F.A.Q. About Turkish Citizenship
We listed F.A.Q. About Turkish Citizenship under General, Investment, Marriage, and Turquoise Card categories. You can contact us for any question or detailed information about Turkish Citizenship, our services or our company.
General Questions about Turkish Citizenship
Will my family get Turkish Citizenship?
Answer: You, your spouse (wife or husband) and dependents (your children under the age of 18, on the application date) can get citizenship. Turkish law does not recognize same-sex marriages, polygamy and other types of partnerships. So a spouse should be a person of the opposite sex and the couple should be legally married. If a male applicant has multiple wives, only one of them is eligible for Turkish citizenship.
How long does it take to be a Turkish citizen?
A: After the property is bought and the application is filed, it takes between 3 to 6 months to get the citizenship and Turkish passport. Government is eager to reduce time.
Can I get assistance for this process?
A: We are offering all kinds of services which would guide you throughout the process. With your power of attorney, we will handle all process.
Which nationalities may apply for Turkish passport?
A: All foreigners who are allowed to buy property in Turkey by Turkish law, may apply for Turkish citizenship by investment. For the nationalities, who are not allowed to buy properties in Turkey, it is still possible to apply for citizenship through other investment types defined in the law.
Will my children above 18 years old obtain citizenship?
A: No. Only, there are some exceptions for some nationalities.
I have a disabled child above 18 years old, will he/she obtain citizenship?
A: If your child is incapable of taking care of him/herself, they can become Turkish citizens with their parents’ application provided that their situation is documented by health reports.
Is it possible to have dual nationality in Turkey?
A: Yes, it's possible. Turkey allows dual nationality but also your country of origin must allow dual nationality.
Investment Related Questions about Turkish Citizenship
Should I buy one property above 250.000 USD or can it be multiple?
Answer: You might buy several properties which have a total value of more than 250.000 USD. You need to apply at the same time for all.
How should I calculate the exchange rate of USD and TL?
A: On the application date, Tapu Office calculates the value basing on the Turkish Central Bank rates. So, you can use any currency.
May I buy commercial properties with rental income and get Turkish Citizenship by investment?
A: Yes, any property you buy would be counted. You can rent the properties to someone else. The only restriction is you cannot sell it for three years.
Are there any limitations for a foreign investor?
A: In the business sector, no, there are no limitations. But in the real estate sector, there are some limitations for a foreign investor. Like, foreigners can't have above 30 hectares. For more details, please check our Purchase Real Estate In Turkey and Establish Business In Turkey sections on the website.
Marriage Related Questions about Turkish Citizenship
My Turkish spouse passed away. Can I get Turkish Citizenship?
Answer: Sorry, but no. If your spouse has passed away after your citizenship application, you can get your citizenship. If you didn't make any application before, you can't get citizenship in Turkey.
We married in a foreign country, can I get Turkish citizenship?
A: Yes you can, but you need to have it recognized by the Turkish authorities. You can do it through a Turkish embassy or consulate in your country.
Turquise Card Related Questions about Turkish Citizenship
Can I get Turkish Citizenship with Turquoise Card?
Answer: Yes, you can. But there are some conditions and a Transition period.
What is the Turquoise Card?
A: Turquoise Card is like Green Card. You can live in Turkey with citizenship rights except for election and compulsory military service.
Who can get Turquoise Card?
A: Any foreign who above 18 years old and have some benefits to Turkey on education or investment. You can learn in our Turquoise Card page.
What is Transition Period?
A: The transition period is the 3-year duration for acquiring Turkish citizenship through Turquoise Card. After this period, Turquoise card has indefinite period and card owner may acquire Turkish citizenship.
How long is the Transition Period?
A: 3 Years.