Turkish citizenship by real estate

Turkish citizenship application Apply for Turkish Citizenship!

How to apply for Turkish citizenship?

To apply for Turkish citizenship, you should purchase a property (one or more properties) with a total value of over $ 250.000. The valuation must be done by an expert and the money should be brought to Turkey by customs or bank account in the last 6 months before the application. The seller must be a Turkish citizen and all the money should be paid by a bank account.
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1. Choosing the right property

Turkish Citizenship - Choosing the right property
The first step would be choosing the right property to buy. Our team of experts will be searching according to your search criteria and make sure to source the best possible choice available. You're not limited to only one property. It's possible to invest in multiple properties.

2. Property valuation and the appointment for the title deed

Turkish Citizenship - Property valuation
After deciding the right property to buy, the progress of expertise and appointment for the title deed signing procedure takes about a week.
While buying a property with the purpose of acquiring Turkish citizenship, one should tell title deed officers that the aim of the purchase is to acquire Turkish citizenship, so that title deed officers put gloss (exegesis) to prevent selling this property for 3 years.

3. Receiving the Certificate of Conformity and the Investor Resident documents

Turkish Citizenship - step 3 documents
About 15 days after the purchase, the title deed gives you "uygunluk belgesi" (certificate of conformity) which allows you to apply "yatırımcı ikamet belgesi" (investor resident document), just after the latter, you can apply for the appointment of Turkish citizenship. The application rendez-vous might be given after about 15 days.
Besides property documents, there'll be the following documents required; the translation of the applicant's passport, birth certificate and the marriage certificate.

4. The final step of getting your Turkish citizenship

Turkish Citizenship - getting your Turkish passport
After the application rendez-vous, it takes about 45 days to get Turkish citizenship. The last step of the procedure is giving fingerprints and getting your Turkish citizen ID. The whole process takes two and a half to four months altogether.
As Turkey Expert, we'll be carrying out the necessary paperwork and assisting you every step of the way.

Fees for Turkish Citizenship Application


Title deed fees

  • Expertise valuation fee for each property (about 1500 TL)
  • Property tax, which is %2 for the buyer plus 500 TL and %2 for the seller (%2 of the total value of the property). It is common that if the seller makes a discount more than %2, the buyer also pays the seller's share of the property tax.

Turkish citizenship fees (for each family member applying for Turkish citizenship)

  • Power of attorney (notary and translation fee, if needed) (1400 TL)
  • Government fees are about 600 TL
  • Notary (or consulate fees) are about 500-1000 TL (for translation of passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, documents showing your family etc)
  • Health insurance fees are about 500-1000 TL for each year
  • Document Translations fees are about 300-600 TL (if needed)

Turkish Citizenship by buying property, the minimum limit is now 250.000 USD as of 19 September 2018

Can my family and I receive Turkish Passport through buying real estate in Turkey?

Turkish Republic Citizenship Program has been revised and eased for foreign investors. The amount required for foreign citizens to obtain Turkish citizenship through real estate investment has been lowered to 250.000 USD from 1.000.000 USD level.

Here below you can view a selection of Turkish homes and apartments which are eligible for citizenship application

This is just a small selection from our portfolio. Please contact us for more possibilities

