Türkiye Citizenship by Investment


visa-free countries


minimum requirement


months processing time

Türkiye is a popular destination for leisure and business. Moreover, there is no minimum residency. They process applications in as little as four months.

This is why Turkish Citizenship by Investment appeals. It offers you the opportunity to travel visa-free to 118 countries.

Additionally, this means you explore new horizons and expand your global opportunities. Furthermore, it provides a pathway to international mobility.

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Türkiye citizenship also benefits if you’re applying for what’s colloquially known as “Turkey citizenship” as a family. You can include children under 18 as dependants.

As a result, the whole family can access free education and healthcare. Moreover, Turkish citizenship offers a diverse range of cultural activities and events for families to enjoy together.

Benefits of Türkiye

Successful applicants can expect to receive their Türkiye passport in four to six months.

Turkish citizens enjoy visa-free access to 118 countries worldwide, from the Americas to Europe and Asia. Therefore, you can cross the bridge between the East and West.

You can also add children under the age of 18 as dependents to your application, along with your spouse.

There are no minimum physical stay requirements in order to process your Türkiye citizenship application.

Who Can Get Türkiye Citizenship

  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Furthermore, you should be capable of proving the legality of your investment
  • Additionally, you must have a clean criminal record and produce a Police Clearance Certificate from your country of citizenship
  • Moreover, you should have no serious illnesses

  • Firstly, they must be over 18 years old
  • Secondly, they should have no criminal record and present a Police Clearance Certificate from their country of citizenship
  • Lastly, a clean bill of health is also necessary

  • Up to the age of 18

Programme Requirements

To apply for the Türkiye Citizenship by Investment Programme, applicants must fulfil ONE of the following investment options AND meet other requirements:

OPTION 1. Purchase Property

The first Citizenship by Investment option requires you to invest a minimum US$400,000 real estate purchase. Moreover, you pay 1-8% VAT on a new property, while there is no VAT for resale.

Stamp duty is 4%, divided between you, the buyer, and the seller (although in the resale market, you will bear the cost of the entire 4%). Additionally, you pay 2% of the 4% real estate commission, while the seller covers the remaining 2%.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that there is no Turkish government contribution amount. Additionally, you won’t need to worry about due diligence fees or administrative fees, except for minor negligible charges.

OPTION 2. Make a Bank Deposit

Deposit in a Turkish bank account at least $500,000 or other foreign currency’s worth of Turkish lira.

OPTION 3. Invest in a Turkish Real Estate or Venture Capital Investment Fund

The Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye Investment Option sets out the conditions. These are by “buying real estate investment fund shares or venture capital investment fund shares worth a minimum of USD 500,000 or equivalent foreign currency with the condition that they are not sold for at least three years, as attested by the Capital Markets Board of Türkiye”.

OPTION 4. Make a Fixed Capital Investment

Your fixed capital investment will need to be at least $500,000 for this “Turkey Citizenship-by-Investment Program” option.

OPTION 5. Buy Government Bonds

Your investment needs to be at least $500,000 for this “Turkish Citizenship-by-Investment Program” option.

OPTION 6. Create Jobs For Turkish Citizens With a New Business

Another way of qualifying for Türkiye Citizenship by Investment is by starting a new company. You will have to create jobs for at least 50 people to satisfy Ministry of Labor and Social Security quotas.

Other Requirements and Benefits

To be eligible for the Türkiye Citizenship by Investment Programme, you must hold onto your investment for at least three years. Additionally, you don’t have to live in Türkiye to qualify for citizenship there.

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The RIF Trust team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

The RIF Trust team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

Application Process

  • MONTH 1

    Client onboarding process

    We commence our process with Form 1, which enables us to carry out the initial RIF Trust due diligence. Subsequently, following the successful screening, we provide you with a Client Agreement (CA). You must review and sign this.

    Upon completing the CA, you issue a Power of Attorney to our Turkish lawyers. Consequently, they open a bank account, purchase property, and proceed with the citizenship application. In the next steps, the lawyers will request a government conformity letter. Then, they will apply for short-term residence permits.

  • MONTHS 2-4

    Application review and submission

    Before submitting your documents, we comprehensively review your application. This is to ensure your file complies with the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye's requirements. Following this meticulous review, our case processing team will complete its final checks. We will then submit the relevant forms.

    Additionally, the Investment Office will undertake its own due diligence and thoroughly review all the paperwork. Throughout this process, we will continue to work closely with them. RIF Trust ensures that the Investment Office timely and efficiently processes your application.

  • MONTHS 4-6

    Citizenship issued

    The Investment Office will assess your application. Upon approval, you must make all necessary contributions. This includes paying any applicable government fees. These contributions and payments, in turn, complete your Türkiye Citizenship-by-Investment application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Citizens of Türkiye can have dual citizenship. However, you will need to check whether your origin country allows dual citizenship with Türkiye.

If successful in your application for citizenship in Türkiye, you will benefit from the delightful temperatures, stunning landmarks, and friendly culture. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to travel visa-free to 118 countries around the world, including Hong Kong, and qualify to apply for a US E-2 Investor Visa. This allows you to enter the United States and work there.

Moreover, many investors opt for the Türkiye citizenship route as a result of its family inclusivity. This allows your family members the same fantastic benefits that you would receive, including free healthcare and education.

Should your application be successful, you can expect to receive your citizenship in four to six months. Once you have this, you can apply for a Turkish passport.

To be eligible for Türkiye citizenship, there are key requirements you must meet. Firstly, you must be over the age of 18. Secondly, you should have a clean criminal record. Thirdly, you must maintain excellent health. Fulfilling these prerequisites is essential to qualify for Türkiye citizenship.

No. You do not need to live in Türkiye for the authorities to process your citizenship application.

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Our team operates in over 20 countries worldwide, securing second citizenship or residency in desirable locations and unlocking a brighter future.

  • Visa-free travel to 118 countries
  • 4-6 months application processing time
  • $400,000 minimum requirement

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