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Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners 2022

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners 2022

PropertyTR offers turn-key solutions for a wide range of citizenship, including Turkish passport application, and residency requirements to foreigners planning or already living in Turkey. We also serve as a Turkish law firm all around the country to handle all our operations without outsourcing any services. Thus, we offer all-in services to foreigners and expats, who are planning to live in, invest in, visit, or work in Turkey.

If you wonder how to get a Turkish passport or carry out your Turkish passport application, our agency can serve you. Our Turkish real estate lawyers within our team can handle all the operations on your behalf. Foreigners who are planning to get a Turkish passport must meet all the requirements to apply for Turkish citizenship. One of these includes the acquisition of land or property in the country.

In this guide, we are going to handle everything you may want to learn about getting a Turkish passport. Besides the application process, we will be providing detailed information on our services and what we offer to our clients.

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

How Is a Turkish Passport Application?

Just like most of the developed countries, the Turkish government also provides the opportunity to get citizenship and thus, a passport by acquiring land or property in Turkey. This law was published in the Republic of Turkey, Official Gazette on January 12, 2017. According to this law, any foreigner, who is not involved in any terrorist activity can apply for Turkish citizenship and initiate his or her Turkish passport application by acquiring land or property.

According to this law, foreigners who purchase any type of property worth $500,000 were eligible for applying for Turkish citizenship. However, this minimum investment requirement decreased to $250,000 on December 7, 2018. Besides purchasing already built properties and projects, you can also invest in real estate that is under construction in exchange for a condominium or servitude deed to initiate your Turkish passport application.

Today, foreigners who invest in real estate worth $250,000 in Turkey and are contracted to hold the property for three years can apply for Turkish citizenship and initiate their Turkish passport application. In this regard, as PropertyTR, our experienced team can help you to find the perfect property and carry out all the paperwork and applications on your behalf.

Besides providing consultancy services, we also offer a wide range of investment services depending on your preferences.

Investment Services for Turkish Passport Application

Foreigners who would like to benefit from the advantages of a Turkish passport must meet all the criteria for Turkish citizenship. In the following, we are going to assume that you are planning to get Turkish citizenship via investment. Although the Turkish Government allows you to carry out all the transactions, operations, and transfers on your own, working with a reputable company such as PropertyTR will be in your favor.

All our staff including our lawyers are fluent in English to guide or consult you during the negotiation, sale, and transfer of the property. We will be following the entire process together, let you know about the possible setbacks, serve as a negotiator between two parties and finalize the deal.

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Getting Turkish Citizenship by Investing in Property

PropertyTR and its experienced team can handle all the operations, transactions, and negotiations for foreign investors who are planning to get Turkish citizenship by investing in property. We can serve as a bridge between two parties while helping foreigners to find their dream home in the country.

If you are planning to start your Turkish passport application, then you need to invest at least $250,000 worth of property. Our real estate team can help you to find the perfect property that will provide this right to you. Moreover, we do not only offer our services only in Istanbul but also in any city you like.

With our experienced Turkish real estate lawyers, you will not have to worry about anything. All you need to do is pick your dream house from our wide range of portfolios and let us complete or handle all the processes on your behalf.

What Do We Offer As Real Estate Purchase Services?

  • Our experienced team will contact you to learn more about your expectations, plans, and preferences.
  • We prepare the bid for our clients and review the offers before submission to them.
  • Carry out all the negotiations with the opposite party to finalize the deal.
  • If required, perform all the revisions, or execute the counteroffer procedures on your behalf.
  • Finding the optimum properties that ensure Turkish citizenship or passport.
  • Checking all kinds of penalties, setbacks, or other unwanted conditions on the property before the transfer.
  • Checking if there are any unpaid real estate tax payments and informing clients about average yearly taxes.
  • Investigating all the necessary licenses in the local municipality.
  • Accompanying you during the transfer transactions and operations and informing you about the processes in advance.
  • Correction of the property title after the acquisition.
  • Handling all kinds of stamp duty taxes on behalf of our clients.

We Handle the Following in Your Turkish Citizenship Application Process

  • Residency applications documents for the client, spouse, and children
  • Citizenship applications documents for the client, spouse, and children
  • Tracking the applications until the issue of Turkish passports

What Do We Offer As Citizenship Services?

  • Preparing the required documents, handling their translations, and notarization.
  • Initiating the application for getting a Turkish Tax ID Number.
  • Helping the client to open a bank account in the country.

What Do We Offer As Property Management Services?

