Turkey Citizenship by Investment Programme Overview

Turkey launched its citizenship by investment programme in 2016 following the success of golden visa programmes in Europe. The Turkish Golden Visa programme grants residency, citizenship and a Turkish passport to applicants investing in real estate. Turkey is strategically located as a hub between Europe, Asia and Africa offering strong market links and connections for travel and trade. It is ideally placed for families looking to establish both residency and business.

How to Obtain Citizenship in Turkey through Investment

The real estate route is particularly attractive for investors in Turkey. This requires a property purchase of a minimum of $400,000 + fees, making Turkey one of the lowest cost citizenship by investment programmes on the market.

Benefits of Turkish Citizenship by Investment

Turkey offers considerable benefits for applicants looking to invest for Turkish citizenship and residency. Turkish citizenship enables you to live, work or study within Turkey. The Turkish passport allows travel to 125 countries and territories worldwide. Those countries represent more than 24% of the world’s GDP and 37% of destinations by travel popularity. As a Turkish citizen, obtaining a Schengen visa for travel in Europe is straightforward. With Turkish citizenship through investment there is also no minimum stay requirement.

Turkey also holds an E2 Visa Treaty Agreement with the US. This allows citizens of Turkey, who have resided in Turkey for a minimum of three years, to apply for a non-immigrant visa by establishing or investing in an existing business in the US.

Benefits

  • Full family qualification including dependent children and spouse
  • Live, Work and study within Turkey
  • Passport offering visa-free travel to 125 destinations
  • Ease of obtaining Schengen visa for European travel
  • Potential to apply for USA E2 Visa (3 years residency required.)
  • No minimum stay requirement

Investment from $400,000

Full family residency

Flexible. No residency requirement

Citizenship in 3-6 months

Visa Free Travel 125 Countries

Turkey Citizenship by Investment Requirements

Investment Amount

Applicants will need to invest a minimum $400,000 into Turkish Real Estate.

Family and Applicant

The Turkish citizenship investment programme allows the main applicant to include their family, both spouse and dependent children.

  • Spouse
  • Dependent Children

Due Diligence

All applicants will need to be of good character and undergo the Turkish government’s due diligence formalities: Investors must provide:

  • Police Reports – evidence of a clean criminal record
  • Have no outstanding visa refusals
  • Various documentation, including financial documents, employment/ business documents, ID, proof of address

Minimum Stay

There is no minimum stay requirement to renew and retain citizenship in Turkey.

Good Character
Clean Criminal Record
No Visa Refusals

Include Full Family
Spouse
Dependent Children

No Minimum Stay
No Interview
No Language Test

Applicants Passports
Birth / Marriage Certificates
Investor's Residence Certificate

Turkish Passport and Visa Free Travel

A Turkish passport allows visa free travel (or visa on arrival) to 125 countries worldwide. Turkey also holds out the possibility of eventual visa free access to the EU. Currently, talks are ongoing, although Turkey has some way to go to meet EU conditions. Turkey holds some good global connections. They have a E-2 Visa treaty with the USA, which means Turkish citizens are eligible to apply for US residency, through the E-2 Visa programme, providing they have resided in Turkey for a minimum of three years.

How to Obtain Turkish Citizenship by Investment

Step1

Book your free consultation with La Vida’s team of experts to discuss and decide which programme and investment route is best suited to you and your family. Our experienced consultants will provide you with a personalised quotation which will cover all applicable fees. They will advise and guide you through the entire process in detail.

Step2

For your peace of mind, before you commit, La Vida will run a pre-application background check to ensure your application is likely to be successful. Once this has been completed and you are happy to proceed, you can formally initiate the process by signing our Client Facilitator agreement and paying the pre-application deposit.

Step3

Consult with La Vida and choose a property investment. This can be done remotely, including off-plan or by visiting Turkey. Once you have chosen your property you can then apply for a residence permit for all family members and open a Turkish bank account.

Step4

Once you have completed the property investment, we can submit the application to the government with all relevant documents and certifications. Following a government review of the application citizenship normally takes 3-4 months to be issued.

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