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Turkish passport advantages and ranking for 2022

03/11/2022 Turkish Citizenship 798 Turkish passport advantages and ranking for 2022

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Many observers were startled by the ranking of the Turkish passport for 2022, as most predicted a reduction in its strength as a result of the impact of the Corona epidemic. However, the Turkish passport had demonstrated its strength over the previous several years and had only fallen a few rankings in comparison to the decline of several other countries' passports.

Damasturk Real Estate has prepared this article for you to cover everything linked to the Turkish passport and compare it with many other international passports, in line with all the relevant updates for foreigners desiring to gain citizenship and a Turkish passport. We also discussed the methods for getting it, its several types, and the countries that allow entry using it. To find out more, we recommend you read this article.

What makes one country's passport more powerful than others?

There are, of course, passports from certain countries that are stronger than others, but how do you know that? To demonstrate the superiority of one passport over another, worldwide passport rating platforms use basic criteria. What exactly are these criteria? 

  • The ability passports offer to travel freely across countries. 
  • The number of countries into which a passport holder can travel, in general. 
  • The number of countries that a passport holder can access without a prior or electronic visa.

According to this standpoint, the value of passports around the world is fluctuating from day to day, which is also a result of the political and diplomatic ties that exist between countries. Not to forget the coronavirus pandemic, which had a significant impact on the closure of some countries on citizens from other countries.

The Turkish passport in 2022: power and advantages

Strength of Turkish passport in 2022

The Turkish passport has demonstrated extraordinary efficiency by ranking among the greatest international passports, and the most compelling evidence of this is the existing desire of many people throughout the world to get Turkish citizenship, which has become easier through methods allowed by the Turkish government.

The potency of the Turkish passport 2022 is demonstrated by the fact that its holder can travel to 113 countries without a prior visa; 63 of these countries grant visa-free entry, while 55 require a visa that must be obtained upon arrival.

Advantages of the Turkish passport in 2022

  • The Turkish passport is ranked 39th in the world.
  • The Turkish passport holders are allowed to enter 113 countries worldwide, 63 of which do not require a visa and 45 of which do on arrival.
  • Additionally, the holder of a Turkish passport is entitled to all the same privileges as a Turkish citizen, including:
    • The right to vote and run for office in Turkey.
    • The right to access free education in Turkish institutions.
    • The right to preserve his or her nationality.
    • The right to access the same medical rights as Turkish citizens.

The Turkish passport ranking in the world for 2022

Although we are still dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus epidemic, the Turkish passport now holds the thirty-ninth position on the globe. It is projected that in only a few months, the Turkish passport will rise in the rankings, but this, however, depends on how well the world is going to deal with the effects of the pandemic.

According to international rankings and categorization, the Turkish passport ranks higher than the passports of various Arab nations; we will list the most notable of them below:

  • The Qatari passport

  • The Kuwaiti passport

  • The Bahraini passport

  • The Saudi passport

  • The Chinese passport

  • The Tunisian passport

  • The Egyptian passport

The main reasons for seeking a Turkish passport

There are numerous broad factors, and they vary from one country's inhabitants to another's, but we all concur on a few key factors, namely:

  • The fact that several of Turkey's neighboring countries are embroiled in a number of conflicts.
  • The political and financial security of the Turkish state.
  • Acquiring a Turkish passport makes it easier to travel to more than 113 countries worldwide.
  • Considering the recent developments in the world, having a second passport in addition to the applicant's original passport is a viable decision.
  • Turkey's strategic position and importance on the world stage, particularly now that it is a party to resolving the international dispute and so has a voice and a veto power.
  • The Turkish state's breathtaking natural beauty and myriad tourist and archaeological sites.
  • Living in Turkey is a significant advantage due to the availability of an environment that is ideal for settlement and housing.
  • Turkey has affordable real estate compared to many other countries.

