Citizenship by Investment in Turkey

  • Fast application process
  • A cost-effective route to Turkish citizenship
  • Visa-free travel
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Minimum Investment Amount


Processing Time

3-4 months

Key Residency Benefit

Fast relocation to the U.S.

Why is Turkey a popular investment location?

Turkey is a transcontinental nation that bridges Asia and Europe. It is often considered an Asian country due to 97% of its territory in Asia.

Turkey boasts beautiful landscapes and intriguing natural wonders, such as Cappadocia. The country is also known for its vibrant culture and rich history, which has helped establish Turkey as one of the world’s major tourist destinations.

The country is home to 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including GΓΆbekli Tepe. At around 11,500 years old, the site is thought to be the location of one of humanity’s oldest known civilisations.

About the Turkey Citizenship by Investment programme

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Programme was launched by the government in 2017 to stimulate economic growth through foreign investment.

The programme offers various investment options and routes to securing Turkish citizenship. These include real estate investments and economic contributions, with the minimum investment starting at $400,000.

As Turkish citizens, investors benefit from access to the Asian and European markets due to the geographic location of Turkey. Successful applicants will also receive a Turkish passport, granting visa-free travel to over 110 countries.

Investors also have the option to apply for the E-2 Investor Visa, allowing them to relocate to the U.S.

What are the Benefits of Citizenship by investment in Turkey?

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Visa-free travel to over 110 counties

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No minimum stay requirements

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A cost-effective route to Turkish citizenship

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A fast process taking 3-4 months on average

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Pathway to the U.S. E2 Investment Visa

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Family members are eligible for citizenship

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How to obtain Citizenship by investment in Turkey

Real estate investment

Invest a minimum amount of $400,000 in Turkish real estate. The investment can be in a single property or multiple properties.

Property investments can include residential housing, commercial property and plots of land. All can be sold after three years. However, it can not be used in future Turkey Citizenship by Investment applications.

Related taxes and fees apply at a fixed rate, regardless of how many people are included in the citizenship application. Government fees also apply at $574 for each family member.

Bank deposit

Deposit at least $500,000 in a Turkish bank account. Those who choose this investment route can withdraw funds from the account after three years.

Investment funds or government bonds

Invest at least $500,000 into a real estate investment fund or venture capital investment fund shares. Alternatively, purchase government bonds worth at least $500,000. With both others, the investment must be held for a minimum of three years.

Business investment

Invest $500,000 into a Turkish company. Alternatively, start a company that will create at least 50 jobs. After three years, the investor can sell their share of the business.

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Key Benefit of Citizenship by investment in Turkey

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Programme grants successful applicants a Turkish passport that provides visa-free travel to over 110 countries.

One of the other key benefits of Turkish citizenship is that it offers a straightforward option for those looking to relocate to the U.S. for personal or business purposes.

Turkish citizens can apply for an E-2 Visa, which allows investors and their families to live and work in the U.S.

Frequently asked questions

To be eligible for the programme and qualify for Turkish citizenship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a clean criminal reco
  • Must never have overstayed illegally in Turkey
  • Have adequate health insurance in place
  • Must not be from a black-listed country

Those who select the real estate option can choose to sell the property after three years. The deposit must remain in a Turkish bank for at least three years for bank transfers. Money invested in funds or government bonds must also be maintained for at least three years. If applicants take the business investment route, shares in the company can be sold after three years.

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Programme does not have any minimum stay requirements. This means investors can travel to and from Turkey without restrictions while maintaining their residence permits.

Family members can be included in the application. Those eligible include:

  • Spouse
  • Children under the age of 18

For parents of the principal applicant and children over the age of 18, it is possible to get a residence permit for a fee of $5,000 per person.

Which programme is right for you?

Citizenship or Residency Programme?Citizenship or Residency Programme?Citizenship
Minimum Investment AmountMinimum Investment Amount$400,000
Minimum Stay RequirementMinimum Stay RequirementNo
Initial Permit DurationInitial Permit DurationN/A
Time to ResidenceTime to ResidenceN/A
Time to CitizenshipTime to Citizenship3-6 months
Family Inclusion?Family Inclusion?Spouse and children up to 18
Right to Work?Right to Work?Yes
Type of Document ReceivedType of Document Received?Certificate of citizenship and passport
No. of Visa-Free Countries with Passport?No. of Visa-Free Countries with Passport?114

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