As per new regulation, which amends the Turkish Citizenship Law, some foreign investors will be exempt from ordinary application process and requirements under Law no 5901, provided that the following criteria are met by such foreigners.
Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning (https://csb.gov.tr ) will check if those two conditions are met. In other words; Ministry of Urban Planning will look at the value of the house then will look at the Land Registry if the special condition is written on the Deed (Tapu). After that, Ministry of Urban Planning gives its approve to foreigner to make application for Turkish Citizenship.
Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (http://www.bddk.org.tr) will check if the money is deposited into Turkish account, then it will give its approve to foreigner to apply for Turkish Citizenship.
Ministry of Treasury and Finance ( http://www.maliye.gov.tr )will check if foreigner has such bonds, then Ministry will give its written approval. With this approval foreigner can apply to Turkish Citizenship.
Capital Markets Board of Turkey (http://www.cmb.gov.tr ) will check if such investment in said Funds has been made. Then it gives its approval to foreigners to apply Turkish Citizenship.
Making investment in Turkey does NOT automatically gives (grants) Turkish Citizenship to that foreigners. Foreigner who is approved by the relevant Ministry will be eligible to apply to Turkish Citizenship.
Those foreigners who fulfil the above-mentioned criteria must get the official statement from the related Ministry so that he can make application. In other words, without such written approval from Ministry, foreigner can NOT apply to Turkish Citizenship.
Foreigners who make Citizenship Applications according to new regulation (published on Official Gazette dated 19thSeptember 2020 ) http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr will be eligible to apply for his family as well. Such application will be limited to;
Here are the short list of required documents for Citizenship Application in Turkey. Please be informed that these are general documents and additional doc’s & info’s may be asked from the person himself.
Prelimary Application (Ön-Başvuru) will be made to “Directorate General of Civil Registration and Citizenship Affairs” in each city of Turkey or Turkish Consulates abroad. Foreigners who lives in Turkey can make application Civil Registry. Foreigners who live abroad can make their “Prelimary Application” to Turkish Consulate in their country. Foreigners who are living in Turkey must have “Resident Permit”.
Application can be made by foreigner himself or via his Attorney (vekil). Application procedure is given below with graphics:
If foreigner give false and fraudulent information or documents, his application will be rejected. If such false documents and information is learned after having Turkish Citizenship, OR if foreigner shall not comply with the requirement (such as not selling the house for 3 years, OR not withdraw money from his Bank Account for 3 years) then Citizenship will be CANCELLED.
Since it is a new law, we can not tell you the exact time. However it is expected to complete all procedure within 6 months.
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