Turkish Passport Types


Considering Turkey Citizenship or Residency, it’s beneficial to know about different types of passports issued by Turkish government. You will find out which type of passport you will be granted in case of acceptance of your Turkish citizenship.

Type of Passports Issued in Turkey

Like other countries, in turkey there are several types of passports depending on the status of the bearer. These are: 

  • Regular Passport or Bordo Passport (maroon color)
  • Special Passport or Yeşil Pasport (green color)
  • Diplomatic Passport or Siyah Pasaport (black color) 
  • Service Passport or Hizmet Pasaport (grey color)

Regular Passport

A regular passport is a type of passport given to Turkish citizens without Special requirements. Issued by the Department of Home Affairs, regular passport is also referred to as a maroon-colored passport due to its color.

Regular passport holders can enter many countries directly by using their passports. You can find more information about these countries in this article.  The regular passport has 38 pages and issued visas can be seen on these pages. Depending on the demand, the passport durations can cover a period of 6 months to 10 years. It’s important to note that foreigners who applied for Turkish Citizenship will receive this kind of passport.

Green Passport

A special passport is only issued to persons who have civil servant status in a government organization and are registered with the Pension Fund. 

  • Former members of the Parliament and former ministers,
  • Civil servants and other civil servants who are in first, second and third-degree positions or retired,
  • Metropolitan provincial and district presidents (during their tenure),
  • Former mayors who retired in the first degree,
  • State athletes,
  • Privatized Turk Telekom, T.C. Ziraat Bank, Halk Bankası, and Emlak Bank employees, under certain conditions,
  • Businessmen who have exceeded certain export rates in accordance with the "Principles for Issuing Special Passports to Exporters" issued in 2017,
  • Children who are not over the age of 25 and spouses of civil servants are given green passports.

Service Passport

Persons who are sent abroad on behalf of the state but do not have a black (diplomatic) or green (private) passport are issued a service passport. 

  • Persons who have been officially sent abroad by the government, private administrations or municipalities,
  • Persons working as civil servants in international organizations of which the Republic of Turkey is a member,
  • Persons appointed by the Turkish Air Authority and the Turkish Red Crescent Society,
  • Service Stamped Passport is issued to the spouse, minor children, minor siblings, children who are underage and residing with their parents, not married, do not have a job, continue their education and who are under 25 years old.

Can you Make a Touristic Tour with a Service Passport?

A service passport is a type of passport that covers only the duration of its duties. You cannot travel with it abroad for touristic purposes. In such cases, both you and the institution issuing the passport will be under suspicion.

Diplomatic Passport

Diplomatic passport; is a type of international identity document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs defining the positions of diplomats and grants them privileges. Diplomatic passports are issued to government officials and their families who have been sent abroad to attend congresses and conferences. It is black, has 28 pages and is exempt from any fees.