The Turkish government has regulations in place to grant Turkish citizenship to foreign nationals provided the foreigner has not violated Turkish immigration laws and has fulfilled the conditions of the program. The latest update, effective since June 2022, means that foreigners who purchase real estate worth at least USD400,000 have the right to apply for Turkish citizenship. This right applies not only to the investor but also to the legally married spouse, children under 18, and children of any age with disabilities.
There are different options and requirements to obtain Turkish citizenship:
In order to qualify for the program, the main applicant must:
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Each applicant has different conditions and statuses. This is an overview of the documents required:
Specialist knowledge and experience is needed to ensure the documents are correctly prepared. It is therefore strongly recommended that legal support is obtained as each applicant has different conditions and statuses.
There are other ways to obtain citizenship. Under the Turquoise Card system, which was introduced in 2017, an alternative type of citizenship can be obtained, which grants almost full rights. It is open to business executives and investors or those who have skills in economics, technology, culture, arts, and sports. A property owner who has lived in Turkiye for an uninterrupted period of 5 years can also apply for citizenship. It can also be obtained by birth or marriage, subject to certain conditions.
Yes, you and any children under 18 can be eligible for citizenship.
You must own your property for at least three years following your application. After the three years, you will be able to sell your property while still keeping your Turkish citizenship.
No, you do not.
All nationalities who are able to buy a property or invest in Turkiye are eligible to apply.
Yes, the property can have multiple owners.