Types of Turkish passports

Turkish passports come in four variations:

  1. Red Turkish Passport

The ordinary Turkish passport, which is red in color, can be issued by anyone with Turkish citizenship without restriction and has a maximum validity of 10 years. It is easily obtained by paying the value-added tax, which we shall discuss later.

  1. Gray Turkish Passport

Members of official missions and personnel operating outside of Turkey, as well as Red Crescent staff, are permitted to travel using the gray service Turkish passport, which is given to Turkish state employees who represent Turkey in foreign countries and work in consulates, embassies, and other government positions. This passport may not be used for personal purposes such as tourism.

  1. Green Turkish Passport

Former ministers and members of parliament, as well as mayors in urban areas, athletes, and retired mayors, are all eligible to receive the special Turkish passport with a green hue. However, in order to obtain one, one must meet specific requirements.

  1. Black Turkish Passport

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues the black Turkish diplomatic passport. This passport also serves as a professional passport for Turkish diplomatic missions and grants visa-free travel to the majority of countries. It can be earned by all Turkish presidential personnel, including members of parliament, government ministers, mayors of Turkish cities, judges, and senior prosecutors.

Turkish passport costs in 2022

A Turkish passport costs differ depending on the year and the length of its validity. Regarding the current year 2022, the costs are as follows:

  • The tax cost for a 6-month Turkish passport is 309 Turkish liras.
  • The tax cost for a one-year Turkish passport is 450.8 Turkish liras.
  • The tax cost for a two-year Turkish passport is 738 Turkish liras.
  • The tax cost for a three-year Turkish passport is 1048.7 Turkish liras.
  • The tax cost for a 4-to-10-year Turkish passport is 1478 Turkish liras.

Turkish passport issuance procedures in 2022

The following steps should be taken to get a Turkish passport relatively easily and quickly:

  • Prepare the following documents, which are required for a Turkish passport issuance:
    1. Two biometric photographs
    2. Turkish identity
    3. A receipt for tax payment for the Turkish passport
  • Schedule an appointment with the Directorate of Migration and Passports by clicking on the link and choosing a date and time.
  • Show up for the appointment and turn in the paperwork.
  • Wait 5 to 10 working days and the Turkish passport will arrive by mail.

Where can I pay Turkish passport fees?

Turkish passport costs can be paid in three different ways:

  1. Use any ATM operated by one of the three state-owned banks (Ziraat Bank, Waqf Bank, or Halk Bank).
  2. Through the application of any of the state's banks that we previously mentioned.
  • Online using Turkey's platform for the Public Tax Administration.

How to get a Turkish passport in 2022

The Turkish government has made it possible to become a Turkish citizen and to receive a Turkish passport in six different ways:

  • Turkish citizenship by marriage

In order to get Turkish citizenship by marriage, one must marry a Turkish citizen. Consequently, a marriage in Turkey cannot provide Turkish citizenship if both of the spouses are not Turkish. Several requirements, however, must also be met, the most significant of which are:

  • One of the parties to the marriage must be of Turkish origin.
  • The marriage is entered into with the intention of starting a family, rather than simply obtaining Turkish citizenship.
  • The foreign spouse can apply for citizenship after at least three years from registering the marriage contract in its official form "in the official marriage departments."
  • The foreign spouse has to have a family residence permit extended three times in a row. 
  • The process of obtaining Turkish citizenship by marriage might take anywhere from six months to a year or longer.
  • Turkish citizenship by real estate investment in Turkey

The majority of people from Arab countries and around the world have become interested in this investment method of obtaining Turkish citizenship, which involves purchasing one property in Turkey or possibly several properties with a combined value of $400,000. However, there are some fundamental requirements as follows:

  • The market value of the asset or real estate must be at least $400 000 USD.
  • Possession of one or more properties for three years with a commitment not to sell them under any circumstances.
  • Turkish citizenship is only conferred to the spouse with minor children under the age of 18 if the property owner has Turkish citizenship.
  • After three years, the process of gaining Turkish citizenship should not take more than 90 days.
  • Turkish citizenship by government investment or bank deposit

