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  • Step 1
    Choose a property worth minimum $400,000 USD before taxes.
  • Step 2
    Pay by bank transfer to Turkish Banks, either through a local bank account or foreign.
  • Step 3
    Get the appraisal report and transfer title deed to your name.
  • Step 4
    Submit your documents to apply for citizenship. Get your passport in 3-6 months.

Following an amendment that has come into force on 19 September 2018 and regulated in June 2021, foreigners who purchase or invest in a property worth a minimum of $400,000 USD can acquire Turkish Citizenship. There are specific points to be considered when purchasing the property.

  • The property’s tax excluded price must be at least 400,000 USD.

  • Even though the payment is made in USD, the price will be in Turkish Lira on the title deed. The exchange rate will be according to the current day’s effective selling rate of official Turkish Central Bank. This will be proved by Currency Exchange Certificate. 

  • The Title Deed (TAPU) is a legal document executed and acknowledged under the government seal and in the presence of an official authority. It evidences the right of ownership to a property. 

  • Therefore, the title deed owner and the citizenship applicant must be the same person.

  • The purchased property must be from a Turkish citizen or a Turkish company established in Turkey. Properties bought from foreigners will not be acceptable.

  • The payment must be done via bank transfer exclusively from foreigners’ personal bank account to the sellers bank account and both sellers and buyers bank receipts documented and stamped by the relevant banks will be required in order to prove that the bank transfer is made. If you have a bank account in a Turkish bank, you can make the transfer from that account as well.

Required Documents for Turkish Citizenship Application through Real Estate Investment:

Application Form: Completed and signed application form.

Passport: Valid passport and notarized Turkish translation.

Birth Certificate: Original birth certificate and notarized Turkish translation.

Marital Status Certificate:
- If married, provide a marriage certificate and its notarized Turkish translation.
- If divorced, provide a divorce certificate and its notarized Turkish translation.
- If widowed, provide a death certificate of the spouse and its notarized Turkish translation.

Health Insurance: Proof of valid health insurance in Turkey.

Photos: Biometric photos of all applicants (usually 4-6 recent photos).

Proof of Investment:

- Title deed of the purchased property (or properties) with the annotation stating that the property will not be sold for at least three years.
- Property appraisal report from a certified valuation company.
- Bank receipts showing the transfer of funds for the property purchase.

Residence Permit: Copy of the short-term residence permit or proof of application.

Criminal Record Check: Police clearance certificate from the applicant's home country or countries where they have lived for the past five years, along with a notarized Turkish translation.

Power of Attorney: If applying through a legal representative, a notarized power of attorney.

Valuation Report: Certified valuation report confirming the value of the real estate investment meets the required threshold.

Receipts and Payment Proof: Bank receipts proving the transfer of the investment amount to the property seller.

Additional Documents for Family Members (if applicable):

- Marriage certificate (for spouse) and its notarized Turkish translation.
- Birth certificates (for children) and notarized Turkish translations.
- Biometric photos of spouse and children.

Note: It is advisable to consult with a legal advisor or immigration consultant to ensure that all documents are correctly prepared and submitted, and to navigate any additional requirements that may arise during the application process. Turkey Real Estate can provide you with all kinds of advice in this regard.

How to Get Turkish Citizenship ?
Benefits of Turkish Citizenship Program
  • Visa-free travel to 115 countries, including to 26 Schengen Zone ones.
  • World’s 40th Best Passport with a mobility score of 121!
  • Passport valid and renewable up to 10 Years.
  • Dual-Citizenship is allowed. You can keep your previous passport.
  • Universal Health Care for life to all the family.
  • Free primary education and University access.
  • A free finance system that cares about privacy.
  • Lira is the most tempting exchange rate in the region. You might receive multiples worth of your money in Turkish Liras.
  • No military service is required
  • No name change required for citizenship.
  • A rich history in every corner. Turkey is founded on one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
  • A welcoming and diverse community to be a part of a proud nation.
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