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Turkiye Launches Digital Nomad Visa

Turkiye has announced a new initiative to attract digital nomads, aiming to enhance its economy and diversify its tourism sector.

The Turkish Ministry of Culture, through its Agency for Promotion and Development of Tourism, has introduced the Digital Nomad Visa, designed specifically for foreign nationals who wish to live and work remotely within the country.

According to Travel off Path, it is a great opportunity for digital nomads since Turkiye is one of the cheapest countries in the world. Definitely, either the author Tor Brierley never been to Turkiye before or the title is just another clickbait. Colombia, requiring only a $738 monthly income from digital nomads, would be an easier target for foreigners to achieve. It would be much cheaper than Turkiye as well.

Who qualifies for Turkiye’s digital nomad visa?

Eligibility for Turkiye’s digital nomad visa requires individuals to be aged between 21 and 55.

Citizens of the countries listed below are eligible for the Digital Nomad Visa to Türkiye;

France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Denmark, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Bulgaria, Romania , Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Belarus.

Candidates must also possess a university degree, have an employment or business contract, and demonstrate a monthly income of $3,000 (€2,800) or an annual income of $36,000 (€33,800).

How to Apply?

Applicants can sign up and submit their documents, such as a passport valid for six months and a photograph, through the official Digital Nomad GoTurkiye website.

Once the application is approved, you will receive a Digital Nomad Identification Certificate, which you can present at a Turkish visa center or consulate in your country of residence.

The program specifically promotes remote working in culturally rich areas like Istanbul and Dalaman, in the Mugla province. These regions are not only suitable for remote work but also offer opportunities for cultural engagement and historical exploration.

This initiative is part of Turkiye’s broader strategy to overcome the challenges posed by seasonal variations in tourism. By attracting digital nomads, As digital nomads spend a lot, Turkiye aims to sustain economic activity throughout the year, smoothing out the fluctuations typically seen during the off-season.

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