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Turkey Citizenship by Investment

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment program allows individuals to obtain Turkish citizenship by investing in the country. Notably, the Investment can take the form of a real estate purchase, or deposit to a Turkish bank account, or investment into authorized funds.

Fundamentally, in return for the investment, applicants and their families get citizenship, allowing them to live, and work in Turkey and visa-free travel to over 110 countries worldwide.

Essentially, Turkey, being a stable economic, financial, and political hub between Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East, gives its citizens possibility to benefit from its geostrategic location.

Key benefits of Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program

  • Global mobility with visa-free travel to over 110 countries, incl. South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Brazil, Japan (without Schengen countries, UK). 
  • Spouses, children under 18.
  • Right to work and live in Turkey.
  • The ability to apply for the US E-2 visa, subject to conditions.
  • No residency/language requirement.
  • Can serve as an interim solution before obtaining a residence permit or citizenship in EU or another country).


Visa-free travel to over 110 countries (without Schengen or the UK).

Main  requirements for Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program

  • Firstly, the main applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Furthermore, make an investment in Turkey (options include real estate purchase, deposit in local bank, investment in authorised fund)
  • In addition, hold a health insurance
  • Finally, meet any additional requirements as specified by the government of Turkey

Investment options

Purchase of real estate (can be rented out) with a minimum value of US$400,000.
Min US$500,000:

  • Alternatively, deposit to a Turkish bank account for at least three years OR
  • Otherwise, invest into an authorized fund for a period of at least three years.



Choose an immigration firm to assist with the application process.

Selection of real estate or another allowed investment option.

Complete the investment: Purchase a property or fulfil obligations under other allowed options.

Preparation of documents.

Submission of residence permit application, approval within three weeks and a physical card after three more weeks.

Submission of citizenship application, followed by approval and passport.