Turkey Citizenship Program

Time to citizenship

6 months

Minimum Investment

US $250,000

Type of investment

Real Estate - Gov Investment - Job Creation

Visa free Countries

111 Including Hong Kong, Japan & Singapore

Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program

Established in 2017, the Turkey Citizenship by Investment Scheme provides one of the fastest and simplest ways to secure a second passport. After initially setting the investment threshold at US $1,000,000 the Turkish government reduced it to US $250,000 in 2019 to make the CBI more attractive.

The application process is straightforward and you can become the proud holder of a Turkish passport within as little as two months.

A wide variety of investment options are available including US $250,000 investment in real estate, US $500,000 cash deposit at a Turkish bank, US $500,000 cash purchase of government bonds, or the creation of 50 jobs in Turkey.

Which Family Members Can Be Added in the Same Turkey Citizenship by Investment Application?

  • Spouse

  • Dependent children under the age of 18

  • Dependent children over the age of 18 only obtain Turkish citizenship if they have a disability or require care.

Turkey Overview

Nestled between Europe and Asia, Turkey is a country full of natural beauty, cultural wealth, and economic promise.In recent years, it has become a prime destination not just for millions of tourists but also for those seeking to secure a second passport. As the 16th largest economy in the world, Turkey boasts a young dynamic population. Turkey is a member of NATO and the G20 as well as an applicant to join the European Union.

Language

Turkish

Currency

Turkish Lira

Total Area

783,356 km2

Capital

Ankara

Government

Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

Population

83,154,997

Turkey Citizenship and Passport Benefits

  • Visa-free access to over 110 countries and territories, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore

  • Easy access to the US E-2 Visa scheme whereby Turkish citizens can relocate to the US and set up a business

  • No residency requirements meaning you can secure Turkish citizenship entirely remotely

  • Turkish citizenship is for life and hereditary as descendants under the age of 18 automatically become Turkish citizens

  • Free medical care is available to all Turkish citizens

  • Free school and university education

Turkish Citizenship Through Real Estate Investment

Investors choosing the real estate option can obtain a Turkish passport by purchasing one or more pieces of real estate to the value of at least US $250,000. The property must remain with the investor for at least three (3) years during which it can be rented out.

Turkey Citizenship Through Governmental Investment

It is also possible to obtain a Turkish passport by either depositing US $500,000 at a Turkish bank for three (3) years or purchase government bonds to the same value and keep them for (3) three years. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, you can also invest US $500,000 in fixed assets.

Turkey Citizenship Through Job Creation

Entrepreneurs can also secure a Turkish passport by setting up a company and creating at least 50 jobs under the guidance of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Turkey Citizenship by Investment Cost

Real Estate option

US $250,000

Governmental Investment option

US $500,000

Company Setup option

Create 50 Jobs for Turkish Citizens

How to Qualify for Turkish Citizenship

  • Main applicant must be 18 years of age or older

  • Applicants must have no criminal record

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Turkey Visa-free Countries

Over the past several years, the government of Turkey has been successfully working on expanding its list of Visa-free countries. For now, holders of a Turkish passport have Visa-free access to 111 countries.

FAQs About Turkey Citizenship

You can become a Turkish passport holder in several different ways. For starters, you can purchase real estate worth a minimum of $250,000. You can also become a Turkish citizen by depositing $500,000 in a Turkish bank or purchasing government bonds worth $500,000. Finally, you can also obtain a Turkish passport by creating 50 jobs in Turkey.
Yes, you can. If you buy real estate with a minimum value of $250,000 you become eligible to apply for Turkish citizenship. Other conditions apply, however in general, purchasing a property in Turkey is a convenient way to secure a Turkish passport. The $250,000 can be the value of one or several properties.
Apart from Visa-free access to over 110 countries and the US E-2 Visa scheme, allowing you to relocate to and start a business in the United States, a Turkish passport also opens the possibility of setting up home and business in the United Kingdom.

Turkish citizens also have life-long access to free medical care and free social service on retirement, as well as free education for their offspring in Turkey.

As the world’s 16th largest economy, Turkey is a vibrant nation with over 60,000 international businesses trading there and a population average age of just 31.5.

Applying for and securing Turkish citizenship is straightforward and quick. Within as little as two months, you can become a Turkish citizen.
In the Henley passport ranking, the Turkish passport comes 55th out of 107, placing higher than China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and many other countries. The rankings are predominantly down to the number of countries with Visa-free access. With 111 countries granting Visa-free access to Turkish citizens, investors from many countries will benefit greatly from securing a Turkish passport.
First you need to gather the relevant documents which normally takes 3-4 days. Then, the relevant authorities examine them within 30-60 days while you prepare your investment. On completion, you submit your application for citizenship and will receive your passport within 60. Before applying, you must secure a residency permit. All in all, it takes 4-6 months to secure Turkish citizenship.

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