Besides helping you to acquire your property, we also provide after-sale services. You can contact us whenever you want to get detailed information. Some of these services include;

  • Carrying out the registration services of your acquired property, including Environmental and Garbage Collection Taxes.
  • If any, tracking whether the tenant pays the monthly dues.
  • Filing a suit to evict the tenant, if required.
  • Following whether the rent is paid by the tenant, if not, send a warning to him/her.
  • Sign a lease contract with possible tenants on behalf of you.
  • Listing your property for rent with professional real estate agents.
Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Getting Turkish Citizenship by Bank Deposit

If you are willing to start your Turkish passport application, acquiring land is not the only way to be eligible for this right. Foreigners who deposit at least $500,000 to any of their bank accounts in Turkey can also get Turkish citizenship. We can carry out the procedures on behalf of our clients via Power of Attorney.

Foreign citizens can issue PoA for our company with limited rights and purposes through any Turkish Embassy, any Turkish notary, or apostille. You do not only have to deposit the money in United States dollars. Foreigners can enjoy the same benefits by depositing Turkish Lira, Euro, or any other currency they prefer unless it is equivalent to $500,000.

It is worth noting that you need to keep the deposit at any Turkish bank for at least three years to be eligible to initiate your Turkish passport application. Account-holders need to apply for a certificate of conformity, which will be issued by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency in Turkey.

What Do We Offer As Bank Deposit Services?

  • Preparing the required documents, handling their translations, and notarization.
  • Applying for tax ID number
  • Opening the bank account in desired currency
  • Making the required documents ready for signing by the client
  • Submitting the required paperwork to BRSA.

Besides bank deposit services, we can help you to carry out or initiate resident permits, immigration, and citizenship services for our clients. In general, most foreigners plan to acquire Turkish citizenship or start their Turkish passport application by acquiring a property in Turkey. We offer comprehensive services for all these applications and procedures.

Turkish Passport Application by Obtaining Short Term Residence Permit

If you are planning to initiate your Turkish passport application, you need to be eligible for Turkish citizenship first. In this regard, you also need to apply for a short-term residency permit. Due to the laws and regulations, you must be in Turkey and hold a valid visa during your stay.

You can always apply to extend your existing visa during your stay. Extension applications can only be made by foreigners who visit the country with a valid visa. It is important to note that the applicant should still have a valid visa during the appointment day. Otherwise, you may have to leave the country and return with a valid visa. However, you do not have to worry about any of these since PropertyTR takes care of all these on your behalf and lets you know about every detail in advance.

Another important consideration you need to know is that short term residence permit applications have an average of 2 to 3 months waiting period in large cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir. On the other hand, those who are going to apply for a short-term residence permit after acquiring property in Turkey have a shorter waiting period. In general, you will get an appointment up to ten days after your online application.

Although the maximum year a residence permit can be granted is 5 years, most applicants will receive one-year validity residence permits. Things such as the validity term of your health insurance and passport can also affect this period. After the approval of your residence permit, it will be delivered to your residence address in Turkey between two and four weeks.

As PropertyTR, we can take care of all the procedures and handle applications on your behalf.

What Are the Required Documents to Apply for a Short Term Residence Permit?

  • Valid passport with a valid visa for the duration of the residence permit you are going to be issued.
  • Power of Attorney you are going to issue for our company so that we can handle all the procedures on your behalf
  • 4 color passport photos
  • Private health or travel insurance that covers the full duration of your stay in Turkey. As PropertyTR, we can help you to get one or renew the existing insurance for you.
  • Residency address. You need to provide a residency address for the online application. Although you can submit your hotel address, in some cases, it may not be accepted. On the other hand, we can prepare a legal document for you, where you can submit the address of the property you are planning to purchase. It is important to note that your office address will not be accepted as your residency address.
  • Conformity certificate for the type of investment you prefer

How to Fill a Turkish Passport Application?

If you are going to initiate your Turkish passport application by investing in property in Turkey, then you need to provide the following documents for your application:

  • Standard form VAT-4
  • Valid passport (translated & notarized)
  • Identity registry copy
  • Birth certificate
  • Marital status certificate
  • Valid residence permit in Turkey
  • 2 passport photos in 5 x 6 cm with white background
  • Application fee
  • If you have children under the custody of his/her parents, then you also need to provide a consent letter from your spouse

Depending on the marital status of the applicant, he/she may have to provide the following documents:

  • If divorced, divorce certificate
  • If married, marriage certificate,
  • If widowed, death certificate
Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Turkish Passport Application for Foreigners

Contact Us Now for Quick and Effortless Turkish Passport Application

As being the leader of real estate services & developers in Turkey, PropertyTR offers a wide range of services to its clients in the country. Besides finding the best and optimum real estate for your purposes, our lawyers also provide comprehensive services after the sales.

In this regard, we can help you to get your Turkish citizenship or initiate your Turkish passport application effortlessly. Our experienced lawyer team can handle all the processes on your behalf with the power of attorney you are going to provide for us.

You can always visit our Contact Page to contact us or our lawyers whenever you want to learn more about all procedures and how to initiate a Turkish passport application.

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