The Turkish driving license procedures of foreign nationals living in Turkey or going to be live here are as follows:
Turkish driving license can be obtained for foreigners who have a Turkey residence permit with more than 6 months residence period by applying to the driving schools in Turkey.
Foreign citizens can also take the Turkish driving license exam in Arabic or English languages.
You can apply for all types of Turkish driving licenses, including B and (A1, A2,).
There are two ways to get a Turkish driver’s license, one is to register in driving schools in Turkey and getting a Turkish license, the second is by translating your international license to Turkish language and converting it.
Applying To Driving Schools In Turkey
The first condition for getting a Turkish driving license through registration in driving schools in Turkey for foreign nationals is the legal age, which is 18 years of age and residence in Turkey with a residence permit.
Driving schools in Turkey will also take documents from you to register you for a Turkish driver’s license, which they will send to the traffic police office when you pass the driving test.
Documents Required For Application Of Turkish Driving License
- Passport translation with the approval of the Notary Office
- Turkey residence permit (at least 6 months)
- 2 biometric photos
- Provide the latest degree diploma or student certificate translation with the approval of the Notary Office (If you get your last degree from Turkey, you do not need notarization and translation)
- Health report
- Blood group document
- Eye examination card (in 2021 the cost of this card is about 25 Turkish Liras, remember to ask your doctor or hospital to prepare this card for you for the traffic police)
- Criminal record certificate
Turkish Driving License Written Exam
Also, to get a Turkish driving license, you must first written exam and pass the practical driving test after passing this test.
There is 50 questions in the Turkish driving license written exam including four sections:
- Technical information about vehicles (9 questions)
- Traffic morals and environmental information (23 questions)
- First aid knowledge (12 questions)
- Traffic customs (6 questions)
If you are not fluent in Turkish, you must apply for an official translator from your driving school. You can also take this test in English, Arabic, or German to obtain a Turkish driving license.
To pass the driving test in Turkey, you must answer at least 35 questions correctly. If you fail, you can take the test again by paying 135 Turkish Liras.
Driving tests in Turkey are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Convert Driving License to Turkish Driving License
The second way to get a Turkish driving license in Turkey / Converting license to Turkey
You must first make an appointment for a Turkish driving license from the website of https://randevu.nvi.gov.tr/. You can also call 199 to make an appointment. The interview will take place at the population registry (Nüfus Müdürlüğü).
Foreigners who have an international driving license from their own country can drive with their international driving license after 6 months of residence in Turkey. Foreign citizens who have completed 6 months of residence in Turkey can drive for another 6 months by having their current foreign driver’s license Turkish translation in the Notary Office or by getting a translation from the consulate of their country in Turkey.
Foreign nationals who will stay in Turkey for more than 1 year are required to obtain a Turkish driving license from the Republic of Turkey. The documents required for foreigners to obtain a driver’s license are listed above.
The List Of Countries That Can Convert Their License To Turkish Foreign Driving License
There are 83 countries’ driving licenses that can be converted into Turkish Driving Licenses:
- Czech Republic
- Central African Republic
- Costa Rica
- DR Congo
- Ivory Coast
- San Mario
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom (UK)