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The Process of Becoming a Turkish Citizen with E-İkametSigorta

1. Contact E-İkametSigorta Experts

E-İkametSigorta's immigration consultants will examine your unique situation and help you choose the best investment option. The main applicant may include dependents on a residency application, such as his or her spouse, children under the age of 18, and disabled children of any age.

2. Prepare Necessary Documents

You will be given a complete checklist and will be guided through the document collection process. Experienced immigration advisors will analyze all paperwork to ensure they meet the necessary standards.

3. Complete Investment

Before applying for citizenship, investors must open a bank account in Turkey and execute their investment (e.g., real estate title deed transfer, cash deposit, government bond/share purchase, etc.).



4. Submit Your Citizenship Application

Investors can apply for citizenship as soon as their residence visa is approved. The application process does not require physical presence or an interview.

5. Apply for a Residence Permit

Investors must have a valid residence visa when applying for citizenship, but can live abroad indefinitely. The residency permit will be issued on the date of application.

6. Get Your Turkish Passport

Get Turkish citizenship in just 60 days and enjoy all the benefits that come with it. As a naturalized Turkish citizen, investors looking to start a business in the UK or USA can improve their chances of success and relocate with their family.

Turkish Citizenship Benefits

Visa-free travel to 110+ countries
Free healthcare and education
Eligibility for USA E-2 visa
Eligibility for the entire family
Eligibility for Schengen visa
No residency requirement
Investment opportunities with high-return
Same-day access to 16 time zones

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who meets the legal requirements may receive Turkish citizenship.

The application process for Turkish citizenship normally consists of eligibility verification, document preparation, submission, review, possible interviews, and approval.

Yes, your first-degree relatives, such as your spouse and children by investment, can apply for Turkish citizenship alongside you or after you become a Turkish citizen, depending on the eligibility rules and how you obtained Turkish citizenship.

No, under the new law, you must own a home worth $400,000.

The processing time for a Turkish citizenship application is normally between two and four months.

Yes, the approval step occurs when all conditions and processes are met.

If you cannot travel to Turkey, E-IkametSigorta Lawyers/Consultants will oversee the process for you.

If you have previously purchased real estate in Turkey and the value of your investment fits the Turkish government's criteria for citizenship through real estate investment, you may be entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship based on that purchase.

No, people who become citizens by investment are exempt from military duty.

Turkey's citizenship laws do not discriminate based on nationality, and people of all nationalities can apply for Turkish citizenship if they meet the eligibility requirements established in Turkish immigration and citizenship legislation.

There is no problem gaining Turkish citizenship for disabled children above the age of 18, as long as they are persons who rely on the investor.

Yes. Properties purchased in installments or under construction may be eligible for Turkish citizenship applications based on real estate investments, assuming they match the minimum investment requirement.

Yes. Turkey normally supports dual citizenship, which means you can have both Turkish and foreign citizenship at the same time.

Turkish Citizenship by Investment in 2024

As amended in the Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Citizenship Law, foreigners have several investment options to qualify for Turkish Citizenship for themselves and their families. The applicant's spouse and children under the age of 18 can also obtain Turkish citizenship by providing one of the investment options listed below.

The criteria for eligibility for Turkish citizenship are as follows:

  • Foreign persons who make a fixed capital investment of at least 500,000 US dollars or equivalent currency or Turkish lira,
  • Foreigners who purchase real estate worth at least 400,000 US dollars or equivalent currency or Turkish lira (It is mandatory to annotate in the relevant land registry that this real estate cannot be sold for 3 years.)
  • Foreign individuals who create employment for at least 50 people,
  • Foreign persons who deposit at least 500,000 US dollars or its equivalent currency or its equivalent Turkish lira to banks operating in Turkey and keep their deposits in the bank for 3 years,
  • Foreign persons who purchase government bonds worth at least 500,000 US dollars or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira and keep a reserve for 3 years,
  • Foreign individuals who purchase real estate investment fund shares or venture capital investment fund shares worth at least 500,000 US dollars or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira and keep a reserve fund for 3 years

Foreign investors who meet one of the conditions mentioned above can exceptionally qualify for Turkish citizenship by the decision of the President.

