Turkish Citizenship

Welcome to the Turkish Nationality Program

Discover your path to Turkish citizenship through real estate investment. Our recent amendment has made it even more accessible. Foreign investors who invest a minimum of $400,000 in real estate can now apply for Turkish citizenship, extending this privilege to their legally married spouse and minor children.

Benefits of Turkish Citizenship

  • Unlock a world of social, financial, and travel advantages as a Turkish citizen. Enjoy free healthcare and education, ensuring the well-being and future of you and your family.
  • Explore opportunities for easy relocation to the United Kingdom and the United States through special visa categories. This means you can work towards becoming a British citizen or live in the United States with an E-2 investment visa.
  • Invest in residential real estate or promising assets with high ROI potential. Turkey offers a wide range of comfortable residences and luxurious seaside villas to suit all budgets. After a three-year restriction period, you can generate rental income or sell your real estate investments.

Requirements for Turkish Citizenship

  • The quickest and easiest path to Turkish citizenship is by purchasing a property worth at least $400,000.
  • Start your application process by visiting The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre if you've invested at least $400,000 in housing, workplaces, estates, or comparable properties.
  • Ensure your documents comply with applicable laws and regulations as requested by government institutions.
  • After submitting your application to The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre, real estate appraisers will determine if your property meets the $400,000 value requirement.
  • You must have owned the property for a minimum of three years.

Why Choose Turkish Citizenship

  • Experience rapid processing of naturalization applications, with a passport issued within 60 days of submission.
  • Invest in property without a donation, with the option to purchase one or more properties for a minimum of $400,000, offering a high rate of return and a three-year rental income with the option to resell the property.
  • Embrace the concept of the family as a unit, where spouses, minor children, and disabled children of any age are eligible. There is no requirement for residency, and the entire process can be managed remotely, either before or after citizenship is granted.
  • Enjoy visa-free travel to over 115 nations around the world.
  • Facilitate rapid relocation to the United States by establishing your business there under the E-2 Investment Visa program.
  • Pursue business opportunities and relocate quickly to the United Kingdom as a Turkish businessperson.
  • Experience a safe environment with over 700,000 expatriates and 60,000 international businesses thriving in Turkey.
  • Benefit from dual nationality, as Turkey allows its citizens to hold multiple nationalities.
  • Your Turkish citizenship is valid for a lifetime and can be passed on to your descendants.
  • Improve your quality of living with a high-quality lifestyle that's both cozy and affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
Can my family become citizens of Turkey? Yes, your spouse and children under 18 can also become Turkish citizens if you are approved for citizenship.
Can I purchase multiple properties to reach the $400,000 investment limit for citizenship? Yes, you can purchase multiple properties as long as the total value of the investments reaches at least $400,000 and the transactions are synchronized. The Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre must also receive proof of the total investment value to validate the application.
How do I calculate the exchange rate from US Dollars to Turkish Lira? The exchange rate published by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey on the date of application submission should be used.
How long does the Turkish citizenship application process take? If all documents are complete, the application process typically takes 3 to 4 months from the property transfer date.
Do I automatically receive citizenship if I meet all requirements? Meeting all requirements does not guarantee citizenship. The Turkish government will review your application. If it is determined that you do not threaten national security and all documents are submitted accurately and adequately, citizenship may be granted.
Can I become a Turkish citizen without physically being present in the country? Yes, Address Turkey provides consulting services and acts as a proxy for applicants who cannot physically be present in Turkey.
I previously purchased real estate in Turkey. Can I currently apply for citizenship? No, only property purchased after September 18, 2018, is eligible for citizenship application.
Do I need to renounce my previous citizenship to become a Turkish citizen? Dual citizenship is allowed under Turkish law, but applicants should check with their home country to determine if multiple citizenships are permitted.
Is military service required if I obtain Turkish citizenship? If you have a child under 18, they will be required to serve in the Turkish military when they come of age. You will also need to provide proof of completion of mandatory military service in your country of citizenship.
Which countries are eligible for a Turkish passport? Anyone meeting the investment requirements can apply for Turkish citizenship, regardless of their origin.
Can I obtain citizenship for my 18-year-old disabled child? Unfortunately, the child must be under 18 to be eligible for citizenship, regardless of any disability.