At Turkish Airlines, we want your flights and your travel to proceed as smoothly as possible. On this page, you can find information on visa requirements for the country to which you are traveling, as well as information on the documents required for a problem-free journey.
For domestic travel, the following documents are accepted as legal identification:
- Identity card
- Temporary identity card document
- Driver’s license
- Passport and/or document used as a passport / legal/official document accepted as a passport by the issuing nation
- Marriage certificate
- Birth certificate (For infants up to one month old, along with parents' identification)
- Photographed, sealed/stamped documents with T.R Identity number, issued by official institution(s)
You may complete your check-in using any of these documents.
Countries’ visa requirements may change over time. We suggest that you check the current visa requirements of your destination country via the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the websites of the national embassies.
You must have a valid passport to travel abroad. If you are obtaining a passport for the first time or renewing it, please remember the process can take several days.
For more information on documents required for the passport application, and to make an appointment, please see Turkey's Ministry of Interior Passport Services page (link in Turkish).
Visas and other documents
Countries’ visa requirements may change over time. We suggest that you check the current visa requirements of your destination country via the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the websites of the national embassies
Private security information (APIS)
Some countries require visitors to provide personal information known as Advanced Passenger Information (API) or Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS). This information must be collected by the airline before the passenger boards the flight.
You will need to provide this information during the reservation process to ensure that you can use other self-service check-in options.
Information required for APIS:
- Name and surname (as written in the passport)
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- Passport expiration date
- Passport’s country of issue
- Country of residence
Additional information required for flights to/from the United States:
- Address of your accommodation on the first night
- Green Card number (if any)
- Redress Control Number (if any)
How is APIS information shared?
Your APIS information is provided solely to the relevant authorities of the country concerned. We do not share the data with any other person or organization.
How can APIS information be added?
You can add APIS information for your purchased tickets via the Manage My Bookings tab on our website.
According to new regulations, children are no longer permitted to travel on a parent’s passport. Your children must have their own passports and visas.
According to new regulations, children can no longer travel by being registered on a parent’s passport. Children must have their own passports and you must also obtain a visa for them.