Turkish citizenship
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From 400,000$
Real estate investment
4-6 months
Processing time
5-7%
Profitability in US dollars
3 years
Tenure of the asset

Turkey

Get one step closer to the business and real estate market in Eurasia, which is full of entrepreneurial opportunities and innovative ideas. Turkiye has borders with a great range of countries, thus, suggesting new opportunities to people for efficient entrepreneurship and business development.

Turkiye is actively developing the real estate segment. The most popular destinations include Istanbul, Antalya, Alanya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Ankara, Mersin, and others.

The number of investors coming to buy property in Turkiye is rising steadily despite the fact that at the beginning of 2022 prices in the real estate market increased by 40%, and this tendency continues. Nevertheless, further development and growth of real estate market are forecast in 2024. As the government is actively investing budgets in infrastructure, transport, and materials to guarantee that housing meets all standards and high customer requirements, the increase in the value of real estate and the development of various regions are predicted. In addition to residential real estate, investors are interested in commercial real estate and land purchases.

Capital
Ankara
Population
84,680,000
Official language
Turkish
Currency
Turkish lira

Benefits of Turkey citizenship

1.
Without visa to 127 countries.
Visa-free entry to 127 countries in the world. As Turkiye holds an E-2 visa treaty with the USA, a Turkish citizen can apply for it. Also, there is an opportunity to apply for U.S. tourist visa for 10 years.
2.
Relatively fast processing.
The process of issuing Turkish passport lasts from 6 months. It is divided into three major stages: purchasing real estate, applying for residence permit, and, then, for citizenship.
3.
Relatively simple application.
Application process and Due Diligence are not complicated. There's no income declaration or bank registration required. The document list on the first stage includes basic documents, such as passport, national ID card, birth certificate, marriage / divorce certificate if available, payment receipts, etc.
4.
Turkish citizenship is inherited.
Citizenship can also be passed on to future generations. It is an absolute advantage, since not all programs can offer this. For instance, the citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis, Vanuatu, Grenada, and Dominica can be inherited, whilst that of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia is not inherited.
5.
Dual citizenship is allowed.
Many countries do not allow having two passports at the same time, thus asking the client to renounce his first citizenship. Turkiye allows dual citizenship. Thus, it's acceptable to have several identity documents.
6.
Reasonable investments.
Turkiye possesses a developing real estate market. Return on investment is 4-6%. According to the program, it is possible to sell the property after 3 years of ownership, what is very comfortable for investors.
7.
Change of the name is available.
There is an opportunity to change the name for a Turkish one for those who are interested in this.
8.
Citizenship for the whole family.
Under the Turkish law, the applicant’s spouse and all minor children who are under 18 years of age, also acquire Turkish citizenship when submitting an application.
9.
Access to high-quality medical healthcare.
Turkiye is a well-known medical tourism destination and possesses an advanced healthcare system. Generally, the prices for medical services are lower than in the EU and the USA.
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Visa-free countries

