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HOW TO GAIN TURKISH CITIZENSHIP?

The criteria for acquiring Turkish Citizenship by birth or application are listed in the Turkish Citizenship Law Arc—no. 5901.


Although the most well-known of these is Citizenship acquired through marriage or investment, other ways of gaining Citizenship are also included in the Article. Since citizenship applications are highly technical and detailed in nature, it is absolutely necessary to receive legal support. All lawyers in Turkey are authorized to carry out the citizenship application process. If you apply to a lawyer, they can provide you with consultancy services in this regard and can complete the application processes on your behalf if you agree on financial issues for the following processes


Here are the criteria for acquiring Turkish Citizenship according to the Turkish Citizenship Law Arc. No. 5901:


— Ability to distinguish and being mature

— Not to be involved in any situation that may disrupt public order, public health and national security

— Having good morals and being able to speak Turkish at a sufficient level

— To be able to demonstrate a significant desire to live in Turkey in a realistic way with thoughts and behavior

— Having a profession that can be practiced in Turkey and having a high income.

— In addition to all these, some special conditions must be met to obtain Turkish Citizenship. Let's talk more about these.


HOW TO GAIN TURKISH CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INVESTMENT?


When the general conditions are met, only one of the following situations can be sufficient for acquiring Citizenship through investment. We highly recommend working with a legal consultant to avoid mistakes during the application process.


— Making a fixed capital investment of at least 500,000 USD in Turkey.

— Purchasing real estate worth at least 400,000 USD in Turkey with a "not for sale" annotation for 3 years.

— To create employment for at least 50 people in Turkey.

— To hold a venture capital investment fund of at least 500,000 USD and not dispose of it for at least 3 years

— To hold government debt instruments worth at least 500.000 USD and not dispose of them for at least 3 years

— To deposit at least 500,000 USD to a deposit account in Turkey and not dispose of it for at least 3 years


HOW TO GAIN TURKISH CITIZENSHIP THROUGH PATERNITY?


If you were born in Turkey or have at least one Turkish parent, you may be eligible for Turkish Citizenship.


HOW TO GAIN TURKISH CITIZENSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE?


If a foreigner marries a Turkish Citizen, the foreigner can be granted Turkish Citizenship, if he/she meets the conditions written below:


— Not to be involved in any situation that may disrupt public order or national security

— Being married to a Turkish Citizen for at least 3 years

— Continuing the marriage in family unity, particularly by living in the same house.

— Not to be involved in any work or action incompatible with the union of marriage for 3 years.


HOW TO GAIN TURKISH CITIZENSHIP THROUGH RESIDENCY?


A foreigner residing in Turkey for 5 years as of the date of application may be eligible for Turkish Citizenship. The applicant can spend 12 months or less of the total time outside of Turkey. The rest of the period must be spent in Turkey.


OTHER WAYS TO GAIN TURKISH CITIZENSHIP


— Obtaining Turkish Citizenship through the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) citizenship

— Obtaining Turkish Citizenship through adoption

— Obtaining Turkish Citizenship through immigration

— Obtaining Turkish Citizenship through the right to choose


The main ways to gain Turkish Citizenship are explained above. A mistake during the application process may lead to the rejection of your citizenship application. Therefore, we strongly recommend you apply with the help of a lawyer, and we reiterate that all lawyers in Turkey are competent in this regard.


You can find our article "Application Process for Turkish Citizenship," which explains the details of the application process for the acquisition of Turkish Citizenship here.


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