Turkish Citizenship

First of all, we would like to congratulate you on having a wish to become a Turkish Citizen. It will be our pleasure to inform you in detail and lead you towards all the necessary steps for obtaining your new passport. Although there are a couple of ways that you can apply for Turkish Citizenship, here, we are going to concentrate on the procedure by acquiring a property.
Turkish Citizenship by Real Estate Investment
That’s right, investing in a property in Turkey which worth a minimum of USD 250,000 will enable you to apply for Turkish Citizenship including your family (your spouse and kids below 18). We shall inform you in advance that there would be a restriction on your title deed which will not allow you to resale the property for at least three years.

Please also note that all the information provided here is gathered by the official guidance of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office. Before we move on to the details you may like to check the benefits of being a Turkish Citizen. Here we go, we will try to keep it as simple as possible for you.
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1- Finding the right property

First things first, you need to decide about the property that you wish to invest in Turkey. Please do check our properties in Antalya which may be a good option for you. Once you decide the property you want to invest in, it is time to get it checked.

2- Getting the appraisal report

To have a fault-free application for Turkish Citizenship, this step is crucial. The potential property must go under an official expert investigation. The property assessment report must indicate that the respective property’s value is not less than USD 250,000. It could be either a single property or a collection of properties that exceed USD 250,000. After the value confirmation, you can proceed to the purchasing phase.

3- Becoming official

Since you will have to submit the documents of the transaction representing the property purchase for your Turkish Citizenship application, you will first need a Turkish Bank Account. Well, it’s very simple to get one; - First, a tax registration number is received from a tax office by submitting your passport and photographs. - Following, you will use your tax number and passport for the bank account registration. Now you are ready for the transaction.

4- Buying the property

Once the parties are agreed upon the terms, a bank transfer will be carried out for the purchase. Following, the buyer applies for the certificate of conformity from the Cadastre and Land Registration Office and obtain the title deed which is called TAPU in Turkish.

5- Becoming Turkish

After having your TAPU, eventually, you are at the phase of making your Turkish Citizenship Application. It has two basic steps; - First, an application is made for the Turkish residence permit to the Directorate General of Migration Management. - Finally, the submission of Turkish Citizenship by real estate investment is made to the Directorate General of Migration Management.
Going through all these steps could draw an image of a complex process in your mind. However, in order you to have a friction-free process to Turkish Citizenship, we will always be here to guide you and help you to prepare all the necessary official documents. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any small questions that you may have.

Consult us before your first step into Turkish Citizenship

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