In line with the procedure observed by Schengan countries and to make it transparent, Turkey has updated its visa application process for various sub categories. For this reason, the Turkish Ministry of External Affairs has come up with ‘pre-application system for Turkish Sticker Visa’ system which will require applicants to fill basic details and agree to the terms and agreements online. “Travel agents may enter the details, but the application form needs to be signed by the applicant. Applicants will upload their biometric photograph, income proof, flight reservation, hotel bookings and other supporting documents online, which after uploading successfully will be given a confirmation and a physical application form to be printed and signed by the applicant,” the Consulate General of The Republic of Turkey said.One can seek an appointment online and a travel agent/applicant can visit the Consulate and submit all documents with the passport and make payment. Applicants will have the option to submit their photograph online. However, the online pre-application system is different from the e-visa system.Addtionally, Turkey has witnessed a growth in tourist arrivals from the Indian market. In 2013, the country welcomed 95,000 nationals from India, and in 2015, the figure touched 140,000. “We expect a lot of diplomatic traffic between two countries this year. We expect changes at foreign secretary levels, and hopefully a bilateral agreement. We are hopeful of policy changes and Turkey being offered Visa on Arrival by India,” said Erdal Sabri Ergen, Consul General, Turkish Consulate General in Mumbai.