Questions about Turkish citizenship


Turkish citizenship is one of the strongest citizenships in the world. It provides its holders many advantages and constitutes a support for them in obtaining many privileges, whether in investment or in enjoying full rights.

Due to its importance, we, in Lale Real Estate Group, will provide you some information about Turkish citizenship and how to obtain it by real estate investment in a short time.


Best answers about Turkish citizenship questions

Here are the most important answers for those who seek to obtain Turkish citizenship:

In this case, you can hire a lawyer in Turkey to follow the procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship.

The property must be purchased in Turkey and cannot be sold or withdrawn for three years. Thus, Turkish citizenship will be granted directly after the completion of the investment procedure.

After purchasing and obtaining title deeds, you become the owner of the property with the same rights as Turkish owners.

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.

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.

After investing in real estate, Turkish citizenship is granted directly, thus the person enjoys all the rights for obtaining it.

When children under the age of 18 reach the age of military service, they will be obliged to do so.

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.

If the applicant for citizenship is legally viable,the required period to obtain the citizenship is at least three months to six months.

When you buy real estate worth more than 250,000 USD, you can apply to the Tapu Office (General Directorate of Land Registry and Land Registry) and request to obtain Turkish citizenship.

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 30 days.

Yes, Turkish laws allow dual citizenship even if the original country does not oppose dual citizenship, you can have both citizenships.

Getting the Turkish citizenship by investment gives the applicant and his family 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.

You can buy one property or several properties with a total value of more than 250 thousand dollars, but you need to apply for 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 250 thousand dollars.

If your budget is not enough to obtain Turkish citizenship by investment, you can apply for a turquoise card.

The turquoise card is the green card of the United States, and the turquoise card gives its holder all the rights of a Turkish citizen except for the right to vote and compulsory military service for men.

The buyer cannot buy the property with any other 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.

All the required documents in the citizenship application process are expected to be completed within 90 days and the government has opened special offices to reduce this duration.

In the case that statelessness is proven by a document issued by the United Nations, a person can buy a Turkish property that worth 250 thousand dollars and apply for Turkish citizenship.

The required documents to obtain Turkish citizenship include a valid passport, tax number, assessment report from the title deed department, title deed, and receipt of payment of the full amount of 250 thousand dollars.

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