In recent years, attention has begun to turn towards obtaining Turkish citizenship as an alternative, stable and developed homeland, as it is the closest and most suitable country for Arabs and Muslims in terms of customs and traditions and in terms of the nature of the formation of the people.
Hence, the trend to obtain Turkish citizenship by foreigners in general and Arabs in particular in the recent period, where many Arabs were able to obtain Turkish citizenship by investing in Turkey.
How to get Turkish citizenship 2022
In order to obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment in Turkey, you must own real estate in Turkey with a total valuation of $250,000 and more.
Whether it is one property of this value or several properties, the procedures required to obtain citizenship until receipt of the Turkish passport are required for 3 to 5 months.
We at Iltizam Real Estate are responsible for providing appropriate real estate offers with high investment returns that comply with the requirements for Turkish citizenship.
And provide investment feasibility studies, and also we process and finish the procedures for purchasing real estate and procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship until receiving the Turkish passport.
Turkish citizenship and obtaining it is one of the advantages of real estate investment in Turkey, if many property owners in Turkey seek it, get to know with us the most important advantage of real estate investment in Turkey which is obtaining a Turkish passport, as well as what other ways are available to obtain Turkish citizenship.
The Turkish government issued a new law on Turkish citizenship through investment, allowing foreigners to obtain Turkish citizenship in exchange for real estate investment in Turkey with a budget of US$250,000 or the equivalent of any other currency, and before the enactment of this law any investor wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship had to invest $1 million in Turkey.
This law also included facilitating procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship and allowing the establishment of joint offices under the supervision of the Turkish Ministry of Interior and representatives of other ministries to facilitate, speed up and end the procedures in a short time.
In the past, it took six months to complete the procedures for obtaining Turkish nationality, and the Turkish government plans to embezzle and shorten this period to be only one and a half months through stronger inter-ministerial linkage and coordination.
With a quick look, it is clear to us that foreign investors can now obtain Turkish citizenship at a quarter of the old period, which has encouraged many Arab investors to enter into new real estate investments in Turkey in order to obtain Turkish citizenship and benefit from the investment return, which is relatively good.
The total price of real estate in Turkey purchased by the foreigner should be more than $250,000 and paid by transferring the amount from the buyer’s account to the seller’s account through a Turkish bank.
The investor undertakes not to sell the properties until 3 years after the date of purchase, where the buyer signs a pledge with the Land Registry Office that he will not transfer the ownership of the properties he bought to apply for Turkish citizenship to any other persons within a period of 3 years.
One of the procedures to be completed after the completion of the purchase of real estate, the evaluation of properties owned by the investor who wishes to obtain Turkish nationalities, and this step is carried out by some companies authorized and licensed by the Turkish government to do so.
Note| The validity of this assessment is only three months.
Papers required for Turkish citizenship
We will talk here about the required papers in case you apply for Turkish citizenship and the reason you applied was to own one or several properties in Turkey at a price of more than $250 thousand
- A copy of the tabu document for real estate owned by the person applying for Turkish citizenship.
- An original copy of the real estate valuation bond in Turkey for properties owned by the applicant, and the valuation must exceed the minimum amount specified in the law by $250,000 or the equivalent of.
- Bank receipts in the amount paid for real estate purchased in Turkey, must be stamped by the Turkish Bank through which the money was sent.
- Receipts received by the seller or construction company, and must also be stamped by the bank through which the amount is sent.
- Copy of the buyer’s original passport.
- Document free of criminal sentences in Turkey.
- 2 personal photos.
- Fill out the application form for a Turkish passport with the mention that the investor wishes to obtain Turkish citizenship together with his children and his wife if they are present.
- For the wife and the kids.
- Original passports, translated and billed copies from the notary in Turkey.
- Documents prove that children and mothers are free of criminal sentences in Turkey.
- Contract or marriage document and if it comes from outside Turkey it must be translated and notarized by the notary.
