Turkish Embassy in Colombo

Welcome! The Turkish Embassy in the Sri Lanka is located in Colombo.

Eminonu Pier and Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul Turkey
 Panorama of Colombo with ocean view  Seema Malaka temple on Beira Lake Colombo Sri Lanka
 The golden buddha statue in the Viharamahadevi park
Eminonu Pier and Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul Turkey  Panorama of Colombo with ocean view  Seema Malaka temple on Beira Lake Colombo Sri Lanka  The golden buddha statue in the Viharamahadevi park
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Contact No.   (+94) 11 214 6600
Fax   (+94) 11 267 6806
Email   [email protected]
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Head of Mission: Büyükelçi Tunca Özçuhadar, Ambassador

Please Note:

Visits to the Turkish Embassy in Colombo 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 at [email protected].

Consular Services:

The Turkish Embassy in Colombo 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:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

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 Embassy in Colombo must abide by the necessary SOPs, wear a mask, and comply with social distancing rules

Visa Services:

The Turkish Embassy in Colombo 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.

Granted Visa Types

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 Sri Lanka Relations-

The Turkey and Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka.
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Rajapakshage Rizvi

Dear Mr / Mrs Your application has been received from Embassy of Türkiye. Please come & collect from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM. Meaning of thiss massage

Sampath

My passport was given to this office by Newfian to obtain a visa to work in Turkey. It is rejected and there Application Received has been stamped. Is this a problem for my passport to get a visa in another country? I am waiting for an answer.

Sampath

My passport was given to this office by Newfian to obtain a visa to work in Turkey. It is rejected and there Application Received has been stamped. Is this a problem for my passport to get a visa in another country? I am waiting for an answer.

H.Ravindra

I am H.Ravindra working at Bandaranayake international Airport, katunayake, srilanka. We have purchased 10 to ONDER lift Scissor Hoist which is made in Turkish and we received it through our local agent who is Samson Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. The machine has been installed & commissioned at present. Manufacture require to provide factory training four srilanka personsin this regard. How can we obtain visa for this purpose on behaif of our local agent.

Asanka

Hi, I'm looking for Driver Job in Sri Lanka

Shazmiya

Hi, Are fully vaccinated Sri Lankans allowed to travel to Turkey for tourism? If so what are the requirements?

Rohan Perera

Hi, I am looking for a Turkish to English translator for a business meeting in Colombo. Hope you can help. Regards, Rohan Perera 0044 7881 820302 (London)

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