128 countries are available for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
Albania
visa-free
Angola
visa-free / 30 days
Antigua and Barbuda
visa-free / 180 days
Argentina
visa-free / 90 days
Armenia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 120 days
Azerbaijan
visa-free / 90 days
Bahamas
visa-free / 240 days
Bangladesh
visa on arrival / 30 days
Barbados
visa-free /180 days
Belarus
visa-free / 30 days
Belize
visa-free / 90 days
Benin
eVisa / visa on arrival
Bolivia
visa-free / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina
visa-free / 90 days
Botswana
visa-free / 90 days
Brazil
visa-free / 90 days
Brunei
visa-free / 30 days
Burkina Faso
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Burundi
visa on arrival / 30 days
Cambodia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cape Verde
visa on arrival (EASE)
Chile
visa free / 90 days
Colombia
visa free / 90 days
Comoros
visa on arrival / 45 days
Democratic Republic of the Congo
eVisa / 90 days
Costa Rica
visa-free / 30 days
Cote d'Ivoire
pre-enrollment / 90 days
Cuba
tourist card / 30 days
Djibouti
eVisa / 90 days
Dominica
visa-free / 21 days
Dominican Republic
visa-free
Ecuador
visa-free / 90 days
Egypt
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
El Salvador
visa-free / 90 days
Equatorial Guinea
visa free / 90 days
Eswatini
visa-free / 30 days
Ethiopia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Fiji
visa-free / 120 days
Gabon
visa free / 90 days
Gambia
visa-free / 90 days
Georgia
visa free / 360 days
Guatemala
visa-free / 90 days
Guinea
eVisa / 90 days
Guinea-Bissau
visa on arrival / 90 days
Haiti
visa-free / 90 days
Honduras
visa-free / 90 days
Hong Kong
visa-free / 90 days
Indonesia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Iran
visa free / 90 days
Jamaica
visa-free / 90 days
Japan
visa free / 90 days
Jordan
visa free / 90 days
Kazakhstan
visa free / 30 days
Kenya
eTA / 90 days
Kosovo
visa-free / 90 days
Kuwait
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Kyrgyzstan
visa-free / 30 days
Laos
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Lebanon
visa on arrival / 30 days
Lesotho
eVisa / 14 days
Libya
visa on arrival / 90 days
Macao
visa free / 30 days
Madagascar
visa on arrival / 90 days
Malawi
eVisa / 90 days
Malaysia
visa-free / 90 days
Maldives
visa on arrival / 30 days
Marshall Islands
visa on arrival / 90 days
Mauritania
visa on arrival
Mauritius
visa-free / 90 days
Mexico
eTA /180 days
Micronesia
visa-free / 30 days
Moldova
visa-free / 90 days
Mongolia
visa-free / 30 days
Montenegro
visa-free / 90 days
Morocco
visa-free / 90 days
Mozambique
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Namibia
visa on arrival / 90 days
Nepal
visa on arrival / eVisa / 150 days
Nicaragua
visa-free / 90 days
Nigeria
eVisa
North Macedonia
visa-free / 90 days
Oman
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Pakistan
eTA / 30 days
Palau
visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories
visa-free
Panama
visa-free / 90 days
Paraguay
visa-free / 90 days
Peru
visa-free / 180 days
Philippines
visa-free / 30 days
Qatar
free visa on arrival / 90 days
Russia
eVisa / 15 days
Rwanda
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis
visa-free / 90 days
Saint Lucia
visa-free / 42 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
visa-free / 90 days
Samoa
visa on arrival / 90 days
Sao Tome and Principe
visa-free / 15 days
Saudi Arabia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Senegal
visa on arrival / 30 days
Serbia
visa-free / 90 days
Seychelles
tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone
visa on arrival / 30 days
Singapore
visa-free / 30 days
Somalia
visa on arrival / 30 days
South Africa
visa-free / 30 days
South Korea
eTA / 90 days
South Sudan
eVisa
Sri Lanka
eTA / 30 days
Sudan
visa on arrival / 30 days
Suriname
tourist card / 90 days
Taiwan
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Tajikistan
visa-free / 30 days
Tanzania
visa-free / 90 days
Thailand
visa-free / 30 days
Timor-Leste
visa on arrival / 30 days
Togo
visa on arrival / 15 days
Tonga
visa on arrival / 31 days
Trinidad and Tobago
visa-free / 90 days
Tunisia
visa-free / 90 days
Tuvalu
visa on arrival / 30 days
Uganda
eVisa
Ukraine
visa-free / 90 days
Uruguay
visa-free / 90 days
Uzbekistan
visa-free / 30 days
Vanuatu
visa-free / 30 days
Vietnam
eVisa / 30 days
Zambia
visa-free / 90 days
Zimbabwe
visa-free / 90 days

Tax regime

Personal income tax is progressive, which means it depends on the amount of income one earns. It ranges from 15% to 35%.

Corporate tax is a tax levied on the companies’ profits in Turkiye. It is a flat rate of 25%, that applies to both domestic and foreign companies functioning in the country.

Real estate purchase tax amounts to 4% of the value indicated in the certificate of ownership (TAPU). Usually it is shared between owner and developers.