- Children’s birth certificates or any document containing the place and date of birth must be translated and billed by the notary if they are issued from outside Turkey.
- 2 pictures for all applicants.
- Note: The Turkish Ministry of Interior may request additional documents and vary according to the status of each applicant, and they will inform you of where and how to extract them.
Turkish Citizenship Stages 2022
The following is a summary of the legal procedures needed to obtain the passport for real estate investors in Turkey.
Property assessment phase: The real estate investor in Turkey evaluates his property through companies documented by the Turkish government, and the names of these companies can be identified from the lists within the centers dedicated to granting Turkish citizenship, and it should be noted that companies usually grant this evaluation within three days, and the valuation of real estate must be more than $250 thousand so that you can apply for the Turkish passport.
Extracting the tabu document or title deed from the Land Registry office may require two or three days, where the tax number must be extracted first, then go to the tabu department and register the property officially.
The rest of the papers and other documents mentioned are prepared, translated and certified in the Noter office, for approximately 5 to 10 days, and then handed over to the head office in Ankara.
After that, the rest of the procedures are the prerogative of the Turkish government until the President of the Republic signs the decision to obtain Turkish citizenship.
Conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship in other ways
It should be noted that there are several other ways to obtain citizenship for a Turk, including
- Deposit at a Turkish bank for $500,000
- Establishing a company and hiring 50 Turkish workers
- Marriage to a Turkish citizen
- Obtaining Turkish citizenship through exceptional application
- The Turkish state offers you if it considers that you have obtained its nationality in its interest.
- Note: Real estate through which you can apply for Turkish citizenship must be the original owner of a Turkish citizen, meaning that the properties of the owner cannot be purchased Arab or foreign regardless of his nationality and apply through it to obtain a Turkish passport.
Nationalities not allowed to obtain Turkish nationalities
Armenia, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Nigeria.
Note: Yemen was banned from obtaining Turkish citizenship, but its citizens were allowed to obtain Turkish passport recently .
Syrians can also obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment, but in limited cases .
Why is there an Arab trend to obtain Turkish citizenship?
In recent years, due to the events taking place in most Arab countries and the unrest in them, a large number of citizens of those countries were forced to look for an alternative stable and advanced homeland, and the majority’s attention was directed towards Turkey as the closest and most appropriate country for Arabs and Muslims in terms of customs and traditions or in terms of the nature of the formation of the people.
Also the poor working conditions in the Gulf or even the difficulty of getting a job there or a contract of work towards many countries such as Saudi Arabia for example the Saudization system a lot of jobs all this led to the formation of this Arab trend of living and stability in Turkey and the desire to obtain Turkish citizenship, also the Turkish government’s welcome to the Arab presence in Turkey made it the preferred destination for many
Turkish nationality what are the advantages of obtaining it?
To get Turkish citizenship a lot of advantages including
1- For example, entry to 54 countries without a visa.
2. Using a Turkish passport, you can also enter 26 Schengen countries and obtain their visas very easily.
3. The Turkish passport arrangement for 2021 is 33 globally, according to Passportindex, which specializes in comparing the power of global passports.
4- Also one of the advantages of obtaining Turkish citizenship is the benefit of the Turkish post-retirement insurance system, which is one of the best post-retirement insurance systems in the world.
5- Also after obtaining Turkish citizenship your children can benefit from high quality education for pre-university stages, and your children also have easy payment plans for university education.
6- After obtaining Turkish nationality, you will be entitled to all political rights, such as Turks, from voting in elections or even running for office in the Turkish state.
Obtaining Turkish citizenship all the details and conditions for obtaining a Turkish passport by investment
Ways to obtain Turkish citizenship
There are several ways to obtain Turkish citizenship and we will mention it and explain the most important and easiest ways to obtain it
Obtaining Turkish citizenship through public application and symbolizes it in this way
Obtaining the Turkish passport through exceptional application and symbolizes it.
