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Turkey Passport

Turkey Passport: The Ultimate Guide

Turkey is situated on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe and historical Anatolia in Western Asia. As a popular tourist destination, some of the most popular activities in Turkey include hiking, balloon flights, mountain biking, horse riding, diving, and snorkeling. The diversity of the landscapes and climates makes it an interesting country to visit at any time of the year. For those interested in flora and fauna, Turkey offers a wealth of experiences.


Turkey passport ranking


Passport ranking index in 2022


Visa free Destinations

With the 52nd position on the passport ranking system, holders of the Turkey passport can travel to over 110 countries visa-free and visa-on-arrival. This includes Japan, Hong Kong, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, and more. These advantages make the Turkish passport one of the top passports in the world to consider.

How to acquire the Turkey passport

Turkey is among the most popular countries that offer the Citizenship-by-investment (CBI) program — a program that was launched in January 2017 to bolster the economy of the nation. To acquire a Turkish passport, foreign nationals are eligible to apply for this program if they can meet all the requirements. The Turkey CBI programs are as follows:

  • Real estate investment
  • Government bonds
  • Fixed deposit in a Turkish bank
  • Job creation
  • Business investment

Turkey’s real estate citizenship-by-investment program

Foreign investors who wish to acquire a Turkey passport and citizenship can embrace the opportunity and invest in government-approved real estate. By investing at least $250,000, the road to securing a Turkish passport and citizenship is seamless.

Government bonds

Purchasing government bonds is another option that allows foreign investors to acquire a Turkish passport and citizenship. But individuals must invest at least $500,000 and hold the investment for a period of 3-years.

Fixed deposit in a Turkish bank

With a deposit of $500,000 in a bank operating in Turkey, foreign investors can secure a Turkish passport and citizenship effortlessly. But the investment must be held for a period of 3-years.

Job creation

The Turkish government offers foreign nationals an excellent opportunity to help spur the economic growth of the country by creating jobs in exchange for a passport and citizenship. For individuals to qualify for this option, jobs for at least 50 people must be created through a registered company in Turkey.

Business investment

To secure a Turkish passport, foreign nationals can also make a capital investment of not less than $500,000.

Turkey Citizenship-by-investment ProgramsRequirements
Real EstateUS $250,000
Government bondsUS $500,000
Fixed deposit in a Turkish bankUS $500,000
Turkey Job creation CBI programJobs for 50 people must be created
Business investmentUS $500,000

Benefits of getting a Turkey passport

There are many benefits why you should get a Turkish passport and these include:

  • Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival to over 110 countries including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong
  • Eligibility to apply for the renewable 5-year US E-2 Investor visa
  • Turkish passport valid for a period of 10-years and 5-years for children under 18
  • Turkish passport can be renewed after expiration
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • No residency requirement
  • Investment is recoverable
  • An investor can include family members

What are the steps to take or procedures to apply for a Turkish passport?

CTrust Global is an authorized citizenship-by-investment agent for the Turkish government.

  • Contact us or fill out our form below and we will get in touch with you.
  • After the first step, we will set up a meeting with you to discuss further.

How long does it take to get a Turkish passport?

  • It takes just about 3 to 4 months to obtain the Turkish passport but depending on some situations, the process can take up to 6 months.

After investing in Turkey and completing all the necessary documentation, what do you get?

  • The government will issue you a passport and certificate of naturalization, which automatically grants you permanent residency and citizenship in Turkey.

What is the Validity of the Turkey passport?

Turkey passport is valid for 10-years and 5-years for children under 18 but can be renewed thereafter.

General eligibility for the Turkish Citizenship-by-Investment program

  • Investor must hold a clean criminal record.
  • Your funds must come from a legal source
  • Be above 18-years old
  • No false information
  • You never stayed illegally in Turkey
  • Financial investment

How much does it cost to renew a Turkish passport?

The official fee for a Turkish passport is USD 145 per person.

More about Turkey

  • Language — Turkish Türkçe
  • Capital — Ankara
  • Passport rank — 110th position
  • Population —  86,021,816
  • Local Time — UTC+03:00
  • Phone code — +90
  • Currency — Turkish Lira
  • Year of independence — October 29, 1923


Here is a list of countries that Commonwealth of Turkey passport holders can travel to, either without a visa, where a visa on arrival will be issued or where free entry is given for a fixed period.

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Oceania AsiaAmericasAfricaEurope
Cook IslandsBangladesh *BotswanaBotswanaAlbania
FijiBruneiCape Verde Islands *Cape Verde Islands *Azerbaijan
Marshall Islands *Cambodia *Comoro Islands *Comoro Islands *Belarus
MicronesiaHong Kong (SAR China)eSwatinieSwatiniBosnia and Herzegovina
NiueIndonesiaGabon *Gabon *Georgia
Palau Islands *JapanGuinea-Bissau *Guinea-Bissau *Kosovo
Samoa *KazakhstanMadagascar *Madagascar *Moldova
Tonga *KyrgyzstanMauritania *Mauritania *Montenegro
Tuvalu *Laos *MauritiusMauritiusNorth Macedonia
VanuatuMacao (SAR China)MoroccoMoroccoSerbia
MalaysiaMozambique *Mozambique *Ukraine
Maldives *Namibia *Namibia *
MongoliaRwanda *Rwanda *
Nepal *Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
Pakistan **SenegalSenegal
PhilippinesSeychelles *Seychelles *
SingaporeSierra Leone *Sierra Leone *
South KoreaSomalia *Somalia *
Sri Lanka **South AfricaSouth Africa
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) *Sudan *Sudan *
Tajikistan *Tanzania *Tanzania *
ThailandThe GambiaThe Gambia
Timor-Leste *Togo *Togo *
Armenia *Uganda *Uganda *
Bahrain *Zambia *Zambia *
IranZimbabwe *Zimbabwe *
JordanAntigua and Barbuda
Kuwait *Bahamas
Lebanon *Barbados
OmanBritish Virgin Islands
Dominican Republic
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobag

The List above is just as a Guide and everyone must check before travel.

Disclaimer: This list is intended only as a guide which is current at the time of posting. Any future changes in visa-free travel countries after posting on CTrustGlobal may not be available and CTrustGlobal will not be responsible for a discrepancy. However, Travellers are advised to visit the relevant embassies’ official website or contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate for country he/she is interested to travel.

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