Ref: 6594
Buying this commercial store in Istanbul guarantees a rental income and it also provides the possibility to apply for Turkish citizenship.
Beylikdüzü, Istanbul 100 m2 3
$ 927,987 Quick Request
Ref: 6585
By buying a property in Istanbul on this site, you will open your doors to a luxurious and peaceful life close to the center
Esenyurt, Istanbul 95-185 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1 0 property video
$ 88,380 Quick Request
Ref: 6580
These investment properties in Istanbul vary in sizes and are for sale in Istanbul Esenyurt. They come with a rental guarantee and citizenship packages.
Esenyurt, Istanbul 32-84 m2 1+0, 1+1 0
$ 56,465 Quick Request
Ref: 6577
The project is located close to several universities in Istanbul and is offering student homes for sale with a rental guarantee together with citizenship options
Kağıthane, Istanbul 50-75 m2 3+1, 4+1, 3+3 0
$ 180,033 Quick Request
Ref: 6104
Apartments for sale in Istanbul, with citizenship package offers
Beylikdüzü, Istanbul 50 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0 property video
$ 71,686 Quick Request
Ref: 6566
You will enjoy Istanbul to its maximum when owning an apartment on this project. At the same time, you will be able to apply for citizenship.
Kartal, Istanbul 78-200 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0 property video
$ 73,650 Quick Request
Ref: 6535
Authentic apartment for sale in a historically rich neighborhood in Istanbul center offering nice views of the Bosphorus
Üsküdar, Istanbul 145 m2 3+1 21-25 property video
$ 320,000 Quick Request
Ref: 5878
Innovative modern apartments for sale in Istanbul with a rental guarantee and amazing views
Bağcılar, Istanbul 76 - 155 m2 1+1 , 2+1 0
$ 290,000 Quick Request
Ref: 6528
This project makes it possible to stay in your own apartment in Istanbul while using exclusive hotel facilities. The high-end interior design of the apartments will make your stay special.
Tuzla, Istanbul 128-534 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0
$ 647,000 Quick Request
Ref: 6554
This is the second phase of the successfull project, offering a good capital gain potential for early investors
Küçükçekmece, Istanbul 68-204 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0
$ 95,908 Quick Request
Ref: 6527
This is an ideal property to buy if you're looking for Turkish citizenship by real estate investment and having a guaranteed monthly income as well
Esenyurt, Istanbul 240 m2 2 0
$ 613,748 Quick Request
Ref: 6549
Investment real estate in Istanbul with rental guarantee, suitable for citizenship as well.
Bağcılar, Istanbul 176 m2 2 1
$ 313,041 Quick Request
Ref: 5881
Investment property in Istanbul on a compound with facilities and excellent location
Esenyurt, Istanbul 60-241 m2 1+1,2+1,3+1 0
$ 86,088 Quick Request
Ref: 6496
Located in Balova district of Izmir, this apartment has a very convenient location, near 2 big shopping malls and a private university, Izmir center is easily reachable.
Izmir 125 m2 3+1 0
$ 98,036 Quick Request
Ref: 6517
Are you looking for a real estate investment in Istanbul? It's possible to run this investment property as a profitable hotel business.
Beyoğlu, Istanbul 550 m2 20 11-15 property video
$ 883,797 Quick Request
Ref: 6518
Investing in a commercial shop in Istanbul Turkey can be a profitable business. Next to the rental income, this investment property is also suitable for Turkish citizenship.
Büyükçekmece, Istanbul 300 m2 3 3
$ 392,799 Quick Request
Ref: 6507
These apartments are located in a good residential neighborhood in Izmir, offering 2 bedrooms and 1 living room
Izmir 90 m2 2+1 0
$ 66,285 Quick Request
Ref: 6500
Cheap apartments in Istanbul, these are suitable for entry-level investors looking for low priced real estate in Istanbul
Esenyurt, Istanbul 40-155 m2 1+0, 1+1, 2+1, 3+1 0 property video
$ 31,915 Quick Request
Ref: 5814
Modern apartments, investment apartments in Istanbul near the center
Beyoğlu, Istanbul 60-200m m2 1+1,2+1,3+1 0 property video
$ 285,540 Quick Request
Ref: 6318
Başakşehir, Istanbul 124 m2
$ 245,499 Quick Request
Ref: 6430
Bakırköy, Istanbul 66-430 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+2, 5+1, 6+2 0
$ 337,241 Quick Request
Ref: 6429
Beyoğlu, Istanbul 47-360 m2 Studio, 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0 property video
$ 361,897 Quick Request
Ref: 6022
Başakşehir, Istanbul 76-210 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0
$ 68,000 Quick Request
Ref: 6410
Bahçelievler, Istanbul 77-221 m2 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1 0
$ 180,862 Quick Request