How does the application process for Turkish citizenship work?

Your request for Turkish citizenship is processed by purchasing real estate at least over USD 400,000 and applying to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre checks that the real estate sold is worth at least 400,000 USD. The Land Registry Office gives approval for citizenship between 3 and 7 days. As soon as your application is approved, we apply to the Immigration Office for a residence permit without an appointment. After the approval of the Immigration Office, we apply to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs with the approval paper and residence permit on the same day. This whole process after the title deed application is followed in the Citizenship Information Offices in Istanbul and Ankara. Your application will be finalized within 30 days.

Do I have to pass any stage or test for citizenship?


The citizenship process can take up to 2 months. Can I get a residence permit during this process?

As soon as your application is approved, you and your 1st degree family members will be granted a residence permit on the same day without any waiting period. (No:6458/31-J)

Do I have to live in Turkey when I get Turkish citizenship?


How should I calculate USD and TL exchange rates?

TKGM calculates the value of the real estate in USD over the effective selling rate of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey on the date of the transaction.

Will I get citizenship for sure when I fulfill all the requirements?

The citizenship approval process is linked to verification and confirmation through national security archives that you do not pose a threat to national security.

I don't have time to come to Turkey. How can I get Turkish Citizenship?

If you give power of attorney to KR Nüket Doğan Investment, we can follow all the processes from start to finish.

Is it possible for me to be a dual citizen in Turkey?

Yes, Turkey allows dual citizenship, but you should contact your national consulate. Some countries, such as India, China, and Saudi Arabia, may impose restrictions on dual citizenship.

Do I have to renounce my existing citizenship when I become a Turkish Citizen?

No, Turkish law allows dual or multiple citizenship, depending on your own government regulations.

How long does it take to finalize citizenship procedures?

If the documents required for citizenship applications are complete, the process is completed within 30 days. The government opened special offices to reduce this time.

How can I become a Turkish citizen if I am not a citizen of any country (stateless, haymatlos)?

You can apply for Turkish citizenship when you purchase a property worth at least 400,000 USD with a document proving your statelessness (a travel document issued by the United Nations).

Which nationalities are accepted for Turkish passport applications?

All citizens who buy real estate in Turkey can apply.

Are there any other alternatives for me to get Turkish Citizenship?

If your budget is not sufficient to acquire Turkish citizenship by investment, you can apply for a Turquoise Card. The Turquoise Card is similar to the US Green Card. Turkuaz Card offers you all the rights that a Turkish citizen has except the right to vote and the compulsory military service for men.

Are there any critical points to be aware of?

Bakanlık, minimum değerin 400.000 USD olduğundan emin olmak istemektedir. Yeminli gayrimenkul değerleme uzmanları, fiyat sahtekarlığını önlemek için gayrimenkulu değerler. Bu yüzden satış fiyatı ile değerleme arasında %20’ye kadar sapmalar olabilir. Bu nedenle KR Nüket Doğan Investment, bu durumu göz önünde bulundurarak hesaplama yapmanızı ve gayrimenkul almanızı tavsiye eder.

The process of obtaining Turkish Citizenship seems quite complicated. Will I have an assistant with me throughout this process?

KR Nüket Doğan Investment uzman ekibi tüm süreç boyunca size rehberlik edecek. 2004 yılından bu yana verdiğimiz hizmetlerle hayallerindeki evlere ulaşma yolunda olan tüm müşterilerimize %100 mutluluk garantisi veriyoruz.

If I get Turkish citizenship, do I have to do compulsory military service?

When your child under the age of 18 comes of military age, he is obliged to do military service. Persons with dual citizenship can do their military service in one of the two countries of their citizenship. If you have completed your military service, you may need to prove this with documents. Persons over the age of 22 should apply to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, whether there is a special condition or not.

Can I work in Turkey if my citizenship is accepted?

Yes. However, it is necessary to apply to bar associations for a special equivalence certificate in professions such as doctors and lawyers.

Will the real estates I buy in installments be valid in the citizenship application?

Yes. If you have made a notarized Preliminary Sales Contract and your payments are over 400,000 USD (your payments will be counted after 19.09.2018), you can apply with a real estate you bought in installments.

What is the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization?

Real estate appraisers verify whether the declared value of the real estate is over 400,000 USD. The Ministry requests the "unsold annotation" from TKGM. Payment for the real estate you have purchased must be made to the owner by bank transfer.

I bought real estate in Turkey before. Can I apply for citizenship now?

Yes. For example, you bought a property, but you did not receive your deed and you pay in installments. Applications can be made for all real estate purchases and investments after 18.09.2018.

Will the real estates that are under construction and whose title deed I still have not received, valid in the citizenship application?

Yes, anyone who commits to purchase property worth $400,000 from a notary public can obtain citizenship.

Can I get Turkish Citizenship by purchasing a rental-guaranteed commercial property?

You can buy any real estate with a total value of more than USD 400,000.

Can I become a Turkish citizen by making a fund investment? How does this process work?

After making a fund investment of 500,000 USD or more, you can apply to contracted banks such as Halkbank, İşbank, Akbank and QNB Finansbank. After the application, your application form is sent to the Capital Markets Board. We receive the "Citizenship Approval Certificate" required for citizenship with fund investment from your contracted bank. As KR Nüket Doğan Investment, we assist in the collection and completion of documents. In the last step, your application is sent to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs and you are invited to sign.

Can I buy more than one real estate to reach the USD 400,000 limit?

You can purchase more than one real estate with a total value of at least 400,000 USD. But you must apply for all of them at the same time. General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre accepts citizenship applications if the declared values are over $400,000.

Can my family be Turkish Citizens too?

Yes. You, your spouse and all your children under the age of 18 can become Turkish citizens.

Can I get citizenship for my disabled child over the age of 18?

You can obtain citizenship by documenting that your child's parents are in need of care.

Is there a requirement to bring everyone in my family at any stage?

No. It is sufficient for the applicant to bring all necessary documents regarding himself and his family members.

How many people can apply for a title deed?

Only one person and his immediate family (his spouse and children under 18) can obtain citizenship.