Turkey is visited by thousands of people from all around the world every day. Turkey holds great wealth like natural beauties, cultural values, historical structure, and geographical advantages. Turkish passport and Turkish Citizenship very important terms for many foreigners. Obtaining Turkish Citizenship and passport is very easy nowadays. Foreigners may gain Turkish Citizenship and passport with the occasion of buying a property or making an investment in the requested amount. You may travel to more than 100 countries with Visa-Free and 7 countries with e-Visa when a Turkish passport is obtained. (Read more about getting Turkish citizenship by investment.)

Advantages of the Turkish Passport

• You can get a Turkish passport and citizenship in only 30 workdays according to the new regulation in law.
• You may visit easily to more than 100 countries with visa-free and have easy entrance rights to 26 Schengen Zone Countries.
• Turkish passport is within the top 30 passports over the world.
• This passport provides you free education and university refund plans.
• You don’t need a residence permit in the period required.
• When you have this passport, you can benefit from pension programs like a Turkish citizen.
• You have the right the voting for all types of elections.
• You benefit from all the medical rights.
• You can obtain dual citizenship when you have a Turkish passport. Turkish passport’s validness is 10 years. You should read the information about dual citizenship.

Types of Turkish Passport

• Special passport, which has a green color: Top government officials.
• Ordinary Passport, which has a red color: Turkish citizens’ passport. Foreigners may gain ordinary passports via citizenship.
• Service-stamped passport, which has a grey color: Public officials, journalists and etc.
• Diplomatic passport, which has a black color: Diplomats and ambassadors

Dual Citizenship and the Turkuaz Card Programme

The person who is a citizen of two different nations at the same time has dual citizenship. Turkey permits dual citizenship.

You may benefit from the Turquoise Card program if you live in a country that does not allow dual citizenship. Turkuaz Card offers you to benefit all of the rights in Turkey. Only, you don't have the right to vote and stand for election in Turkey. (View detailed information about the Turquoise Card system.)

Procedures to Get a Turkish Passport

Obtaining a Turkish passport is possible through several methods. One favored method would be to via the newly regulated law. Previously, in order to obtain citizenship, one must purchase a property worth 500.000 USD. However, with this new regulation, the price has been cut to half to be 250.000 USD in September 2018. Making it considerably to obtain a Turkish passport in an easy way.

On the other hand, you can own your Turkish passport how you open a bank account in Turkey and you deposit money 500.000 USD amount. In this way, you can get a Turkish passport within 60 days. If you buy a property through Istanbul Homes, our expert team help you to follow all procedures to get Turkish citizenship and a passport. After buying a property, we guide you about the sales process, after-sale services and to get a Turkish passport and citizenship.

Why Turkey? - Advantages and Opportunities

Location: There are different cultures, different religions, and various languages in the country because Turkey is a bridge between Asia and Europe sides. This country has an important strategic position, geographical advantages, historical value, economic growth, and cultural richness. Turkey is a country that it is visited by foreign people every period thanks to its natural and historical beauties, the convenient climate for the winter, and summer tourism. Many foreigners prefer to invest or to buy a property in Turkey.

Geographical and Strategic Value: The geographical and strategic position of the country is much more valuable than in other countries. The existence of the Bosphorus has been an important privilege in every period. Turkey, which is a bridge between Europe and Asia, has provided a functional role in the trade route. Turkey has also a globally strategical position.

Climate: Turkey has the maritime climate due to the country being geographically positioned between the Meditteranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Black Sea, and Sea of Marmara surrounding it from 3 sides. In the winter the weather is warm and soft. Winter and summer tourism has developed almost anywhere in the country due to climate conditions.- In this way, Turkey attracts tourists, property buyers, and investors from all over the world.

Beauties and Facilities: Spectacular seas, clean and sandy beaches, walking paths on coastlines, pure forests, natural lakes, great valleys, glorious waterfalls, and stately mountains are unique natural beauties in Turkey. Many tourists come to Turkey from all around the world to witness this unique beauty. Luxury famous hotels, entertainment places, historical places, cultural centers, rich traditional and modern restaurants draw attention at generally affordable prices.

Economic Structure and Foreign Investment: Turkey is following technological improvements in the world and strengthening its economy day by day. The state works hard to ensure decisive growth in the economy. Already, globally-known Turkish companies demonstrate that the economy is growing fastly each passing day. New companies and new workspaces with the support of the government also invigorate Turkey's economy. The Turkish government supports foreign investors and buyers in the country and makes it easier for them to invest. Nowadays, the Turkish Government provides many conveniences in the matter of Turkish citizenship.