VAT is 20%, with reduced VAT 10% for certain goods and services.
Capital gains tax constitutes to 23%.

Tax on dividends is 10%.

The general inheritance tax varies from 1% to 30%, and gift tax – from 1 to 10% depending upon the object's cost.

Property tax is an annual tax levied on the ownership of real estate in Turkiye. It is 0,2%-0,6% of cadastral value.

Turkiye has double tax treaties with 85 countries.

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Business set up

Forming documents in the MERSIS system
A person is to gather the documents of the founders and members of the board of directors. Then, he is to submit the constituent documents to MERSIS (Central Registry Record System) online.
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Registering at the relevant Trade Registry Directorate
The person must register the company at the Trade Registry Directorate and notarize all company documents. The original executed, notarized, and apostilled documents must be officially translated and notarized by a Turkish notary.
Getting a Turkish tax identity number (TIN) for the founders
The company must obtain potential tax identity numbers for shareholders and board members of the company from the relevant tax office. This potential tax identity number is necessary for opening a bank account in order to deposit the capital of the company to be incorporated.
Depositing 25% of the startup capital in a bank
A person must deposit at least 25% of the startup capital in a bank and acquire a proof. The remaining 75% must be paid within 2 years.

Five types of business entities exist in Turkiye:

  • Joint stock company
  • Limited liability company
  • General partnership
  • Limited partnership
  • Partnership limited by shares

Moreover, there is an opportunity for investors to incorporate a business within Turkish free-trade zone (they count 18 zones). There are numerous advantages: the government will offer different tax benefits, incentives. Additionally, the investor can bring the money back to the country of origin from within the Turkish free-trade zone.

Regarding opening business bank account, it is a rather quick and simple procedure in Turkiye – you can do it distantly. The entire procedure will take less than one hour.

Investment options for Turkey citizenship

Istanbul commercial and residential real estate
Commercial and residential real estate in Antalya
Commercial and residential real estate in Alanya
Commercial and residential real estate in Bodrum
Business
from $500 000
Setting up a business with a capital of $500,000 or generating at least 50 jobs

Post-immigration services

Apart from company registration, opening a bank account for an individual,opening a bank account for a company, there are other post-immigration services available, as following:
ID renewal

ID renewal (through the consulate or through the country)

Real estate services

Exclusive real estate services

SIM card

Local SIM card

Banking assistance

Banking assistance (local and offshore accounts)

Driving license

Getting a driver's license

Police reports

Police reports for approved clients

Tax ID

Tax Identification Number

Proof of address

Proof of address (Lease Agreement + Utility bill)

Requirements for applicants

Family applications

A main applicant adds his/her spouse and their children, who are under 18 years old to the application.

Main applicant
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Turkey
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Receipt process
citizenship

Step-by-step instruction
1
Buying real estate in Turkey and submitting an application to the land register
2
Obtaining a certificate of conformity
3
Applying for a residence permit
4
Applying for citizenship
Buying real estate in Turkey and submitting an application to the land register
On the first stage a person purchases real estate and submits an application to the land register. All encumbrances such as mortgages, pledges and similar types of restrictions that may be on a particular property must be checked in advance.
Our successful cases

Testimonials from satisfied clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

About obtaining citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda
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Can an applicant who purchased more than one property be eligible for Turkish citizenship?

If purchased after September 18, 2018, more than one property with a total value of $400,000 or more can be bought to apply for citizenship. The dates of purchases can be different. Each property must have a mark that it will not be sold for 3 years in the land register.
For real estate purchased between 01/12/2017 and 09/18/2018, the value of the property must be at least $1,000,000. Real estate purchased before 01/12/2017 does not fall under the conditions of acquiring citizenship.

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What are the legal rules on the acquisition of real estate by foreigners?
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Is the acquisition of Turkish citizenship by the purchase of real estate applicable to the applicant's spouse and children?
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Is it possible to carry out all these processes by proxy?
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According to Turkish law, is it possible to have dual citizenship?
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