The visa-free countries for Turkish passport holders are:
Application registration and approval stage.
Sending the file to the Competent General Directorate to study it.
Preliminary audit of the file.
Extended auditing stage, archiving, and transferring the file to the competent authorities for evaluation.
The file is included within the citizenship list to be approved by the Council of Ministers.
The stage of making a decision regarding the file.
Reporting the result through the authority by which the file has been applied.
Photocopy of the Tabu (The title deed).
A valid real estate appraisal report (the validity of the report is 3 months).
Original payment receipts from the buyer's account, stamped by the sending bank.
Original receipts from the seller's account, stamped by the receiving bank.
Two copies of the power of attorney for the citizenship application.
Translation of the passport into Turkish and attesting it from the notary in Turkey for all family members: (husband, wife, and children under 18 years old).
Turkish citizenship can be obtained by buying a real estate property of $400,000 in Turkey, along with a pledge not to sell the property for 3 years.
Buying a property in Turkey from a Turkish citizen or a Turkish real estate company. The property must have a statutory title deed (a title deed must be issued to it) even if it is still under construction. The price of the property must be 400,000 USD. Paying the price of the property through a bank transfer from a bank outside or inside Turkey. The buyer pledges not to sell the property for 3 years.
The dollar exchange rate is calculated according to the official rate on the date of purchase, according to the Central Bank of Turkey's price bulletin.
The Turkish government has opened a special office for naturalization to receive investor requests and speed up the study of files. The period for issuing a naturalization decision is up to 45 days after receiving the completed file with documents.
No, the naturalization decision is made after studying the file with the Turkish government only.
The easiest and fastest way to obtain Turkish citizenship in less than 90 days is to apply after purchasing a property that meets the conditions of citizenship in Turkey.
No, residence in Turkey is not required to obtain Turkish citizenship. You can obtain Turkish citizenship after purchasing a property in Turkey, even if your permanent residence is outside Turkey.
Yes, it is enough to buy one property, provided that its value is $400,000. You can also buy several properties, provided that the total value together is $400,000.
No, the property cannot be sold for 3 years from the date of purchase; you must write a pledge not to sell the property for 3 years, and this pledge is recorded in the tapu (within the title deed).
It is possible to retain more than one citizenship in Turkey. There are no requirements on the part of the Turkish government related to giving up your original nationality upon obtaining Turkish citizenship.
After purchasing a property that meets the requirements of Turkish citizenship, and submitting an application, a residence permit is granted to you and your family as fast as possible.
It is not required to live in Turkey after purchasing the property, but the property should not be sold for 3 years.
Choose a property that meets the conditions of Turkish citizenship. Pay for the property by bank transfer from inside or outside Turkey. Make a pledge on not selling the property for 3 years after obtaining the title deed (Tapu). Obtain a letter from the Land Registry Directorate stating that the property conforms to the conditions for obtaining citizenship. Submit a request to the Naturalization Office to obtain the investor’s residence and start studying the file. If the file is approved, the naturalization decision shall be issued for the investor, his wife and children under 18 years of age. The investor and his/her entire family can receive passports and national identity cards from Turkey or from one of the Turkish representations abroad.
Yes, but if you obtain Turkish citizenship after the age of 22, you will be exempted from military service in Turkey.
More than one partner in one property can obtain Turkish citizenship when the value of each partner's share in the property is $400,000. For example, if the number of partners is 2, the value of the property must be 800,000 USD to obtain Turkish citizenship.
The investor who obtains Turkish citizenship enjoys all the rights of a Turkish citizen, and will obtain a Turkish passport, according to which he/she will have a free-visa access to 114 countries.
No, proficiency in the Turkish language is not required to obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment.
Turkish citizenship can be obtained for a Syrian citizen through one of the following methods: Fixed investment in Turkey with a value of not less than 500 thousand USD. Providing job opportunities for at least 50 Turkish citizens. A bank deposit in a Turkish bank in the amount of $500,000. And if the Syrian investor succeeds in obtaining Turkish citizenship through one of the methods mentioned above, he/she has the right to buy real estate in Turkey as any Turkish citizen.
Yes, our professional legal team at Akarkom International Real Estate can assist you in all government transactions and procedures, complete all required forms and documents, and have them certified and translated, to submit your application on your behalf in a complete form to the naturalization office.
According to the amendments to the real estate ownership law in Turkey, most citizens of the countries of the world are now able to buy real estate in Turkey, with the exception of citizens of the following countries: Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Greek Cyprus, and Armenia.
Syrians cannot currently own real estate in Turkey, but they can obtain Turkish citizenship for a fixed investment of at least $500,000, or providing job opportunities for at least 50 Turkish citizens, or Deposit in Turkish banks for at least $500,000.
Yes, the property can be rented. What matters is that you keep ownership of it and not sell it within 3 years.
Yes. The wife and children under 18 years of age obtain Turkish citizenship upon submitting the application within the same file of the property owner.
Payments will be calculated only from the value of the property. That is, the value of the paid installments must exceed $400,000 in order for you to apply for Turkish citizenship by buying real estate.
You cannot buy a property from a foreigner to obtain Turkish citizenship. It must be purchased exclusively from a Turkish person or from a Turkish company.
The date of the preparation of the real estate appraisal report should not exceed 3 months, and it is considered valid until the completion of the procedures for applying for Turkish citizenship.
The buyer goes to the notary public in Turkey, to make a power of attorney he/she wants in the presence of a sworn translator accredited by the notary public, or the power of attorney can be made in the buyer’s country and has it translated into Turkish and certified by the Turkish embassy in the buyer’s country.
Yes, there are limited annual taxes on residential property.
Ownership in Turkey is lifelong ownership, and foreigners have the right to bequeath the property to their relatives and register the file of the heirs in the housing department in the city in which the property is located.
Yes, through a personal power of attorney with the notary public in Turkey or from the Turkish embassy in the country in which they live.
Yes, the prices are the same for Turkish and foreign buyers.
Real estate insurance against earthquakes is annual insurance with a nominal value provided by insurance companies in Turkey.
Only the passport.
The tax number in Turkey (vergı numarsı): It is your number that is required of you sometimes in legal and official transactions or to open a bank account in Turkey, and it can be obtained by visiting the tax department (vergı müdürlüğü) in your area, accompanied by a copy of the passport and your residence address in Turkey.