Legalixa Law Firm is the leading Turkish Citizenship Immigration Law Firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish lawyers are focused on citizenship with real estate investment or bank deposit and we have  successfully registered 100% success rate. Our Turkish citizenship lawyers are prepared to handle real estate acquisitions to get Turkish citizenship. We also handle work and resident permit applications and other immigration issues including; extending resident and work permits, filing a law suit to cancel any objections or refusals of permits.

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The procedure of obtaining the Turkish citizenship includes 3 stages and our consultancy contains all parts of this procedure.  These 3 stages can be explained briefly as; making an investment, obtaining resident permit, organizing citizenship file and filing Turkish citizenship application.

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

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Turkish Citizenship  Law

Turkey has slashed the financial and investment criteria for foreigners to become Turkish citizens. According to new regulations, foreigners can become Turkish citizens, if they own property worth 250,000 US Dollars for three years. Foreigners purchased 4.6 billion US Dollars worth of properties last year, with a large proportion of them from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia, according to official data.

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, a mandatory new arrangements have been made regarding the amounts mentioned in the Article 20 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the aforementioned Law.

Within this scope, the foreign investors;

  • Who make fixed capital investment at least 500.000 US Dollars or equivalent foreign currency or equivalent of Turkish Lira and for whom certificate of conformity is issued by the Ministry of Industry and Technology,
  • Who purchase the immovable property at least 250.000 US Dollars equivalent foreign currency or equivalent of Turkish Lira and attached annotation at land registration not to sell this property for three years and for whom a certificate of conformity is issued by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization,
  • Who employ at least 50 employees and for whom a certificate of conformity is issued by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services,
  • Who invest at least 500.000 US Dollars or its equivalent foreign currency or equivalent of Turkish Lira and make commitment to hold the amount of deposits for three years at banks operating in Turkey and for whom a certificate of conformity is issued by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency,
  • Who purchase public borrowing instruments at least 500.000 Us Dollars equivalent foreign currency or equivalent of Turkish Lira and make commitment to hold these instruments for three years for three years and for whom certificate of conformity is issued by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance,
  • Who purchase a real estate investment fund participation share or venture capital investment fund participation amount of at least 500.000 US Dollars or equivalent foreign currency or equivalent of Turkish Lira and make commitment to hold these participation shares for three years and for whom a certificate of conformity is issued by the Capital Market Board,

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Turkish Citizenship with Investment Services

Our Turkish Citizenship Immigration Law Firm performs 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.

What is included? Our lawyers will:

  • Discuss Client concerns and issues with Client.
  • Draft or review the offer, purchase contract.
  • Discuss or negotiate the offer or contract with the Developer or the Developer’s lawyer.
  • Prepare up to two sets of revisions or responses to counteroffers, if necessary.
  • Review the information provided by the developer (if the property is off-plan).
  • Check whether the house is free of charges and/or rented out (if the property is a second-hand home).
  • Check whether the Real Estate Tax payments are in good standing.
  • Check the local Municipality whether the Developer has all necessary licenses.
  • Accompany you to the Title Deed Office in order to sign the purchase and sale deed.
  • Change the property title in the Cadastral office.
  • Process Client stamp duty tax on your behalf.

Additional Services for citizenship:

  • Getting the Client’s passport translated and notarized.
  • Applying for the Turkish Tax Id Number.
  • Assistance for opening a bank account in Turkey.

Additionally, we have extensive experience on resident permit and immigration & citizenship services for foreign citizens.

Turkish Immigration Lawyers

We work diligently to ensure that our clients maintain a solid understanding of the immigration laws that directly impact their organizations. We help our clients customize their immigration processes into meaningful methods for attracting global talent. Our combined client response practices and technology produce case feedback which is both timely and continuing.

Our ability to provide a broad array of immigration-related legal services such as audits, compliance, tax, business formation, employment law, and “white-collar/government-enforcement” defense services has proven valuable to clients of all sizes. Our foreign language capabilities and experience living and working abroad allow us to comfortably serve our clients in any corner of the world.

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Turkish Immigration Law Services

We have the ability to tackle the full spectrum of immigration matters, including:

  • Work and resident permit applications
  • Extending resident and work permit
  • Application for Turkish citizenship
  • Develop Client Immigration Compliance Programs
  • Counsel Clients on Immigration Issues Resulting from Mergers and Other Business Transactions
  • Defend Against Claims of Unlawful Immigration Practices
  • Conduct Immigration Due Diligence In Connection with Business Transactions
  • Conduct Audits of Client Immigration Documentation
  • Prepare Immigration Documentation
  • Represent Clients in Turkish Immigration Law Cases

Turkish Real Estate Lawyers

Our Turkish real estate lawyers aggressively represent individuals, family-owned businesses, and corporations in all aspects of real estate law, including acquisition, developing, leasing, financing and selling real estate in Turkey. Legalixa Law Firm attorneys have represented buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and lenders. We have also represented numerous developers on a wide range of development projects, including cluster homes, residential subdivisions, industrial facilities and parks, multi-tenant office buildings, shopping facilities, hotels.

