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Turkish Citizenship

How to Acquire Turkish Citizenship? What are the Advantages?

There are six different options to get a Turkish citizenship. The easiest and fastest option of these is to become a Turkish citizen through purchasing a property.

Especially as of 19.09.2018, after the disclosure of the decision on the official gazette, the required wages to be a Turkish citizen have significantly dropped. Thus becoming a Turkish citizen became easier than before, as anyone purchasing a minimum 250.000 USD worth of real estate can benefit from Turkish citizenship advantages.

Not only Turkey’s quite valuable and rich options in the real estate area; but also the comfort it provides during the citizenship process, makes becoming a citizen through real estate much more appealing. Here are all the details you need to know about earning citizenship rights by a real estate investment in Turkey.

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Turkish Citizenship Application Process

Those who have purchased a minimum 250.000 USD worth of housing, workplace, estate or similar properties, can initiate their application process by going to The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. After the application to The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre, real estate appraisers check if the purchased property is worth 250.000 USD or not.

If no impediment is found, The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre approves the transition to the citizenship process in 3 to 7 days. After given this approval, by applying to The Bureau of Immigration Services for the residence permit, it is possible to get the permission in the same day.

After the citizenship application approval and the residency permit, candidates apply to The General Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality for the Turkish citizenship. After that point, by tracking the transactions from Citizenship Information Offices? in Istanbul and Ankara all process is finalized in 30 days.

Trem Global support its customers in every step of the way regarding residence permit and citizenship application process, including executing and tracking the procedures for them.

Turkish Citizenship timeline

Time

3-4 Months

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Supported countries

Open for most countries

visa free travel

Visa free travel

Instant visa-free travel to 115 countries

investment type

Investment type

Real Estate in Turkey

investment cost

Investment cost

$250.000

Things to Know About the Turkish Citizenship Application Process
  • Without any country restraint, anyone who purchase at least 250.000 USD worth of real estate can become a Turkish citizen
  • Not only housing but you can also earn the right to be a Turkish citizen by purchasing different kinds of real estate such as an office, a store or an estate.
  • Turkish citizenship can be earned through the purchase of not just one specific real estate worth of 250.000 USD, but also multiple properties that make up at least the same amount when combined.
  • Turkish citizenship process, finalizes within 30 days from the day of application. Furthermore, temporary residence permit is given to the real estate purchaser and their family members.
  • Along with the real estate purchaser, their spouse and kids under the age of 18 also get the right to be a Turkish citizen. For children past the age of 18, they are not given citizenship unless they are disabled and in need of constant care.

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The financial and investment costs in the process of transition to Turkish citizenship were significantly reduced with the amendment published in the Official Gazette dated 19.09.2018 in the Turkish Citizenship Law. Accordingly, foreigners who have invested in real estate worth at least USD 250.000 in Turkey, can be entitled to receive Turkish citizenship.
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Everyone who come to Turkey from abroad and want to Turkish citizenship can apply. Each state has the right to decide in accordance with the law which people or nationals of a country can be Turkish citizen.

