French visa for Turkish citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Turkish passport holders visiting France for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Turkish citizens to enter France for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa France e-visa for Turkish citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival France visa on arrival for Turkish citizens Not Available

France tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Turkish passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in France.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from France.

If you are looking for France visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Turkey, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of France nearest your place of residence.

  • Ankara: The Embassy of France in Ankara, Turkey (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 59 minutes)
  • Istanbul: The Consulate General of France in Istanbul, Turkey (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 59 minutes)

France visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest France diplomatic mission offices to Turkey for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Turkey traveling to France from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Turkey) estimated Change (%)
2008 705,040 N/A
2009 683,200 -3.10%
2010 682,158 -0.15%
2011 716,441 5.03%
2012 729,622 1.84%
2013 744,343 2.02%
2014 744,939 0.08%
2015 751,623 0.90%
2016 735,870 -2.10%
2017 772,146 4.93%
2018 794,966 2.96%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

France & Turkey comparison

France's area is approximately 547,557 km2 (211,412 sq mi), while the area of Turkey is approximately 769,630 km2 (297,155 sq mi). This means Turkey is 40.56% larger than France.

As of June 2021, France's population is ~72.2 million people - 56,256,369 fewer people than the population of Turkey.

We have highlighted France & Turkey’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

France Turkey Difference
Population (est 2021) 72,158,525 128,414,894 56.3 million fewer people live in France than Turkey
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 267 235 France has 32 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Turkey.
Travel freedom (2021) 143 68 France passport holders can visit 75 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 479 286 French hosts 193 more foreign missions than Turkey.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Turkey travel to France in one year?

The number of visitors from Turkey visiting France in 2018 was approximately 794,966.

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