Open a Bank Account in Turkey

Whether you are a student or an employee or a tourist in Turkey, opening a bank account is one of the necessities to meet the demands of the modern life. You can benefit from it by paying the bills, rent, all purchases, currency exchange, in addition to the adoption of banks for smart device applications, making it easier to benefit from all the services without a need to visit the bank.

What documents are required to open a bank account in Turkey?

In order to open a bank account in Turkey the following papers and documents are required:

  1. Residence Permit ID Number
  2. Passport
  3. Tax Number (obtained from the tax office)
  4. Address Paper

*Some banks may open your bank account without the need of the Residence Permit ID Number, e.g. Ziraat Bankasi