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FAQ regarding obtaining Turkish Citizenship

FAQ regarding obtaining Turkish Citizenship

The trend of people has increased recently to search for ways to obtain Turkish citizenship, and this is of course due to the countless advantages of Turkish citizenship, and as a result, a number of inquiries and questions appeared on the minds of every person who wants to apply for Turkish citizenship and obtain a Turkish passport and below we will mention the most common of these questions to answer them.. 

-What are the ways to obtain Turkish citizenship? 

There are many ways to obtain Turkish citizenship, which are: 
1- Obtaining Turkish citizenship through investment: It is one of the most common ways, and carving this type involves different forms of investment. it is possible to obtain turkish citizenship through real estate investment, or by purchasing government years, or by depositing a fixed amount in a Turkish bank, or By employing 50 Turkish citizens within the company it owns. 
2- Obtaining Turkish citizenship by marrying a Turkish person, but of course the goal of this marriage should be to continue, and therefore it is not possible to apply for citizenship until after the completion of 3 full years without a divorce. 
3- Obtaining Turkish citizenship by proving the origin, and this is done by submitting the necessary papers and documents that prove Turkish assets. 
4- Exceptional Turkish citizenship: This citizenship is provided in exceptional cases, either for humanitarian reasons or as a result of discoveries and contributions that changed the world and contributed to its improvement. 


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-How to obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment? 

You can obtain Turkish citizenship by buying property or a group of properties, provided that its price reaches a minimum of 250 thousand dollars, and it is also necessary that this property not be sold for a period of three whole years so that you can apply for citizenship. 
As a result of the heavy turnout, some cases of real estate fraud spread through raising the prices of real estate in Turkey to match the amount required to obtain citizenship, and for this it was necessary to control this matter and this was done through the issuance of the real estate appraisal document, through which the price it deserved could be determined The property is done by institutions affiliated with the Turkish government to ensure that the process runs smoothly. 

- What is the date on which the property must be purchased in order for it to be covered by the new amendments to the Turkish Citizenship Through Investment Law? 

According to Turkish law, it is necessary that the date of buying property in Turkey after August 19, 2018, which is the date of the issuance of the new amendments to the Turkish Nationality Law, which has become the amount required to buy a property with the aim of obtaining Turkish citizenship is equivalent to 250 thousand dollars and all properties in Turkey that are Purchased before this date is subject to the previous law, which stipulates the purchase of a property in Turkey worth 1 million dollars so that he can apply for citizenship. 

-Can Turkish citizenship be granted to the family of the investor who applied for it? 

Certainly, Turkish citizenship is granted to the investor's wife and all his children who have not completed 18 years of age. As for his children who are older than 18 years old, in addition to his father and mother, they cannot do so, but they can apply for permanent residence in Turkey

-Is it required that the property in Turkey be purchased in US dollars so that I can apply for citizenship? 

No, it is not required, but when applying for Turkish citizenship, the exchange rate will be calculated on the day the property was purchased, meaning that if you apply for citizenship after purchasing a property in Turkish lira on March 22, 2020, the exchange rate of the Turkish lira against the dollar will be calculated in That day and determine the price in dollars. 

-In the event of polygamy, do they all obtain Turkish citizenship? 

If a person has been married more than once, he must choose only one wife to obtain Turkish citizenship, and it is necessary to take the consent of the second wife at the notary public. 

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-Do I have to give up the original citizenship when possessing Turkish citizenship? 

No, as Turkey allows you to hold two nationalities at the same time, and therefore you do not have to give up your original nationality, and the matter remains related to your country of origin if dual citizenship is allowed or not. 

-Does the amount deposited in a Turkish bank have to be in dollars in order to obtain citizenship? 

No, it is not required, but the most important thing is that it be equivalent to the amount that must be deposited in dollars, which is 500,000 dollars, and it is required that this amount remain in the bank for a full three years. 
And it does not entail any taxes in the event that you open an account without interest, but if your account is with interest, you will incur taxes on this annual interest.

On May 13, 2022, the Turkish government issued a decision to raise the amount of obtaining Turkish citizenship through the purchase of real estate to a value of 400,000 dollars instead of 250,000 dollars. The decision has been implemented starting in 12th June 2022.

The investor has the right to buy a real estate or several properties with the new amount of $400,000 in order to obtain citizenship, provided that the investor must keep the property for 3 years and he mustn’t sell the property he purchased for the purpose of citizenship before 3 years from the date of purchasing. For more information about the Turkish citizenship law and its conditions, click here.


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