Turkish Citizenship Process

Foreigners whose purchase of real estate worth 400,000 USD or the equivalent, can obtain Turkish citizenship!



Regardless of the quantity, by achieving the 400,000 USD worth requirement, you can apply and start the process. Houses, apartments, offices, stores, or lands are ahead of you. You can create various options in any province of Turkey via having an official appraisal for each property. We need a sign of yours suggesting that you cannot sell your property for three years at the Property Registry Office.

Additionally, you can buy commercial properties other than real estate and rent your investment. Still, you cannot sell your property.

Each property should have been bought after September 19, 2018. The limit changes to 1,000,000 USD for the purchases before that date.

The Sale

The declaration of the values and appraisal values should be consistent with one another at the sales in Property Registry Office. If your transaction is made in Turkish Lira or another current, the USD value is declared through the Turkish Central Bank with the current rate at the date of your title transfer. This means that you do not have to buy your property in USD.

The trade between the seller and the buyer should be proven by bank receipts and can only be happening through banks.


If you are married, your spouse can get citizenship, added to your dependents (children under the age of 18) if you have any. And as this comes additionally with one applicant, there will be no other name taken to the title deed. As Turkish law does not recognize marriages that are homosexual or polygamy, your partner/spouse should be of the opposite sex of yours and legally married.

If a male applicant with multiple wives applies for citizenship, only one of the spouses will be eligible.

No other relatives (adults, children over 18, parents, etc.) can get citizenship by one’s application. But if you have a child who is disabled and cannot take care of him/herself over the age of 18, with the approval of a documented health report, they can get citizenship with your consent. The residence permit is also granted for you and your spouse/kids. If you have dual nationality or would like to, you can have dual nationality in Turkey with the allowance of your original country. If your original nationality does not belong to one without an allowance for dual citizenship, you need to forfeit that.

The process

  • Turkish Government is eager to reduce time; therefore, after your purchase application is filed, it only takes 3 to 6 months to get your citizenship.
  • If you cannot come to Turkey for the process, with your given power of attorney, we can begin and end the process for you all under your name, without your physical appearance here.
  • Syria, North Korea, Armenia, and Greece are forbidden nationalities for the process.
  • All other nationalities are allowed to have property by Turkish law and apply.


Your notary-approved sales promise contract is valid for the application. With your purchase of 400,000 USD, with foreign currency or Turkish Lira, of your immovable property, you can apply for your citizenship by arranging a contract for sale in the public notary.

You cannot exceed the total 30 hectares of your real estate purchase in any different city of Turkey as the purchase cannot be obtained more than 10% ownership of the face measure of the foreign private property worldwide.

Foreigners should project the approval to the Ministry within two years. If the project is not submitted or determined to submit by Ministry within two years or the property is used contrary to the purpose of acquisition, the price will be returned to the related person.

You do not have to pay the price for one or more real estate in a single transaction to apply for citizenship. With the planned installment plan, you can apply for citizenship from the date of the installment’s ending and your payment of 400,000 USD. As the installment plan can be foreseen, it does not make any difference if you have your purchase of real estate from a single project or multiple ones. Only your installments should be dated 19.09.2018 and after.

Single transaction condition is obligatory only in the case of applications through the promise of a real estate sales contract. In the applications made with the sale promise contract, the sales contract and the payments must be dated 07.12.2018 and after with the 400.000 USD payment in single transactions.

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