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Türkiye is a popular destination for leisure and business. With no minimum residency requirement, and applications processed in as little as four months, Turkish citizenship by investment offers investors the opportunity to travel visa-free to 113 countries.

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Türkiye citizenship also proves popular with family-focused investors, as children under 18 can be included as dependents on the application, allowing them access to free education and healthcare. Immerse yourself in Türkiye’s impressive culture while benefiting from global mobility.

Benefits of Türkiye

Successful applicants can expect to receive their Türkiye passport in between four to five months.

Türkiye citizens are able to travel visa-free to 113 countries worldwide, providing a bridge between the East and West.

You can include children under the age of 18 as dependents with your application.

There are no minimum physical stay requirements in order to process your Türkiye citizenship application.

Who Can Get Türkiye Citizenship

  • Over 18 years old
  • Capable of proving the legality of your investment
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • No serious illnesses

  • Over 18 years old
  • No criminal record
  • Clean bill of health

  • Up to the age of 18

Programme Requirements

To apply for the Türkiye citizenship-by-investment programme, applicants must fulfil ONE of the following investment options AND other requirements:

OPTION 1. Purchase Property

The first citizenship-by-investment option is a minimum US$400,000 real estate purchase. You pay 1-8% VAT on a new property. There is no VAT for resale. Stamp duty is 4% (paid 2% by you the buyer and 2% by the seller, but you will bear the cost in the resale market). You pay 2% of the 4% real estate commission. The seller pays the other 2%.

There is no government contribution amount. You won’t need to worry about due diligence fees or administrative fees except for minor negligible charges.

OPTION 2. Make a Bank Deposit

Deposit at least US$500,000 worth of Turkish lira in a Turkish bank.

OPTION 3. Invest in a Turkish Real Estate Fund

Make an investment of at least US$500,000.

OPTION 4. Make a Fixed Capital Investment

Your fixed capital investment will need to be at least US$500,000.

OPTION 5. Buy Government Bonds

Your investment needs to be at least US$500,000.

OPTION 6. Create Jobs With a New Business

Start a new company and hire 50 Turkish citizens.

Other Requirements and Benefits

To qualify for the Türkiye Citizenship-by-Investment Programme, you must:

Hold onto your investment for at least three years.

You don’t have to live in Türkiye to qualify for citizenship there.

Speak to a global expert

The Latitude team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

The Latitude team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

Application Process

  • MONTH 1

    Client onboarding process

    We commence our process with Form 1. This enables us to carry out the Initial Latitude Group due diligence. Following the successful screening, we provide you with a Client Agreement (CA) to review and sign.

    You issue a Power of Attorney to our Turkish lawyers. They open a bank account, purchase property, and complete the citizenship application. The lawyers request a government conformity letter. They apply for short-term residence permits.

  • MONTHS 2-4

    Application review and submission

    Before submitting your documents, we comprehensively review your application to ensure your file complies with the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye's requirements. Our legal team will complete its final checks before submitting the relevant forms.

    The Investment Office will undertake its own due diligence and reviews all the paperwork. We will continue to work closely with them throughout the process to ensure your application is timely and efficiently processed.

  • MONTHS 4-5

    Passport issued

    The Investment Office will assess your application, and upon approval, you must make all necessary contributions and pay any applicable government fees. We will then arrange for all relevant passports to be sent out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Citizens of Türkiye can have dual citizenship. However, you will need to check whether your origin country allows dual citizenship with Türkiye.

If successful in your application for citizenship in Türkiye, you will benefit from the delightful temperatures, stunning landmarks, and friendly culture. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to travel visa-free to 113 countries around the world.

Many investors opt for the Türkiye citizenship route as a result of its family inclusivity, allowing your children the same fantastic benefits that you would receive, including free healthcare and education.

Should your application be successful, you can expect to receive your passport in four to five months.

To qualify for Türkiye citizenship, you must be over the age of 18, have a clean criminal record, and have excellent health.

In addition, you must also be able to make the required investment, in the form of a bank deposit, capital investment, or property purchase.

No. You do not need to live in Türkiye for the authorities to process your citizenship application.

Speak to one of our global experts and begin your journey today

Our team operates in over 20 countries worldwide, securing second citizenship or residency in desirable locations and unlocking a brighter future.

  • Visa-free travel to 113 countries
  • 4-5 months application processing time
  • $400,000 minimum requirement

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