Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Turkish Citizenship by Investment granted for a lifetime?
Turkish Citizenship is granted for a lifetime and gives you the same rights as apply to Turkish Citizens by birth.
Do I need to wait for 3 years after making the investment in order to be allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship?
You can not sell the property or withdraw the deposited amount of 500.000 USD for 3 years. However, you are eligible for Turkish Citizenship application right after you finalize the investment and you do not need to wait for 3 years to apply.
Do I have to speak Turkish to be eligible for Turkish Citizenship on basis of investment?
There is no requirement regarding knowledge of Turkish language in order to benefit from Turkish Citizenship by Investment programme.
Do I need to stay in Turkey for any specific period of time to be allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship by Investment?
Residing in Turkey for particular period of time before or after acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Investment is not obligatory.
How long does it take from the date of property purchase until I receive Turkish Passport?
As soon as you receive Title Deeds of purchased property and complete application file would be handed to the related authorities, evaluation procedures last from 45 days to 4 months.
Is the ownership of the property infinite?
After a purchase and obtaining title deeds on your name, you become an owner of a property basing on the same rights as Turkish property owners. You can not sell the property for 3 years as by the Turkish Citizenship by Investment programme but after that time you have a right to keep or sell the property and there is no restrictions in this matter.
Are my spouse and chilren only allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship after me, as an investor, become a Turkish Citizen?
Your spouse and children, who are under 18 years old are allowed to submit an application for Turkish Citizenship basing on your investment at the same time with you.
Can I purchase a property worth 250.000 USD in installments in order to apply for Turkish Citizenship by Investment?
You can only purchase a property in one installment via bank transfer in order to be eligible for citizenship application on basis of your investment.
I purchased 3 properties: first one in February 2017, second one in March 2018 and third one in November 2018. Total value of those properties is more than 250.000 USD. Am I eligible for Citizenship by Investment application?
To apply for Turkish Citizenship, total value of your properties purchased between 12.01.2017 and 18.09.2018 should be minimum 1.000.000 USD or total value of the properties purchased only after 18.09.2018 must be at least 250.000 USD.
My eldest son is 17 Years and 5 months old. The age will be considered once the application file is submitted or when the application is finalized and citizenship would be granted to the investor?
Age of your son while starting the application procedures will be taken under consideration. As long as you start application process before your son turns 18, he will be eligible for acquisition of Turkish Citizenship.
One of my children is over 18 years old but still studying in University and financially is completely dependent on me. Can he/she also apply for Turkish Citizenship on basis of my investment?
Children of investor, which are over 18 years old are not eligible for the application even if they are financially dependent on their parents.
Can there be more than one person indicated in Title Deeds as an owner of a property? Can both of the owners apply for Turkish Citizenship?
Only one person can be owner of a property in order to be eligible for Turkish Citizenship by Investment application. If there would be more than one owner in Title Deeds, none of them is allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship within the programme.
After I acquire Turkish Citizenship on basis of investment, am I allowed to work in Turkey? Would the work permit be required?
After Turkish Citizenship would be granted to you on basis of investment, you have the same rights as Turkish Citizens by birth and you can work within Turkey with no need to obtain work permit.
If I become Turkish Citizen on basis of investment, are my parents also eligible for Turkish Citizenship?
Only the spouse of investor and their children, who are under 18 years old are eligible to acquire Turkish Citizenship on basis of the programme. This rights do not apply to investor’s parents.
Are there any specific locations or projects defined by Turkish Government in which i must invest to be allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship?
There is no specific regulations presented by the Turkish Government describing location of the investment within Turkey to benefit from Turkish Citizenship by Investment programme.
After I purchase a property for 250.000 USD and apply for Turkish Citizenship on basis of my investment, do I have to live in this property or can I rent it?
Staying in Turkey for particular period of time before or after acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Investment is not obligatory. It is also not required that you would live in a property purchased within the Turkish Citizenship by Investment programme, you are allowed to rent it.
Can the deposit of 500.000 USD be made in other foreign currency?
Deposit must be made as US Dollars and after 3 years this amount can be also withdrawed only as US Dollars.
Can I receive an interest from the deposited amount of 500.000 USD? How high would be the interest?
You can withdraw the interest only after 3 years when you will be also allowed to withdraw the deposited amount. The rate of interest depends on the bank in which you make a deposit.
Does Turkish Government allow me to have double Citizenship? Do I have to renounce my current Citizenship if Turkish Citizenship would be granted?
Double Citizenship is allowed in Turkey and you do not need to renounce your current Citizenship.
Citizens of which countries can apply within Turkish Citizenship by Investment programme?
There is no regulations regarding nationality of the applicant. Citizens of any country are allowed to apply for Turkish Citizenship by Investment.