Türkiye
Citizenship by Investment

$400,000
6-9 months
111

Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Türkiye, is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Through spanning two continents, Turkey has significant geo-strategic importance. The country has seen high inflows of foreign direct investments (FDIs) for a number of years. Additionally, the real estate market is booming and attracted on average USD14 billion each year for the last ten years. 

Beside a strong and continuously growing economy, Türkiye boasts gorgeous landscapes from mountain ranges to mediterranean beaches. Visitors will be able to discover the country’s rich history and culture. As a citizen of the country, you and your family will have access to many adventures and a number of new business opportunities.

In 2018, Türkiye announced that Investors who purchase real estate worth at least US$250,000 and hold it for 3 years OR deposit US$500,000 in a bank in Turkey for at least 3 years are eligible to apply for Turkish Citizenship. In December 2016, the Council of Ministers passed the regulations 2016/9601 that established the exceptional acquisition of Turkish citizenship based on the Turkish Citizenship Law, Act No. 5901 and its amendments. In June 2022, the minimum required investment into Real Estate was increased to US$400,000.

Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Türkiye, is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Through spanning two continents, Turkey has significant geo-strategic importance. The country has seen high inflows of foreign direct investments (FDIs) for a number of years. Additionally, the real estate market is booming and attracted on average USD14 billion each year for the last ten years. 

Beside a strong and continuously growing economy, Türkiye boasts gorgeous landscapes from mountain ranges to mediterranean beaches. Visitors will be able to discover the country’s rich history and culture. As a citizen of the country, you and your family will have access to many adventures and a number of new business opportunities.

In 2018, Türkiye announced that Investors who purchase real estate worth at least US$250,000 and hold it for 3 years OR deposit US$500,000 in a bank in Turkey for at least 3 years are eligible to apply for Turkish Citizenship. In December 2016, the Council of Ministers passed the regulations 2016/9601 that established the exceptional acquisition of Turkish citizenship based on the Turkish Citizenship Law, Act No. 5901 and its amendments. In June 2022, the minimum required investment into Real Estate was increased to US$400,000.

Quick Facts

Population

>80,000,000

Capital

Ankara

Currency

Turkish Lira

Total Area

783 356km2

Visa Free Countries

111

Language

Turkish

Türkiye Passport Benefits

Becoming a Türkiye citizen will open new opportunities to the investor and transform their lives.

Change for Future Generations

Include your extended family, i.e. parents, grandparents, and children in your application. You will pass on the citizenship by descent to future generations.

Social Benefits and Security

Türikye has a robust offering of social services for any of its citizens. This includes access to free healthcare, and higher education. Any citizen of the country can make use of these offerings even if they do not reside in Turkey full-time.

Possible Access to the EU

The country submitted an application to join the European Union and is awaiting a decision. In case of a successful application, Turkey passport holders will be able to travel and potentially live in any member state.

Global Business Opportunities
New Business Opportunities

Turkey has a long history of manufacturing and production in the country. With a growing economy, investors looking to expand into new markets will have access to this vibrant ecosystem as citizens.

Potential E2 Visa to the US

Türkiye citizens are eligible to apply for an E2 business visa to the United States. This type of visa would allow applicants and their family members to live and work in the US upon investing a substantial amount in the economy or purchasing a US Business. A good benchmark for a minimum investment is $100,000. 

Return on Investment

The booming real estate market in Turkey heightens the chances for a high return on investment should the applicant decide to sell their real estate after three years.

Why Türkiye

Türkiye’s mix of beautiful nature, historic cityscapes and growing economic opportunities makes this country an attractive option for investors looking to obtain a second citizenship. The strategic location between Europe and Asia is particularly interesting for anyone looking to access new markets. 

Investment Options & Other Fees*

Türkiye offers a number of investment options for its citizenship by investment program. Our advisors will gladly provide you with guidance and answer any questions you might have.

*Please note that the below prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Option 1

Real Estate Purchase $400,000+

It is important to understand that not all properties on the market in Turkey are approved for Citizenship by Investment. The Government of Türkiye has enacted several laws which place strict restrictions on the kinds of properties and their history that are eligible for Citizenship by Investment. Our property portfolio focuses only on properties approved for Citizenship by Investment, and with excellent returns on investment. A property can be sold after 3 years.

Single
Investor

Real Estate Purchase

$400,000

Citizenship Application and Passport Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$20,000 main applicant +$5,000 per dependent

Option 2

Investment in a Business
$500,000+

An investor can purchase capital stock of a Turkish company or build their own business in Türkiye. If you decide to build your own business, the company will need to create at least 50 new jobs for Turkish citizens and the investor cannot sell their shares for at least 3 years.

Option 3

Deposit in a Turkish Bank Account
$500,000+

The applicant will need to deposit at least $500,000 in a Turkish Bank account. This amount needs to be held there for at least three years. Afterwards the investor can withdraw the funds.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to apply for a Türkiye citizenship, applicants must have: 

  • Clean Criminal Record 
  • Valid Passport (with a minimum validity of six months) 
  • National Identity documents from Country of Birth or Country of Residence 
  • Birth Certificates 
  • Additional Documentation including CVs, Education, and Work History
  • Valid Proof of Address 

 

Türkiye allows applicants to include their close family members as dependents on their Citizenship application. All family members receive their Citizenship Certificates and Passports together.

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • A spouse of the primary applicant 
  • A child of the primary applicant that is younger than 18 years

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for Citizenship in Turkey except Citizens of Syria & Armenia.

The Process

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss your fit to invest in a Türkiye passport.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your ability to qualify for the program. All we require is your passport and one working day. If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Choose Real Estate Purchase (1-4 weeks)
Our team will present you with viable options for real estate purchases that are compliant with the Turkish government’s regulations. After selecting your preferred property, we will prepare all necessary documents. A deposit of up to 5% of the full purchase price might be required to hold the property until all contracts have been signed.
Preparing your Documents (2-4 weeks)
Our experienced processing team will work with you to collect all the necessary documents for your real estate purchase and the following citizenship application. All of our clients receive a comprehensive service and support to obtain the documents necessary. Our team will fill out and proof all forms prior to your signature.
Purchasing the Real Estate (together with document preparation)
Once the contract of sale has been signed, you will make the final payment for the property.
Collection of Real Estate
Documents (2-3 weeks)
Our team will go to the title deed office on your behalf to complete the transfer of ownership and receive your title deed for the property. Additionally, you will receive an official valuation report and the necessary government documents stating that you are eligible to apply for citizenship through the purchased property.
Application for Residency and Citizenship (1-2 months)
Once we receive the title deed, we will apply for an investor residency in Türikye. Immediately after receiving the residency permit, our team will apply for your citizenship.
Due Diligence (4-6 months)
The Turkish government will carefully review your application and associated documents. This stage of the process will determine whether or not you receive Turkish citizenship. Usually, the due diligence unit takes 4-6 months for this review.
Receive your Türkiye Citizenship
(up to 4 weeks)
After you receive the approval for citizenship, you will have to visit a Turkish consulate if you are abroad or go to the relevant authority in Turkey to register your fingerprints on the government database. After completing this step, you will receive your Türkiye passport at the consulate of your residence or at any of our offices.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.