Turkey is a country of immense natural beauty. Its mountainous countryside and extraordinarily beautiful coastline from the Black sea, through the Aegean and on to the Mediterranean is host to countless historic monuments. Istanbul, where Europe and Asia meet, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
Turkish growth strategy is based upon supporting entrepreneurs and the economy, whilst providing new resources and sustainable developments in the long term. Turkey is pro-business and has a young population.
Turkey remains highly attractive for a second passport, with no physical presence requirement and dual citizenship allowed.
With an investment of just $250,000 into property, an investor and their family will be granted Turkish Citizenship in only 2-6 months. Moreover, via its E-2 Treaty with the U.S, Turkish Citizenship provides an opportunity to live and work in the U.S. through the E-2 Visa.
TURKEY CITIZENSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
- Turkey Citizenship in just 2-6 months
- Citizenship for investor, spouse and children
- Property purchase from $250,000
- Visa free travel to 110 countries
- Access to the U.S. via E-2 Treaty Visa
- Dual Citizenship allowed in Turkey
- No residency requirements
- No minimum stay requirements
- Rental income from property
- Property can be sold after 3 years
- Turkey Citizenship is valid for life
- Citizenship can be extended to future children
ACCESS TO THE U.S. – E-2 TREATY VISA
Once you receive your Turkish Passport, you will also be eligible to apply for an E-2 Visa to the U.S. (as Turkey is an E-2 Treaty Country). The E-2 Visa is a temporary U.S. working visa. which allows investors with citizenship from a Treaty Country to set up a new U.S. business, or invest in an existing U.S. business. Once the E-2 Visa is approved, the investor will have the right to live in the U.S. with their spouse and any children under 21 years old. To learn more about the E-2 Visa, please visit our E-2 Visa page here.
In September 2018, the government of Turkey decreased the minimum investment amount from $1million to $250,000 into property, making it one of the most attractive citizenship by investment programs available. There are 3 options which qualify an investor to apply for Turkish Citizenship:
- Property Investment – $250,000
A minimum $250,000 must be invested into one or more properties. The property can be rented for income and can even be sold after 3 years.
- Cash Investment – $500,000
A $500,000 fixed asset investment (such as government bonds), which must be kept for a minimum of 3 years.
- Company Set Up – 50 Jobs Created
Set up a Turkish company which creates at least 50 jobs for Turkish citizens.
We have a vast range of available qualifying property investments from Top Turkey developers. Available property investments start at $250,000 with annual returns of up to 7% per year for 3 years, and some with guaranteed buyback after 3 years, in line with the required property holding period.
TOTAL APPLICATIONS 2018-20
MONTHS PROCESSING TIME
VISA-FREE TRAVEL COUNTRIES
Step 1 – Choose your investment route
Our Turkey specialist will help you identify the right investment route for you, based on our initial consultation. We will send you a selection of qualifying investment options.
Step 2 – Due Diligence Checks
Our team will perform basic due diligence checks on the main investor and spouse. Once approved, our retainer fee will be due and we will send you the documentation checklist.
Step 3 – Document Collection & Bank Opening
One of our experienced team members will assist you with collation the documents for the required investment and application. Our advisors will assist with opening of a Turkish bank account.
Step 4 – Complete Property Purchase
Investor to complete the property purchase and transfer. A licensed valuation expert will be assigned. You will need to obtain a certificate of eligibility.
Step 5 – Residency Permit Application
We will assist in the application of a Residence Permit for the investor, from the Directorate General of Immigration Authority, whilst the property is also being valued. It’s required to have a Residence Permit before applying for citizenship.
Step 6 – Submit Citizenship Application
We will complete and submit the Citizenship application for official review. The application will be submitted to the Directorate of the Civil Registry, where the Residence permit is also taken.
Step 7 – Citizenship Approval
After background checks on the investor are complete and the application is validated, the Presidency of Turkey will grant Turkish Citizenship
Step 8 – Passport and Citizenship Received
The Investor, spouse and children will all receive their Turkish Passports.
Once you receive the Turkish Passport, you will be able to travel visa-free to 110 countries:
|Albania||Cook Islands||Japan||Mozambique||Sri Lanka|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Costa Rica||Jordan||Myanmar||Sudan|
|Belarus||Ethiopia||Macedonia||Philippines||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Bolivia||Gambia||Maldives||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Uganda|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Georgia||Marshall Islands||Saint Lucia||Ukraine|
|Botswana||Guatemala||Mauritania||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Uruguay|
|Brunei||Haiti||Mexico||São Tomé and Príncipe||Vanuatu|