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Turkey visa for US citizens and why to invest in Turkey

Turkey visa for US citizens and why to invest in Turkey

US citizens cannot visit Turkey for any purpose without a Turkey visa.

Few years ago, applying for a Turkey visa was done just by visiting a national embassy or by getting in on the arrival.

Things changed now, US citizens can apply for Turkey visa on the internet and get e-visa.

This way makes it easy for US citizens to visit Turkey anytime and without the need for long waiting.

Turkey visa can be used for tourism, business, medical treatment, studying, and many other services.

US citizens can use a Turkey visa for 180-day period from its date of issuance, and for 90 days from their entry to Turkey.

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Tips before applying to Turkey visa for US citizens

Tips before applying to Turkey visa for US citizens
Tips before applying to Turkey visa for US citizens

First of all, we recommend US citizens to apply for a Turkey visa before 3 days from their travel date.

Second, applying for the e-visa can be done from the mobile, iPad, and the computer. It is just about a device that has a high-speed internet connection.

The acceptance for the visa will be sent directly to your email address when you get the approval.

Thus, we advise to print a copy or take screen copies for the visa, as you may need it for any necessary reasons.

Additionally, if there are any further questions or problems about your application, contact the support team of your e-visa website.

Turkey e-visa requirements for Us citizen

  1. A valid email address.
  2. Debit or credit card for fees (You can pay just with US dollars).
  3. A passport valid for at least 150 days from the entry to Turkey.
  4. Make sure that you add accurate information or you will lose time on getting the visa.
  5. It is possible to be asked about some health documents according to the COVID-19 ongoing period.  
  6. Choose a certified Turkey e-visa website because there are many fake websites for e-visas.

Once you apply for Turkey visa, you will be asked personal questions such as:

  • First name and last name.
  • Passport number.
  • Passport expiry day.
  • Phone number.
  • Credit card number.

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Travelling flights time for US citizens to Istanbul Turkey

If you are planning to travel from Chicago to Istanbul, here are some information about flight time you should know before travelling.

The flight takes from Chicago 11 hours and 30 minutes to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 8834 km.

From Houston, it takes 13 hours and 19 minutes to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 10260 km.

It takes from New York 10 hours and 33 minutes to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 8089 km.

From Boston, it takes 14 hours and 19 minutes to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 11116 km.

And from Los Angeles, it takes 14 hours and 13 minutes to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 11042 km.

It takes also 13 hours and 56 minutes from San Francisco to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 10808 km.

While from Miami, it takes 12 hours and 28 minutes to reach Istanbul, as the distance between them is 9629 km.

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Turkish residence permits for us citizens

If you decided to stay in Turkey for more than 3 months, so you should get a Turkish residence permit.

Whether your purpose of travel was for tourism or medical treatment, etc.

If you stayed in Turkey after the expiry date of the specified period, you will be punished and prevented to visit Turkey for a long period, and this period may last for 5 years.

Tourists can get a residence permit in Turkey for 6 months, so they can visit Turkey for a period of 9 months.

It is easy to get a Turkish residence permit, all you want to do first is to schedule an appointment on the internet and wait for your turn. 

The employees will talk to you as soon as possible, and you should pay some fees for the residence permit.

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A must-visit best landmarks in Istanbul Turkey

A must-visit best landmarks in Istanbul Turkey
A must-visit best landmarks in Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul has been awarded the best city in Europe in 2021 by the American Travel and Leisure magazine.

So, if you are a US citizen and planning to visit Turkey for tourism, we advise you to visit the following places in Istanbul:

Galata Tower: It is one of the dominant landmarks on the European side of Istanbul.  You can get a 360-degree aerial view to see the panoramic view of the city and watch Istanbul’s historical skyline.

Grand Bazaar: It is one of the oldest covered markets and in the world, with more than 60 narrow streets, more than 5,000 shops, a hammam and a mosque, as well as cafes and restaurants.

Basilica Cistern: It is also known as Sunken Palace, and located near the Hagia Sophia. The rooms open to high ceilings and there are more than 300 ornate columns. Visitors are attracted to the two Medusa heads, and you will also find distinctive swimming pools and fishing.

Miniaturk: It has an area of 60,000 square meter dividing into 15,000 m² for the exhibition space for modular buildings and 40.000 m² are open areas and parks.

In Miniaturk, there are 62 models from Istanbul, 60 from Anatolia and 13 from the Ottoman lands outside the territory of modern Turkey.

Many foreign visitors and tourists come to Turkey and rent apartments, most of the apartments’ options are in Istanbul, as it hosts many of the tourist’s attractions, and it is easy for visitors to reach any place they want.

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Is Turkey a good investment choice for US citizens?

Is Turkey a good investment choice for US citizens
Is Turkey a good investment choice for US citizens

Turkey is considered one of the most developed economies in the world in terms of its distinguished geographical location, diversified economy, ease of investment, and huge investment projects compared to many other countries.

Turkish law allows foreign investors to own Real estate in Turkey and have good Real estate opportunities.

Can US citizens buy a property in Turkey?

US citizens can buy properties in any city in Turkey, whether for housing or for Real estate investment.

The past few years have witnessed great improvements in the Real estate sector. And as a result, foreign investors are showing good interest in Real estate opportunities in Turkey.

There are many reasons about this interest, the first and most is the great return that come from investing in Real estate field.

Due to the rising costs of housing in the recent years, housing prices are expected to rise by up to 50% in the coming years, and this situation represents a significant gain for foreign investors.

Second, US citizens and foreigners in general can obtain Turkish citizenship by buying a property in Turkey with a value of $250 thousand.

The granting of citizenship rights to foreigners, especially in recent years, has added great motivation to the Turkish Real estate market, followed by the great facilities for foreigners from the government to invest in Turkey.

It is considered an ideal option for US investors to make Real estate investments in Turkey, and it can be said that the preferred area for US citizens is Istanbul.

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