As From 1/1/13 Blank Full Page Required For Entry Visa

kay

Kusadasi Kiwi
#1
I've just spotted this change on the FCO site and verified it. The last paragraph is the amendment to the requirements - the rest the usual stuff.
Entry Requirements - Passport validity & space for visa stamp

You must hold a valid passport to enter Turkey. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Turkey and have at least three months validity from the date you are exiting Turkey.

You should ensure that your British passport has a blank page for a visa stamp. If it does not, the Turkish Authorities will issue a one-off “Entry-Exit form” and put your entry-exit stamp on there. You should carry this form with you in Turkey and present it to the border officers, when you leave Turkey.

After 31 December 2012 all foreign (including British) passport holders will be refused entry to Turkey if their passport does not have a blank page for the entry visa and entry/exit stamps
 
#4
I would imagine it does, as you still have to have your passport stamped in/out or out/in.
Looks like they may have already started this, for my last two trips out/in the stamps are both on new pages, prior to this they are all grouped together on the last few pages of my passport.
If they continue to use a new page each time I travel I'm going to need a new passport years before my current one runs out. :eek:
Will respective countries be issuing add on's to current passports when all the pages are full? because as far as I'm aware you can presently only renew your passport up to 9 months before it runs out.
Seems crazy I am in and out several times a year and it will apply to trips
to the Greek Islands as well. Mine expires 2017 and only have 10 blank pages left. Maybe we can stick some in !!!
 
#5
I would imagine it does, as you still have to have your passport stamped in/out or out/in.
Looks like they may have already started this, for my last two trips out/in the stamps are both on new pages, prior to this they are all grouped together on the last few pages of my passport.
If they continue to use a new page each time I travel I'm going to need a new passport years before my current one runs out. :eek:
Will respective countries be issuing add on's to current passports when all the pages are full? because as far as I'm aware you can presently only renew your passport up to 9 months before it runs out.
I have emld the UK Passport office as I seem to remember when I renewed the other year you could opt for a passport with more pages for an extra charge.
 
#6
So if you dont have a blank page you cant come into the country!!!! who thought up this latest rule, so if you go 3 times a year it will soon be filled up, also if you go for say 6 months and your passport expires in 8 months what happens when you go to leave and you only have 2 months left.....cant you leave because you do not have the relevent 3 months!!!....oh god I have confused myself now!!
 
#7
So if you dont have a blank page you cant come into the country!!!! who thought up this latest rule, so if you go 3 times a year it will soon be filled up, also if you go for say 6 months and your passport expires in 8 months what happens when you go to leave and you only have 2 months left.....cant you leave because you do not have the relevent 3 months!!!....oh god I have confused myself now!!
we visited 3 times this year,only had 1 visa stamp which was then stamped in/out for each visit-so only a max of 2 stamps/pages required per 360 days for multiple entries
 
#8
Roll on Citizenship next year (if indeed eligibility is after 3 yrs marriage to a Turk) - maybe then it is possible to leave/enter using only the Kimlik - possibly not tho'......need to improve my Turkish first & no doubt other minefields ahead also, associated with that procedure.
 

Anthony07

Welsh Prince
#11
Ive never heard anything so petty in all my life.Ive got a sneaky feeling its because the passport control have to look through lots of visa stamps and pages and it takes them a little bit of time.

Dean
I agree its a pain in the ass, childish gimps who ever thought this one up.:mad:
 
#12
Yes you can opt for a 48 page passport at a cost of £85.50 or the normal 32 page at £72.50, but mine is valid until 2020 and all the blank pages will be used well before then.
Yes I have the same problem but had a mail from the UK office this morning telling me I can renew now and apply for an 48 page one and they are sending the relevent form to my UK address. which I shall do when I return in December.
 
#13
Ive never heard anything so petty in all my life.Ive got a sneaky feeling its because the passport control have to look through lots of visa stamps and pages and it takes them a little bit of time.

Dean
Yes I agree I have even been asked what date I left or returned to help them find it !
 

kay

Kusadasi Kiwi
#17
Its crazy, 3 months valid AFTER you leave, whats that all about..!!
It's standard in many countries to allow for illness or emergencies. Most of the Middle East and India have similar clauses in their pre applied for visa conditions. They'll allow you to overrun your visa in those circumstances but if you don't have a current passport it creates a whole series of messy problems.
 
#19
Ive never heard anything so petty in all my life.Ive got a sneaky feeling its because the passport control have to look through lots of visa stamps and pages and it takes them a little bit of time.

Dean
On a positive note tho, it might speed up the arrival process.;)( Or am I being naive)
 
#20
On a positive note tho, it might speed up the arrival process.;)( Or am I being naive)
can this issue be brought to the attention of the british consul who visits the area all irish should make this issue known to the irish embassy and ask that it be brought up at the proper level