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Turkish Citizenship

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

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.

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

  • 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).

Mobility

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

Main  requirements

  • Main applicant be at least 18 years of age
  • Make an investment in Turkey (options include real estate purchase, deposit in local bank, investment in authorised fund)
  • Hold a health insurance
  • 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.
OR
Min US$500,000:

  • Deposit to a Turkish bank account for at least three years OR
  • Invest into an authorized fund for a period of at least three years.

Timeframe

 

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.