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What are the Advantages of Turkish Passport?

1 February 2020
What are the Advantages of Turkish Passport?

Turkey is increasing power in the world and this increase brings some advantages with itself. One of those advantages is the validity of the Turkish passport abroad. Before explaining the advantages of Turkish passports, it is better to know the types of Turkish passports. In Turkey, there are five types of passports; general passport, general passport for public officers, special passport for public officers, diplomatic passports and temporary passports. If you are not a public officer of a diplomat, the only passport you can have is the general passport.

Advantages of Turkish Passport

The Turkish passport is getting more influential in the world due to Turkey’s developing relations with various states worldwide. With a Turkish passport, you can visit 77 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America without a visa. Here are these countries:

Europe 

In Europe, Turkish citizens who have passports can visit twelve states without a visa for different time periods.

  • Belarus: There is no necessity to get the visa for accommodations less than 30 days for all types of Turkish passports.
  • Bosnia Herzegovina: You can visit Bosnia Herzegovina without a visa for accommodations less than 90 days in 180 days with all types of Turkish passports.
  • Georgia: There is even no need for a passport to visit Georgia for Turkish citizens. Turkish citizens can visit Georgia on with identity card. It is free of visa to accommodate in Georgia for one year.
  • Montenegro: It is free of visa for visits less than 90 days in 180 days.
  • TRNC: Turkish citizens don’t need a visa to visit TRNC, too.
  • Macedonia: There is no necessity to get a visa for the accommodations for less than 90 days for all Turkish passports.
  • Serbia: It is free of visa to pass through or accommodate in Serbia less 90 days in 180 days.
  • Ukraine: For general passports, there is no necessity to get the visa for accommodations for less than 60 days.
  • Albania: There is no necessity to get the visa for the accommodations less than 90 days for all Turkish passports.

 

Asia

  • Azerbaijan: Owners of general passports must get a visa to visit Azerbaijan, but they can get it in the airport when they landed. For other types of passports, it is free of a visa for accommodations for less than 90 days.
  • Bahrain: For general passports, there is a visa condition. But, for other types of passports, it is free of visa for accommodations less than 90 days.
  • East Timor: For this country visa is necessary. But Turkish citizens can get a visa on the border gate.
  • Armenia: Turkish citizens have to get a visa for this country, but they can get their visas at the airport.
  • Palestine: The visa is not necessary for Turkish citizens. However, they have to take an Israeli visa to enter Palestine.
  • Iraq: All Turkish citizens have to get a visa to visit Iraq. However, they can get it at the border gate.
  • Cambodia: For Cambodia, a visa is necessary for the owners of general passport, but they can get a visa at the border gate. For other types of passports, it is free of visa for accommodations for less than 30 days.
  • Sri Lanka: The Turkish citizens have to get a visa to visit the country. However, they can get it online or at the airport.
  • Taiwan: Turkish citizens have to get a visa to visit the country. However, they can get it at the airports for the accommodations for less than 30 days.
  • Oman: For general passports, there is a visa condition. However, for other types of passports, it is free of visa.

The countries that all types of Turkish Passports can visit without a visa: Philippines, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Brunei, Indonesia, Fiji.

 

Africa

  • Republic of South Africa: General passport owners have to get the visa, but they can get it in the border gate. For other types of passports, it is free of visa.
  • Kenya: Turkish citizens have to get an online visa to visit Kenya.

The countries that all types of Turkish Passports can visit without a visa: Botswana, Morocco, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tunisia.

America 

  • Antigua and Barbuda: The visa is necessary for all types of Turkish passports.
  • Dominican Republic: The owners of general passport have to get a visa to visit the country. However, they can get the ‘Tourist Card’ that takes place the visa for $10 for journeys less than 30 days.
  • Haiti: Turkish citizens have to get a visa to visit the country. However, they can get the ‘Tourist Card’ that takes place the visa for $10 for journeys less than 90 days.
  • Mexico: All Turkish passports except diplomatic passports have to get a visa to visit the country. However, it is free of charge to get a visa for accommodations for less than 30 days.

The countries that all types of Turkish Passports can visit without a visa: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Costa Rika, Colombia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

How to Get Turkish Citizenship

Turkish passport is valid in most of the world, but you have to be a Turkish citizen to get a Turkish passport. Here are the conditions to become a Turkish citizen;

  • The person has to be adult
  • The person must be living in 5 years in Turkey in the application day
  • The person has to prove his/her intention to live in Turkey: There various ways to prove such; 
    • through property investment worth of at least $250.000. It is a very profitable investment type in Turkey. For opportunities and consultation on citizenship through property investment, you can visit here.
    • through capital investment and business establishment,
  • The person must not have health conditions that endanger society,
  • The person must have good morality, has to be a trustable person and mustn’t have bad addictions.
  • The person mustn’t be a threat to Turkish national security and social order.
  • The person has to have the economic capacity or a job to take care of himself/herself and his/her family.

After completing these conditions, you can apply to the governorate of the city that you are registered.

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