What is a HES code?
A HES code (Hayat Eve Sığar) is a code that you need to have in order to travel on inter-city transport in Turkey.
Who needs a HES code?
- Both Turkish residents and foreign nationals need a HES code
- Everyone travelling domestically within Turkey (Bus, Train, Plane)
How do I get a HES code?
To apply for a code you must have access to a mobile phone registered by a mobile network in Turkey.
You must send an SMS with the following information to the number 2023. Please be sure to follow the following format:
HES [Space] YOUR NATIONALITY [e.g CAD] [Space] YOUR PASSPORT NUMBER [Space] YEAR OF BIRTH [Space] YOUR SURNAME [SPACE] NUMBER OF DAYS YOU WILL TRAVEL IN TURKEY + 7 DAYS
- e.g. HES CANADIAN 12345678 1985 LAST NAME 14
Make sure you use the same passport that you used to enter Turkey. Don't forget, the text message must be sent from a mobile registered on a Turkish network.
Are you a Turkish resident or citizen?
If you are, you can apply for a HES code through the e-Devlet system online:
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