How to Get Turkish Citizenship by Buying Property in Turkey?
REASONS TO GET TURKISH CITIZENSHIP
Turkey is a country surrounded by seas on three sides, famous by the hospitality of the people living there. Each city is famous for its unique and delicious cuisine. There are many investment destinations to place your capital profitably. It is a peaceful and comfortable country, living there also brings plenty of benefits. Each region has its own historical heritage with museums and famous landmarks, that you can visit. Enjoy Turkish nature and seas, and its luxurious and affordable estate gives you the opportunity to live the happiest life once you have become a citizen and endlessly enjoy azure seas, nature, and the taste of traditional food.
Last year, 58,576 houses were purchased by foreign investors in Turkey, and 25 thousand of them applied for Turkish citizenship and got a Turkish passport. Over the years, the country has become a home to many buyers of an estate that is growing in value. With its dedicated employees and perfectionist work principles, real estate companies take care of providing the best opportunities to foreign investors by helping them with everything before and after the sale. In order for investors to obtain Turkish citizenship, the price of the purchased real estate in Turkey must be $250,000 or more. Having Turkish citizenship offers many advantages for you! Most importantly, you will not only own the house of your dreams, but you will also be able to work legally or become the boss of your own business.
Foreigners from many countries can obtain Turkish citizenship by buying a house, for example, an apartment or a villa for sale in Turkey. It is a chance to have a more comfortable life in Turkey. The opportunity to buy a home for Turkish citizenship was first recognized by the state law issued on 18.09.2018. In order to make payments, you must have an account in a Turkish bank, and all money transfers are made through banks. After the transfer is done, you can apply to the government office with your notarized documents and wait for its decision. This process usually takes three to six months. Once you become a citizen of Turkey your family can also take advantage of this opportunity. The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey offers you the chance to live with your family.
BENEFITS OF HAVING TURKISH CITIZENSHIP
Everyone with Turkish citizenship can start a new life in the country, their own business, import and export to Turkey with many countries that have ports. There is a Customs Union Agreement between Turkey and the EU countries, which is a great plus when having your own business. Hospitals in Turkey can also provide lifelong treatment at no cost. You can study in the country with your family. Travel easily to 148 countries – you just need to get a visa! Turkish passport holders can travel to 111 countries without a visa. The list of visa-free countries includes many countries in Asia and South America, as well as Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore. This list is expanding every year, and Turkey is growing economically year by year.
Turkey allows dual citizenship, so you will not have to give up the citizenship of your own country. When you have Turkish citizenship, you can get a visa online only by making an online call. All documents will be sent to you via e-mail.
A Turkish passport is a privilege that lasts for 10 years, so you just need to renew it. Once you have a passport, you won't need to get a work permit in Turkey and you can easily make a job application to any company you want.
When applying for Turkish citizenship with the house you bought for investment or living in Turkey, your spouse and all your children under the age of 18 will also have the right to apply together with you. You can have social security guarantees and the opportunity to retire in the country.
There are several ways to have Turkish citizenship, one of them is to give birth in the country, marry a Turkish citizen, but the most advantageous and fastest one is to apply for citizenship by investing in real estate.
DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR APPLYING FOR TURKISH CITIZENSHIP?
• Application Form (Filled in by specialists at notaries)
• 2 Biometric Photos
• Your passport and its notarized Turkish translation
* Certificate of conformity
* Birth certificate
• Certificate of marital status
• Health report
• Documents showing the income status
• Notarized title deed certificate of the real estate you have purchased
• Turkish bank account information
• Day counting certificate (important, when buying a property under $ 250,000)
* Original and photocopy of valid residence permit card
When you get these documents on your hands, you will be able to apply for citizenship and this process will be completed within 6 to 8 months.
LET’S ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS
How Can Foreigners Get Turkish Citizenship?
Yes, foreigners can obtain Turkish nationality in several ways, including buying a property in Turkey, provided that the value of the property is $250,000 and above.
Which nationalities may apply for Turkish Citizenship?
All foreigners who are allowed to buy property in Turkey by Turkish law may apply for a Turkish Passport.
Will Turkish Citizenship Pass to my Spouse and Children Automatically after I Acquire it?
Yes, it is possible, your spouse and children under 18 years of age can get Turkish citizenship when applying.
How Long Does it Take to Obtain Turkish Citizenship by Buying a Property?
3-6 months is the period specified for the completion of procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship, from the beginning of the procedures. It includes all stages of the process, from the delivery of the required documents in full to the Turkish government office, till the signing of them by the President of the Republic who has the authority to approve the granting of Turkish nationality.
Can the Property Price be Lower than $250,000?
It cannot be done at all, but the value of the property must be slightly higher than the amount specified in the Regulations so that the progress of the Turkish citizenship process will proceed properly.
Can I Pay for Property with Cash?
This cannot happen, all financial payments must be transferred from buyer to seller between bank accounts.
How to Check the Full Payment of Property in Turkey?
You will be asked to provide transfer receipts that confirm bank transfers between buyer and seller, from the sending bank and from the receiving bank.
Can I Buy More than One Property to Apply for Turkish Citizenship?
Yes, it is possible to buy several properties, provided that the papers of all the properties together prove the total value of more than $250,000 at the date of submission of the application.
Can I Buy Any Residential or Commercial Property to Apply for Turkish Citizenship?
Yes, you can buy any property you choose on the condition that its value exceeds $250,000, it can be an apartment, villa, commercial store, or any other property for sale in Turkey.
Can I Rent My Property After Purchasing it for Turkish Citizenship?
Yes, you can rent the property. It is important to retain ownership and not sell it for only 3 years.
HOW DO WE HELP YOU AS A REALTOR TURKEY IN THIS PROCESS?
We are sure that you would like to have the process as easy as possible, and strongly recommend that you seek the help of professional real estate agents. With our support, you will be able not only to choose a home that meets your expectations and criteria but become a citizen of Turkey as well. We, in turn, will be glad to fully support you throughout this pleasant and exciting process of buying real estate.
At all the stages of the purchase procedure, paper, and legal work, we make things easier for you by helping you both before and after the sale process. If the investment property is suitable for obtaining Turkish citizenship, our company will complete the transactions by providing a lawyer’s support and collecting the necessary documents related to the citizenship application. Our lawyer may represent you at every stage with your power of attorney, so you will not have to spend your valuable time. In Realtor Turkey, customer satisfaction is always the priority. We work hard and efficiently by always seeing our customers as a part of our team. Our principle is ‘our team is your team’. We will continue to serve our dearest customers in the best way and strive for your happiness by working with dedication and care.