In recent years, Turkey has been one of the most popular destinations for South Africans, with good reason. Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the country boasts a rich culture and history that is evident in its architecture, cuisine, and arts. Turkey also offers a diverse range of landscapes, from the coastal regions to the mountainous interior. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation, historic sights or an action-packed adventure, Turkey has something to offer everyone.
The United Nations has changed the Republic of Turkey’s name from “Turkey” to “Türkiye” however I will still use the old name here as the new name will take some getting used to.
Traveling from South Africa to Turkey requires a visa for both business and tourist purposes. Luckily, the Turkish government has simplified the process through the e-Visa system. This online method of obtaining a visa replaces the old 'sticker visa' that was previously issued at the border crossings.
To begin the Turkey eVisa application process, ensure that you have a valid South African passport. It should be valid for at least six months from the date you intend to enter Turkey. Moreover, you'll need a valid email address to receive notifications about your application and the e-Visa itself.
Once you have this on hand, follow these steps:
A few points to remember:
There is no cost for the Turkish e-visa for South Africans.
The Turkish Embassy in Pretoria serves the following countries: Republic of South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Kingdom of Lesotho
It is located at: Turkish Embassy, 573 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Mucklenuck, Pretoria, South Africa
Contact +27 12 342 60 55-56 or email@example.com
In conclusion, applying for a Turkish visa as a South African citizen has been made quite simple with the online e-Visa application system. It's a convenient process that allows you to apply from the comfort of your home and receive the visa electronically, eliminating the need for any physical application or visit to the embassy. Happy travels!
"Turkey is a European country, an Asian country, a Middle Eastern country, a Balkan country, a Caucasian country, a neighbor to Africa, Black Sea country, Caspian Sea, all these."
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