A foreigner moving to Turkey may open a bank account by visiting a branch. Most banks offer a choice of accounts to suit the customer's needs, and provide a wide range of services. Accounts are usually approved on the same day, and access to telephone and Internet banking can be activated shortly afterwards. There are three types of accounts:
Joint accounts are available; it is important to stipulate whether a single or joint signatures are required to withdraw funds when opening a joint account. Accounts in a foreign currency are also available.
The following documents are required in order to open an account:
It is possible for non-residents to open a bank account in Turkey. The same documents (listed above) are required.
It is also possible to open an account remotely and many banks provide online telephone services in English.
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