As the number of foreign nationals wanting to gain entry into Turkey continue to grow, so does the difficulty in obtaining a visa. In order to resolve this issue and make it easier for people, especially business travelers, Turkey has introduced two new visa statuses: Jamaica citizens have been granted a 1-year period of stay with a temporary residence permit and Kuwait citizens have been granted a 3-month period of stay with a transit visa.
What is Visa?
Turkey has a visa-free regime for Kuwaiti nationals. Citizens of both countries can visit each other without needing a visa for up to 90 days within a 180 day period. If you wish to stay longer, you’ll need to apply for a visa in advance. Turkey Visa for Jamaica Citizens
What does the Turkey Visa offer?
The Turkey visa offers citizens of Jamaica and Kuwait the opportunity to visit Turkey for up to 90 days without a visa. Visitors are allowed to stay for a period of 60 days in each calendar year. Citizens of Kuwait are also allowed to work in Turkey for a period of 30 days without a visa.
How to apply for a Turkey Visa
If you are a citizen of Jamaica, Kuwait, or any other country that is eligible for a Turkey visa, then you can apply for one online. The application process is simple and takes just a few minutes to complete. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email notification confirming your application has been received by the Turkish authorities. If everything goes as planned, you will be able to travel to Turkey within a few weeks of submitting your application. However, if you are not a citizen of one of these countries, then you will have to apply for your Turkish visa at a Consulate or Embassy. You can find the address and contact information for your nearest consulate or embassy by visiting the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
How much does a Turkey Visa cost?The cost of a Turkey visa varies depending on where in the world you live. For example, it costs US $25 to apply online for a non-immigrant visa from within Kuwait. The fee is higher in some countries and states around the world that require applicants to travel to an embassy or consulate for their application to be processed. For example, the price for applying for a tourist visa to Turkey Visa for Kuwaiti Citizens
As of July 15, citizens of Jamaica and Kuwait will be able to obtain Turkey visa status. This follows the recent ratification of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries. Turks who are currently residing in these two countries will not have to leave immediately, but their visas will be cancelled and they’ll need to apply for new Turkish visas. Currently, Kuwait is the only country with a reciprocal visa arrangement with Turkey.According to an informational note from the Turkish Embassy in Kuwait, “Citizens of Turkey will be able to apply for visas at the Turkish Consulates General in both countries.” In addition, “Turkish citizens who have dual nationality will apply for both Turkish and their other nationality’s visas at the Turkish Consulate General in their respective country.”