Getting Turkish citizenship is a goal that many seek, because of the many advantages offered by Turkish citizenship to citizens, in addition to the strength of the Turkish passport, through experts of the Accreditation Company for Real Estate Services, you can find out what you need from obtaining Turkish citizenship and its steps, and know our services as an investment and consulting company in The field of Turkish real estate and citizenship, and we will answer many common questions in this field.
The services provided by Etemad Real Estate Services Company for those wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship
1- Providing support and advice during your search for suitable real estate to benefit from the law in accordance with your aspirations.
2- Providing the most suitable real estate that meets the conditions at the best prices and best return.
3- Complete the purchase process until obtaining the title deed.
4- Evaluating the real estate acquired from the authorized licensing authorities.
5- Carrying out the necessary procedures to obtain approval for real estate from government agencies (3-year reservation and evaluation).
6- Submit the residence transaction to the investor.
7- After obtaining the residence, submit the citizenship file.
8- Follow-up with the government and the competent authorities.
9 – The company provides after-sales services such as leasing and resale.
First / steps to obtain citizenship through real estate investment
The first step: choosing the right property
You start by choosing the right property or properties that achieve the required value without looking at the type of property, whether it is residential or commercial, or an organized or agricultural plot of land. The points to pay attention to when purchasing a property are:
1- That the property has a title deed (terms and conditions) with conditions.
2- Real estate that has been acquired and obtained the title deed before the issuance of the law not covered by the naturalization law.
3- Stabilizing the value of buying real estate.
4- Fixing the real value in the Sukuk Department.
5- Checking the currency exchange rate at the time of buying the property.
6- It must be free of reservations and mortgages.
7- That it be a complete property and not a share in a property, even if it is a share that has special conditions.
8- Real estate appraisal before buying.
Step Two: Evaluate and buy the property
Real estate appraisal before and after from a licensed authority.
Buy the property
Undertaking not to sell for three years.
Real estate purchased for the purpose of nationality can be used through leasing or operating if it is commercial stores or apartments and cannot be sold for a period of three years.
Step Three: Issuing an Investor Residence
Take an appointment to stay.
Preparing the necessary papers for residency.
The need for the investor to attend the interview at the date of the interview.
The fourth step: obtaining Turkish citizenship
1- Fill out the nationality form and fill out the citizenship form, which includes personal and general information about the applicant. You can apply to you, your wife, and your children under the age of 18. If you have a second wife, you can attach her to the application, and the committee has the decision to grant her or not
2- Providing papers and personal photos of the investor, his wife and members of his family under the age of 18 from the passport and birth certificate.
3- Certification of papers from the competent authorities.
Second / steps to obtain citizenship through a bank deposit
Step 1: Depositing citizenship fees and regulating agency operations
Depositing citizenship fees and BDDK operations:
The specified amount will be deposited within the scope of the regulations related to the application of the Turkish Nationality Law (deposit / joining fee of $ 500,000) to a Turkish bank by the foreign person.
The second step: the documents that must be signed after opening the bank account
The documents in Turkish / English / Arabic that must be signed after the bank account opening process are:
B) Freezing order
C) Acknowledgment of approval
D) A passport
The third step: Sending the relevant documents by the bank to the regulatory agency
After signing, the relevant documents are sent by the bank to the BDDK.
Step Four: The Regulatory Agency notifies the identified requests
The BDDK informs the applications that have been identified and that carry the conditions set forth in the regulations, with a letter to the General Directorate of Souls and Nationality and the General Directorate of Immigration Administration, and a copy of the mentioned letter is sent online to the bank to ensure the person is informed of the matter. The bank shares the relevant letter with the customer.
Step Five: Submit the application
The customer can submit his request accompanied by the letter of identification sent from the BDDK to the General Directorate of Souls and Nationality and the General Directorate of Immigration Management in person or by appointing another person (lawyer or a specialized company).
Q1: How do I obtain Turkish citizenship?
Every foreigner can obtain Turkish citizenship by investing in one of the following methods:
Investing with fixed capital of not less than 500,000 USD or its foreign currency or Turkish lira.
Purchasing real estate with value in excess of $ 250,000 or equivalent in foreign currencies.
Creating 50 job opportunities for Turks.
Deposit of $ 500,000 in a Turkish bank.
Purchase of government bonds of US $ 500,000 or equivalent.
Q2: Can my wife and all of my children obtain Turkish citizenship with me?
Yes, your wife and children under the age of 18 will acquire Turkish citizenship with you.
Q3: Should it be one property or several properties?
It can be one or several properties with a value greater than $ 250,000 or equivalent in other currencies.
Q4: How is property value assessed?
The value of real estate will be evaluated by appraisal companies certified by the Turkish government.
Q5: How long is the legal validity period accepted for the age of the real estate evaluation report?
The real estate evaluation report is 3 months old from the date of its issuance.
Q6: Can the value of the real estate that I will buy be paid in cash?
Payment must be by wire transfer only, from the buyer’s personal bank account to the seller’s bank account
The buyer will be required to provide proven bank receipts, authenticated by the sender’s bank and the future bank
Q7: How long does it take to obtain Turkish citizenship?
The period for obtaining Turkish citizenship varies from one investor to another, according to the stages through which each investor’s file is studied.
Q8: Can a person applying for citizenship through real estate investing sell his property by simply applying for citizenship?
The applicant cannot sell his properties, the buyer will be required to write a pledge on the title deed not to sell the properties for a period of three years.
Q9: If I fulfill all the conditions, will my citizenship be absolute?
The Turkish government will study the file of each investor separately, and depending on the security study, the nationality is decided upon and granted by decision of the Presidency of the Republic.
Q10: Are there certain conditions for the same property? Can I buy and rent an income property?
There are no conditions attached to the property except that it is worth $ 250,000 and you can buy the property you prefer
Q11: I do not have time to come to Turkey, how can I apply for a transaction?
You can give us an agency from the Turkish embassy, or for any advisory body that will implement the file for you, and depending on the agency it is possible to conduct all procedures
Q12: I have properties I previously bought in Turkey, can I take advantage of them?
To take advantage of the Nationality Law for $ 250,000, you must purchase real estate after 09/19/2018
You can submit your real estate that you bought between 12/01/2017 until 18/09/2018 within the Million Dollar Law.
Therefore, people who bought before the date of the issuance of the 250,000 dollar property law cannot take advantage of their old properties.
Q13: Is it permissible to buy the property from my relatives or sell it to them to apply for Turkish citizenship?
Not possible, the investor is required to purchase real estate from a Turkish person or a Turkish company only.
Q14: When I acquire Turkish citizenship, will I be required to give up my original nationality?
Never, Turkey allows you to retain your old nationality and will not require you to take any action regarding your old nationality
Q15: When I acquire Turkish citizenship, can I choose a different name and surname than my current name?
Yes, you can easily adopt a new name and title as you wish
Q16: Will my children over the age of 18 get citizenship with me on my file?
No, but your oldest son over the age of 18 can submit a special file just like you
Q17: Is military service also imposed on investors who obtain it through real estate investment?
If you obtain Turkish citizenship and you are over 21 years old, you will be exempted from compulsory military service.
Q18: Can owners of Syrian citizenship obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment?
Syrian nationals cannot take advantage of the law to obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate, but the Syrians can apply through a bank deposit of $ 500,000 for a period of three years.