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In this article,I will explain in detail the process of acquiring Turkish citizenship through investment, a topic that has been very popular in recent years.

If you have one of the following conditions, you can acquire Turkish citizenship through investment.

The conditions are determined in the relevant law as follows:

1-)   If it is determined by the Ministry of Industry and Technology that it has made a capital investment of at least $ 500,000,Turkish citizenship can be acquired through the investment. The most reliable way to obtain Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

2-)   If a real estate worth at least $ 250,000 is purchased and determined that the real estate will not be sold for at least three years by putting a comment on the land registry,Turkish citizenship can be acquired through the investment. The most reliable way to obtain Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a The most reliable way to obtain Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey

3-)   If the person creates employment with at least 50 people and this situation is determined by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social , he/she can acquire Turkish citizenship through investment.

4-)   If it is determined by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency that he has deposited at least US $ 500,000  to banks operating in Turkey and that he will keep this amount for three years, Turkish citizenship can be acquired through the investment. The most reliable way to obtain Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey

5-)   If a person purchases government debt instruments(such as bonds) of at least US $ 500,000 and holds it for three years, and if this is determined by the Ministry of Treasury and finance, he/she can acquire Turkish citizenship through investment.

6-)   Foreigners who purchase real estate participation fund share and capital investment trusts fund share with a minimum value of $500.000 on the condition to keep those in reserve for at least three (3) years hat is determined by the Capital Market Board, can acquire Turkish citizenship through investment

My dear guest, the terms, as specified in the relevant law, are these. And what is the procedure?

Ah, these questions! As we have seen many times, it is the whole of the processes that make people struggle the most and tire them many times. While counting the above conditions, you have noticed that there are 6 institutions and the documents you need to get according to the application option are also different.

I would like to point out the three elements that are common to all institutions. As following:

1-) Meeting one of the investment requirements and obtaining a Certificate Of Conformity from the relevant institution;

2-)Obtaining a short-term residence permit in accordance with paragraph (j) of the relevant law

3-)Applying for Turkish citizenship through investment

The most reliable way to obtain Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

In this article, we will examine in detail the issue of purchasing an estate(250.000 dolar) and becoming a citizen of Turkey.

How does the process of acquiring Turkish citizenship by purchasing real estate ?

At least a total of over USD 250,000 real estate is purchased and then the request to acquire Turkish citizenship is processed by applying to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. Then, the application is sent to the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning with a real estate valuation report confirming that the purchased real estate is at least USD 250,000. After the investigations, the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning requests the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre to put “three years unsaleable commentary” on Land Registry records. After the ministry sends the application to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, the procedures are reached to the final stage.

And finally, you are invited to the Directorate General of Population and Citizenship Affairs to receive the Republic of Turkey ID card and the Republic of Turkey passport.( Dear reader, I hope you see this stage.:)

And thus, through investment, Turkish citizenship is acquired. You felt it was a very delicate process. The slightest error risks restarting operations. The most reliable way to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

Where to obtain the certificate of conformity and what documents are requested?

The certificate of conformity is obtained from the Foreign Affairs Department.

Required Documents For Obtaining A Certificate Of Conformity:

  • Notarized Turkish translation of passport
  • Four color photos suitable for passport
  • Official deed or notarized real estate sale promise agreement relating to the sale process
  • Immovable valuation report
  • Bank-approved receipt that the amount is deposited by the buyer or related persons into the account of the seller or related persons
  • A comment on the deed stating that the real estate will not be sold for three years
  • Applications are evaluated by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre Foreign Affairs department.

As can be seen,Immovable valuation report is also needed to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment.

The real estate valuation report is prepared by the institutions authorized by the Capital Markets Board or the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency.

Applying to these institutions is a branch that requires technique and expertise. . The most reliable way to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

Yes, you invested the required amount and received a certificate of conformity. And then?

It is necessary to apply for a short term residence permit. Obtaining a short-term residence permit in accordance with Article 31/1(j) of Law No. 6548

A residence permit can be granted for up to five years under the relevant law. But usually this is taken for a year.

Documents required for residence permit:

  • Valid visa, or document showing the period of exemption not expired after the date of entry of the foreigner on the date of application.
  • Valid passport and notarized Turkish translation
  • 4 pictures suitable for passport
  • Private medical insurance
  • Address information
  • Certificate of conformity according to the investment made
  • Fee paid and receipt showing that the card fee has been paid
  • Special power of Attorney (optional) is issued to receive professional support within the scope of the execution of these transactions.

Yes, this step must be passed in order to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment. The most reliable way to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

The real estate was purchased, the certificate of conformity was obtained and the residence permit was obtained. And Then?

As mentioned above, upon obtain of the certificate of conformity, the Foreign Affairs Directorate sends the application to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

If the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization deems the application appropriate, it sends the application to the Directorate General of Population and Citizenship Affairs.

This section also contains documents that need to be collected.. Dear reader, isn’t the procedures so long? Documents,applications,institutions, contracts.. The slightest error can result in the rejection of the application.

The most reliable way to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

A lawyer can run this whole process on your behalf. And in this country where you don’t know the language, you don’t get lost in the complex process.

Documents Required for applications to the Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport and notarized Turkish translation
  • Two passport-appropriate photos
  • Notarized and translated into Turkish, population registration sample
  • Notarized and translated into Turkish, birth certificate
  • Notarized and translated into Turkish, certificate of marital status
  • Example of marriage certificate and Population Registration certificate indicating spouse and children
  • If the foreign investor is divorced, the divorce certificate translated into Turkish and notarized
  • notarized and translated into Turkish, wife’s death certificate
  • If the child under the age of 18 who is in the custody of the applicant is also required to acquire Turkish citizenship, the consent of the other spouse is also required. This consent must be notarized and translated into Turkish.
  • Receipt showing that the service fee was paid to the Finance Teller

In order to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment, we have stated in detail what one has to do. The most reliable way to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

Conclusion Of Citizenship Applications

After the stage of the Department of Population and the General Directorate of Citizenship Affairs, the file goes back to the relevant ministry.

Foreigners ‘ application for citizenship is evaluated and submitted for the approval of the President. The final decision is made by the President.

Since the process of acquiring Turkısh citizenship through investment is difficult and sensitive, much attention must be paid. The most reliable way to aquire Turkish citizenship through investment is to manage the process with a citizenship lawyer in Alanya/Antalya/Turkey.

Attorney Enes Nergiz and his Law Office provides legal advice and services to his clients in the context of citizenship law with his advanced English language.