Visa Requirements for Turkish Citizens – Visa Free Countries

This year, according to Henley Passport Index, Turkey is ranked globally 38th country with 114 points on the visa-free travel index. People can visit more than 100 countries without visas thanks to the Turkish passport in reference to the report of Henley. Turkish passport supplies to enter 42 countries with a visa on arrival. Visa on arrival is taken in the airport without applying previously. Holders of the Turkish passport can travel to 7 countries with electronic authorization or an online visa (eVisa).

Country Visa requirement Allowed Stay Notes
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Visa required    
Flag of Albania Albania Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Algeria Algeria Visa required    
Flag of Andorra Andorra Visa required    
Flag of Angola Angola Visa required    
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Argentina Argentina Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Armenia Armenia eVisa / Visa on arrival 120 days  
Flag of Australia Australia Visa required   May apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).
Flag of Austria Austria Visa required    
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Visa on arrival / eVisa 60 days Obtainable at any international airport. eVisa valid for 60 days available otherwise.
Flag of Bahamas Bahamas Visa not required 8 months  
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain eVisa / Visa on arrival 14 days May apply for eVisa.
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Visa on arrival 90 days  
Flag of Barbados Barbados Visa not required 6 months  
Flag of Belarus Belarus Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Belgium Belgium Visa required    
Flag of Belize Belize Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Benin Benin eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days
/ 8 days
Must have an international vaccination certificate.
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Visa required    
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 6-month period.
Flag of Botswana Botswana Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Brazil Brazil Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Brunei Brunei Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Visa required   Visa not required if holding a valid visa for Croatia, Cyprus, Romania or a Schengen Member State.
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Visa required    
Flag of Burundi Burundi Visa required    
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days Visa is also obtainable online.
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Visa required    
Flag of Canada Canada Visa required    
Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde Visa on arrival    
Flag of the Central African Republic Central African Republic Visa required    
Flag of Chad Chad Visa required    
Flag of Chile Chile Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of China China Visa required    
Flag of Colombia Colombia Visa not required 180 days 90 days - Extendable up to 180-day stay within a one-year period.
Flag of Comoros Comoros Visa on arrival 45 days  
Flag of Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Visa required    
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Visa required    
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire eVisa    
Flag of Croatia Croatia Visa required    
Flag of Cuba Cuba Tourist Card required    
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Visa required    
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Visa required    
Flag of Denmark Denmark Visa required    
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti eVisa 31 days  
Flag of Dominica Dominica Visa not required 21 days  
Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Egypt Egypt Visa required   Visa not required when traveling as part of the tourist group that consists of at least 10 persons.
Visa on arrival for Turkish citizens younger than 20 or older than 45 years.
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Visa required    
Flag of Eritrea Eritrea Visa required    
Flag of Estonia Estonia Visa required    
Flag of Eswatini Eswatini Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia eVisa up to 90 days eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Flag of Fiji Fiji Visa not required 4 months  
Flag of Finland Finland Visa required    
Flag of France France Visa required    
Flag of Gabon Gabon eVisa / Visa on arrival 90 days Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
Flag of Gambia Gambia Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Georgia Georgia Visa not required 360 days ID card valid.
Flag of Germany Germany Visa required    
Flag of Ghana Ghana Visa required    
Flag of Greece Greece Visa required    
Flag of Grenada Grenada Visa required    
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Guinea Guinea Visa required    
Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Guyana Guyana Visa required    
Flag of Haiti Haiti Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Honduras Honduras Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Hungary Hungary Visa required    
Flag of Iceland Iceland Visa required    
Flag of India India Visa required    
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Visa not required 30 days Select ports of entry.
Flag of Iran Iran Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Iraq Iraq Visa on arrival   Citizens of Turkey are allowed visa-free access only if arriving at Baghdad International Airport.
Flag of Ireland Ireland Visa required   May transit without a visa.
Flag of Israel Israel Visa required    
Flag of Italy Italy Visa required    
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Japan Japan Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Jordan Jordan Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Kenya Kenya eVisa / Visa on arrival 3 months  
Flag of Kiribati Kiribati Visa required    
Flag of North Korea North Korea Visa required    
Flag of South Korea South Korea Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait eVisa / Visa on arrival 3 months  
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Laos Laos Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Latvia Latvia Visa required    
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Multiple-entry visa on arrival 3 months

