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Turkish Citizenship by Investment: A Premier Guide

Turkish Citizenship by Investment | Your Path to Citizenship

The Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program presents a compelling opportunity for individuals seeking to obtain Turkish citizenship through financial investment. Here's a detailed guide covering its benefits, eligibility criteria, required documents, and the application process.

Benefits of Turkish Citizenship by Investment:

1. Global Mobility

Gain visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 110 destinations worldwide, including prominent locations like Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.

2. Full Citizenship Rights

Turkish citizenship extends full rights not only to the main applicant but also to included family members, including spouse and children under 18, with a single real estate investment.

3. E-2 Investor Visa in the USA

After three years of domicile in Turkey, you can apply for an E-2 Investor Visa in the USA, providing a pathway to economic opportunities in the largest economy globally.

4. Strategic Location

Turkey's strategic location as a transcontinental hub between Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East offers access to a stable economy and robust financial sector.

Eligibility Criteria for Citizenship by Investment in Turkey:

To qualify for Turkish citizenship through investment, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Acquire real estate valued at a minimum of USD 400,000.

2. Invest a minimum of USD 500,000 in fixed capital contributions.

3. Deposit at least USD 500,000 into a Turkish bank account.

4. Commit at least USD 500,000 into government bonds.

5. Invest at least USD 500,000 into shares of a real estate investment fund or venture capital investment fund.

6. Commit at least USD 500,000 into a private pension system, maintaining the investment for a minimum of three years.

7. Create employment opportunities for at least 50 individuals, as verified by the Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Services.

Comprehensive List of Required Documents for the Application Process:

- Birth Certificate

- Marriage Certificate/Certificate of Celibacy

- Notarized Passport Copy

- Biometric Photos (x10 + digital)

- Health Insurance

- Documentation for all Family Members (passport information with Apostille + Translation into Turkish by Notary)

- Power of Attorney for your lawyer from Turkish Notary or Turkish Embassy

- Apostilled Criminal Record translated into Turkish by Notary

- Visa Copy + Last Entry Stamp Copy

Procedures and Timeline:

1. Prepare all application documents, certifications, and translations.

2. Finalize the investment and submit documents to the government.

3. Make contributions in Turkish lira equivalent to the specified USD amount.

4. Visit Turkey to provide biometric data for the residence application.

5. Application processing typically takes three to five months.

6. Upon approval, citizenship documents are issued, and the passport application can be submitted.

**Important Notice:**

Before initiating the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program, it's crucial to consult with a qualified legal professional. Ensure compliance with all regulations, especially regarding real estate investments and funds deposited into Turkish banks. Failure to adhere to guidelines may lead to complications in the citizenship process. Legal counsel should assess the eligibility of chosen real estate and oversee proper procedures during purchase to avoid any issues. Certainly! Before proceeding with the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program, it's essential to seek advice from a qualified legal professional. We recommend consulting MFY Legal and lawyer M. Furkan Yüce for assistance with the citizenship process. They can provide expert guidance and support to ensure a smooth and successful application.


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