Since 2018, this law has been permitted to gain Turkish citizenship by bank deposit, and the sum has been cut from 2 million dollars to 500 thousand dollars. Anyway, there are other requirements that must be met after depositing, including the following:

  • Make a $500,000 deposit in a public or private bank in Turkey.
  • Through the Central Bank of Turkey exclusively, convert the sum into Turkish Lira.
  • Keep this deposit for a minimum of three years.
  • After three years, the process of obtaining Turkish citizenship takes no more than 90 days.
  • Turkish citizenship by providing job opportunities

Establishing a factory or business in Turkey that meets the following criteria is another novel way for people who want to invest in Turkey and start businesses or factories there: 

  • Founding a factory or a business on Turkish territory, irrespective of the company's financial situation or budget. 
  • Legally hiring at least 50 Turkish nationals and activating their social insurance. 
  • The process of gaining Turkish citizenship should take no more than 90 days.
  • Turkish citizenship through work residence permit in Turkey

Anyone with a work residence permit in Turkey is eligible to apply for Turkish citizenship. There are requirements that must be fulfilled, of course:

  • Renewal of a work residence permit in Turkey for at least five years in a row.
  • The maximum amount of time spent outside of Turkey for the whole five-year term is six months.
  • The holder of a work permit must be included in the social insurance records during the validity of the residential permit.
  • Turkish citizenship, in this case, can be obtained in six months to two years.
  • Turkish citizenship by Turkish or Ottoman ancestry

One may petition for Turkish citizenship if their grandparents or parents had Turkish identities, or if they hold title deeds or other documents proving ownership of Ottoman or other assets. However, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Evidence of Turkish or Ottoman ancestry is necessary.
  • A lawyer must be recruited to finish the application procedure and follow the application through to completion.
  • Turkish citizenship can be obtained in six months to two years.

Countries that require an electronic visa for entry from holders of Turkish passports in 2022

According to the following table, a holder of a Turkish passport will be able to enter 55 countries in 2022, either through the issuing of an electronic visa or directly upon arrival:

Country

Country

Armenia

Electronic Visa/120 days

Angola

Pre-visa on arrival

Australia

Electronic Visa

Bahrain

Electronic Visa

Benin

Electronic Visa

Burkina Faso

Visa on arrival/90 days

Burundi

Visa on arrival/30 days

Cambodia

Electronic Visa/30 days

Cape Verde

Visa on arrival (EASE)

Comoros

Visa on arrival/45 days

Congo

Electronic Visa/90 days

Cote d'Ivoire

Pre-application/90 days

Cuba

Tourist card/30 days

Djibouti

Electronic Visa

Ethiopia

Electronic Visa

Gabon

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa/90 days

Guinea

Electronic Visa/90 days

Guinea-Bissau

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa/90 days

Guyana

Pre-visa on arrival

Indonesia

Visa on arrival/30 days

Kenya

Electronic Visa/90 days

Kuwait

Electronic Visa/90 days

Lebanon

Visa on arrival/30 days

Lesotho

Electronic Visa/14 days

Libya

Visa on arrival/90 days

Madagascar

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa/90 days

Malawi

Electronic Visa/90 days

Maldives

Visa on arrival/30 days

Mauritania

Visa on arrival

Mexico

Electronic travel authorization/180 days

Mozambique

Visa on arrival/30 days

Namibia

Visa on arrival/90 days

Nepal

Visa on arrival/90 days

Nigeria

Pre-visa on arrival

Oman

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa/14 days

Pakistan

Electronic travel authorization/30 days

Palau

Visa on arrival/30 days

Rwanda

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa/30 days

Samoa

Visa on arrival/60 days

Seychelles

Tourist registration/90 days

Sierra Leone

Visa on arrival/30 days

Somalia

Visa on arrival/30 days

South Korea

Electronic travel authorization/90 days

South Sudan

Electronic visa

Sri Lanka

Electronic travel authorization/30 days

Sudan

Visa on arrival/90 days

Suriname

Electronic Tourist card/90 days

Tanzania

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa

Timor-Leste

Visa on arrival/30 days

Togo

Visa on arrival/7 days

Tuvalu

Visa on arrival/30 days

Uganda

Electronic Visa

United Arab Emirates

Electronic Visa

Zambia

Visa on arrival/Electronic Visa/90 days

Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival/90 days

Countries that Turkish passport holders can only enter with a pre-visa for the year 2022

