How do I invest in real estate to obtain Turkish citizenship?

Purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully.We know that while investing in your own country is normally very stressful, investing in another country will be even more stressful.There are thousands of unlicensed real estate agents in Turkey.95% of them have no knowledge about citizenship.This does not make them a bad real estate agent, but choosing a professional real estate agent who specializes in citizenship will save you a lot of stress.


How much investment is required for citizenship? 

In the investment program that allows foreigners to acquire citizenship with the law that entered into force in 2018, the citizenship fee in Turkey was set at USD 250,000. Effective June 13, 2022, the minimum purchase amount for the Turkish Citizenship program is now USD 400,000.

Will I definitely be granted Turkish citizenship when I buy a property for 400,000 USD?

Possibly not, as citizenship does not only apply to buying a property for 400,000 USD. The applicant must not pose as a threat to national security. The records of national security offices will need to be verified.Before investing in real estate, ask your real estate agent you work with and then start the process. 

Can I buy more than one property for the investment price?

Yes, you can either buy one property to the value of 400,000 USD or multiple. You may choose to buy one property to live in and one to rent out which will give you an income. You will need to apply to the offices mentioned above at the same time for all your properties. Remember the total paid for all properties must be at least 400,000 USD. If you are thinking of buying a house to live in permanently, you can invest in a single property.However, if your goal is to exit your investment after 3 years and get citizenship at the same time, dividing your investment into parts will be both profitable and risk-free. Our company recommends this to you and we will work for you to move forward in this direction.

Is it possible for me to buy a commercial property with rental income and be granted Turkish citizenship by investment?

Yes it is – it doesn’t matter if it’s a commercial property or a residential one.

Will my family be given Turkish citizenship too?

You will be given Turkish citizenship, your husband or wife plus any children you have less than 18 years old. You should all be granted Turkish citizenship.

What is the timescale for this?

It can take from 45 – 60 days the good news is the government have opened special citizenship offices and this will reduce the waiting time.

Who can apply for citizenship on a Tapu (Title Deed)?

Just one persons name can be on the Tapu for the application of citizenship, however this includes his/her family as highlighted earlier.

I want Turkish citizenship but busy at work so can’t get to Turkey, can I still apply for it?

Of course you can still apply for citizenship all you need to do is send power of attorney to Kuzyaka Group  and we can handle it for you.
You will also need to give power of attorney to the lawyer so that we can manage the legal process together with the lawyer.

Is it difficult to apply for Turkish citizenship, do I need special assistance?

Buying real estate in a different country is a difficult task, and when citizenship is added, it becomes even more difficult for a foreigner.It would make life much easier for you if you had someone to help you such as our team at Kuzyaka group.Our company has made hundreds of transactions in this regard and has experienced the easiest solutions. Kuzyaka group does not demand money from you in any way before your transactions are finalized.

What if any are the advantages of Turkish citizenship?

You and your family can start a new life in a new and upcoming country (children under the age of 18 will be given citizenship too).
On application you do not need to give an account of your assets or your income in your home country or any other country you may have assets in.
You don’t have to reside full time in Turkey or live for a specific amount of time during each year in Turkey. You can live where you choose when you have your residency permit it will not hinder your application for citizenship.
It will allow you to travel to different countries and some will not need you to apply for visas. Most of the countries allow Turkish citizens to stay from 30 – 90 days travelling visa free. Please look on the Turkish Government website for countries you are able to visit freely as a Turkish citizen.
In 2013 the Visa Liberalization Dialogue was launched, to allow Turkish citizens to travel without the need for a visa to Schengen countries, from Turkey and Europe. Another 26 European countries are expected be added to the list of around 102 countries where Turkish citizens are able to visit, it’s known as the Schengen Visa.
If the above hasn’t yet convinced you of all of the benefits of having Turkish citizenship, think of this, having a second passport gives you more freedom to travel and to settle in a new country if need be. Above all else and more importantly, it gives you and your family options for the future. Look at our blog of Turkey to see where you want to purchase your Turkish property.



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Avukat ve lisanslı bir müthahit olarak Muharrem Kuzyaka gayrimenkul işlemlerinizde bensersiz bir temsiliyet sağlar.Kendisiyle 2019 yılında tanıştık.İlk yılımızda 11 daireden fazla alım satımda bizi temsil etti, birlikte iş yapmak zevkliydi.Üretip sattığım bir daireyi tekrar bana satan tek kişi olabilir.Fırsatları önceden gören yetenekli bir partner başarılarının devamını dilerim.
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Building Contractor
I had to invest in Turkey for citizenship. I reached him on the recommendation of someone else. He and his team helped me with all my problems for days without getting tired. If it were me, I wouldn't be so patient. Now that I am a Turkish citizen, I am grateful to him for every investment he has made for me. I dream of the days when I will host him in my own land in Syria when I return to my country after the war.
Dr. Enes Tahan
I have heard that many Turkish and foreign football players in the football community manage their real estate. I knew the company didn't work with rental properties, but I asked him for help for a friend. Muharrem solved our problem by offering many options in two days. And he did not take any commission for this help. He honored me to my friend. I wanted to write this, thank you brother for your help
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