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Turkish passport- types and advantages

Turkish passport- types and advantages

The biggest motivation for those looking for Turkish citizenship is to strive to carry a Turkish passport and to benefit from the advantages of the Turkish passport and the high value that this passport enjoys. The Turkish passport guarantees the protection status of the person carrying him by the Turkish state and the right to enter other countries in his capacity and Turkish nationality. And it offers access to many countries around the world without a visa.

Types of Turkish passport

The Turkish state grants several types of passports to citizens, and each passport includes special benefits that vary according to its type and the most important types of the Turkish passport:

  • Ordinary Turkish passport

It is red in color, a passport that any Turkish citizen can hold, and even foreigners with dual Turkish citizenship are entitled to obtain a Turkish passport immediately after the Turkish identity card is issued.

  • Private Turkish passport

It is green in color and is given to senior government officials in Turkey

  • Stamped Turkish passport

Its color is gray, given to public officials, journalists, and others.

  • Turkish diplomatic passport

It is black, given to diplomats and ambassadors

Advantages of the Turkish passport

The Turkish passport has several advantages that its holders benefit from, as follows:

  • Arranging the Turkish passport internationally

The Turkish passport is ranked 39th in the world and 18th in Europe according to the Henley Index. The Henley Index monitors the passport arrangement for 199 countries around the world, and the assessment is based on the number of countries or territories that the passport holder can enter, without a travel visa, or with a travel visa upon arrival. The Henley Foundation cooperates with the International Air Transport Association to access the most recent official data for its assessments of global passports.

It is noteworthy that the Turkish passport was ranked 50 in the world a few years ago, but Turkey was able to advance to the 39th place in a short period, thanks to the strength of tourism in Turkey, the government's interest in the air transport sector, and the good relations that link Turkey with the countries of the world. It is also expected that the Henili index will give Turkey more advanced ranks by the year 2023, due to the great progress in the air transport and tourism sectors in Turkey.

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  • Countries that you enter with a Turkish passport

The Turkish passport holder is allowed to travel to 72 countries without the need to issue a travel visa in advance, and it is also allowed to travel to 40 countries with a visa that is issued from the airport upon arrival, and 8 countries are granted an electronic travel visa via the internet. According to the following detail:

  • Countries that the Turkish passport is allowed to enter without a visa

Iraq

Jordan

Palestine

Qatar

Libya

Lebanon

Morocco

Tunisia

Syria

Sultanate of Oman

Albania

Argentina

Belarus

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominica

Ecuador

El Salvador

Georgia

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Iran

Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan

Jamaica

Japan

North Korea

Kosovo

Macedonia

Malaysia

Mauritius

Moldova

Mongolia

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Nyaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Russia

Serbia

Singapore

South Africa

Thailand

Ukraine

Uruguay

Venezuela

  • Countries that grant a Turkish passport a visa from the airport

Armenia

Kuwait

Bahrain 

Sudan

Mauritania

Comoros

Djibouti

Azerbaijan

Cambodia

Indonesia

Guinea

Madagascar

Maldives

Mozambique

Nepal

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

East Timor

Ivory Coast

  • Countries that grant Turkish passport holder a visa online

Mexico

Myanmar

Rwanda

Senegal

Sri Lanka

Australia

  • Countries that impose a visa on the Turkish passport holder

The number of foreign countries that impose visas on the Turks is about 94 countries, including about 28 countries joining the European Union, and negotiations are being held so far between Turkey and several European countries to raise visas to move between them.

  • Other advantages of the Turkish passport

In addition to the advantages we talked about in the previous paragraphs, the Turkish passport has the following advantages:

  • The possibility of applying for a Turkish passport directly after obtaining Turkish citizenship and there is no need for a specific period of residence "as is the case in many countries that grant their nationality to foreigners."

  • Passport processing takes place within a short period "only about a month"

  • A Turkish passport that is valid for 10 years can be obtained without the need to renew within ten years.

  • The Turkish passport gives full civil and medical rights while a Turkish citizen is outside his country, such as medicine, voting in elections, and benefiting from retirement programs for Turks.

  • Syrians who have Turkish citizenship can have the right to enter Syria from the land crossings between the Turkish government and the Syrian Interim Government for an unlimited period and return from the land crossings whenever they want.

Procedures for obtaining a Turkish passport

Passports are issued in Turkey for Turkish citizens according to the following steps:

  • Book an appointment from the Civil Affairs  website in Turkey via the internet or by calling 199

  • Pay the cost of obtaining the passport by sending it through one of the Turkish Post Centers (PTT) and obtaining a receipt for the amount paid.

  • After that, the Turkish Civil Affairs Department will go to the pre-booked date and submit the following documents:

  • ID card with a copy

  • Biometric photographs number: 2

  • The receipt of the amount paid in PTT 

  • Proof of residence document "for the sake of confirming the address"

  • Fill out the application sheet with the required information.

  • After completing the previous steps, the passport will be sent to you to the address that you have registered with the Population Department, after a period of up to 30 days at the latest.

The cost of obtaining a passport in Turkey

The passport issuance in Turkey is detailed according to the following points:

Passport fees in Turkey

The value of the fees varies according to the validity period of the passport, and the fees are witnessing an annual increase linked to the high tax rates in Turkey in general, and the following is an explanation of these fees:

The validity period of the passport

Fees  in Turkish lira

6 months

170 TL

One year

249 TL

Two years 

405 TL

Three years 

575 TL 

4-10 years 

811 TL

Passport book fee

It is about 133 Turkish liras, and it also increases annually according to the tax laws in Turkey

Additional costs

The rest of the costs are simple, which are the costs of personal photos, photocopying the necessary documents, and extracting the residence record if requested, and it generally does not exceed 100 Turkish liras.

That is, in general, obtaining a Turkish passport costs about 1000 Turkish liras if the required period is 10 years, which corresponds to only $ 147.

In this article, we touched upon the most important details of the Turkish passport, starting with the definition of its importance, through its features and types, the method of obtaining the passport, and the costs of that, so that this article serves as a comprehensive and ample guide to clarify all the information on the passport.

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