In consequence of the amendment to “Turkish Citizenship Law” by the government of the Republic of Turkey in September 2018, foreigners can earn a right to become a citizen of Turkey if
- they purchase real estate worth of 250,000 USD (providing that they will not sell for three years),
- they have a bank deposit of 500,000 USD in state banks (providing that they will not withdraw for three years), or
- they found a company with a capital of 500,000 USD.

REAL ESTATE PURCHASE

The following issues should be well-regarded with regards to real estate purchases:

  • Before the payment for the real estate, the applicant should open up a bank account in one of Turkish banks and make the payment through this account.
  • The expertise of the real state need to be conducted by independent evaluation companies recognized by the government.
  • A total of 250,000 USD can be reach with a number of real estate purchases.
  • The deed needs to include that the real estate has been purchased for a citizenship application and that it will not be sold for three years.
  • The real estate purchase needs to be made from individuals or companies with Turkish citizenship. The citizenship law does not comprise the purchase of real estate from foreigners.

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After the real estate purchase, investors can immediately receive their residence permit in Turkey. The following “citizenship acceptance process” can result in a period between 6 months and 8 months.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Documents required for the application

  • Application Form
  • Turkish translation of the identity card of nationality, or if stateless, a notarized document
  • 2 photographs
  • Residence permit or valid tourist visa recorded on the passport
  • (If your wife or close relatives are citizens of Turkey) copies of identity cards and resident permits
  • The voucher for the application payment
  • (If there are kids applying for Turkish citizenship) a Turkish translation of documents notarized or duly approved by an international representative or authority (in Turkey or abroad)
  • Marital status documents
  • Birth certificate, identity register copy, or a similar document
  • (For those with birth certificate with no date of birth) an official document of nationality. If this cannot be procured, it’s necessary to submit a signed statement of acceptance that the application is in accordance with the applicable legislation.

RESIDENCE PERMIT

Documents required for residence permit :

  • Residence Permit Application Form
  • Original passport and its photocopy
  • 4 photos (biometric and taken in the last 6 months)
  • Valid Health Insurance
  • Original and the copy of the Title Deed and its land registration
  • Documents of criminal record
  • Residential Area Document