Biometrics Are No Longer Required For Visa Applicants to Turkey


On Friday, Gateway Management announced that applicants for Turkey visas will no longer be required to submit biometrics such as fingerprints and a live photo at Gateway visa centres in India and Nepal.

The announcement comes after Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued new instructions regarding visa applicants’ biometrics.

It is worth mentioning that beginning March 15, 2022, all Turkey visa applicants aged 8 and up are required to come to visa application facilities to submit their visa applications and give fingerprints and live pictures.

Important Update For Turkey Visa

“According to latest instruction from The Ministry of Turkey, effective immediately ( 27.05.2022) applicants are not required to submit biometrics (finger prints and live photo) at Gateway visa centers in India and Nepal. Therefore, applicants are no longer have to visit Turkey visa centers in order to complete their visa applications. A person/agent who is authorized by the applicant can apply for Turkey visa on applicant’ s behalf.”


Gateway Management is a Turkish company and the only company officially authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey to accept and process Turkey Visa Applications in İndia.

Turkey Eases Travel Restrictions

Effective from 3 March 2022, quarantine measures will not be applied to the following when entering Turkey:

  • Passengers who certify that they have had at least two doses (single dose for Johnson & Johnson) of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization or Turkey, provided that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose.
  • Passengers who certify that have recovered from COVID-19 disease within the past six months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test result.
  • Passengers who submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or a negative rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival.

Passengers under the age of 12 will be exempted from PCR/antigen test and vaccination certificate applications on entry.

The abovementioned requirements are not applicable to transit and/or transfer passengers.


Moreover, there will be no PCR requirement and quarantine for the crew.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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