Moving to Turkey


You are moving to Turkey. Atlas Movers will get you there.


Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, moving to Turkey will be a totally hassle-free process. Whether you live in the NetherlandsGermany or anywhere else in the world; we will take all your worries off your hands when moving to Turkey. We offer you personal support during this exciting step of moving to Turkey.

Like any other relocation, moving to Turkey is a major event. Atlas International Movers is there to facilitate your journey from door to door. Atlas International Movers helps people all over the world moving to various locations.

We will help with packing, loading and delivering all of your household goods and belongings. Do you have any questions? Our experts would be happy to help! We are the perfect moving company to arrange your relocation to Turkey.

What do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to Turkey it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to Turkey, your nationality and how long you intend to stay in Turkey. So where can I find more information about visas in Turkey? The best place with the most information is the Official Website Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs. The Turkish government made it very easy for you to find out whether you need a visa or not.

Some citizens of these nearby countries are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID’s

Turkey has different kinds of visas:

  • Tourist visa
  • Official visa
  • Student visa
  • Working visa
  • Other visas

The length of stay provided by visa or visa exemption cannot exceed 90 days within each 180 days. The regulation of 90 days of stay within the last 180 days is binding for all foreigners that will travel to Turkey. Beginning from 5 January 2016, all kinds of applications for Turkish visas will have to be made through the Pre-Application System of Turkish Sticker Visa. They will be directed to the Turkish eVisa website.

What rights will my visa give me in Turkey?

Every visa has different rights and conditions, so it’s important to find out what you’re entitled to and what your restrictions are while living in Turkey. Also It might be worthwhile getting the help of a migration agent or lawyer to help navigate your way through the Turkish system.

If you want more information about the different kinds of visas and their rights/conditions, you can find it on this website

I moved to Turkey, can I become a Turkish Citizen?

Can I become a Turkish citizen? Yes, there are several ways of acquiring Turkish nationality. You can become a Turkish citizen with all the accompanying rights through either naturalization, marriage, or birth. You must be over 18 and be living in Turkey. It isn’t necessary to renounce your original nationality when you become a Turkish citizen. Turkey allows dual nationality:

  • Naturalization: You may apply if you are over 18 years old. Lived in Turkey for an uninterrupted period of five years prior to the application. The intention to stay in Turkey. Good health and moral character. Knows the Turkish language, no threat to national security and has sufficient income.
  • Marriage: A foreign national who has been married to a Turkish citizen for three years and is still married to that partner may apply for naturalization under an easier set of conditions. You have to live with your spouse, in a steady and “real” marriage and also not be a threat to national security.
  • If you were born in Turkey or to a Turkish parent

For more information on how to become a Turkish national, contact the municipality where you live. That is also where you have to submit your application. You could also take a look at this website, it has very clear information about Turkish citizenship.

You are moving to Turkey, what’s next?

So you’re moving to Turkey! You have a job offer with a working visa or your citizenship status is approved. Now you want to make the relocation to Turkey as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. But why else is moving to Turkey right for you? Well, expats living in this country enjoy many benefits of going to Turkey including a high quality of living, great education, good healthcare, nice work-life balance, and decent work benefits from employers.

Turkey is known everywhere as a land of beautiful scenery, iskender kebab, Turkish tea, carpets and many delicious sweets like baklava. Vibrant cities such as Istanbul with gorgeous architecture.

These are some of the most beautiful places you should visit whilst staying in Turkey:

  • Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque: One of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 537 CE, it is renowned as the Byzantine Empire’s greatest architectural achievement and has remained the world’s largest church for 1,000 years.
  • Ephesus: One of the most complete, still-standing famed cities of antiquity in the Mediterranean region, this is the place to experience what life must have been like during the golden age of the Roman Empire.
  • Cappadocia: Beautiful rock valleys with cliffs, hills and wave-like rock formations. You will make the best pictures there. Also it’s the world’s top destination to take a hot-air balloon ride.
  • Topkapı Palace: Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace takes you into the fantastical, opulent world of the sultans. The palace shows the lavish lifestyle of the with gorgeous but decadent decor.
  • Pamukkale: One of Turkey’s most famous natural wonders, the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale cascade down the slope looking like an out-of-place snowfield amid the green landscape.

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in Turkey, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website! Don’t worry the website is also in English!

Living in Turkey

Moving to Turkey is exciting and new. It’s a beautiful country with lots to offer. Living in Turkey is easy and the people are outgoing. Turkey is an open country, but a big country with differences between the cities. The people are predominantly Muslim. The people in Turkey are lovely, but also proud and patriotic. So what are the things you should read into, before living in Turkey?

These are some of the things expats found different about living in Turkey. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to make living in Turkey easier for expats. If you want more information about Turkish culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about Turkey.

How do we proceed?

The process of moving to Turkey is different for every client, it depends on which country you’re moving from and if you’re already a Turkish citizen. But our system stays the same! The employees of our partners will pack your household goods in seaworthy packaging, after which they will be transported by sea, while small consignments will be sent by air. They will visit you at your home and will discuss with you what is required in order to emigrate to Turkey.

They will draw up a detailed inventory and will explain to you the specific rules for the customs clearance of your belongings, to ensure you are fully prepared for moving to Turkey. Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, we will ensure that you will have no surprises when moving to Turkey. If you’re planning to move to Turkey and you want us to help you move, you can request a free quote or use one of the options below.

A call request

We will be more than happy to give you a call to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have and plan an appointment for a pre-move survey. Let us guide and advise you to make your transition as smoothly as possible. Feel free to leave your name and number, one of our customer service agents will call you shortly to assist you.

A video survey

You have come to a stage that you require to request a quotation for your upcoming move. You may still have some questions and prefer a video survey above an in-home survey. Select a day and time and we will reach out to you to conduct a video survey. Using your mobile device you can show us the items you would like to move.

A survey form

You know exactly what to move and would like to learn more about the flexibility of our services and related pricing. Just follow the process, complete your details, tell us about your requirements and we will get back to you shortly with our quotation for your requested services.

If you are not really sure on what to choose, a call request is the easiest solution. That way we can answer all of your questions! If you, like us, like to prepare for a relocation then you may find our checklist very helpful. It gives a timeline with tips on how to prepare yourself for your relocation! Download our checklist at the bottom of this page!

Moving to Turkey with your own relocation coordinator

Atlas International Movers guides your move from door to door. If you have any questions during the relocation process, please contact your personal relocation coordinator. This person can answer all your questions about the move. This way you can prepare for your life in Turkey without any problems.

With our years of experience, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely from door to door. Well-trained and committed movers guarantee you a worry-free move! Our relocation consultant will visit you prior to your move to Turkey. Our advisor will discuss the move with you and ask about your wishes and expectations. Whether you want to move to Istanbul, Ankara or Izmir or one of the other beautiful cities with Atlas International Movers your belongings will arrive safely at their destination.

If you are moving to Turkey and you want to make an appointment with us or one of our partners, please feel free to contact us or view our website! If you would like storage for your household effects before, during or after moving to Turkey, this is also possible. Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here!

Moving to Turkey is a hassle free process with Atlas International Movers.



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