Turkey attracts the attention of many Lebanese citizens. The number of people who come from Lebanon and want to settle in Turkey is not small at all. Of course, the sharing of common cultural values between the two countries contributed greatly to this demand. These common values and friendly attitudes have created a friendship between the two countries that has lasted for years and continues. With the advantages provided by this ground, it has become very easy for Lebanese citizens to have Turkish citizenship. In this article, we talked about important information that should be known by Lebanese citizens who want to become Turkish citizens.
There are some options to become a Turkish citizen, apart from citizenship acquired due to lineage and place of birth. If the Lebanese state approves the dual citizenship right of Lebanese citizens, Lebanese citizens can have Turkish citizenship. However, sometimes the Republic of Turkey may require individuals to renounce the citizenship of the country of which they are currently a citizen.
Lebanese citizens wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship
must have resided in Turkey for five uninterrupted years until they apply
should show with his/her behavior that he/she wants to settle in Turkey.
must not have a dangerous disease
should be responsible and of good moral character
must have a sufficient level of Turkish
should have a job or income to make a living
should not engage in behavior that would endanger national security and society.
Lebanese citizens who have been married to a Turkish citizen for three years and continue to be married can apply for Turkish citizenship. If the spouse who is a Turkish citizen dies after the application, the application process will not be adversely affected. It is also possible to have Turkish citizenship through investment. Especially in recent years, there has been a great increase in the number of people who have citizenship through investment. The reason for this increase is that Turkey offers great investment opportunities.
Lebanese citizens who have made a minimum fixed capital investment of 500,000 USD.
Lebanese citizens who have purchased a minimum of 400,000 USD worth of real estate, provided that it is not sold for three years in the land registry.
Lebanese citizens who employ at least 50 people
Lebanese citizens who have deposited a minimum deposit of 500,000 USD in banks operating in Turkey, provided that they keep the money for a minimum of three years.
Lebanese citizens who have purchased government debt securities of at least 500,000 USD on condition that they hold for three years.
Apart from these
Persons who have or are thought to provide extraordinary service to Turkey in the fields of science, technology, economy, sports, culture, and arts,
Persons deemed obligatory to be naturalized,
Persons considered as immigrants
can obtain Turkish citizenship.