VISA AND FLIGHTS

For all visitors, passports must be valid for six months and have two clear pages free. The citizens of European Union (EU) nations, CIS countries, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Iraq do not require visa to visit North Cyprus. All other nationals should check their position with regard to passports and visas with the nearest Turkish Embassy or Office of Representative of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Since all flights to North Cyprus have a stop-over in Turkey (Istanbul or Ankara), all students and visitors must check their country’s transit visa regulations for Turkey as well. Visitors who do not wish to have their passports stamped by the authorities on arrival in North Cyprus may request a stamped visa form, which is loosely inserted into the passport and removed on departure.

Students/Visitors can get to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) by air or sea travel. All flights to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) are connected through Turkey. This means even the final destination is TRNC all flights first stop at Turkey. There are regular flights from the major cities in Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya) to TRNC that only take between 75 to 45 minutes journey time.

Visa applications should be done either to TRNC Representative Office (http://www.trncinfo.com) or to Turkish Embassy / Consulate (http://www.mfa.gov.tr) in your country. The tuition fee stated on the acceptance letter has to be paid first before applying for the visa. A copy of the payment bank decont should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for a confirmation of your acceptance to be sent to the Turkish / TRNC Embassy in your country. For more information visit, you can visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa.

Visa Information for Entering Turkey

Angola: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Azerbaijan:  Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels to Turkey up to 30 days. Official passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels up to 90 days.

 Bulgaria:Diplomatic and service passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days. Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.

 Georgia: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Kazakhstan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

 Kenya: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Sri Lanka: Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

 Ukraine: Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain three month-multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates and stay in Turkey up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Syria:Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travel up to 90 days within 6 months starting from the first entry date.

 Saudi Arabia :  Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are obliged to get their visas from the Turkish diplomatic representations abroad. Ordinary passport holders can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.

 Oman :  Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days

 Libya :  Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

 Lebanon :  Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

 Kuwait :  Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey and they can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.

 Kyrgyzstan :  Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

 Iran :  Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Egypt :  Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Nigeria :  Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. **Nigerians required to obtain a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) visa before they travel to North Cyprus. TRNC visa should be obtained from either the TRNC Consulate in Abu Dhabi, UAE, or the TRNC Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

 Pakistan :Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Palestine: : Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Only diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 30 days.

 Uzbekistan : Ordinary passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels to Turkey up to 30 days. Diplomatic passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels to Turkey up to 90 days.

 Bahrain : Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey and they can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival.

 Bangladesh :Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Official passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 Ghana :Ordinary and official passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

 Jordan :Diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels with touristic purposes and transit to/from Turkey up to 90 days within six months,starting from the first entry date. Diplomatic and official passport holders, who are appointed to the diplomatic, consular missions or representationsof international organizations accredited in Turkey, are exempted from visa for the period of their assignments. Truck and bus drivers and co-drivers, crew members of civil aeroplanes,trains and ships, engaged in international transport of goods and passengers,are exempted from visa for their travels and transit to/from Turkey, up to 90 days within six months, strating from the first entry date.

 Mauritius :Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. They can obtain one month multiple entry visas at the Turkish border gates. Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

 United Arab Emirates :Official passport holders are exempt from visa for their travels up to 90 days. Ordinary passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. Ordinary passport holders can obtain their sticker type visas at the Turkish border gates upon their arrival..