Turkish passport is one of the most important goals of investors and citizens from all over the world when migrating and investing in this country.
Turkish passport is taking place among the top passports in the world day by day. In the ranking of the most powerful passports in the world, Turkey is ranked 31st among 199 passports, according to the Henley 2020 Passport Index. It is based on special data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
In addition, thanks to the power of the Turkish passport, it is easier to obtain a Schengen visa, which is necessary to travel to European countries for business and tourism purposes.
Acquiring a Turkish passport means acquiring Turkish citizenship. When you become a Turkish citizen, you can enjoy all the benefits of being a Turkish citizen.
• Obtaining Turkish citizenship and residency in this country
• Ease of obtaining Schengen and US visas by having a Turkish passport
• You can have free trade without sanctions
• Travel to 111 countries without a visa (26 Schengen countries)
• Ability to receive Turkish first and last name
• Enjoy government benefits and support (equal to other Turkish nationals)
• Benefiting from retirement facilities
• Having a Turkish passport gives you the right to participate in Turkish voting
• Free education for children (in government centers and universities and the possibility of obtaining scholarships in international educational centers)
• Starting a business or employment in governmental centers
• Free trade away from all kinds of sanctions around the world with a Turkish passport
• The right to social security benefits and government insurance
1. Having a Turkish passport will make it easier to get an E2 investment visa.
As a Turkish citizen, you can more easily obtain an E2 investor visa for those who want to invest in the United States by starting a company or getting a job.
The country which you are citizen of it and applying for the E2 investor visa must has agreement with the United States. Turkey has an agreement with the United States on this issue.
2. With a Turkish passport, you can have dual citizenship.
Because Turkey is a country that allows dual citizenship, you will have dual citizenship along with your citizenship and Turkish citizenship.
If you are a citizen of a country that does not allow dual citizenship, you may have a work or residence permit in Turkey if you are eligible for the Turquoise Card issued by the Turkish government. You can see the details of the Turquoise card on this page.
3. With a Turkish passport, you can benefit of the Ankara Agreement.
The Ankara Agreement (ECAA) Agreement allows Turkish citizens to settle in the UK by establishing a business. Under the Ankara Agreement (ECAA) Agreement, you can take advantage of the opportunity to start a business in the UK by 31 December 2020.
4. Having a Turkish passport allows you to stay in Turkey as long as you want.
In order for a foreigner to stay in Turkey for a long time it is necessary to have a residence or work permit, as well as renew them.
When you have Turkish citizenship, there are no restrictions on the length of staying in Turkey. You can enjoy the climate, natural and cultural beauties of Turkey and the great living conditions as much as you want.
5. With a Turkish passport, you can enjoy the benefits of inheritance law.
A foreigner who acquires Turkish citizenship is subject to Turkish law and the Turkish Inheritance Law. In the event of a person's death, the property acquired in Turkey will be distributed among the person's heirs in accordance with the shares contained in the law.
6. Voting right
A foreign citizen who acquires Turkish citizenship has the right to vote like other Turkish citizens born in Turkey.
Here are some ways to get a Turkish passport BY investment:
You can get a Turkish passport for yourself and your children under the age of 18 by buying a property worth $250,000 within 70 days with a commitment not to sell the property for 3 years.
In 2021, a proposal was made to the Turkish parliament to grant 5-year residency to foreign nationals if they buy a property worth $100,000 in Turkey. At the end of the 5th year, you will be able to apply for Turkish citizenship and a passport.
Remember that you can easily obtain a Turkish passport and citizenship by buying a property by cooperating with MELARES lawyers.
Turkey has different passports for 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and more. A Turkish passport is issued for a maximum of 10 years, and allows you to travel for a long time. When your passport expires, you can renew your passport without any time limit.
The total amount of the Turkish passport's fee for 2021 is below.
6 Months - 407,20 Turkish Liras
1 Year - 512,10 Turkish Liras
2 Years 722,20 Turkish Liras
3 Years - 950,20 Turkish Liras
4 Years to 10 Years - 1265,40 Turkish Liras
There are 4 types of Turkish passports that are used by the Republic of Turkey for different purposes.
4 types of Turkish passport: Diplomatic passport, Specail passport, Service stamped passport and Public passport.
How many pages does it consist of? 28 pages
To whom is it given? Competent to senior officials to formally represent the Republic of Turkey.
How many pages does it consist of? 30 pages
To whom is it given? To government employees who are offered first-, second- and third-class positions and other government officials, provincial and regional mayors, members of the Banking Regulatory Authority, members of the board of directors of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund.
How many pages does it consist of? 28 pages
To whom is it given? It is given to those who are officially sent to foreign countries but are not legally able to obtain diplomatic or private passports.
The same type of passport is issued to persons working in international organizations, as officials of the Republic of Turkey is a member of it. As well as to those appointed by the Turkish Aviation Association and the Turkish Red Crescent Society.
How many pages does it consist of? 38 pages
To whom is it given? It is given to Turkish citizens other than those mentioned above.
The type of passport received by foreign nationals after obtaining Turkish citizenship is a public passport.
In total, with a Turkish passport, you can travel to 111 countries without a visa requirement. Also with a Turkish passport you can visit 7 countries with an e-visa and obtain a visa from 42 countries when entering the country.