Obtaining a Turkish passport by marrying a Turkish girl or young man and his symbol.
Obtaining Turkish citizenship through real estate investment in Turkey
Now we’re going to separate every way to get the Turkish passport separately.
Conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship through public submission
In Article 10 and Article 11 of Turkish Law, the conditions to be met have been specified in the person wishing to obtain the Turkish passport through public submission and these conditions are specified as follows:
To be 18 years of age or older, and to be eligible to act on his own law, his country of origin or Turkish law, if he is stateless.
Note: The ability to act means free of mental illness.
He must have stayed in Turkey for five years, continuous and uninterrupted. .
Be prepared to abide by Turkish law and constitution.
Be free of diseases that threaten public health.
To be good manners and well conduct and not to have been accused of any charge of dishonorable in Turkey.
To be able to speak Turkish in an acceptable manner.
To have a career or a job that makes him able to spend on himself and his family.
To be affiliated with any anti-Turkish groups or parties in his home country and not to pose any threat to Turkish national security
The way to obtain a Turkish passport through public application is the best way for workers in Turkey or students studying at Turkish universities.
Obtaining exceptional Turkish citizenship
This method is one of the easiest ways to obtain Turkish citizenship, if Turkish countries seek to attract MPs or influential people who can be useful to Turkey such as good economic thinkers and those with views that may contribute to Turkey’s rise, whether in.
Economic, social, industrial, sports or any field.
People whose access to a Turkish passport is a necessity.
Obtaining Turkish citizenship by marriage.
In this way of obtaining a Turkish passport there are not many complications or conditions, only after marriage there are some simple conditions such as.
Living as a harmonious family and a stable life free from abuse and domestic violence.
Not to pose a threat to the Turkish nationalist.
It must be 3 years since marriage if there are no children, or you can apply for a Turkish passport after the birth of the first child
But there are several important conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship through real estate investment and the most important condition, for example, is ..
Buying one or several properties in Turkey for $250,000.
Pledge not to sell the property three years before the date of purchase.
If you obtain a Turkish passport by investing in real estate in Turkey, your wife and children under the age of 18 will obtain Turkish citizenship..
Note: Turkish citizenship can also be obtained by establishing a company or factory and employing 50 Turks, and can also be made by depositing a bank in a Turkish bank worth $500,000 for 3 years.
Papers required for Turkish citizenship
Tax Declaration Form (VAT-4 FORM)
Translated passport copy and documented by the notary.
Social certificate for the applicant for Turkish citizenship whether married, widowed or divorced and the number of children under the age of 18.
Birth certificate for relatives of nationals if there is.
Valid residence permit for at least 3 months from the date of registration.
He arrived from the tax office to pay the tax fees..
Applicants to apply for a Turkish passport by marrying a Turkish citizen must submit a marriage proof document.
The strength of the Turkish passport and the countries allowed to enter without a visa
There are dozens of countries that allow Turkish passport holders to enter without a visa, which is as follows::
Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia, Albania, , Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, McDonagh, Malaysia, Micronesia, Montenegro, Nicaragua. Panama- Paraguay- Peru – Philippines – St. Kitts and Nevis – St. Louis – Sao tome- Senegal – Serbia – Singapore – South Africa – South Korea – St. Vincent and Grenada – Swaziland – Trinada – Ukraine – Vanuatu – Venezuela.
All these countries are allowed visa-free entry after obtaining the Turkish passport.
There are also a lot of countries that get their visas on arrival such as:
Comoros- Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Sudan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Palau, Samoa, Seychelles, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
There are also three countries that grant visas to holders of Turkish passports from the Internet immediately and routinely such as:
Mexico – Sri Lanka – Australia.
The number of countries that must obtain their visa before going to it is 94, including 28 EU member states, which are still under negotiations to lift them, but in general, obtaining visas is very easy for Turkish passport holders.