As shown in the following table, there are 69 countries that Turkish passport holders cannot travel to in 2022 without first obtaining an advance visa for:

Country

Visa

Afghanistan

Visa required

Algeria

Visa required

Andorra

Visa required

Austria

Visa required

Belgium

Visa required

Bhutan

Visa required

Bulgaria

Visa required

Canada

Visa required

Central African Republic

Visa required

Chad

Visa required

China

Visa required

Congo

Visa required

Croatia

Visa required

Cyprus

Visa required

Czech Republic

Visa required

Denmark

Visa required

Egypt

Visa required

Equatorial Guinea

Visa required

Eritrea

Visa required

Estonia

Visa required

Finland

Visa required

France

Visa required

Germany

Visa required

Ghana

Visa required

Greece

Visa required

Grenada

Visa required

Hungary

Visa required

Iceland

Visa required

India

Visa required

Iraq

Visa required

Ireland

Visa required

Italy

Visa required

Kiribati

Visa required

Latvia

Visa required

Liberia

Visa required

Liechtenstein

Visa required

Lithuania

Visa required

Luxembourg

Visa required

Mali

Visa required

Malta

Visa required

Monaco

Visa required

Myanmar/Burma

Visa required

Nauru

Visa required

Netherlands

Visa required

New Zealand

Visa required

Niger

Visa required

North Korea

Visa required

Norway

Visa required

Papua New Guinea

Visa required

Poland

Visa required

Portugal

Visa required

Romania

Visa required

Russian Federation

Visa required

San Marino

Visa required

Saudi Arabia

Visa required

Senegal

Visa required

Slovakia

Visa required

Slovenia

Visa required

Spain

Visa required

Sweden

Visa required

Switzerland

Visa required

Syria

Visa required

Turkmenistan

Visa required

United Kingdom

Visa required

United States of America

Visa required

Vatican

Visa required

Viet Nam

Visa required

Yemen

Visa required

Countries that Turkish passport holders are prohibited from entering due to the Corona epidemic in 2022

As indicated in the table below, a Turkish passport holder is unable to travel to 11 countries in 2022 because of the Corona epidemic:

Country

Visa

Bangladesh

COVID-19 ban

Cameroon

COVID-19 ban

Japan

COVID-19 ban

Laos

COVID-19 ban

Macao

COVID-19 ban

Marshall Islands

COVID-19 ban

Micronesia

COVID-19 ban

Solomon Islands

COVID-19 ban

Taiwan

COVID-19 ban

Tonga

COVID-19 ban

Vanuatu

COVID-19 ban

Countries that Turkish passport holders can enter without a visa in 2022

The number of countries into which a Turkish passport holder is permitted to access with no visa in 2022 is 63, as stated in the table below:

Country

Visa

Duration of stay without a visa

Albania

Visa-free Unlimited

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa-free 180 days

Argentina

Visa-free 90 days

Azerbaijan

Visa-free 90 days

Bahamas

Visa-free 240 days

Barbados

Visa-free 180 days

Belarus

Visa-free 30 days

Belize

Visa-free 90 days

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 30 days

Chile

Visa-free 90 days

Colombia

Visa-free 90 days

Costa Rica

Visa-free 90 days

Dominica

Visa-free 21 days

Dominican Republic

Visa-free Unlimited

Ecuador

Visa-free 90 days

El Salvador

Visa-free 90 days

Eswatini

Visa-free 30 days

Fiji

Visa-free 120 days

Gambia

Visa-free 90 days

Georgia

Visa-free 360 days

Guatemala

Visa-free 90 days

Haiti

Visa-free 90 days

Honduras

Visa-free 90 days

Hong Kong

Visa-free 90 days

Iran

Visa-free 90 days

Jamaica

Visa-free 90 days

Jordan

Visa-free 90 days

Kazakhstan

Visa-free 30 days

Kosovo

Visa-free 90 days

Kyrgyzstan

Visa-free 30 days

Malaysia

Visa-free 90 days

Mauritius

Visa-free 90 days

Moldova

Visa-free 90 days

Mongolia

Visa-free 30 days

Montenegro

Visa-free 90 days

Morocco

Visa-free 90 days

Nicaragua

Visa-free 90 days

North Macedonia

Visa-free 90 days

Palestinian

Visa-free Unlimited

Panama

Visa-free 180 days

Paraguay

Visa-free 90 days

Peru

Visa-free 180 days

Philippines

Visa-free 30 days

Qatar

Visa-free 90 days

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Visa-free 90 days

Saint Lucia

Visa-free 42 days

Sao Tome and Principe

Visa-free 15 days

Serbia

Visa-free 90 days

Singapore

Visa-free 30 days

South Africa

Visa-free 30 days

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Visa-free 30 days

Tajikistan

Visa-free 30 days

Thailand

Visa-free 30 days

Trinidad and Tobago

Visa-free 90 days

Tunisia

Visa-free 90 days

Ukraine

Visa-free 90 days

Uruguay

Visa-free 90 days

Uzbekistan

Visa-free 30 days

Venezuela

Visa-free 90 days

Frequently asked questions about the Turkish passport

Is it worth spending $400,000 on a property and a Turkish passport? 

To be very honest with you, this amount of money is much lower than it should be in light of the factors and advantages that Turkey offers, as we already indicated.

Keeping in mind the privileges and power of the Turkish passport, the costs spent for a passport and a property are reasonable and even cheap when compared to other countries that impose investment difficult requirements in order to gain citizenship and a passport.

What are the benefits of acquiring Turkish citizenship through buying a property?

  • Purchasing a property in one of the world's 20 most powerful economies raises the property's value on a regular basis.
  • Spouses and children under the age of eighteen are automatically eligible to get Turkish citizenship, along with those who have earned Turkish citizenship by buying a real estate.
  • Enjoying the same freedoms and liberties as other Turkish citizens, including the ability to vote and run for office.
  • The 39th-ranked Turkish passport enables admission into more than 113 nations without a visa or visa on arrival.
  • The position of Turkey among the countries of the world, as well as its leadership in the fields of economics, tourism, and trade, are compelling reasons to invest in real estate in a country with such advantages.

What are the best Turkish cities to invest in if I want to get citizenship?

Istanbul is the most popular city for foreigners of all countries to buy real estate, followed by Antalya and Ankara. In principle, all cities allow for the acquisition of Turkish citizenship by investment. However, we have highlighted the most essential locations in high demand.

How many countries can someone with a Turkish passport visit?

The Turkish passport now ranks 39th in the world's passport rankings. As we reach the year 2022, the most recent figures indicate that 113 countries are accessible to travelers with Turkish passports, 63 of which do not require an entry visa.

Lastly, we conclude

Thanks to the Turkish government's efforts, citizenship and a passport are now available for everyone who is of legal age, and things are made simpler in a variety of ways. With so many conflicts, political problems, and other difficulties in the world, Turkish citizenship and a passport can be considered an important possession for any person or family in order to be able to enter and settle in any country.

Damasturk Real Estate offers a variety of investment opportunities in Turkey. You can easily contact one of the best real estate consultants to learn how to take advantage of these opportunities by clicking here. We can provide you with absolutely profitable investment chances with integrated economic feasibility that is backed by data and research. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

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