Afghanistan - visa required
Albania - visa-free
Algeria - visa required
Andorra - visa required
Angola - pre-visa on arrival
Antigua and Barbuda - visa-free / 180 days
Argentina - visa-free / 90 days
Armenia - visa on arrival / eVisa / 120 days
Australia - visa required
Austria - visa required
Azerbaijan - visa-free / 30 days
Bahamas - visa-free / 240 days
Bahrain - visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Bangladesh - visa on arrival / 30 days
Barbados - visa-free / 180 days
Belarus - visa-free / 30 days
Belgium - visa required
Belize - visa-free / 90 days
Benin- Turkish Passport e-Visa
Bhutan - visa required
Bolivia- visa-free / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina - visa-free / 90 days
Botswana - visa-free / 90 days
Brazil - visa-free / 90 days
Brunei - visa-free / 90 days
Bulgaria - visa required
Burkina Faso - visa required
Burundi - visa required
Cambodia - visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cameroon - visa required
Canada - visa required
Cape Verde - visa on arrival
Central African Republic - visa required
Chad - visa required
Chile - visa-free / 90 days
China - visa required
Colombia - visa-free / 90 days
Comoros - visa on arrival / 45 days
Congo - visa required
Congo (Dem. Rep.) - visa required
Costa Rica - visa-free / 90 days
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - pre-enrollment
Croatia - visa required
Cuba - tourist card / 30 days
Cyprus - visa required
Czechia - visa required
Denmark - visa required
Dominica - visa-free / 21 days
The Dominican Republic -visa-free
Ecuador - visa-free / 90 days
Egypt - visa required
El Salvador - visa-free / 90 days
Equatorial Guinea - visa required
Eritrea - visa required
Estonia - Turkish Passport visa required
Eswatini - visa-free / 30 days
Ethiopia - e-Visa
Fiji - visa-free / 120 days
Finland - visa required
France - visa required
Gabon - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 90 days
Gambia - visa-free / 90 days
Georgia - visa-free / 360 days
Germany - visa required
Ghana - visa required
Greece - visa required
Grenada - visa required
Guatemala - visa-free / 90 days
Guinea - e-Visa / 90 days
Guinea-Bissau - visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Guyana - visa required
Haiti - visa-free / 90 days
Honduras - visa-free / 90 days
Hong Kong - visa-free / 90 days
Hungary - visa required
Iceland - visa required
India - visa required
Indonesia - visa-free
Iran - visa-free / 90 days
Iraq - visa-free
Ireland - visa required
Israel - visa required
Italy - visa required
Jamaica - visa-free / 90 days
Japan - visa-free / 90 days
Jordan - visa-free / 90 days
Kazakhstan - visa-free / 30 days
Kenya - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 90 days
Kiribati - Turkish Passport visa required
Kosovo - visa-free / 90 days
Kuwait - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 90 days
Kyrgyzstan - visa-free / 30 days
Laos - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 30 days
Latvia - visa required
Lebanon - visa on arrival / 30 days
Lesotho - e-Visa / 14 days
Liberia - visa required
Libya - visa on arrival / 90 days
Liechtenstein - visa required
Lithuania- visa required
Luxembourg - visa required
Macao- visa-free / 30days
Madagascar - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 90 days
Malawi - e-Visa / 90 days
Malaysia - visa-free / 90 days
Maldives - visa on arrival / 30 days
Mali - visa required
Malta - visa required
Marshall Islands - visa on arrival / 90 days
Mauritania - visa on arrival
Mauritius - visa-free / 90 days
Mexico - eTA / 180 days
Micronesia - visa-free / 30 days
Moldova - visa-free / 90 days
Monaco - Turkish Passport visa required
Mongolia - visa-free / 30 days
Montenegro - visa-free / 90 days
Morocco - visa-free / 90 days
Mozambique - visa on arrival / 30 days
Myanmar [Burma] - e-Visa / 28 days
Namibia - visa on arrival / 90 days
Nauru - visa required
Nepal - visa on arrival / 90 days
Netherlands - visa required
New Zealand - visa required
Nicaragua - visa-free / 90 days
Niger - visa required
Nigeria - pre-visa on arrival
North Korea - visa required
North Macedonia - visa-free / 90 days
Northern Cyprus - visa-free
Norway - visa required
Oman – e-Visa / 30 days
Pakistan - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 90 days
Palau - visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories - visa-free
Panama - visa-free / 180 days
Papua New Guinea - visa required
Paraguay - visa-free / 90 days
Peru - visa-free / 180 days
Philippines - visa-free / 30 days
Poland - Turkish Passport visa required
Portugal - visa required
Qatar - visa-free / 90 days
Romania - visa required
Russian Federation - visa required
Rwanda - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis - visa-free / 90 days
Saint Lucia - visa-free / 42 days
Samoa - visa on arrival / 60 days
San Marino visa required
Sao Tome and Principe visa-free / 15 days
Saudi Arabia - visa required
Senegal - visa on arrival / 30 days
Serbia - visa-free / 90 days
Seychelles - tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone - visa on arrival / 30 days
Singapore - visa-free / 30 days
Slovakia – Turkish Passport - visa required
Slovenia - visa required
Solomon Islands - visa required
Somalia - visa on arrival / 30 days
South Africa - visa-free / 30 days
South Korea - visa-free / 30 days
South Sudan - visa required
Spain - visa required
Sri Lanka – e-TA / 30 days
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - visa-free / 30 days
Sudan - visa on arrival / 30 days
Suriname – e-Tourist card / 90 days
Sweden - visa required
Switzerland - visa required
Syria - visa required
Taiwan - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 30 days
Tajikistan - visa on arrival / e-Visa / 45 days
Tanzania - visa on arrival / e-Visa
Thailand- visa required