Box Center.

13th February 2017

The transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey will be issued free of charge to Pakistani nationals who are traveling with Turkish Airlines to the Schengen countries, USA, United Kingdom and Ireland through Turkey on condition that they are not banned/objectionable for entry into Turkey. 

The application of the transit visa with 7 days stay in Turkey, free of charge, has started from 13 February 2017 and can be obtained through Gerry’s offices across Pakistan.

Please also note that Applicants are also eligible to obtain the e-visa via www.visa.gov.tr

 

For more information, please contact our call center on the following numbers;

Call Center (Landline Callers): 0900-07860

Call Center (mobile callers): 9999

 

 

Visa information for Turkey

Gerry’s is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in Pakistan to provide convenient and expeditious Visa Application submission. All applicants can now submit their Turkish visa application at their nearest Gerry’s Visa Drop Box office for processing at the Turkish Embassy in Islamabad & Turkish Consulate General in Karachi effective from Monday, 11st July 2016.

Click Here for Information about Turkish Embassy in Islamabad

Click Here for Information about the Turkish Consulate General in Karachi

We are pleased to announce that Visa Applicants for Turkey can now avail Travel Health Insurance Services from Gerry’s offices nationwide.

For further information, please contact our staff or dial

Landline: 0900-07860

Mobile:  9999

 

Visa Application Process

Step 1: 

Please visit the website of the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in Pakistan:

Turkish Embassy in Islamabad: http://islamabad.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ShowInfoNotes.aspx?ID=198415

Turkish Consulate General in Karachi: http://karachi.cg.mfa.gov.tr/Mission.aspx  

Apply for an online visa

Step 2: 

Bring a print out of:

  •         Visa Application Form*,
  •         your passport (valid for more than 08 months),
  •         Passport size photograph (5cm x5cm) along with
  •         Other supporting documents mentioned on the Website as per your desired visa category. 

*Mandatory for every individual over 18 years of age, even if travelling with family.

Step 3: 

When you arrive at Gerry’s visa drop box office you will collect a token, wait until your token is called to make your application at the submission counter.

Please hold on to your receipt as you will need this later to collect your documents.

Step 4: 

Collect your documents from the Gerry’s Visa office.

 

Visa fees

Pakistan nationals should have to pay visa fee in Pakistani Rupees (PKR)

  • Single Entry: 9.000 PKR
  • Multiple Entry: 36.000 PKR
  • Single Transit: 9.000 PKR
  • Double Transit: 18.000 PKR
  • Work Visa: 9.000 PKR  (after approval- Work visa fee 45.200 PKR will be charged by the Embassy)

 

Nationalities other than Pakistani should have to pay visa fee in US dollars ($)

  • Foreign nationals business/tourist (single):  $60
  • US passport holder business/tourist (single/multiple):  $160
  • US passport holder Transit(single/double):  $160 

Notice: Applications for multiple entry visa will be acceptable only if the applicants provide an "Official invitation letter from Turkey" i.e. a letter from a company or an invitation letter from relatives residing in Turkey. 

 

Service Fees

 

Fee in USD

Charged in PKR

Normal application

25 USD

3450 PKR

Premium Lounge application

35 USD

4830 PKR

*Service fees are charged in PKR

*inclusive of taxes

 

 

Basic documents to be submitted

Disclaimer: Tourism purpose documents are mandatory for all other categories mentioned

 

Tourism Purpose

(Basic requirements)

Main Documents

Visa Application Form with two(2) biometric photographs (White Background - 5x5cm) (Visa form should have the same photo)

Consent form can be downloaded from here

Request Letter by Applicant

Passport (valid for 6 months after planned arrival to Turkey)
Travel Document along with copies of every page of the recent and old passports (If lost, attested police report and it's English t
ranslation)

Travel health insurance certificate with a coverage of min. 30,000EUR/50,000USD

Polio vaccination certificate from an authorized govt. medical facility

Copy of the flight reservation / booking

Copy of the hotel reservation (Reservation only) or invitation letter which mentions accommodation details if applicable

Family registration certificate from NADRA office (if family members are travelling)

In case applicant is owner of a business a statement on a company letterhead paper about purpose of the visit

In case applicant is an employee, a statement from Employer mentioning title, salary, duration of the employment and purpose of the visit on a company letterhead paper along with last 3 months salary slips

FBR / NTN / Income / Active Tax Payer Certificate(s) for individual and company which are recently taken from the relevant Tax Offices

Bank account maintenance certificates for personal and company accounts along with original bank statements of the last three (3) months (with sufficient funds)

Business Purpose

An Invitation letter from the Turkish company / organization / person with details of the applicant(s)

Recommendation Letter from related Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Membership Certificate of the related Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Conference Purpose

Invitation letter by the Conference/Seminar/Meeting Committee

HEC Grant Letter for sponsorship if applicable

Work Purpose

Employment Contract which contains employment duration and title clearly

Request letter along with the title of the Employee by the Employer Company from Turkey

Valid Police Character Certificate which is attested by the MoFA

Transit Purpose

Final Destination Country valid Visa/Residence Permit

Purchased Air Ticket

Study Purpose

Acceptance Letter by the University / School / Institute

Sponsorship letter on a stamp paper about coverage of the expenses

Sportive Purpose

Invitation Letter by the Event Organization Committee / relevant Federation from Turkey

NOC from Pakistan Sports Board

Medical Purpose

Hospital acceptance letter along with total amount of the medical treatment

Bank SWIFT paper copy which shows the %50 of the amount had been transferred to Hospital

Conditional Documents

Conditional Documents

Affidavit Letter from sponsor on a stamp paper for the covering of the expenses

Consent letter of the parents on a stamp paper and attested by the Notary Public for chilf less than 18 years old, if only one parent is accompanying the child (Consent letter must be attested/notarized by the Pakistani diplomatic mission of the consenting parent's country of residence, if the consenting parent is abroad.)

