CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION


Foreigners who apply for Turkish Citizenship have been residing in Turkey incessantly for 5 years, are married to a Turkish citizen for at least 3 years, or want to invest in Turkey.

Documents required for Turkish citizenship application are provided to our clients by our team within the scope of our consultancy service. Thanks to our consultancy services, you can make your citizenship application correctly and fast.

Turkish citizenship provides a foreigner great advantages in many areas, thereby ensuring them the right to work, residence and many social areas.

ACQUISITION OF TURKISH CITIZENSHIP BY FOREIGN INVESTORS

The criteria sought within the scope of the application/citizenship process steps for foreign investors;

Buying real estate at the minimum amount of 250,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira, with the condition that an annotation is placed on the immovable property in land registry records stating that it will not be sold for three years.

Depositing a minimum of 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira to banks operating in Turkey, with the condition that it will not be withdrawn for three years.

Making a fixed capital investment of at least 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira

Creating employment for at least 50 PEOPLE.

Purchasing State debt instruments at a minimum amount of 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira, on the condition that they are not sold for 3 years.

Purchasing a real estate fund participation share or venture capital investment fund participation share of at least 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira, on the condition that it is not sold for at least 3 years.

1. OBTAINING CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY

  • The certificate of conformity application for foreign investors who purchase real estate at the minimum amount of 250,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent Turkish Lira in the land registry records, with the condition that an annotation is placed on the immovable property in land registry records stating that it will not be sold for three years, is issued by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Land Registry and the General Directorate of Cadaster.
  • The Certificate of Conformity for foreign investors who deposit a minimum of 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent Turkish Lira to banks operating in Turkey, with the condition that it will not be withdrawn for three years, is issued by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency Department of Financial Consumer Relations.
  • Application process steps for foreign investors who make a fixed capital investment of at least 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira: Application for the Certificate of Conformity is made to the Ministry of Industry and Technology General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Capital.
  • The Certificate of Conformity for foreign investors creating employment for at least 50 people is issued by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services General Directorate of International Labor Force.
  • For foreign investors who purchase state debt instruments at a minimum amount of 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira, on the condition that they are not sold for 3 years: The Certificate of Conformity is issued by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance.
  • The Certificate of Compliance for foreign investors, who purchase a real estate investment fund participation share or a venture capital investment fund participation share of at least 500,000 US Dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency or its equivalent in Turkish Lira, on the condition that it is not sold for at least three years, is issued by the Capital Markets Board Department of Brokerage Operations.
  1. OBTAINING RESIDENCE PERMIT

Within the scope of Law no. 6458, article 31, subparagraph (j), application for residence can be made by proxy in the absence of foreign investors.

  1. CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION​

The documents required to be submitted for citizenship applications are determined specially for each of our foreign investor clients and they are provided consultancy with respect to the supply of the documents.

Citizenship Application is made to the Foreign Investor Private/Joint Application Centers in Ankara and Istanbul by proxy in the absence of foreign investors.

Citizenship Application Steps in Other Provinces

  • Application for residence permit is made with the Certificate of Conformity along with other required documents.
  • The residence permit application is received and sent to the General Directorate of Immigration.
  • In order to apply for citizenship, foreigners, who have obtained their residence permit, apply to the Provincial General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs.

The citizenship application file is prepared and sent  to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs.

 

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