 

Flag of Lesotho Lesotho eVisa    
Flag of Liberia Liberia Visa required    
Flag of Libya Libya Visa required   An authorization by the airport passport control is required when arriving without a visa.
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Visa required    
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Visa required    
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Visa required    
Flag of North Macedonia North Macedonia Visa not required 60 days  
Flag of Madagascar Madagascar Visa on arrival 30 days Free of charge.
Flag of Malawi Malawi Visa required    
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Maldives Maldives Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Mali Mali Visa required    
Flag of Malta Malta Visa required    
Flag of Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Visa on arrival 90 days  
Flag of Mauritania Mauritania Visa on arrival   Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
 Mauritius Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Mexico Mexico Electronic Authorization System 30 days 180 days visa-free if holding a valid visa for Canada, Japan, USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State.
Flag of Micronesia Micronesia Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Moldova Moldova Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period. - ID card valid.
Flag of Monaco Monaco Visa required    
Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Morocco Morocco Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of MozambiqueMozambique Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar eVisa 28 days eVisa is available for tourism only.
Flag of Namibia Namibia Visa required    
Flag of Nauru Nauru Visa required    
Flag of Nepal   Nepal Visa on arrival 90 days  
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Visa required    
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Visa required    
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Niger Niger Visa required    
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Visa required    
Flag of Norway Norway Visa required    
Flag of Oman Oman eVisa 30 days  
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Visa required   Visa on arrival when traveling on business valid for 30 days.
Visa on arrival for 30 days if holding a valid visa or residence permit for USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State.
Flag of Palau Palau Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Panama Panama Visa not required 180 days  
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Visa required    
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Peru Peru Visa not required 183 days  
Flag of Philippines Philippines Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Poland Poland Visa required    
Flag of Portugal Portugal Visa required    
Flag of Qatar Qatar Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Romania Romania Visa required   Visa not required if holding a valid visa for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus or a Schengen Member State.
Flag of Russia Russia Visa required   eVisa for up to 8 days for Amur, Oblast, Chukotka, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Krai, Primorye and Sakhalin regions of the Russian Far East for tourism, business and humanitarian purposes. Available at 6 airports, 5 seaports, some railway and road entry points.
Flag of Rwanda Rwanda eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Visa not required 6 weeks  
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
Visa not required 1 month  
Flag of Samoa Samoa Entry Permit on arrival 60 days  
Flag of San Marino San Marino Visa required    
Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Visa not required 15 days  
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Visa required    
Flag of Senegal Senegal Visa on arrival 90 days  
Flag of Serbia Serbia Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Seychelles Seychelles Visitor's Permit on arrival 3 months  
Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Visa on arrival    
Flag of Singapore Singapore Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Visa required    
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Visa required    
Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Visa required    
Flag of Somalia Somalia Visa on arrival 30 days Available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
Flag of South Africa South Africa Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Visa required    
Flag of Spain Spain Visa required    
Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Sudan Sudan Visa on arrival 1 month Only if arriving directly from Turkey.
Flag of Suriname Suriname Tourist Card on arrival 90 days  
Flag of Sweden Sweden Visa required    
Flag of Switzerland  Switzerland Visa required    
Flag of Syria Syria Visa required    
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Visa on arrival 45 days At Dushanbe International Airport.
E-visa holders can
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania eVisa / Visa on arrival 3 months  
Flag of Thailand Thailand Visa not required 30 days Maximum two visits annually if not arriving by air.
Flag of Timor-Leste East-Timor Visa on arrival 30 days  
Flag of Togo Togo Visa on arrival 7 days  
Flag of Tonga Tonga Visa on arrival 31 days  
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Visa not required 3 months  
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Visa required    
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu Visa on arrival 1 month  
Flag of Uganda Uganda eVisa / Visa on arrival 3 months May apply online.
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180-day period. - ID card valid.
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Visa required   May apply online.
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Visa required   Transit Visa Required unless other exemptions apply for Visa-free Direct Airside Transit.
Flag of United States United States Visa required    
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu Visa not required 30 days  
Flag of Vatican City  Vatican City Visa required    
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Visa not required 90 days  
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Visa required   Prearranged visa obtained online through travel agencies available at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc or Da Nang airports.
Phú Quốc without a visa for up to 30 days.
Flag of Yemen Yemen Visa required    
Flag of Zambia Zambia eVisa / Visa on arrival 90 days  
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe eVisa / Visa on arrival 3 months