Legalixa Law Firm is one of the leading full service Turkish Citizenship Law Firms with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish citizenship law attorneys are ready to inform you on Turkish Citizenship Criteria for citizenship with investment. Our immigration lawyers also handle work and resident permit applications. Our Turkish citizenship 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.

Turkish Citizenship Criteria

Making fixed capital investment in the amount of at least 500.000 US Dollars or correspond to foreign currency or equivalent amount of Turkish Lira.

Purchasing at least 250.000 US Dollars or correspond to foreign currency or equivalent amount of Turkish Lira in accordance with immovable title deeds for three years.

Employing 50 personnel.

Depositing at least 500,000 US Dollars or correspond to foreign currency or equivalent amount of Turkish Lira to the banks operating in Turkey, with the conditions of keeping for at least 3 years.

Purchasing government debt instruments at least 500,000 US Dollars or correspond to foreign currency or equivalent amount of Turkish Lira, provided that keeping for three years.

Purchasing real estate investment fund participation share or venture capital investment fund participation amount at least 500,000 USD or equivalent foreign currency or equivalent Turkish Lira with the condition of keeping at least 3 years.

Turkish Citizenship Criteria

Our Turkish real estate lawyers are prepared to handle real estate acquisitions to get Turkish citizenship. Our investment for Turkish citizenship practice includes; buying, leasing, and selling residential and commercial properties to both domestic and foreign customers in Turkey. Our Turkish real estate lawyers also represent our clients in real property acquisition, we prepare real estate sale contracts or amend the contracts that are prepared by the developers. We also represent our clients throughout Turkish citizenship application process until they get their Turkish passport.

Turkish Citizenship Application Documents

Required Documents For Turkish Citizenship Application

  • Application form (Vat-4)
  • Passport or ID card that shows his/her nationality. If he/she is stateless approved documents with Turkish translate certified from the notary.
  • Consent letter (taken from notary or the related officer in domestic, if abroad external representation or from the authorized offices from his/her country) for the children who are under their mother’s/father’s custody and applying the citizenship with.
  • Marital status document and if married marriage certificate, if divorced divorce certificate, if widow/widower death certificate.
  • Birth certificate that shows personal information, or population register sample document and if married family registration certificate that proves the family bond between his/her spouse and children.
  • Service charge receipt from finance cashier desk.
  • 2 biometric photograph (50×60 mm, white background, machine readable, plain set by ICAO).

Turkish Citizenship Application

The Council of Ministers has adopted a decision published at the Official Gazette dated January 12, 2017. Accordingly, the Turkish Government introduced the option of obtaining a Turkish Citizenship via making an investment in Turkey, like other countries in the world, with certain reservations. In line with the further amendments made by The President Decision No. 106 entered into force on September 19, 2018, the amounts of investment required for acquiring Turkish citizenship applications are lowered.

More recently, one of the exceptional cases based on purchasing a real estate with a minimum value of $250,000.- (Two Hundred Fifty Thousand US Dollars) was amended by the Presidential Decree No. 408 through the publication in the Official Gazette dated December 7, 2018 and it is now possible to apply for Turkish citizenship by executing preliminary sale contract before notary public as for the real estates under construction projects provided that a real estate has construction servitude deed or condominium deed. Accordingly, foreigners who satisfy at least one of the below-noted investment requirements may be granted a citizenship, subject to the approval and an administrative decision of the President.

Turkish Citizenship Law’s Article 12 allows foreign investors to acquire Turkish citizenship in exceptional terms; with 18.09.2018 dated 106 numbered Presidential Decree, amendatory new arrangements have been made regarding the amounts mentioned in the Article 20 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the aforementioned Law.

In line with the recent regulatory amendments, foreigners who satisfy at least one (1) of the below criteria will be granted citizenship subject to the approval of the Council of Ministers:

  1. Purchase of a real estate property in Turkey with a minimum value of $250,000 (prior to the amendment such amount was $1,000,000), such property shall also have an annotation of no-sale for at least three years at the relevant title registry; or purchase a real estate which has a property ownership or a construction servitude on it, with a preliminary sale contract executed before a notary public and at least $250,000 or amount of foreign currency or Turkish Liras has been paid in advance and such notarized preliminary sale contract should be recorded at the relevant title registry with the undertaking not to assign or de-register the agreement for a period of three years
  2. A fixed capital investment of a minimum $500,000 (prior to the amendment such amount was $2,000,000) in a Turkish corporate entity
  3. Generate employment for at least 50 individuals in Turkey (prior to the amendment such amount was 100 individuals)
  4. Deposit a minimum of $500,000 to banks that operate in Turkey (prior to the amendment such amount was $3,000,000) with the condition to keep such deposit at such bank for at least three years
  5. Purchase minimum of $500,000 public borrowing vehicles of Turkey (prior to the amendment such amount was $3,000,000) and keep them for at least three years;
  6. Purchase minimum of $500,000 of Turkish real estate participation fund shares or Turkish capital investment trust fund shares (prior to the amendment such amount was $1,500,000) and keep those shares for at least three years

Turkish Citizenship Application Documents

Turkish Citizenship with Investment Services

We do perform legal services for property purchase and management for foreign clients. Our services include preparation, legal help and representation regarding the sale or purchase of a real estate property in Turkey.

An English-speaking attorney will prepare your purchase and sale agreement to buy or sell an off-plan or second-hand house or apartment in Turkey. Our lawyer will advise you of any potential pitfalls, recommend specific changes that would benefit you, discuss or negotiate these concerns and changes with the other party, and accompany you to the Title Deed Office to close the transaction.

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Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Turkish Citizenship Lawyers has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading Turkish citizenship law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish citizenship lawyers by sending an email or through Contact page for Turkish Citizenship Criteria.