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Direct application for Turkey citizenship
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My family and I applied and were granted a short term one year residency permit until 7/12/2010; we had to leave on July 1, 2020 due to work commitments in the USA but did apply for an extension. That appointment was July 28, 2020 which we missed. We went to the government office yesterday and were told we have to restart the process over again. But we have 3 properties in Istanbul. Can we drectly apply for citizenship or do we have to apply for Turkish short term then citizenship? We are here currently on tourist visa. Thank you!

Turkish Citizenship


  • Expat Guide Turkey
    April 15, 2021 - 9:05 am

    If your properties were purchased after September 2018 and their total value is at least 250.000 USD you can directly apply for Turkish citizenship by investment. Otherwise you must reapply for residence permit and can be eligible for citizenship application after five years of uninterrupted stay in Turkey on basis of residence permit for property owners.

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