How to Apply for a Turkish Citizen Passport, What are the Required Documents, and How Much are the Fees? A passport is an internationally recognized identity document necessary for any travel abroad. In our article, you can find answers to many frequently asked questions such as how to apply for a passport, what documents are required, and the fees involved.

How to Obtain a Passport?

To obtain a passport, you first need to schedule an appointment online or by phone with the Population and Citizenship Affairs Directorate. You can schedule an appointment for application at the provincial or district population directorates. After the appointment date is set, you should prepare the necessary documents and pay the passport fee. (Passports for personal and service use are exempt from fees, so this step can be skipped if applying for these types of passports.) You can then complete your application by going to the application center at the scheduled date and time. During the application, biometric data such as fingerprints will be recorded. After the application is approved and the passport is prepared, you can collect your passport from the application center or via mail.

Let’s detail what needs to be done in terms of appointment, necessary documents, and payment steps.

How to Get a Passport Appointment?

You can obtain a passport appointment in two ways: online application or through the call center.

Online Appointment – Through the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs Website:

  • Firstly, visit the application page of the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs and click on the passport appointment section.
  • Choose the passport category for which you want to make an appointment (Public, special, or service options).
  • Enter your personal information such as name, surname, Turkish ID number, phone number, date of birth.
  • Select a suitable appointment date and time.
  • Confirm the process by selecting the province or district where you will apply.

Phone Appointment via Call Center:

  • Call ALO 199.
  • Indicate your request for a passport appointment through the voice response system or live support.
  • Provide the requested information.
  • Confirm the process by selecting a suitable date, time, and application center.

Passport renewal appointments can also be made through the above methods. If you are curious about how to renew a passport and what documents are required, you can learn more by clicking on our related article.

Which are the Passport Application Centers?

The application centers may vary depending on the type of passport. You can get general information about the application centers from our list below. It is possible to schedule an appointment from the center you are in or requested.

For ordinary passports, application is made to provincial and district directorates. For special and service stamped passports, application is only made to provincial population and citizenship directorates. If applying abroad, Turkish citizens should visit the foreign representatives of the Republic of Turkey (Embassy, Consulate, etc.).

How to Apply for a Turkish Citizen Passport

What are the Required Documents for a Passport?

The required documents for a passport may vary depending on the type of passport. There are common documents for public, special stamped, and service stamped passport types. These include:

  • Turkish ID card, identity card, or temporary identity document.
  • One biometric photograph taken within the last six months.
  • Old passport (Previously obtained and not canceled passports must be brought during the application).

The presence of a payment receipt among the required documents for the passport is one of the most frequently asked questions. Before the appointment date, the passport fee and booklet fee must be paid. Since payment information is visible through the system, no receipt is requested during the application. Payment should be made before the application without the need for further steps.

Apart from these basic documents, there may be different requirements depending on the applicant’s situation and passport type. You can learn about other detailed required documents for passport types from the Frequently Asked Questions section on the official website of the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs.

What are the Passport Fees in 2024?

The passport fee consists of the fee and booklet fee. Special and service stamped passports are exempt from the fee. They only need to pay the booklet fee. For ordinary (maroon) passports, the fee + booklet fee must be paid. You can learn the passport fees from our table below. The amounts are taken from the official website for the year 2024.

Passport Fee Payments:

Passport fees can be paid both through payment centers and online. The fee and booklet fees can be paid in the following areas.

  • Tax Office directorates
  • PTT branches
  • Affiliated banks
  • Through the website of the Revenue Administration,

For online payments via the Interactive Tax Office, in the quick payment section, you can click on the “Fee and Securities Fee” field and pay both the booklet fee and the fee separately.

What are the Types of Passports?

Passports differ according to their purposes and usage. There are 6 types of passports, each with different colors and purposes:

  • Public (maroon) Passport: The most commonly used passport type. It is issued to Turkish citizens for foreign travels, either visa-free or with a visa, within certain time limits.
  • Special stamped (green) Passport: A passport type issued to civil servants and their families for up to 5 years.
  • Service stamped (gray) Passport: A passport issued for government officials to travel abroad for official duties, representing the state.
  • Diplomatic (black) Passport: Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to state officials and their families traveling abroad for congresses and conferences.
  • Temporary (pink) Passport: Issued by foreign representations to Turkish citizens residing abroad. It is temporarily issued for situations such as passport loss, valid for 1 month.
  • Passport for Foreigners: Issued by the Directorate General of Migration Management for one-way or round-trip travels from Turkey.

Passport renewal appointments can also be made through the above methods. If you are wondering how to renew your passport and what documents are required, you can learn about it by clicking our relevant article.

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