Life in Turkey

Car Rental in Turkey – How to Rent a Car in Turkey?

Foreign nationals may also need to rent a car while visiting our country. For this reason, they can get service by visiting companies that provide car rental services.

One of the car rental services, T.C. Foreign nationals can also benefit from it in the same way. However, there are some procedures that people with a foreign driver’s license must follow in order to drive in our country. They should pay attention to these procedures and pay attention to the content of the contract they signed. An important point to know is that regardless of the nationality of the person, the language of the contract must be English, which is an international language.

The vast majority of foreign nationals enter our country by air. At the time of entry, they must have an entry stamp on their passports so that they can easily rent a car. Foreign nationals can also benefit from companies that provide car rental services at airports.

Criteria for Foreign Nationals to Use their Driver’s Licenses in Turkey

Foreign nationals can drive in Turkey with their own driving license for a maximum of 6 months. Persons who will stay in our country for more than 6 months must have a driver’s license issued by the Republic of Turkey at the end of this period.

Car rental companies and insurance companies may also have additional legal claims. Some car rental companies accept driver’s licenses issued in English, while others accept driver’s licenses issued in certain countries.

Before going to Turkey, it would be more accurate to research and get information about how to rent a vehicle by the company.

Things to Consider When Renting a Car for Foreign Nationals

When renting a car, foreign nationals must have a country stamp in their passports, and have their passports and driver’s licenses with them at the time of signing the contract.

Other things to consider are:

  • The language of the contract in which the rental is made is English,
  • The person who will rent the vehicle must be 21 years old,
  • If A, B, F group vehicle is to be rented, having a driver’s license for at least 1 year,
  • In his passport, there must be an entry stamp of the time he entered Turkey,
  • For payment and deposit transactions, they must have at least one credit card that can be valid in Turkey.

Apart from the guests visiting our country temporarily, there may be Turkish citizens who have lived abroad for many years. These people should not forget that they have to change their driver’s license within one year at the latest after making a definite return to Turkey.


Enes Sahin

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