Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Investment

Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Investment

1. Determining With Which Investment To Application

In order to apply for Turkish citizenship; In order to acquire citizenship, first of all, it is necessary to determine with which investment to apply. Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Investment.

The Republic of Turkey provides 6 opportunities to acquire citizenship through investment:

At least 250.000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Real Estate Investment

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Deposit Investment

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Fixed Capital Investment

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Investment in Government Debt Instruments,

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
Acquiring Turkish Citizenship with Real Estate Investment Fund Participation Share or Venture Capital Investment Fund Participation Share,

Minimum 50 People
Acquiring Turkish Citizenship by Creating Employment,

After choosing one of these investment paths, the second step will be taken.

2. Obtaining Certificate of Conformity

In order to obtain the certificate of conformity according to the selected investment route, a certificate of conformity must be obtained from the relevant Ministry or Public Institution.

At least 250.000 USD (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
The Certificate of Conformity for the Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Real Estate Investment will be obtained from the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre.

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
The Certificate of Conformity for the Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship through Deposit will be obtained from the Financial Consumer Relations Department of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency.

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
The Certificate of Conformity for the Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Fixed Capital Investment will be obtained from the Ministry of Industry and Technology, General Directorate of Incentive Practice and Foreign Capital.

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
It will be obtained from the Ministry of Treasury and Finance for the Certificate of Conformity for the Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Investment in Government Debt Instruments.

A minimum of 500,000 US Dollars (USD) or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish Lira,
The Certificate of Conformity for the Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship with Real Estate Investment Fund Participation Share or Venture Capital Investment Fund Participation Share will be obtained from the Capital Markets Board Intermediary Activities Department.

Minimum 50 People,
The Certificate of Eligibility for Creating Employment and Acquiring Turkish Citizenship will be obtained from the General Directorate of International Labor Force of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services.

Short-term residence permit will be required after obtaining the certificate of eligibility.

3. Application For Residence Permit

After receiving the certificate of conformity; A residence permit application must be made.
Residence permit applications can be made through the E-Residence system. However, documents must be submitted to the General Directorate of Migration Management for a residence permit.

Necessary applications can be made with a proxy, without the need for the foreigner to come to Turkey with the power of attorney for the delivery of the relevant documents for the residence permit.

Applications and related documents can also be followed from Turkish consulates.

Residence permit applications are finalized within 90 days at the latest.

After obtaining the short-term residence permit, it will be possible to apply for Turkish Citizenship with all the documents.

What are the documents required for a short-term residence permit application to apply for citizenship by investment?

The documents required when applying for a short-term residence permit are as follows:

  • Biometric Photo (2 Pieces)
  • Residence Permit Registration Form (Application will be made at e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr)
  • Certificate of Conformity
  • Health insurance covering the requested period of residence
  • Residence Fee (Charge) Receipt
  • Photocopy of old residence permit or work permit (If any)
  • Power of Attorney (It must be approved as the original.)
  • Bar Association Identity Copy

4. Application to Turkish Citizenship

Applications for Turkish citizenship are made at the Foreign Investors Private Offices in Istanbul and Ankara, and at the Provincial Population and Citizenship Directorates in other cities.

Documents required for Citizenship Application; Application Form, 2 Biometric Photographs, Passport and Notary Certified Turkish Translation, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate (Marriage Certificate), Certified Population Registration Sample, Fee Payment Receipt, Certificate of Conformity, Residence Permit, Original Power of Attorney.

The application of the foreign investor is evaluated by the commission of the Ministry of Interior and submitted to the President. Citizenship will be granted with the approval of the President.

What are the documents required for citizenship application by investment?

The documents required for citizenship application are as follows:

  • Application Form (VAT-4 Form)
  • Passport or similar document that replaces a passport, showing which state you are a citizen of (if stateless, a notarized Turkish translation of the duly approved document)
  • Document showing marital status, Marriage certificate if married, divorce certificate if divorced, spouse’s death certificate if the spouse has passed away.
  • A birth certificate or a similar document showing the identity information of the person, and if married, a birth certificate or similar document proving the family ties of the spouse and children.
  • If the person’s date of birth does not have a month and day, a document obtained from the competent authorities of the country to complete the date of birth (if the document cannot be obtained, signed statement)
  • Service fee payment receipt (Service fee is 15 Turkish Liras.)
  • 2 Biometric photographs, 50×60 mm in size and on a white background, without a pattern, determined by ICAO and can be read in a machine
  • Short-term residence permit document

If there is a child who is in the custody of the mother or father and is requested to acquire Turkish citizenship together with him, a document showing the consent of the other parent or duly approved Turkish translation, which has been issued in the presence of a notary public or an authorized officer in the country, or by the foreign representative office or the competent authorities of the country abroad.

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