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Turkiye Digital Nomad Visa Program

Turkey’s newly introduced (effective from May 2024) digital nomad visa is an exciting opportunity for remote workers looking to reside in this culturally rich and geographically diverse country. Here are the specific numerical details about this visa program that digital nomads need to know.


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Passports / Citizens Eligible to Apply:

France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands,

Luxemburg, Ireland, Denmark, Greece, Crotia, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Estonia, Letonia, Litvania, Malta, Bulgaria, Romania, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus.

  1. Proof of Remote Employment:

Applicants must provide evidence of employment with a company outside Turkey, or if they are freelancers, proof of a stable client base outside the country.

  1. Minimum Age, Education & Income Requirements:

Applicants must be of ages between 21 - 55, must be holding a university (or higher education) degree and should demonstrate a minimum monthly income of at least $3,000 (or minimum of $36.000 annually) or equivalent other foreign currency. This amount is intended to ensure that digital nomads can comfortably cover their living expenses while residing in Turkey.

  1. Background Check:

A clean criminal record may be asked by the Ministry. Applicants must submit a police clearance certificate from their home country, typically not older than six months at the time of application, if required.


Application Process

  1. Online Application:

Applicants need to fill out an online application form available on the Turkish immigration website. (

  1. Supporting Documents:

Required documents include proof of remote employment (contract) or freelance work, proof of income, and (if the Ministry sees fit) a police clearance certificate. Additionally, a valid passport (for a minimum of 6 months, as from the expected date of arrival in Turkiye) and a newly taken biometrical photo will be required.

  1. Application Fee:

This fee must be paid when submitting the application and is subject to change as the Ministry sees fit.


Duration and Renewal

The Turkish digital nomad visa is initially valid for one year. It can be renewed annually, provided that the visa holder continues to meet all the eligibility criteria. Renewal applications should be submitted at least 60 days before the current visa expires to avoid any legal issues.

Cost of Living in Turkey

Turkey offers a relatively low cost of living compared to many Western countries. Here are some average monthly expenses for digital nomads living in Turkey:

Rent: $300-$500 for a one-bedroom apartment in (most) city centers.

Utilities: $50-$100 per month, including electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage.

Internet: High-speed internet costs around $15-$20 per month.

Groceries: $150-$250 per month.

Dining Out: $10-$15 per meal at inexpensive restaurants.


Benefits of the Turkish Digital Nomad Visa

  1. Modern Infrastructure:

High-speed internet and co-working spaces are widely available in urban areas like Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir.

  1. Cultural Experience:

Turkey offers a rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and diverse landscapes from beaches to mountains.

  1. Strategic Location:

Turkey’s location between Europe and Asia makes it an ideal base for exploring both continents.



The Turkish digital nomad visa provides remote workers with a unique opportunity to experience life in a vibrant and historically rich country while continuing their careers. With a minimum income requirement of $3,000 per month, Turkey is positioning itself as a competitive destination for digital nomads. The relatively low cost of living and modern amenities make it an attractive choice for those seeking a balance between work and an enriching lifestyle.

For up-to date information, the official Governmental website is:

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