Visa-Free information about a Turkish passport

As per the Global Henley Passport Index, Turkey ranks 54th in the number of visa-free countries available with a Turkish passport. It is a medium mobility score.

Turkish citizens have visa-free entry to 68 countries.

Moreover, they can travel with an online visa to 28 destinations and an on-arrival visa to 35 countries.

Read on and learn more about traveling with no visa required. Take advantage of this facilitation and enjoy visiting a range of places visa-free.

Freedom of movement for Turkish citizens with visa-free access

Visa-free traveling gives tourists a new quality of movement between different locations. With only a passport, you can go to a foreign destination and stay there as long as the document remains valid.

It is much easier to explore new countries and meet people living there when you are not limited by paperwork or obligatory travel time frames. You can also return to your favorite place as often as you want, provided that this destination has visa-free access.

How to apply for a Turkish passport 

Turkey passport holders have visa-free access to XX countries. This flexibility is enough to apply for a Turkish passport, but first, you must be a country's citizen.

There are a few ways to obtain Turkish citizenship. You can choose the one most appropriate for you.

  • citizenship by investment (investing at least $250 000 worth of the property)
  • working in Turkey for 5 years
  • company registration (with a minimum of 50 employees)
  • investing at least $500 000 in one of the Turkish banks
  • marriage to the Turkish citizen

When you meet the Turkish citizenship requirement, you may start your application. Here are the documents that must be attached to the application. The final list will depend on the way you obtain citizenship.:

  • Valid passport (translated & notarized)
  • Birth certificate
  • Standard form VAT-4
  • Copy of identity register
  • 2 photographs
  • Marital status certificate
  • Valid residence permit in Turkey
  • Application fee confirmation

Pluses of traveling to visa-free countries 

Visa-free travel is more comfortable than that preceded by a lengthy visa application procedure. Time and money save lets Turkish travelers focus on other aspects of journey preparation, such as choosing interesting places to visit, booking hotels, and buying the necessary equipment.

Not to mention that with visa-free access, you do not have to worry about visa validity time and maximum entries to the country. If you want to avoid stressful border controls and enjoy travel flexibility, check what destinations are accessible with your citizenship.

68 countries where Turkish passport holders don't need a visa

Turkish passport visa-free countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • South Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

There is also a chance to apply for an online visa to 28 countries and to get an on-arrival visa to 35 countries.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Samoa
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Rwanda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Lebanon
  • Bangladesh
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

Electronic visa countries

  • Suriname
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • South Sudan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Myanmar
  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Rwanda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Where to see the list of visa-free countries?

The current visa-free countries list is available online on the embassy's website and at the embassy itself. Choose the most comfortable way and check which destinations you can visit with only a valid passport.

Please remember to check the list early enough to have time to apply for the visa if a country does require a travel permit upon arrival.

What to do if your destination is not a visa-free country?

If you travel abroad and it turns out that you need a visa, check if it must be a paper one or whether the country accepts an electronic visa. The second option is faster and quicker. You will deal with formalities without leaving home, and you will get the travel permit via email.

Things to know before traveling to non-visa-free countries

To apply for a necessary visa, you always need a valid passport. No matter if it is a regular visa or an electronic one. Please apply for a document well in advance to receive it on time before they travel. Keep both the visa and the passport for the journey. It will be controlled upon arrival.

Is it essential to research the different visa requirements of each country before traveling?

Checking if your country of destination requires a visa is a crucial aspect of preparing for a journey. If the visa is not needed, you save much time but if it is, you must remember to apply for a travel permit well in advance as entering a non-visa-free country without a valid visa is not allowed.

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