Bonafide letter for the students' from their Schools / Colleges / Institutes / Universities

Professional Qualification Certificate (PMDC, Engineering Council/Bar Associate Letters, etc.) / Skill Certificates if applicable

Ex-Pakistan Leave Paper or NOC for Government Officers

Valid E-Visa copy / copies of the accompanies if travel together

 

Pensioners must provide proof of their status.

 

Foreign citizens - their Pakistani visa must be available for more than 6 months.  (discretion of the mission)

The above form is downloadable 

 

 

Gerry’s Visa Offices:

Islamabad:

Gerry’s Building, adjacent to Punjab Cash and Carry, Park road Chattha Bakhtawar, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad.

Peshawar:

Deans Trade Center, Saddar Cantt.

Lahore:

20/20A Opposite Ganga Ram Hospital, Queens Road.

Gujranwala:

384-A, Beneath Pizza Hutt, Latif Mall, Main Market Model Town

Faisalabad:  

679 Batala Colony, Ghouri Arcade, Main Satiana Road, Saleemi Chowk. 

Multan:

Business City Plaza, Bosan Road

Sialkot:

Paris Road, Opposite Allied Bank Ltd.

Karachi: 

43/1/D Razi Road Block 6, P.E.C.H.S. 

Karachi: 

Bahria Complex 4, 4th Floor Chaudhry Khaliq-uz-Zaman Road, Gizri

Hyderabad: 

Shop #3 & 12, Indus Ranches Ground Floor Near R.T Restaurant Auto Bhan Road, Shah Latifabad

Quetta:

Shop# S-9, Swiss Plaza M.A. Jinnah Road.

Sukkur:

Unit # C-7, City Bangalow, Shikarpur Road, Sukkur

Processing Time
Application processing time will be 10 working days from the date of submission of application. In some cases, the visa procedure may take 3-4 weeks time. Therefore, we strongly advise you to apply at least 4 weeks before the departure date. 

 

 

Disclaimer

”Verification checks will be carried out on all Financial, Employment, and Business documents submitted along with the visa applications using the fixed landline numbers installed within the office/Business premises. If the contact numbers provided on the employment, business and reference letters do not respond or are not listed with the PTCL the applications will be forwarded to the mission without verification and it may get turned down. Documents Verification is conducted on the consent and approval of the Mission and Gerry’s International or any of its staff would not be held responsible for the outcome of any visa application which at all times is the sole discretion of the visa officer.”  

 

 

The total area of turkey 783,356 km² (302,455 sq. mi). The landscape includes Lakes, Mountains, Forrest. Total population is 80,810,525. The Capital of Turkey is Ankara. Their National Language is Turkish. Out of total population Muslim (Sunni majority and Alevi minority) majority with small minorities of Eastern Rite Christians.
The climate of Turkey is continental so the best time to travel to Turkey in Summer (May to October).
To get around Turkey, there are two feasible options for road or air transportation. Ferries and railways are almost obsolete in Turkey. On the other hand, you can use ferries to go to the Greek Islands. With the start of new private airlines serving domestic destinations, air transportation has become cheaper and new cities are being served. You can rent a car provided that you are used to driving in chaotic traffic. Turkish traffic is hard to deal with, but major cities are connected with motorways up to the Western standards. Another alternative could be hiring a driver and a guide, especially a good option for large families or groups.
Turkey really is a curious mix of the west and the east. Turkey is the most oriental of western nations, or, depending on the point of view, the most occidental of eastern nations. Influences are from Balkan country or in Greece in the northwestern and western regions of Turkey. Southeastern reaches of the country exhibit little if any cultural differences from Turkey's southern and eastern neighbors.
Turkish cuisine combines the Mediterranean, Central Asian, Caucasian, and Arabic influences, and is extremely rich. Beef is the most important meat (lamb is also common but pork is very hard to find although not illegal), and eggplant (aubergine), onion, lentil, bean, tomato, garlic, and cucumber are the primary vegetables. An abundance of spices is also used. The main staples are rice (pilav), bulgur wheat and bread, and dishes are typically cooked in vegetable oil or sometimes butter. Vegetarian restaurants are not common and can be found only in very central parts of big cities and some of the tourist spots. However, every good restaurant offers vegetable dishes, and some of the restaurants offering traditional "ev yemeği” (“home food”) have olive-oil specialties which are vegetarian in content. In the Aegean region, where all kinds of wild herbs are eaten as main meals, either cooked or raw, dressed with olive oil. A vegetarian would have real difficulty in searching for food especially in Southeastern. Some Turkish desserts are modeled on the sweet and nutty Arabic kind: famous dishes include baklava, a layered pastry of finely ground nuts and phyllo dough soaked in honey and spices, and Turkish Delight (lokum), a gummy confection of rosewater and sugar. There are also many more kinds of desserts prepared using milk predominantly, such as kazandibi, keşkül, muhallebi, sütlaç, tavuk göğsü, güllaç etc.
Although soccer is the most popular sport in Turkey, basketball, volleyball, handball, track-and-field and wrestling (which is considered the ancestral sport) are also popular. Furthermore, important international successes have been attained in weightlifting, boxing, taekwon-do, judo and archery in recent years.
Famous places include Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Bursa, Edirne, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, Trabzon, Urfa, Ani, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Mount Nemrut, Ölüdeniz, Pamukkale, Sümela, Uludağ.

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