Turkey Tourist Visa Application for Filipinos in Dubai | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Oct 24, 2015

Turkey Tourist Visa Application for Filipinos in Dubai

At the time of writing, Ed and I are living the life of Fred and Wilma Flintstone in a homey cave room at Kelebek Special Cave Hotel in Cappadocia. Yes, we are in Turkey! :) 

Flashback to three weeks ago, this Turkey trip was merely a dream we hope to fulfill.  It was a foggy Monday morning when we made our way to the Consulate General of Turkey at the 8th floor of Dubai World Trade Center to secure a much-needed document for this sweet escape – a Turkish tourist visa stamped on our Philippine passports. 

Turkey Tourist Visa
my Turkey Tourist Visa 

Our blogger friends, Doc Gelo and Sheila, have generously shared the visa application process in their blogs; hence the preparation was quite easy for us. We just had to check the official website of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs for updates since both of them have traveled a few years ago.

The Consulate General of Turkey in Dubai accepts visa application starting 8:30 am until 11:30 am, Sunday to Thursday. Applicants can either walk-in or book an appointment a day before. The latter is recommended as the consulate can only process 60 visa applications per day. As Ed and I were too busy to secure an appointment, we tried our luck, arrived at the consulate an hour before it opened, and hoped that only a few were booked on that day. Luckily, we managed to secure token #29 and #30.    

Here are the current documents required for short-term single entry Turkey Tourist Visa application:

Application Form – download the form online or ask for a copy at the reception
Two 5cm x 6cm photos with white background 
Original Passport – valid for at least 180 days at the time of application
Copy of Passport and UAE residence visa
Copy of round-trip plane ticket and hotel reservation
3 months bank statement – original and stamped
Salary Certificate
No Objection Certificate from sponsor/employer

The Turkish visa application process was pretty smooth for us. I was already in the counter, handing over my documents and the 225 AED visa fee, at 9 am. I told the officer that I'm traveling with my husband; hence Ed also joined me in the window. He thoroughly checked our documents and gave us a token for the passport collection; a single token for both Ed and I.  

Two days after, Ed collected our passports – each successfully stamped with a Turkish Tourist Visa! :) I guess it will always be that easy if you come with the correct documents and the exact amount for the Tourist Visa fee.

Philippine Passports
Turkey Travel Essentials: passport stamped with Turkish Visa and my Surat Journal

So now, we are on the first leg of our 2-week journey in Turkey! We will tick off one wish in our 20 before 2020 list if the weather permits, dip in the thermal pools of Pamukkale, visit the ancient city of Ephesus, and cruise in between Europe and Asia in the next few days.

Join us! :) Follow our #SweetEscapesInTurkey in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Ed and Lady in Goreme
Greetings from Turkiye! :) xoxo, Ed and Lady

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