How to Get Citizenship in Turkey

How to Get Citizenship in Turkey

One of the best ways to obtain Turkish citizenship is the purchase of real estate in the amount of $ 250,000. Citizenship in this case is issued within 6 months from the date of application. In this case, it is worth paying special attention to the figure on the basis of which the tax on the acquisition of real estate paid to the state is calculated. The fact is that the declared value of real estate and the size of its state appraisal may differ from each other. This tax is calculated by default on the size of the state appraisal of real estate. However, it is the right of every buyer to insist on calculating it from the declared value. Upon payment of tax calculated on an amount less than $ 250,000, the buyer loses the right to immediately apply for citizenship. When purchasing property for a smaller amount, you can apply for citizenship 5 years after obtaining ownership of real estate. In this case, after the purchase, a residence permit is issued, which must be renewed every year.

2. Make $500.000 deposit in one of the Turkish banks

The most popular banks for foreigners are Deniz bank, HSBC bank, Teb bank, AK bank, Garanti bank, Ziraat bankası, Yapı Kredi bank, İş bank. Due to the fact that at the moment this system is not fully debugged and some branches of the same bank do not have sufficient information about the possibilities of opening an account without an ikamet (residence permit), you may be refused. Don't be upset about this, just go to another branch of the bank.

To open an account, you will need a passport and a tax identification number (you can get it at any tax office by presenting your passport and writing an application).

After opening an account and transferring the required amount to it, be sure to ask for an extract with the signature of the manager and the seal of the bank, on the basis of which you can apply for citizenship.

3. Invest $500.000 in a production or business in Turkey

One of the most common ways of such investments is the construction of factories or plants and investing in Turkish securities.

In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in foreign investment in the construction and economy of Turkey. This is due to such important factors as positive changes in the country's economy, relative stabilization of inflation and a favorable visa regime for foreigners. Today in Turkey, foreigners own more than 50 thousand objects.

4. Live or work in Turkey for 5 years

You can apply for citizenship, having lived or worked in the Republic for at least 5 years. In this case, the prerequisites are knowledge of the language at a sufficient level, the availability of a financial base for living in the country and the absence of serious infectious diseases.

In addition to all of the above, a Turkish passport can be obtained by marriage. To do this, you must have been married to a Turkish citizen on the territory of the Republic for at least 3 years.

In addition, persons whose close relatives or parents are citizens of the Republic of Turkey, as well as for special services to the state, can apply for citizenship.

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