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The implementation is made if you purchase at least $ 250,000 in real estate. If you apply to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre during the deed transfer process, your application will be processed. You can follow all the procedures after the title deed application in one place at the Citizenship Offices in Istanbul and Ankara. Your application will be completed within 3 to 4 months from the date of the title transfer.
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Yes, your family is entitled to the citizenship opportunities that you will benefit from within the scope of your application. In this context, you, your wife/husband and all children under 18 may be Turkish citizens.
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You can purchase more than one real estate with a total value of at least USD 250,000 within your investment processes. However, it is important for the validity of your application to be synchronous. Similarly, in order for the application to be valid, the values submitted to the Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre must exceed USD 250,000.
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In the range when you make the application process, the Central Bank Republic of Turkey should take some effective exchange rate values.
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Republic of Turkey citizenship applications results, if the documents are complete and full, resulting from the transfer of the title deed done within 3-4 months.
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You can obtain citizenship if the applicant is verified that it does not pose any threat to the national security of our country and all the requirements are met, and all documents are properly and accurately communicated.
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Tremglobal Turkish citizenship-making process without the presence of people within the borders of Turkey, carries out all operations by proxy. In this context, Tremglobal provides process consultancy to the applicants with its expert team and legal perspective.
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In order to receive citizenship with a $ 250,000 investment in Turkey You must have purchased real estate after the 9.18.2018.
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You can receive dual citizenship at the same time under the law. However, you also have to master the laws and procedures in your own state regulation. Some countries do not allow dual or more citizenship. You should check this in your own country.
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If your family has a child under the age of 18 during your moving process, they are obliged to complete military service when the time is ripe. In addition, if you have completed compulsory military service in the country where you were a citizen before, you need to document it. More detailed information about the military conditions of persons aged 22 and over is shared with you by Tremglobal during the application process.
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Anyone who wants Turkish citizenship can apply for Turkish citizenship provided that they meet the investment conditions.
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Your child must be under 18 years of age in order to benefit from the citizenship coverage while using Turkish citizenship services. However, if your child has a disability, you can pass him / her to Turkish citizenship with the documents indicating that he / she is in need of care and other documents to be requested by the authorities.
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You can also apply for citizenship under certain conditions with the real estates that have not been completed yet or have been purchased in installments. In this case, you have to invest a minimum of $ 250,000. Other necessary requirements will be shared by Tremglobal on your request.
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Yes, it is possible to benefit from dual citizenship services in Turkey. However, some countries, such as India, China, and Saudi Arabia, impose severe restrictions on dual citizenship so we recommend that you also investigate the citizenship procedures in your own country.
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Anyone who wants to live in Turkey can apply for a residence permit if they fulfill the necessary conditions.
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You can apply for a residence permit when the title deed is transferred without any purchase of $ 250,000 house or housing. In this sense, the person must apply simultaneously for his/her family. Otherwise, the family can't be granted a residence permit. If the family is the point in question, family members, women and individuals over the age of 18 must also give a power of attorney.
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There are 6 main types of residence permits. These are; short term residence permit, family residence permit, student residence permit, long term residence permit, human residence permit, human trafficking victims residence permit.
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Application Form for Residence Permit, original or photocopy of passport and warrant of attorney, 4 biometric photographs, declaration of possession of sufficient and regular financial facilities during the stay, official document showing residence of the applicant, companies to be contacted, applicable health insurance (one of the following ): • Bilateral social security agreements is proof that benefited from health services in Turkey • Application to Social Security Institution for general health insurance, Application document to Social Security Institution, Private health insurance.
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If your application is accepted, it will be sent to your address within 7 to 30 days. This means that your residence permit will be sent to your address within 30 days at the latest.
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Anyone attending the appointment and waiting for the residence permit card to arrive by post can go abroad.
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You must contact the competent security authorities before the expiry of your residence permit or within 15 days of the expiry date.
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Tourist visas are temporary and remain resident in Turkey is not possible without taking. When they go to a housing appointment, they may pay a penalty or request an entry or exit. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for temporary residence and obtain a residence permit before the tourist visa expires.
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Pursuant to Article 11 of Law no 5683, people who have lost their residence permit should apply to the foreigners branch in the province and the Aliens Office in the district as soon as possible. The police officers must obtain a new residence permit with the minutes of the items to be removed.
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Foreigners who move their place of residence from the place of house to another province must apply within 20 working days at the latest to obtain a new residence permit. In this process, if the residence permit type doesn’t change, a new residence permit is issued. However, the paid period is not re-charged.
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If the foreigners who have a residence permit in our country stay abroad for more than 120 days last year, their residence permit is canceled.
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This document is a residence permit for foreigners shows that they remain legally in Turkey. It must be shown to security officers or gendarmerie authorities at any time.
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A foreign child born in Turkey, child's mother or father should the child individual passports tag name or in addition to their passport and at the latest within 90 days to apply to law enforcement authorities' legal representatives according to central civil registration system. Applicants must have a residence permit.
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Benefits

Being a Turkish citizen provides you a wide range of advantageous circumstances.
Citizenship Benefits for family

Best Country For Your Family

  • Turkey has effective education institutions and a high-level healthcare system
  • Your family can be included in your citizenship process
  • Turkey is one of the most cost-effective country to live in
Business Benefits

Business Opportunities

  • Turkey has many trade agreements enabling various priorities for investors
  • You can take advantage of Customs Union Agreement between EU and Turkey
  • Benefit from the 20% drop in estate prices
  • Turkey’s real estate market had a 20% increase in the transactions in 2019
Travel Benefits

Travel Opportunities

  • Turkish passport allows you to travel to more than 115 countries
  • List includes Japan, South Korea, Singapore major countries in Asia and South America
  • Visa-free countries list is growing constantly
  • It’s easy to get visas with Turkish passport
Personal Freedom

Personal Liberty

  • Turkey is a democratic and reliable country
  • No requirements to dwell in Turkey
  • Double citizenship is allowed in Turkey
  • Turkish citizenship open to most nationalities
Turkish Passport

115 Visa-Free Travel Score

The list of the visa-free countries you can travel with Turkish Passaport.
  • AMERICAS
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahama
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia*
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Suriname*
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • AFRICA
  • Benin*
  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde*
  • Côte d'Ivoire*
  • Comoros*
  • Gabon*
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya*
  • Madagascar*
  • Mauritania*
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique*
  • Rwanda*
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles*
  • Somalia*
  • South Africa
  • Sudan*
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania*
  • Togo*
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda*
  • Zambia*
  • Zimbabwe*
  • EUROPE
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • ASIA
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq*
  • Jordan
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Kuwait*
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon*
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives*
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal*
  • Palestine Territories
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Tajikistan*
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • E-VISA
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Lesotho
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Oman
  • Sri Lanka
  • EUROPE
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • Maldives*
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal*
  • Palestine Territories
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Tajikistan*
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • OCEANIA
  • Fiji
  • Marshal Islands*
  • Micronesia
  • Palau*
  • Samoa*
  • Timor-Leste*
  • Tonga*
  • Tuvalu*
  • Vanuatu
  • E-VISA
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Lesotho
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Oman
  • Sri Lanka
  • State Guaranteed Projects
  • Law and Investment Consultancy
  • Personalized Investment Solutions
  • High Quality of Service After-Sales
  • Special Packages for Investors
  • Turkish Passport within 3 months
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