Property Investment and Citizenship

Citizenship by investment in Turkey The government have reduced the minimum required property spend by to $250,000.

Why the change?

The government hopes the move will push Turkish property sales to foreigners from their current $4.6 billion to $10 bn in the initial stage, and generate an annual $20bn from next year.


Data shows the average foreign buyer spends $177,000 on a Turkish property, so this move means there will be greater interest from the middle of the investment sector, and the $250,000 will encourage buyers to spend a little more.

Buyers will need to pay a minimum of the equivalent of $250,000 in Turkish Lira and pledge to keep the property for 3 years.

 Q & A

Question: How does citizenship application process work in Turkey?

Answer: When you buy properties valued above 250.000 USD, you apply to (Tapu Office) General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre to obtain Turkish Citizenship. This application is sent to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Appraisers  check and verify the value of the properties to check that it is more than 250.000 USD . The Ministry then places the statement (satılamaz şerhi) on title deed(s) that you may not sell it for 3 years. They send the application finally to General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs. You are invited for final signatures to get to get your documents.


·         Q: Shall my family get Turkish Citizenship?
A: Yes. You, your wife (or husband) and all your children under age of 18 (on the application date) may get citizenship.

·         Q: Should I buy one property above 250.000 USD or can it be multiple?

A: You can buy several  properties which  total more than 250.000 USD. You need to apply at the same time for all.

·         Q: What is the responsibility of Ministry of Environment and Urbanization?

A: The ministry verifies if the value declared on Title Deed is correct and above 250.000 USD with sworn appraisers.  

·         Q: How should I calculate the exchange rate of USD and TL?

A: On the application date, The Tapu Office calculates the value from Turkish Central Bank selling rate

·         Q: How long does this process take?

A: It should take between 3 to 6 months

·         Q: May I buy commercial properties with rental income and get Turkish Citizenship by investment?

A: Yes, any property you buy is counted.

·         Q: I do not have time to come to Turkey. How can I get Turkish Citizenship?

A: If you set up a power of attorney, we can process all of the paperwork  from the begin until the end.

·         Q: How many people may apply for on one Title Deed?

A: Only one person and his/her family

·         Q: I bought property in Turkey previously. May I apply for citizenship now?

A:  Only  Title deed applications (at Tapu Office) after 20.09.2018 is valid for the new rules to obtain Turkish citizenship by investment.

·         Q: Which nationalities may apply for Turkish passport?

A: All nationalities who buy property in Turkey, may apply for Turkish citizenship by investment.

·         Q: Do my mother and father obtain citizenship in Turkey? What about my child above 18 years old?

A: No this is not allowed

·         Q: I have an invalid (disabled) child above 18 years old? What about his/her situation?

A: Your child who is incapable of taking care of him/herself, they become Turkish citizens with their parents with special application documents proves their situation.

Required minimum investment limits for the citizenship programme are as follows:

·         Real Estate Investment  $250,000

·         Bank Deposit                  $500,000

·         Capital Investment         $500,000

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