Becoming a Republic of Turkey citizen, beside getting Turkish ID and Passport, also means to be entitled as a Turk and take advantage of all legal and social rights a Turk has.

A foreign person can acquire citizenship by either complying with the general conditions of becoming a citizen or having investor status.

       General conditions of citizenship

       Citizenship via investing

       Citizenship path with GöçTürk


       General conditions of citizenship

        The general way for the admission of foreigners to Turkish citizenship is the citizenship acquired by the foreigner who has fulfilled the conditions and his / her application has been accepted by Government.

        A foreigner who wishes to become a Turkish citizen can acquire Turkish citizenship by the decision of the competent authority if he / she meets the necessary conditions:

  •   Backwards from the date of application, at least 5 years of uninterrupted residency in Turkey while his/ her period of staying abroad not exceeds 365 days,

  •  Demonstrate the behavior that has been decided to settle in Turkey. e.g.

    •  Buying house / real  estate

    •  Residence with at least 5 years of work permit (starting a business or getting a job)

    •  Being married to a Turkish citizen and has extended family residency for at least 3 years

  •  In the term of general health,  not having any disease which can constitutes a hazard,

  •  Not being punished for crimes that disrupt social order (eg smuggling, theft, fraud) or  not demonstrating behaviors contrary to Turkish customs and family life such as drug abuse and prostitution, also not being convict or imprisoned for any crime,

  •  Having a job or income by which can afford living of him/herself and those who are financially dependent to him/her ,

  •  Having no obstacle in terms of national security and public order,

  • To be able to speak enough Turkish.


       Citizenship via investing

        Foreign investors can acquire citizenship even if they do not meet the general requirements​. Foreigner are entitled as an investor by:

  •  Purchasing real estate of at least 250.000 USD (conditioned not to sell for 3 years) determined by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

  •  Investing at least 500,000 USD as fixed capital, determined by the Ministry of Economy.

  •  Employing at least 50 people at his/her company, determined by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

  •  Depositing at least 500,000 USD of capital for three years in banks operating in Turkey, determined by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency.



       Citizenship path with GöçTürk

        GöçTürk Consultancy, provides the flawless progress of the procedure of gaining Turkey citizenship through offering transparent and reliable consulting service for foreigners who conforming the general or investing conditions.

        Also helps foreigners who are considering gaining citizenship through investment, to make the most efficient use of their capital.

        Specially for those foreigners who aim to invest 250.000 USD real estate investment (usually purchasing house), beside offering the most popular projects, accompanies them through citizenship path by making application and chasing the process till come to result.

      For more information about citizenship or applying for, please feel free to contact us from the message section bellow.