Turkish Consulate General in Edinburgh

Welcome! The Turkish Consulate in the United Kingdom is located in Edinburgh.

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Contact No.   (+44) 131 240 1267
Email   [email protected]
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Head of Mission: Semih Turgut, Consul General

Please Note:

Visits to the Turkish Consulate General in Edinburgh are strictly by appointment. For specific services, visitors must visit the designated section at the embassy and book an appointment accordingly on the email addresses mentioned above. For instance, if you want to apply for consular services, you should visit the Consular Section. To book an appointment, you can directly mail the high commission or consular email section or email on [email protected].

Consular Services:

The Turkish Consulate General in Edinburgh offers a wide range of consular services, including the processing of visas and passports and document legalization. To apply for a new passport, renew your old passport, want to change the particulars on your current passport, or need to report about a lost or damaged passport, book an appointment with the high commission's passport service.

These consulate services are listed below:

In case you want to apply for an identity card, report about your lost or stolen Turkey ID card, or need to edit or change your particulars on the Identity verification card, consult the high commission.

Remember that passport applications take at least six weeks to process. Dual nationals must declare the other nationality before applying for the renewal of their Turkey passport. If you want to regain Turkish citizenship, wait until the completion of the regaining process. Furthermore, passports are delivered to the applicant via postal services, and there's no need to visit the high commission.

In the wake of the pandemic, visitors are requested to provide a registered, secure, and trackable envelope with their full address and pre-paid postage stamps to receive their sensitive documents via post. The envelope must indicate the applicant's full name and postal code while having enough return postage. Moreover, anyone visiting the Turkish Consulate General in Edinburgh must abide by the necessary SOPs, wear a mask, and comply with social distancing rules

Visa Services:

The Turkish Consulate General in Edinburgh offers visa facilitation services to those not eligible for an electronic visa Turkey. You can contact the Mission to obtain information about the type of visas you need to apply for, and apply for your desired single-entry, double-entry, and multiple-entry visa, transit visa, and diplomatic official visa. The Embassy also facilitates East African Visa and Referred Visa.

Remember that single-entry visa can be obtained for tourism and business purposes whereas diplomatic official visa is only for people traveling to Turkey on official duty. A multiple-entry visa is issued to British citizens only, and other citizens' applications are diverted to the immigration headquarters for further processing. To obtain an entry permit for a brief stop-over in Turkey or an overnight stay, you need to apply for a transit visa. The East African visa is a multiple-entry visa granted to tourists visiting Turkey, Rwanda, and Uganda. Referred visas are issued to members of certain countries. The immigration services director approves their visas.

Please note that applications submitted without complete support documents will not be processed. It may take up to three business days for the embassy to process your visa application.

The government of Turkey promoting tourism and trying to make travel hassle so electronic visa witch are completely online process for form fill to payment and Documents upload.

Complete Guide to the Turkish Visa and Visas Types

1- Turkey Visas for Tourism and Business Purposes

  • Turkey Tourist Visit Visa
  • Single Transit
  • Double Transit
  • Business Meeting/Commerce
  • Conference/Seminar/Meeting
  • Festival/Fair/Exhibition
  • Sportive Activity
  • Cultural Artistic Activity
  • Official Visit
  • Visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

2- Turkey Student Visa

  • Internship Visa
  • Internship ERASMUS
  • Internship AISEC
  • Turkish Language Course Purpose
  • Course Purpose
  • Education Purpose
  • Education in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

3- Turkey Working Visa

  • Employment Purpose/Special Employment Purpose
  • Assigned Lecturers/Academics
  • Assigned Sportsperson
  • Assigned Artists
  • Assigned Free Zone Workers
  • Assigned Journalists
  • Montage and Repairman Purposes

4- Official Visa

  • Assigned for duty
  • Courier

5- Other Visas

  • Archaeological Excavation, Exploration Purpose
  • Documentary Purpose
  • Tour Operator Representative
  • Medical Treatment Purposes
  • Accompaniment Purpose
  • Family Unification Purpose
  • Freight Vısa
  • Seafarer Visa

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Turkey and United Kingdom Relations-

The Turkey and United Kingdom enjoy cordial bilateral relations. The high commission's diplomatic mission's mandate is to forge stronger and closer ties between the two countries. Pursuing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, including culture, defense, tourism, trade and investments, science and technology, security, and other fields while safeguarding mutual benefits, is vital for their relations. The countries are cooperating to resolve global issues like climate change, piracy, terrorism, cybersecurity, etc. The Turkey is the most important source market for tourism in United Kingdom.
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Stanley Tafri

I would like to make an appointment as soon as possible for a tourist visa to travel in August with my family for our arranged trip through our travel agent. I have all the documents ready.

Monica Donoghue

Hi good afternoon I would like to make appointment to speak with someone about getting a visa to stay longer in turkey

Mea Uwandu Morgan

I would like to make an appointment for the next week as soon as possible.

Kate Browne

Hello, I would like to make an appointment for a visqa to travel in july with my family. We leave in inverness. i have all documents ready.


Hey I would like to make an appointment for this week please

Mrs. Zafer Dryburgh

I am a British citizen turkish born.I still have my old birth certificate. I would like to have a new one.What sort of documents would I need and how long does it take to collect it.Plese advice. I live in scotland but not in Edinburgh.Can I also have a appointment date for this for after 15 th of February any day please.Many thanks.

Alexander Bennet

I am visiting Turkey for 4 weeks with my daughter. She takes a wide range of drugs to manage her health, two of which are not permissible. I would like an appointment to discuss how to manage this situation.

Jose fernandes botelho

hi i would like to make for next Monday i have every thing ready just visa


Hey I would like to make an appointment for next week Monday or Tuesday please as I have booked everything just waiting for the visa thanks

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