Detailed processes regarding the investment options most preferred by foreign investors in acquiring Turkish citizenship are as follows.

Real Estate Investment

  • Determining the real estate to invest in: In this option, the foreign applicant must choose a real estate with a minimum value of 400,000 US dollars or its equivalent currency or Turkish lira to purchase.
  • Valuation Report Requirement: The real estate must be evaluated by an appraiser. This process can only be carried out by an appraisal institution authorized by the Capital Markets Board. The valuation report should state the market value of the property to be purchased and ensure that the property meets regulatory financial limits.
  • Sale and Annotation in the Land Registry: Following the sale of the real estate, the applicant's name will be registered on the real estate, and it must be annotated in the land registry that this real estate will not be sold for at least 3 years.
  • Issuance of a Certificate of Compliance: The Valuation Report, the title deed and the document proving that money has been transferred to the seller are submitted to the Department of External Services of the Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre under the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to obtain the Certificate of Compliance. If the foreign applicant meets the criteria, a Certificate of Conformity is issued by the Land Registry and Cadastre Directorate.
  • Residence Permit Application: A special residence permit for investors must be obtained from the General Directorate of Migration Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The validity period of this residence permit is a minimum of one year.
  • Application for Turkish Citizenship: The applicant foreign individual can apply for Turkish citizenship to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs after the residence permit is approved. The applicant must submit the title deed of the property and the Certificate of Eligibility, along with standard application documents. The Directorate investigates the applicant's background, focusing particularly on national security and public order issues. After the background check is completed, the applicant's file is sent to the Presidency. If the application is approved by the President, the application is returned to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs to complete the process.

Investment in Banks Operating in Turkey:

  • In this option, the applicant must deposit a minimum of 500,000 USD or its equivalent currency or Turkish lira to banks operating in Turkey and keep the deposit in the bank for 3 years.
  • Issuance of Certificate of Conformity: The applicant must apply to the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (Financial Consumer Relations Department) to obtain this document.
  • Residence Permit Application: A special residence permit for investors must be obtained from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, General Directorate of Migration Management. The validity period of this residence permit is a minimum of one year and does not allow the applicant to work in Turkey.
  • Application for Turkish Citizenship: After the residence permit is approved, the applicant can apply for Turkish citizenship to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs. The Directorate will investigate the applicant's background, focusing particularly on national security and public order issues. After the background check is completed, the applicant's file will be sent to the Presidency. If the application is approved by the President, the application will be returned to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs to complete the process.

Required Documents for Citizenship Application File

  • Application Form / Petition
  • A valid passport or similar document showing the applicant's nationality. If the applicant is stateless, a document confirming the applicant's status,
  • A document showing the applicant's marital status. Marriage certificate if the applicant is married, divorce certificate if the applicant is divorced, death certificate if the applicant is widowed,
  • Birth certificate confirming the applicant's identity information or any other document containing the applicant's identity information. If the applicant is married, a civil registry copy or similar document showing the family ties of his/her spouse and children,
  • If the applicant has relatives who are first- or second-degree Turkish citizens, Turkish ID photocopies and addresses of their relatives in Turkey
  • Biometric photo
  • Receipt showing that the application fee has been paid to the relevant authority.

Documents Required for Foreigners Short-Term Residence Permit

  • Application Form
  • Notarized and certified copy of passport or similar travel document
  • 4 biometric photographs
  • Proof of having sufficient and sustainable financial resources for the duration of stay
  • The applicant's residence title deed (required for foreigners who own real estate (property in Turkey)) (or rental agreement or similar document for the address in Turkey)
  • Valid health insurance. One of the following will be sufficient:
    • Private health insurance
    • Proof of accessing health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements
    • Provision document issued by the Social Security Institution
    • Document regarding the application made to the Social Security Institution within the scope of general health insurance

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