NCLEX Centre in Istanbul Turkey and How to Apply for Visa to Write NCLEX Exam in Turkey

A new NCLEX test center is now open in Istanbul, Turkey which presents another opportunity for nurses to write their NCLEX Exam rather than waiting for Philippines to open. I have detailed here Turkey visit visa requirements specifically for Nigerian nurses going to write NCLEX and how to apply. Note that this guide is based on my discussion with a friend who is in the know and the Turkey visa application centre and not on my own personal experience. I have decided to share this on Nursesarena forum so it will reach wider audience.

Turkey NCLEX Centre Address:

Pearson Professional Centers-Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90-212 227 4937

How to Apply for Turkish Visa for NCLEX

Any Nurse going to Turkey to write NCLEX from Nigeria need to apply for visiting visa. The Turkish Embassy has stopped online visa not quite long and contract it to a third party, you can now book an appointment with Voya Visa. I had a conversation today with Voya Visa Ltd and below is the requirements and how to go about Turkish visa application for NCLEX purpose.

Turkey Visitors Visa Requirements

1. Duly completed Application form
2. Original passport (must be valid for at least 6 months from arrival in Turkey and have at least two blank pages.)
3. Copy of passport information page (A4 size). If available, copies of pages containing visas obtained in the last 3 years and copies of pages containing personal information.
4. Two (2) passport photographs.
5. Round-trip flight reservation (reservation is sufficient, confirmation is not mandatory)
6. Valid hotel reservation covering your stay in Turkey. Reservation dates must be compatible with flight dates.
7. Guarantee letter from your employer (company official or owner stating that the employee’s position, start date, leave dates and the employee’s guarantee that he will return to his country and work after his trip)
8. Six (6) months payslips
9. Six (6) months statement of account (stamped and signed original of the document received from the bank)
10. The applicant’s account must have a balance of at least $50 for each day of stay in Turkey. The applicant’s personal bank account must have a balance of at least $1,000 (Although the friend I spoke to said the higher the money the better your chances)
11. Documents pertaining to the immovable properties of the applicant (Real estate title, licenses, etc. Stamped, signed originals must be submitted at the visa application center.)

Additional documents

1. Printout of your ATT
2. Exam booking and confirmation evidence
3. Your Nursing license and certificates
4. Employment letter
5. Workplace identity card
6. Health Insurance (You pay for this when you get to the centre)

Turkish Visiting Visa Fee for Nigerians :

$135 + #1500 for 15 days or less
$145 + #1500 for 30 days or more than 15 days
$315 + #1500 for multiple entry
$100 added to any of the above if applying via VIP appointment in Lagos

Cost of travel insurance is included in the visa fee which you’ll pay on the day of your interview.
The duration it takes for visa issuance after an interview is at the discretion of the Turkish Embassy.
There is the option of paying for courier to have your passport delivered to you or you can come to pick it up yourself.

Payment of Application Fees

According to the friend I spoke to, you are expected to go with the cash. You will need to buy dollar from the Aboki man on the street and go to your interview with the appropriate fees.

How to Apply

Go to Voya Visa Page and complete an appointment booking. Visit

Complete the form, click next and pick available dates and time.
Then print out the appointment confirmation page and together with the originals of the documents attend your interview.

After the interview your application will be transferred to the Turkish embassy who will issue your visa.

Contact information

Plot 1986, Oladele Olashore Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

No:20, Nairobi Street, Wuse-2, Abuja, Nigeria

Turkish Embassy Contact
Phone: 08036488981

Do not use fake document or bank statement
Know basic information about where you are going before the interview date
Book Hotels in the same city as the exam centre
Hotel reservations and flight reservations can be done online
You don’t need any agent so don’t fall into the hands of greedy and hungry agents.


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