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Türkiye: Affordable Location Launches New Digital Nomads Visa

Türkiye is one of the most affordable countries in the world and now offers digital nomads visas
Türkiye offers digital nomads visa [Image by Pexels from Pixabay]
Good news continues to be released about the best destinations in the world for digital nomads and remote workers. The trend that started during the COVID lockdown continues to be a popular way to work. As long as you have your laptop and a decent Internet connection, you can flourish. However, some remote workers are finding that countries in Europe can be expensive. Meanwhile, just outside the EU is Türkiye, one of the cheapest countries in the world. Even better, the country has launched a new digital nomad visa.

Türkiye launches visa for digital nomads

As digital nomads know so well, digital nomad visas are vital, giving an official opportunity to stay longer in the countries they love. Now Türkiye has joined other countries around the world by offering a digital nomad visa. What makes this special is that this is one of the cheapest countries in the world.

Istanbul, Türkiye
Istanbul, Türkiye [Image by hilmi ceper from Pixabay]
Like all digital nomad visas, there are steps you need to take to apply for one. The following are the requirements for a digital nomad visa in Türkiye:

  • A digital nomad must be between the ages of 21 to 55.
  • Give proof of employment or a business contract to show you have a steady income.
  • You must also prove that you have a monthly income of a minimum of $3,000 (or an annual income of $36,000).

However, there is one unusual requirement for a digital nomad visa in Türkiye that isn’t required widely in other countries, and that is that you must hold a university degree.

Where can you get a visa?

Work as a digital nomad in Cappadocia, Turkiye
Hot air balloons over Cappadocia [Image by simi from Pixabay]
It turns out it is actually quite easy to apply for digital nomad visas (as long as you pass the requirements). Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has launched a dedicated website for visa applications.

This means that digital nomads can apply online from anywhere in the world. However, you will still need to visit your nearest Turkish embassy to collect your work permit and visa once it has been approved. However, if you are already on the ground in Türkiye, you can apply online and register at the nearest local police department in the country.

As the visa has only just been launched, it is unclear how long the application will take. However, with the online application process, this is good news for remote workers who don’t want to spend all their time manually filling in paperwork.

What are the best locations in Türkiye for digital nomads?

Beach in Bodrum, Türkiye
Beach in Bodrum, Türkiye [Image by Ender BOZ from Pixabay]
Türkiye is a wonderfully diverse country with many different landscapes, fascinating cities, gorgeous beaches and more. However, Istanbul is a popular city for travelers and digital nomads alike. The city offers many of its attractions for free while eating out is also remarkably affordable. Meanwhile, this means you can enjoy the bustling city life without having to part with too much of your cash.

However, there are many other recommended locations in Türkiye. The Turkish government is promoting several destinations to attract remote workers, including Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Fethiye, Izmir, and Marmaris.

Moreover, the country has an excellent tech infrastructure in place, including fast and reliable Internet access, many cafes and working places for digital nomads to work. Moreover, Türkiye offers great transport connections across the country.

Find out more about applying as a digital nomad in Türkiye on the official website here. You will find that you can apply in a wide range of languages to avoid any problems.


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