How can I get Turkish citizenship as a foreigner?
According to the new real estate laws, foreigners can get Turkish citizenship by buying a property in Turkey, and we will guide and help you according to our long experience and based on the experiences of many of our clients who got Turkish citizenship by real estate investment.
How long does it take to get Turkish citizenship by real estate investment?
Turkish citizenship by real estate investment will be taken directly after the completion of the investment procedure and this takes from 3 to 7 months, but there is a condition that the property must be purchased in Turkey and cannot be sold or withdrawn for three years.
Does the property ownership have an indefinite duration?
After purchasing and obtaining title deeds, you become the owner of the property with the same rights as Turkish owners and without an indefinite duration.
You cannot sell the property for 3 years according to the Turkish citizenship program, but after that time you have the right to keep or sell the property.
Can there be more than one person indicated in the title deed as owners of the property? And Can all the owners apply for Turkish Citizenship?
One person only can own a property to be eligible for Turkish citizenship by investment, and if there is more than one owner of the property in the title deeds, none of them is allowed to apply for Turkish citizenship.
Does Turkish citizenship entitle me to reside in Turkey permanently?
After getting Turkish citizenship, you can reside and live in Turkey permanently and without any obstacle.
Do I need to serve in the military services if I become a Turkish citizen?
When children under the age of 18 reach the age of military service, they will be obliged to do military services.
But if you have already completed military service in your country, you may need to prove this.
People over the age of 22 must ask at the application phase if there is a special condition to get some information from the General Population Directorate.
How long does it take to receive Turkish Passport?
If the applicant for citizenship is legally viable, the required period to get Turkish citizenship and passport is at least three months to seven months.
How can I get Turkish citizenship by real estate investment?
You can get Turkish citizenship by real estate investment after buying a property worth more than 400,000 USD, and then applying to the Tapu Office (General Directorate of Land Registry and Land Registry) and request to get Turkish citizenship by real estate investment.
After applying, the bank transfer documents will be checked, and the approval for citizenship is in a period ranging between 3 and 7 days.
Through the approval of the citizenship, you apply to the Immigration Office on the same day without waiting for an appointment to obtain a new residence permit.
Then, you apply to the General Directorate of Population and Nationality on the same day.
All procedures are followed in the citizenship office in Istanbul and Ankara. Thus, the citizenship will be completed within 3 to 7 months.
Is dual citizenship allowed in Turkey?
Yes, Turkish laws allow dual and multiple citizenship even if the original country does not oppose dual citizenship, you can have both citizenships.
What are the benefits of the Turkish Passport?
Getting Turkish passport by investment gives the applicant and his family many benefits, including visa-free access to more than 115 countries including Singapore, Japan, Qatar and South Korea.
The whole process can be done remotely, and the citizenship can also be obtained by the spouse and children of the person who made the main application and can be transferred to his grandchildren.
The applicant will be able to move and establish any business in the United States under the US investor E-2 visa.
Can I buy multiple properties to get Turkish citizenship?
Yes, you can buy one property or several properties with a total value of more than 400 thousand dollars, but you need to apply for the citizenship at the same time for all of them.
As the Tapu Office does not accept citizenship applications unless the combined values are higher than 400 thousand dollars.
Is it possible to buy a property in Turkey with foreign currency?
The buyer cannot buy the property with any other foreign currency, but the value of the paid property will be calculated with the same value of the foreign currency on the day of purchase.
For example, if you purchased a property on 08/30/2021 and paid in Turkish lira, the price will be according to the exchange rate on the same day of purchase.
How long does it take to get Turkish citizenship after buying a property?
It takes from 3 to 7 months to get Turkish citizenship by buying a property. The government has also opened special offices to reduce this duration.
How can a stateless citizen get Turkish citizenship?
In the case that statelessness is proven by a document issued by the United Nations, a person can buy a Turkish property that worth 400 thousand dollars and easily apply to get Turkish citizenship.
What are the required documents to get Turkish citizenship by investment?
The required documents to get Turkish citizenship by investment include a valid passport, tax number, assessment report from the title deed department, title deed, and receipt of payment of the full amount of 400 thousand dollars.
What are the benefits of Turkish citizenship?
The benefits of Turkish citizenship include:
- Permanent residency permit
2. Spouse and children under 18 are included
3. Dual Citizenship allowed
4. Free education
5. Right to vote in elections
6. Visa free travel to more than 100 countries
7. Easy entrance to 26 Schengen countries
Are my family allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship after me?
Yes, after you get Turkish citizenship, your family, the spouse and children under 18, are allowed to apply for Turkish citizenship.