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How to Acquire Turkish Citizenship? What are the Advantages?

Becoming a Turkish citizen by making a real estate property purchase is the easiest and quickest way to obtain citizenship among five other options. The regulation announced in The Official Gazette in 19.09.2018 dramatically reduced the minimum amount of the property needs to be purchased, making the acquirement of Turkish citizenship easier than before. Any investor who purchases a real estate property worth a minimum of $250.000 can obtain Turkish citizenship and benefit from the advantages it brings. Citizenship process being highly convenient and many valuable real estate options Turkey has to offer appeals to the successful investors. Here are the details an investor needs to know about becoming a citizen by investing in Turkey.

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Turkish Citizenship Application Process

An investor who have purchased a residential, commercial or a similar type of real estate worth a minimum of $250.000 should submit their application form to The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. Upon the application, real estate appraisers calculate the value of the property in order to verify if it is worth the said amount. Once it is verified, The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre starts the citizenship process in 3 to 7 seven days. Thereafter, the investor should apply to The Bureau of Immigration Services to obtain residence permit which can be granted within the same day. At this point where the citizenship application is approved and the residence permit is acquired, investors should apply to The General Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality. All process is finalized within 30 days. Trem Global supports its customers and keeps track of each procedures during the citizenship process.

Turkish Citizenship timeline

Time

6-8 Months

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Supported countries

Open for most Countries

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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
  • Any investor who have purchased a property worth a minimum of $250.000 has the right to become a Turkish citizen, regardless of their current nationalities.
  • Once can invest not only in residential properties but also in different types of real estate such as offices or stores in order to become a Turkish citizen.
  • Investing in only one real estate is not necessary. Investors can purchase multiple properties that is worth a minimum of $250.000 when combined together.
  • While the investors wait for the process to finalize, they and their family members are given temporary residence permit.
  • Not only the investor but also their spouse and children under the age of 18 or children with disabilities obtain Turkish citizenship.
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A new regulation on the Turkish citizenship law was announced in the Official Gazette of 19.09.2018. Within the scope of the new law, the investment cost needs to be paid in order to obtain citizenship dramatically reduced to a minimum of $250.000. Any investor purchasing a $250.000 or more worth of real estate property can become a Turkish citizen.
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Anyone who meets the needs can apply for the citizenship.
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You should apply to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre after your purchase and during the deed transfer process. While your application is being processed, you can follow all the procedures at the Citizenship Offices in Istanbul and Ankara. Your application will be completed within 3 to 4 months starting from the date of the title transfer.
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Yes. Your spouse and children under 18 can become Turkish citizens together with you.
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You can choose to invest in multiple properties with the condition being their total worth is the said amount or more and they are purchased simultaneously.
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The exchange rates are announced on the Central Bank of the Turkish Republic (TMB). You should take TMB as a reference and calculate accordingly.
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If the documents you submitted are complete and full, the application results within the 3-4 months following the transfer of the title deed.
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If you do not pose any threat to the national health or security, submit all the documents properly, and meet other requirements, you can become a Turkish citizen.
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We’re here to help you. Providing consultancy to its customers with a team of experts and maintaining a legal perspective, Trem Global carries out all operations on behalf of you when you are abroad.
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In order to obtain Turkish citizenship with a $250.000 purchase, you must purchase it after the regulation made in 9.18.2018.
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To answer this question, you must read the laws and procedures of your own country. While some countries make it possible for a citizen to have dual citizenship, some countries don’t.
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If you have a son under the age of 18 during your moving process, he must serve in the compulsory military service in Turkey. Additionally, if your son has done the military service required for citizens to do in other countries you have the citizenship of, you need to document it. To learn the detailed information about the compulsory military service for males aged 22 and over, ask Trem Global for help during the application process.
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No, it doesn’t. Anyone can apply for Turkish citizenship, provided that they meet the conditions.
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If your child has a disability and needs constant care, he or she can become a Turkish citizens provided that you submit the documents requested by the authorities.
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In this is the case, you can apply for citizenship under certain conditions. Trem Global will share the requirements with you on your request.
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Yes, you can. However, some countries such as China, India and Saudu Arabia has severe restrictions in terms of dual citizenship. We recommend you take the laws of your own country into consideration.
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They can if they meet the necessary conditions.
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There are 6 main types of residence permit including short term residence permit, family residence permit, student residence permit and long-term residence permit. There are also humanitarian residence permit and residence permit for victims of human trafficking
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You will need an application Form for Residence Permit, original or photocopy of passport and warrant of attorney, 4 biometric photographs, declaration of possession illustrating if it is sufficient for the amount of time you’re staying, official document showing residence of the applicant, companies to be contacted, applicable health insurance
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Upon the approval of your application, your residence card and your residence permit will be sent to your address within 7-30 days.
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Yes, it is. Your residence card will be sent to you by mail.
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You have 15 days after the expire date of your permit to contact authorities.
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It is not possible for people with temporary visas to stay in Turkey longer than the expiration date. You may face penalty or be requested to leave the country. It is best for you to acquire residence permit before the tourist visa expires.
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You should apply to foreigners’ department as soon as possible. Officers will help you obtain a new residence permit.
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You must apply within the 20 days prior to your moving out in order to obtain new residence permit, if the type of the residence permit stays the same. You won’t be re-charged.
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If you spend more than 120 days abroad in a year, your residence permit is cancelled.
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Residence permit is a legal document illustrating you’re in Turkey lawfully. If a security officer or any authorities ask to see the document, you must show it.
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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
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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
  • OCEANIA
  • Fiji
  • Marshal Islands*
  • Micronesia
  • Palau*
  • Samoa*
  • Timor-Leste*
  • Tonga*
  • Tuvalu*
  • Vanuatu
  • E-VISA
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Lesotho
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Oman
  • Sri Lanka