Turkey’s warm, sunny climes ensure that it remains a popular tourist hotspot, but it is so much more than just a resort destination. From ancient Ephesus (Efes) to the magnificent curve of Aya Sofya’s Byzantine dome, Turkey is home to many world-famous cultural and historic monuments. Influenced by an impressive list of historical figures and civilisations – the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans – have all left their distinctive marks on this important stop along the Silk Road. Experiencing this mighty legacy for yourself from İstanbul’s sprawling Topkapı Palace to the mysterious Lycian ruins is just one of the many benefits of obtaining Turkish citizenship by investment.
The country boasts a plethora of picturesque landscapes, but perhaps the most beautiful is to be found in Asian Anatolia, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking vistas provided by the sheer Mediterranean coastline and Cappadocia’s rocky ‘fairy chimney’ formations and wavy valleys provide an otherwordly view.
Turkey offers activities to suit every any taste. Soak in the warm sapphire waters of Patarap or kayak over Kekova’s sunken ruins. Take to the skies in a hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia or trek along the Lycian Way. In Turkey, adventure, relaxation and cultural enrichment are never far from view.
The Turkish citizenship program provides enviable opportunities to also access the UK and USA. In order to apply for a Turkish passport, the program requires that an investor elects to either deposit funds in a Turkish financial institution or purchase property. The reduced investment amount, fast-paced process and flourishing real estate market makes the Turkish program an increasingly popular citizenship solution.
Benefits of Turkish Citizenship
- Fast and efficient processing
- Opportunities to invest, not donate your wealth
- Dependents including spouse and children under 18 are also eligible to apply
- No restriction on dual citizenship
- Visa-free access to 110 countries
- No residence requirements
- Convenient location from which to travel to both Europe and Asia
- No requirement to declare your wealth
Turkish Citizenship Program Requirements
Turkey`s CIP requires the applicant to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange and subject to a thorough application procedure including due diligence and background verification checks, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship.
To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet all of the application conditions and satisfy the investment requirements. There are currently two routes to obtaining citizenship through the CIP program:
The investor is required to make a USD 500,000 deposit to an approved Turkish bank
The investor is required to make a real estate purchase with a minimum market value of USD 250,000.
Key Features of the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program
Your gateway to the UK, USA and beyond
Turkish passport holders are eligible to apply for a Turkish Businessperson visa, a unique opportunity to reside and acquire permanent residence in the United Kingdom available only to Turkish citizens. For those wishing to reside in the United States of America, Turkish citizenship also offers the opportunity to apply for an E-2 visa, the quickest and most efficient way to gain a long term residence visa in the United States. While the simplicity of making a deposit at a Turkish financial institution may be attractive for some, obtaining Turkish citizenship by property investment currently remains the most popular option among investors.
Application Timeline for the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program
Stage 01. Select your preferred investment
From the available options
Our expert team is available to consult with you regarding your goals and risk appetite to suggest the optimum investment option for your situation.
Stage 02. Submit application
Our experts prepare and submit your documents
Our expert processing team completes immigration forms for the main applicant and any dependent family members, and will submit these along with all supporting documents.
Stage 03. Make your selected investment
Once your application has been approved you will be required to pay all government fees and make the relevant investment under your chosen option.
Stage 04. All done!
Receive your citizenship and collect passport
Following approval, your passports will be issued within two to four weeks. The entire process will take three to four months from submission of your application to issuance of the passport assuming there are no areas of concern with the application.
Turkey Visa Free Countries
You can visit 110 Countries with Turkey Citizenship
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Cape Verde Islands *
Comores Islands *
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Macao (SAR China)
Marshall Islands *
Palau Islands *
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone *
Sri Lanka **
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
*Visa on arrival