Legalixa Law Firm is a full service Turkish Immigration Law Firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish citizenship attorneys are ready to assist you to file for Citizenship by Investment Programs. Our Turkish citizenship lawyers represent our clients from application until they get their Turkish Passport. Our Turkish immigration lawyers also represent our clients in other immigration law issues including; extending resident and work permits, application for Turkish citizenship, filing a law suit to cancel any objections.
In last years, the scope of the term “citizenship” has been changed and extended from the birth in a certain territory, descent from a citizen parent and marriage to a citizen. Due to the economic growth, increase of political and diplomatic relations between states, developments in communication technologies, industry and transport many people have residency or citizenship of another country than the place of their birth, such that some countries have enabled dual citizenship at the same time.
Citizenship by Investment
Depending on the individual needs of a person such as security, freedom, economic stability, mobility or health care, several countries offer the opportunity of application for a citizenship by a significant investment.
Such investment programs are very attractive for investors intending to obtain a second citizenship and residency in another country. The programs have been created by each state differently in accordance with their legislation and conditions, with the opportunity to obtain the citizenship in a quick and simple way through completion of a significant investment and fulfillment of other requirements set out by the relevant state.
The principal countries which offer the opportunity to obtain citizenship by investment within Citizenship by Investment Programs are Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Cyprus, Dominica, Malta and St. Kitts and Nevis. Especially Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis are two of the most popular countries preferred by investors for a citizenship. It shall be noted that each country has a different system and regulates different provisions in their legislation related to the citizenship and residency. Moreover, minimum investment requirements may change in terms of amounts as well as their scope.
Important is that the investment shall be in a certain amount. For example, the minimum investment requirement in a real estate project in Antigua and Barbuda is USD 400,000, instead of this, the investor may invest in a business in Antigua and Barbuda with an amount of minimum of USD 1.5 million, whereas this amount is EUR 5 Million for Cyprus.
Apart from the above mentioned requirements, the authorities require a clean personal background, a good health and an outstanding character. Some countries even require swearing of the Oath of Allegiance for granting the citizenship.
How is the Procedure for Citizenship?
As mentioned above, requirements and minimum investment amounts vary in each country depending on their legislation. Attention should be paid to the documents regarding the investment and personal information as well as personal background of the applicant. Moreover, some countries such as St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica require that the applicant shall be over a certain age, this is 18 for St. Kitts and Nevis.
After submission of all required documents, the processing of applications may take a certain time, in general at least 3 or 4 months.
Why to Apply for Global Citizenship?
As mentioned above, the reasons of applying for another citizenship may depend on the personal objections and expectations such as security, business purposes, health care, financial stability or education facilities. From the side of investors and their family members, citizenship in these countries offer several advantages such as visa free travel in numerous countries in the world, a good health care and education system, right to work, live and study in another country than the country of birth.
When the country of application is considered, it offers the opportunity to attract foreign investors via such programs and contribute to the national economy.
Turkish Citizenship with Real Estate
We do perform Turkish citizenship services with investment options, however Turkish Citizenship Laws becoming more complex each and every day. We have extensive experience in immigration law in Turkey and we have obtained more than 400 passports. We have successfully represented clients from Iran, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Tunis, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Macao, China, Djibouti, USA and we know how to get required paperwork done in each country.
Reach us for Citizenship by Investment
Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Turkish Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish immigration lawyers for Citizenship by Investment by sending an email or through Contact page.