Turkish Citizenship by Investment


  • Being a Turkish citizen brings many benefits both for investors and their families in terms of social life, financial opportunities and easy travel. Turkey guarantees the welfare and future of them with free healthcare and education services provided to its citizens.
  • The program also provides shortcuts for relocation in the UK and the USA under special visa categories suitable for Turkish citizens. Foreign investors may begin the process of becoming British citizens by relocating to the UK as a beneficial extension of the agreements between the two countries. Besides, there is the possibility to live in the USA by having an E-2 investment visa.
  • Foreign investors can buy real estate as residential property or as a prospective asset with the possibility of a high return on investment. Turkey has an extensive selection of comfortable residences and luxury seaside villas at appropriate costs for all budgets. Foreign investors may also gain rental income from their real estate investments or sell them after a 3-year period of restriction.


  • There are different options and requirements to get Turkish citizenship.
  • The easiest and fastest option is to become a Turkish citizen by purchasing a property worth $400,000.
  • Those who have purchased a minimum of $400,000 worth of housing, workplace, estate or similar properties can initiate their application process by proceeding to The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre.
  • The documents requested by the government institutions should be prepared in accordance with the legislation.
  • After the application to The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre, real estate appraisers check if the purchased property is worth $400,000 or not.
  • The applicant must hold the property for a minimum of 3 years.
Passport granted within 60 days after submission

Option to buy one or several properties for a minimum total worth of $400,000

Consisting rental income with the option to resell the property in 3 years
Including spouses, children under 18 years old, and disabled children of any age

The whole process can be managed remotely, before or after citizenship has been granted

More than 115 countries, including Singapore, Japan, Qatar and South Korea

Option of establishing your business with relocating to the USA under the E-2 Investment Visa

Option of establishing your business with relocating to the UK as a Turkish business person
Over 700,000 expats and 60,000 international companies

Turkey allows dual citizenship

Citizenship is transferable to descendants
Comfortable yet affordable high-quality lifestyle

Visa-free access to more than 115 countries

Turkish passport grants visa-free access to over 115 countries from all over the world, such as Qatar, Japan, Argentina, South Africa, and Ukraine. While most of these countries can be entered without the need for a visa in advance, some countries allow entry with a visa on arrival or an online visa. Also, in the context of agreements and negotiations between Turkey and the EU, the advantage of having visa-free access to many European countries in the Schengen area with Turkish passport is expected to be provided in the near future.

  • Investments worth at least $400,000 in Turkey
  • Opportunity to become a Turkish citizen in just 2 months
  • The whole family may benefit, including spouse and children
  • Profitable real estates with a high return on investment
  • All social rights in terms of work, education and health


The last decision about foreign investors acquiring the right to Turkish citizenship was made in may 2022. According to this, foreign investors must invest at least $400,000 in real estate to gain citizenship. Foreigners who bought real estate worth $400,000 in Turkey have the right to apply for Turkish citizenship. This right not only applies to the investor but also to their legally married spouse and children under 18.

Citizenship by investment program in Turkey

Path to Turkish citizenship through profitable investment


3-4 Days Preparation
izmir estate’s immigration consultants will assess your personal conditions and assist you in choosing the most suitable investment option. The main applicant may also add dependents to a residency application, including his/her spouse, children under 18 years old, and disabled children of any age.


A comprehensive checklist will be given, and you will be supported through the process of collecting documents. Experienced immigration consultants will review all documents to ensure the requirements are met.


Before proceeding with the citizenship application, investors are required to open a bank account in Turkey and complete the investment (i.e. real estate title deed transfer, cash deposit, government bond/share purchase etc.)


30-60 Days Processing Time
Investors can immediately apply for citizenship once the residence permit is granted. No physical presence or interview is needed during the application process.


Investors are required to hold a valid residence permit at the time of their citizenship application, but they may continue to live abroad as long as they want. The residence permit will be issued on the day of application.


Get Turkish citizenship within only 60 days and enjoy all the advantages that come with it. As a naturalized Turkish citizen, an investor seeking to start a business in the UK or the USA would enhance chances to do so and be able to consider relocation along with their entire family.

Some citizenship proper properties

Frequently Asked Questions About Turkish Citizenship

The financial costs in the process of acquiring Turkish citizenship were significantly reduced with the amendment published in the Official Gazette dated 12.04.2022. Accordingly, foreigners who have invested in real estate worth at least $400,000 in Turkey can be entitled to be Turkish citizens.

Every person who comes to Turkey from abroad and wants to be a Turkish citizen can apply. Each state has the right to decide according to the law which people of a country can be Turkish citizens.

The implementation is made if you purchase at least $400,000 in real estate. If you apply to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre during the deed transfer process, your application will be processed. You can follow all the procedures after the title deed application at the Citizenship Offices in Istanbul and Ankara. Your application will be completed within 3 to 4 months from the date of the title transfer.

Yes, your family is entitled to the citizenship rights that you will benefit from within the scope of your application. In this context, you, your wife/husband and all children under 18 may be Turkish citizens.

You can purchase more than one real estate with a total value of at least $400,000 within your investment processes. However, it is important to be synchronous for the validity of your application. Similarly, the value submitted to the Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre must exceed $400,000 in order for the application to be valid.

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s exchange rate must be taken into consideration when you make the application.
Turkish citizenship application results are determined within 3-4 months after the title deed transfer if the documents are complete.
You can obtain citizenship if the applicant is verified that he/she does not pose any threat to the national security of the country and all the requirements are met, and all documents are accurately and adequately submitted.

Without requiring the presence of the applicant in the country for Turkish citizenship, Trem Global conducts all transactions as a proxy. In this context, izmir estate provides consultancy services to applicants with its expert team within the legal framework.

In order to obtain citizenship with a $400,000 investment in Turkey, you must have purchased the real estate after the date of 12/04/2022.

You can have dual citizenship under Turkish laws. However, you should also be familiar with the rules and procedures in your home country for this. Some countries do not allow dual or more citizenship, so you should check if it is allowed in your home country.

If your family has a child under the age of 18 during your moving process, they are obliged to complete military service when the time comes. In addition, if you have previously completed compulsory military service in your country of citizenship, you must document this. During the application process, izmir estate provides you with more detailed information about the military status of people aged 22 and over.

Anyone who wants to be a Turkish citizen can apply for Turkish citizenship if they meet the investment conditions.
Your child must be under 18 in order to benefit from citizenship coverage. However, if your child has a disability, you can obtain Turkish citizenship for him/her with the documents indicating that he/she is in need of care and other documents to be requested by the authorities.

You can apply for citizenship under certain conditions with the real estate that has not been completed yet or has been purchased in installments. In this case, you have to invest a minimum of $400,000. izmir estate will share information about other requirements and conditions at your request.

Yes, it is possible to benefit from dual citizenship in Turkey. However, some countries, such as India, China, and Saudi Arabia, impose severe restrictions on dual citizenship, so we recommend that you also investigate the citizenship procedures in your own country.