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In Which Situations Will Indefinite Entry Ban to Turkey be Applied?

As you know, an entry ban called deport is applied to foreigners who do not have a legal visa or residence permit in Turkey, and whose current visa or residence permit period has been completed but has not been extended. Depending on their violation, if they do not pay the administrative fine at the border gate, they may face an entry ban for different periods. For example, if a foreigner has violated a visa for 2 years or more and does not pay the administrative fine at the border gate, he or she is banned from entering Turkey for at least 5 years. However, in some cases, an indefinite entry ban to Turkey may be decided. In this article, we will talk about what you need to know about the indefinite entry ban.

What is an Indefinite Entry Ban?

An indefinite entry ban to Turkey is a type of entry ban that has no time limit. Foreigners who have an indefinite entry ban cannot enter the country as long as there are entry bans in Turkey. Foreigners who have become fugitives due to this ban must first pay the administrative fine imposed on them in order to lift this ban. Persons who pay this administrative fine will be freed from an indefinite entry ban if they have no other penalties. Foreigners who have been banned from entering Turkey indefinitely can only enter Turkey if their conditional entry application is approved, provided that they pay all fines and apply for a residence permit within 10 days. Of course, we would like to remind you that all discretion in this matter rests with the Directorate of Migration Management under the Ministry of Interior.

Who is the Indefinite Entry Ban Applied to?

Generally, an indefinite entry ban is applied on people who threaten or pose a potential threat to public order and public security. In addition, even if the entry ban period has been completed, if the foreigner’s administrative fine has not been paid yet, the foreigner cannot enter Turkey. In addition, an indefinite entry ban applies. Visa violation penalties are calculated and paid at the Visa violation offices located at the borders and airports. These penalties may vary according to the country of the person and the duration of the violation.

If you have questions about the indefinite entry ban to Turkey, you can let us know in the comments.

Ata Kurumsal

Ata Institutional Consulting is a leading consultancy company in its field, with expert personnel, with 12 years of experience, providing residence permit, work permit, Turkish citizenship consultancy and corporate consultancy services to foreigners. Ata Instiutional Consultancy


  1. Hello sir due to covid19 i overstayed in turkey , then i not pay the penality now i am ban for 2 years ,, when my ban finish i can travel to turkey again?

  2. My wife is Russian and she left Turkije in september 2020 she was allowed to stay 90 days but because of Corona virus restrictions she overstayed 3 months. When she left immigration staff didn’t say anything and let her leave. My question is , is she baaned or has to pay anything when she goes to Turkije.

  3. Hello I would like to know ,what can happen if I tried to apply for residence but got rejected because of the city not being a touristic place. If I apply in another city can I be accepted? If I overstayed by 9 months can I only pay a fine and not get entry ban on my passport upon exit?

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