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|
|Albania||Visa not required||90 days|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Visa not required||30 days|
|Argentina||Visa not required||90 days|
|Armenia||eVisa / Visa on arrival||120 days|
|Australia||Visa required||May apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).|
|Azerbaijan||Visa on arrival / eVisa||60 days||Obtainable at any international airport. eVisa valid for 60 days available otherwise.|
|Bahamas||Visa not required||8 months|
|Bahrain||eVisa / Visa on arrival||14 days||May apply for eVisa.|
|Bangladesh||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Barbados||Visa not required||6 months|
|Belarus||Visa not required||30 days|
|Belize||Visa not required||90 days|
|Benin||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days |
/ 8 days
|Must have an international vaccination certificate.|
|Bolivia||Visa not required||90 days|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Visa not required||90 days||90 days within any 6-month period.|
|Botswana||Visa not required||90 days|
|Brazil||Visa not required||90 days|
|Brunei||Visa not required||30 days|
|Bulgaria||Visa required||Visa not required if holding a valid visa for Croatia, Cyprus, Romania or a Schengen Member State.|
|Burkina Faso||Visa required|
|Cambodia||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days||Visa is also obtainable online.|
|Cape Verde||Visa on arrival|
|Central African Republic||Visa required|
|Chile||Visa not required||90 days|
|Colombia||Visa not required||180 days||90 days - Extendable up to 180-day stay within a one-year period.|
|Comoros||Visa on arrival||45 days|
|Republic of the Congo||Visa required|
| Democratic Republic |
of the Congo
|Costa Rica||Visa not required||90 days|
|Cuba||Tourist Card required|
|Czech Republic||Visa required|
|Dominica||Visa not required||21 days|
|Dominican Republic||Visa not required||90 days|
|Ecuador||Visa not required||90 days|
|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.
|El Salvador||Visa not required||3 months|
|Equatorial Guinea||Visa required|
|Eswatini||Visa not required||30 days|
|Ethiopia||eVisa||up to 90 days||eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.|
|Fiji||Visa not required||4 months|
|Gabon||eVisa / Visa on arrival||90 days||Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.|
|Gambia||Visa not required||90 days|
|Georgia||Visa not required||360 days||ID card valid.|
|Guatemala||Visa not required||90 days|
|Guinea-Bissau||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Haiti||Visa not required||90 days|
|Honduras||Visa not required||3 months|
|Indonesia||Visa not required||30 days||Select ports of entry.|
|Iran||Visa not required||3 months|
|Iraq||Visa on arrival||Citizens of Turkey are allowed visa-free access only if arriving at Baghdad International Airport.|
|Ireland||Visa required||May transit without a visa.|
|Jamaica||Visa not required||90 days|
|Japan||Visa not required||90 days|
|Jordan||Visa not required||3 months|
|Kazakhstan||Visa not required||30 days|
|Kenya||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months|
|North Korea||Visa required|
|South Korea||Visa not required||90 days|
|Kuwait||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months|
|Kyrgyzstan||Visa not required||30 days|
|Laos||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Lebanon||Multiple-entry visa on arrival||3 months|| |
|Libya||Visa required||An authorization by the airport passport control is required when arriving without a visa.|
|North Macedonia||Visa not required||60 days|
|Madagascar||Visa on arrival||30 days||Free of charge.|
|Malaysia||Visa not required||3 months|
|Maldives||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Marshall Islands||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Mauritania||Visa on arrival||Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.|
|Mauritius||Visa not required||90 days|
|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.|
|Micronesia||Visa not required||30 days|
|Moldova||Visa not required||90 days||90 days within any 180 day period. - ID card valid.|
|Mongolia||Visa not required||30 days|
|Montenegro||Visa not required||90 days|
|Morocco||Visa not required||3 months|
|Mozambique||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Myanmar||eVisa||28 days||eVisa is available for tourism only.|
|Nepal||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|New Zealand||Visa required|
|Nicaragua||Visa not required||90 days|
|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.
|Palau||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Panama||Visa not required||180 days|
|Papua New Guinea||Visa required|
|Paraguay||Visa not required||90 days|
|Peru||Visa not required||183 days|
|Philippines||Visa not required||30 days|
|Qatar||Visa not required||90 days|
|Romania||Visa required||Visa not required if holding a valid visa for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus or a Schengen Member State.|
|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.|
|Rwanda||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Visa not required||3 months|
|Saint Lucia||Visa not required||6 weeks|
| Saint Vincent and |
|Visa not required||1 month|
|Samoa||Entry Permit on arrival||60 days|
|San Marino||Visa required|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||Visa not required||15 days|
|Saudi Arabia||Visa required|
|Senegal||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Serbia||Visa not required||90 days|
|Seychelles||Visitor's Permit on arrival||3 months|
|Sierra Leone||Visa on arrival|
|Singapore||Visa not required||30 days|
|Solomon Islands||Visa required|
|Somalia||Visa on arrival||30 days||Available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.|
|South Africa||Visa not required||30 days|
|South Sudan||Visa required|
|Sri Lanka||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Sudan||Visa on arrival||1 month||Only if arriving directly from Turkey.|
|Suriname||Tourist Card on arrival||90 days|
|Tajikistan||Visa on arrival||45 days||At Dushanbe International Airport. |
E-visa holders can
|Tanzania||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months|
|Thailand||Visa not required||30 days||Maximum two visits annually if not arriving by air.|
|East-Timor||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Togo||Visa on arrival||7 days|
|Tonga||Visa on arrival||31 days|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Visa not required||90 days|
|Tunisia||Visa not required||3 months|
|Tuvalu||Visa on arrival||1 month|
|Uganda||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months||May apply online.|
|Ukraine||Visa not required||90 days||90 days within any 180-day period. - ID card valid.|
|United Arab Emirates||Visa required||May apply online.|
|United Kingdom||Visa required||Transit Visa Required unless other exemptions apply for Visa-free Direct Airside Transit.|
|United States||Visa required|
|Uruguay||Visa not required||90 days|
|Uzbekistan||Visa not required||30 days|
|Vanuatu||Visa not required||30 days|
|Vatican City||Visa required|
|Venezuela||Visa not required||90 days|
|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.
|Zambia||eVisa / Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Zimbabwe||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months|