Legalixa Turkish real estate lawyers advise clients on all aspects of their projects, including the determination of the development vehicle to use, the initial assembly of the property, obtaining local municipality approvals for permits and zoning, construction of the project, and ultimate sale or lease of the development. Throughout each of these stages, Legalixa Law Firm attorneys assist clients in obtaining and analyzing environmental site assessments and in working with consultants, lenders and governmental authorities in related environmental matters. We also assist in workouts on behalf of owners and lenders.

The firm has attorneys in its Real Estate section who have significant experience in negotiating and drafting construction and land acquisition contracts, as well as handling land use and zoning matters, and right of way and other property acquisitions in Turkey.

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Real Estate Purchase by Companies

Trading companies are allowed to purchase real estate in Turkey within the limits of special statutes. The restrictions for foreign natural persons also apply to foreign trading companies. Associations, foundations, cooperatives and funds are not permitted to purchase real estate.

Military Areas

According to Turkish Law No. 2565, Article 9 (b) property which is located in a military area or a security zone may not be purchased by foreigners. The registry of deeds proves whether the real estate is located in such an area. This may cause significant delays because no registration in the cadastre may be done while the proving procedure is going on.

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.

We perform legal services for making an investment and getting a conformity certificate for the investment to apply for Turkish citizenship. Once the investment step is completed, we will apply for residency for the main applicant. After that we will prepare citizenship file for the main applicant and his/her spouse and kids. An English-speaking attorney will help the client to get finger printing and apply for Turkish ID card and passport. Turkish passport and ID card will be mailed to our office address.

Real Estate Purchase Services

  • Discuss Client concerns and issues with Client.
  • Draft or review the offer, purchase contract.
  • Discuss or negotiate the offer or contract with the Developer or the Developer’s lawyer.
  • Prepare up to two sets of revisions or responses to counteroffers, if necessary.
  • Review the information provided by the developer (if the property is off-plan).
  • Check whether the house is free of charges and/or rented out (if the property is a second-hand home).
  • Check whether the Real Estate Tax payments are in good standing.
  • Check the local Municipality whether the Developer has all necessary licenses.
  • Accompany you to the Title Deed Office in order to sign the purchase and sale deed.
  • Change the property title in the Cadastral office.
  • Process Client stamp duty tax on your behalf.
  • Getting the documents translated and notarized.
  • Applying for the Turkish Tax Id Number.
  • Assistance for opening a bank account in Turkey.

Property Management Services

After we completed your property purchase, we can provide below services;

  • Registering your property with local Municipality to pay annual Environmental and Garbage Collection Tax.
  • Arrange a real estate agent to list your property to lease.
  • To sign a lease contract with your tenant.
  • To make sure if the tenant is paying rent on time.
  • If the tenant is not paying rent on time, we will send him/her a warning letter.
  • If it is needed, we can file a law suit to evict the tenant.
  • To observe if the tenant is paying monthly dues to the management.

Turkish Work & Residence Permit Lawyers

Legalixa Law Firm’s employment lawyers represent employers and employees in connection with virtually every aspect of working permit applications. Legalixa Law Firm attorneys regularly represent private-sector employers during a work permit application and submit applications on behalf of a foreign employee.

4817 numbered Turkish Law comprises the foreigners working dependently or independently in Turkey, foreigners that are having on the job training and the real and judicial persons that employ foreigners.

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Below people aren’t eligible;

  • People acquired Turkish citizenship by birth and renounced citizenship by taking permit through Cabinet Decision,
  • Press reporters who will be employed according to the Press Law,
  • Members of Foreign Press Organs,
  • People given work permit or employed by the authorization taken from Ministries, public institutions in the framework of Law
  • By taking into consideration reciprocity principle, international law and European Union Law, foreigners who are exempt from work permits in the regulation, have been excluded from the Law.

Who gives Residence Permits in Turkey?

According to the Law on Foreign Work Permit number 4817, the competent authority is Ministry of Labour and Social Security. But, provided that as a result of prepared arrangement given to the MoLSS;

  • Ministry of National Defense,
  • Ministry of Health,
  • Undersecreterait of Foreign Trade,
  • Higher Education Council

Reach us for Turkish Citizenship Immigration Law Firm

Legalixa is a top-tier immigration law firm committed to providing world-class legal services to persons, businesses and personalized to each client’s needs. We are committed to remaining forward-thinking and preparing for the dynamically changing world of immigration law. You may reach our law firm for Turkish Citizenship Immigration Law Firm by sending an email or through Contact page.