Moving to Turkey

Moving to Turkey

Are you planning to emigrate to Turkey? Transpack is specialised in international removals of belongings and entire households to various destinations in Turkey. You can move from Amsterdam to Istanbul for as little as €990.

Calculate the costs online without any obligation and get a tailor-made offer for your move to Turkey.

Turkey in a nut shell:

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Population81.6 million
CurrencyTurkese Lira
Official languages

Moving to Turkey

When you move to Turkey you may want to take your belongings with you. You can choose to use your own moving container or a joint container (groupage) which means you share the transport costs with others. At Transpack, we offer both sea containers and air containers for international removals.

The costs of moving to Turkey

Road transport is used for small to medium-sized shipments to Turkey. Transpack has a preferred partner for removals from and to Turkey, so they are regularly at our warehouse to pick up consignments. For the larger shipments (>20m3) it is often advisable to move by sea container from a financial point of view. Together with a Transpack employee you can look for the most cost-efficient way of transporting your household goods.


AmsterdamAnkara€ 990,-Request a quote

How long are my possessions on their way to Turkey?

How long your belongings are on their way to Turkey depends on the kind of transport you choose. When you choose road transport, your possessions are on average 2 to 3 weeks on the road from door to door. When you choose sea transport, it usually takes 4 to 5 weeks, provided that there is no customs inspection, because then it can take a bit longer.

Tips for emigrating to Turkey

Moving to Turkey is a new chapter in your life. Turkey is a beautiful country with a variety of nature with mountains and beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. Istanbul and Ankara are popular cities to live in. A number of steps are required before you can begin your adventure in Turkey.

Do I need a visa for Turkey?

Please contact the consulate or embassy of your own country to learn what is required to live or work in Turkey. Our Eurohome Relocation Specialists can also help you arrange a visa if needed.

What should you take with you when you emigrate to Turkey?

To help you prepare for your trip, we have put together some tips for you. Make sure that documents, keys, medicines, jewellery and other important items are not included in your shipment.  You should always take these items with you personally.


ClothingIt is important to bring appropriate clothing to Turkey.  The climate in Turkey varies from very hot summers with high humidity in Istanbul to cold, wet winters. In Ankara, the summers are also hot, but dry and with cooler evenings. On the Mediterranean coast, summers are warm and winters mild.
Travel plugThe electricity voltage in Turkey is about 220 Volts and the frequency is 50 Hertz. You will need a (world) adapter plug if you are bringing electrical appliances.
MedicinesCheck whether your medication is available in Turkey and the maximum amount you are allowed to take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate for taking medication on a trip
DocumentsCarry important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. in your hand luggage – make copies too.
Personal items
Think of your favourite toiletries, things that remind you of home and other things you can’t afford to be without.
Tip: pack a spare set of clothes in your hand luggage in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost.

If you have any questions about moving to Turkey, please feel free to contact us.