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Citizenship by Investment in Türkiye

With a population of 80 million people, Türkiye is a popular destination for leisure and business. The country’s performance over the decades has brought macroeconomic stability and increased employment and income.

The Türkiye Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in January 2017 to attract foreign direct investment to and boost growth in the country’s real estate sector. The program allows applicants to choose from a number of different types of economic contributions to Turkish society, thereby developing the country’s economy.

With the city of Istanbul embracing Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait, Türkiye is a transcontinental Eurasian country. Its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.


  • Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 110 destinations including Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore
  • Citizenship of a country that enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful scenery, and a high standard of living
  • Full citizenship granted to the applicant and included family members
  • Eligibility for an E-2 Investor Visa in the USA for a five-year renewable period
  • Access to a transcontinental Eurasian country that is a stable economic, financial, and political hub between Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East

Qualification Criteria and Requirements

To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant should fulfil one of the following investment requirements:

  1. Acquire at least USD$400,000 worth of real estate
  2. Invest a minimum of USD$500,000 fixed capital contribution
  3. Deposit at least USD$500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira into a Turkish bank account
  4. Commit at least USD$500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira into government bonds
  5. Commit at least USD$500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira into real estate investment fund share or venture capital investment fund share
  6. Commit at least USD$500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira into a private pension system for a minimum holding period of three years
  7. Create jobs for at least 50 people, as attested by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services

The main applicant may include their spouse, dependent children below the age of 18, and children of any age who are living with disabilities in their application.

Procedures and Timeline

After applicants have chosen the qualifying investment option, a residence permit application shall be made on the family’s behalf. The main applicant is then required to open a bank account in Türkiye.

Once all application documents have been prepared (including applicable certifications and translations), the investment can be completed and the documents submitted to the government. Once the application has been received by the government, the review process will begin and an interview may be requested. Applications are typically approved within 120 days, following which the citizenship documents are issued. The passport application can then be submitted.

Our Specialization in Türkiye

Our Founder, Mr. Afshin Sarhangpour, studied in Türkiye and received his master's degree from Ege University in Izmir. He is fluent in Turkish and very familiar with Türkiye’s business environments and culture. Our lawyers have extensive Turkish immigration law experience and we understand our clients' each specific requirement. We can thoroughly advise and assist you and your family to obtain TCBI.

We conduct and follow up all the necessary steps very diligently for all our clients depending on your choice of investment option to obtain Turkish citizenship. Our lawyers have advised and represented our clients globally from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, Iran, as well as from China, US, UK, France and other parts of the World to obtain Turkish Citizenship by investment.

We also have a special team on the ground for property investments and real estate transactions making sure all points are duly checked before making the investment. Each citizenship application is very diligently followed up by our highly experienced Turkish citizenship and immigration lawyers. We provide clear advice on the procedures and keep informed our clients of the of the process regularly on a daily basis from Day 1, up until the Turkish citizenship is fully obtained.

Our corporate Turkish immigration team is well-known for very hardworking method, we extensively strive to provide the best legal services for our clients on Turkish citizenship by investment as well as obtaining Turkish residency and work permits, bank account opening in Türkiye, new company and business formations and related matters such as renting out the property after investment, and yet we offer competitive rates to our clients when advising on Turkish citizenship by investment.

Our clients rely on us for advice on international residence and citizenship matters.

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