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How Can I Get Turkish Citizenship?

13 January 2020
How Can I Get Turkish Citizenship?

Ways of Getting Turkish Citizenship

Citizenship by birth 

There are two ways to become a Turkish citizen through birth. First is the paternity. A child who was born to a Turkish mother or father can be a Turkish citizen. The second one is through birthplace. If a child is born in Turkey and if the mother and father are not known or stateless, the child can be a Turkish citizen.

Citizenship acquired after birth

The only way to become a Turkish citizen is not only through birth. There are ways to acquire Turkish citizenship after birth. There are different conditions to get Turkish citizenship.

Ways to Acquire Turkish Citizenship After Birth 

If you are a non-Turkish person and if you wonder ‘How can I get Turkish Citizenship?’, here is the answer. There are various ways to get Turkish citizenship from national authorities. The most common way to get Turkish citizenship is to get Turkish citizenship by meeting general conditions. The conditions that need to be met to get Turkish Citizenship after birth is as follows:

1    The person needs to be an adult according to its own country’s constitution. If the person is stateless, the person must be an adult according to the Turkish constitution.

2    The person must live at least five years before the application date

3    The person must prove his/her intention to live in Turkey by meeting some of the conditions in the below:

Immovable Assets

    If you buy an immovable asset such as a house, office worth of at least $250.000, you can apply for and get Turkish citizenship. Buying immovable assets is the easiest way to get Turkish citizenship. The booming construction sector enables people to buy houses and offices both to live and invest in relatively lower prices compared to other European countries. The minimum amount was $1.000.000 before 2018 to get a citizenship in Turkey through buying immovable assets. But after an adjustment in the citizenship law which was made in 2018, the minimum amount was redetermined as $250.000. This shows that getting Turkish citizenship through immovable assets such as houses and offices is the most favorable way for these days.  Buying immovable assets in Turkey is also a stable investment that most people choose to invest in the construction sector by buying houses and offices in İstanbul, İzmir, Antalya, etc. You can check the opportunities in İstanbul and other beautiful touristic cities of Turkey such as Antalya, Bursa, İzmir and you can see the guides on how to buy immovable assets in Turkey and get Turkish citizenship through buying immovable assets, in this website.

Business Establishment      

    If you establish a business and employ at least 50 people in that business, you can apply for and get Turkish citizenship through the business establishment.

Investment

    Turkey is an investment seeking country which is a favorable factor for an investor to become Turkish citizens. If you invest in Turkey for an amount of at least $500.000, you apply for and get Turkish citizenship through investment.

Transfer the trade or business center to Turkey

    You can get Turkish citizenship by transferring your trade or business center to Turkey.

Work in Turkey by Getting a Legal Permit

    If you work in Turkey with a legal permit, you can apply for and get Turkish citizenship.

Marriage 

    Another way to get Turkish citizenship is through marriage. If you marry a Turkish citizen, you can get Turkish citizenship. But marrying a Turkish citizen does not bring Turkish citizenship automatically. There are some conditions that have to be met. From the applying date for citizenship, the foreigner has to be married at least for 3 years. The persons who charged for a crime or have a continuing trial can not apply for Turkish citizenship.

Apply for Turkish citizenship as a family

    All these conditions that are lined up aims to show your willingness to live as a Turkish citizen in Turkey. If you want to convince Turkish authorities that you are willing to live in Turkey as a Turkish citizen, you should apply for citizenship not only for yourself but also for your family. This will be an important factor to convince the Turkish authorities that you are willing to live in Turkey as a Turkish citizen.

A complete education in Turkey

    Getting an education in Turkey and graduated from Turkish schools enables you to apply for and get Turkish citizenship through education. Education is also another important factor that you can apply for Turkish citizenship because it is one of the most precise ways of showing the willingness to live in Turkey which convinces Turkish authorities.

    All the conditions that are lined up above are the way that you can show your willingness to live in Turkey to Turkish authorities. There are also other conditions that have to be beside these willingness conditions.

4    The foreigner who applies for citizenship mustn't have health conditions that endanger society.

5    To have good morality, to be a trustable person and not to have bad addictions.

6    To be able to speak Turkish in a necessary and desired level

7    To have the economic capacity or a job to take care of himself/herself and his/her family

8    Not to be a threat to Turkish national security and social order.

Generally, if you wonder ‘how to get Turkish citizenship?’, all the required conditions are outlined above. From investment to marriage there various ways to get Turkish citizenship. However, after the adjustment in 2018, getting Turkish citizenship through buying an immovable asset is the most convenient and profitable way for these days. For the opportunities and guides on how to buy immovable assets in Turkey, visit here.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

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