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Hey all!

My fiance will be coming to the US soon and I am trying to book his flight.

He will be leaving from Kabul Afghanistan and has an Afghan passport with a K1 non immigrant fiance visa.

He has a connecting flight to Turkey, I am wondering will he need a transit visa to enter and to leave Turkey? Has anyone heard about this?

I just don't want him to be stuck in Turkey and for them to send him back to Kabul.

Thanks!

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My fiance will be coming to the US soon and I am trying to book his flight.

Call the airline and ask.


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I went on the Turkish Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan website and they stated that you only need one if staying over night or of you want to take a tour of the city.

But I am still unsure because some people have been telling me that my fiance needs it.

http://kabul.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ConsularServices.aspx?ID=6

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I went on the Turkish Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan website and they stated that you only need one if staying over night or of you want to take a tour of the city.

But I am still unsure because some people have been telling me that my fiance needs it.

http://kabul.emb.mfa...vices.aspx?ID=6

How long is the layover planned for that flight? I think Ryan hit the nail though, call the Airline and they will be able to tell you how it's done. It's probably a FAQ.

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yea i emailed them and they said since my fiance will not be staying over night in Istanbul or leaving the airport then he will not need a transit visa.

This is also clearly stated on the Turkish embassy website.

Excellent! Hope you get to see him very soon!!!! heart.gif

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Oh good, but even if he did, there is a visa window next to the Turkish immigration at the Istanbul airport and he can go there and pay and buy the stamp.

When we travel from US to Istanbul, we just go to that window and buy our visas for $20. I dont know how much it would be for other nationals

But you dont have to worry about it now:)

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I just checked in to this as well. For Turkey, you do not need a transit visa unless you plan to leave the airport. Especially if you plan to stay overnight or tour the city.

Here is a direct quote from the Turkish Gov website:

"Note: Passengers who will have to wait at the Turkish International Airports for their next connecting flights are not required to have an “Airport Transit Visa (ATV)”. However, should those passengers wish to take a tour at the city or stay over, they have to either obtain their transit visas at the Turkish Embassies/Consulates in advance or they should ask for a “permission document” from the Turkish border security officials upon their arrival. Please be informed that the Turkish border security officials have the authority to grant or deny permission."

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