Required documents to get Turkish citizenship by property investment

Required documents to TC by property investment

Perhaps preparing the required documents to get Turkish citizenship by owning a property is one of the most important supporting elements in accepting your naturalization application.  Therefore, in this article, we will discuss the right and the best way of preparing them and the conditions for translating and certifying them.

In this article, you read:-

1- The new Turkish naturalization law

2- How to prepare the documents required for Turkish citizenship by investment

3- Documents for getting Turkish citizenship by owning a property

4- Documents for issuing residence before naturalization in Turkey

5- Special procedures for some nationalities

  • Palestinians who hold travel documents

  • Bidoon citizens in Kuwait

  • Egyptians 

  • Syrians

The new Turkish naturalization law

In 2018, new amendments were issued to the Turkish naturalization law.  Ans the opportunity to accept naturalization applications has become easier for investors and their families. It became enough to own real estate in Turkey with a value equivalent to 250 thousand dollars, after the amount in the previous law was equivalent to one million dollars.

Getting a Turkish passport in exchange for a real and guaranteed investment is a valuable opportunity that deserves to be seized, it will bring him many benefits over a lifetime.

In this context, it is worth noting the possibility of making changes to the minimum real estate investment. The current law might change and return the amount to its original value or increase it. We recommend taking advantage of the opportunity now!

How to prepare the documents required for Turkish citizenship by investment

The correct way to prepare the documents required for Turkish citizenship in return for real estate investment in Turkey facilitates the completion of the application’s reviewing process as it can be issued within 90 days or less.

To achieve this, we recommend that you ask for a reliable real estate consultant with extensive experience to help you in choosing the right property to which the conditions of the recent Turkish naturalization law apply. And then, prepare all the documents and papers required for getting Turkish citizenship by investment. 

Documents for getting Turkish citizenship by owning a property

There are several documents and identification papers that must be provided from your country of origin and Turkey before applying to obtain Turkish citizenship in exchange for owning a property in Turkey. Next, we will discuss them in light of the Turkish citizenship law and the latest related decisions.

The Title deed

It is known in Turkey as the tabu, and it is also acceptable to submit a copy of the contract of promise to sell, certified by the notary in Turkey. 

The real estate appraisal report in Turkey is one of the most important papers required for Turkish citizenship

The real estate appraisal report must be submitted and issued by one of the real estate appraisal institutions approved by the Turkish government. Also, its period does not exceed 3 months from the date of applying.

In this regard, there is an important note that you should take into account. The value of the property recorded in the real estate evaluation report must correspond to the amount recorded in the title deed or the sale contract.

Payment receipts

It should be extracted from the buyer’s bank account, stamped from the sender bank, and the total value of receipts must be greater than $ 250,000.

Receiving receipts

It should be extracted from the seller’s bank account and stamped from the receiving bank as well.

The buyer must appoint a certified lawyer in Turkey

To initiate the procedures, the buyer must appoint a certified lawyer in Turkey. This power of attorney is documented at the Notre in Turkey or one of the Turkish consulates abroad.

If the wife or husband needs to be included in the buyer’s naturalization file, they can use one joint power of attorney for both of them. Or 2 separated power of attorney can be done for each of them.

Passport Copy

A copy of the passport, translated and certified by a notary in Turkey (Notre), must be submitted for each family member, husband, wife, and children under the age of 18 years.

Tax number

You can get it from the Turkish tax department within minutes, for each family member.

Paying the Turkish citizenship application tax 

At any of the branches of the tax department in Turkey, or even through approved Turkish banks. 

Turkish real estate citizenship application form

It must be filled in in Latin letters, accurately, without deleting, scratching, or modification.

Civil status document

Of course, it is necessary to translate it into the Turkish language and to be certified by a Turkish consulate abroad. For example, a marriage contract or any other document proving the civil status of the applicant. 

Written approval of the mother in some cases

In some cases, such as divorce, the husband may need to present his and his children nationality. Then, he is required to obtain written consent from the mother for the naturalization of her children who are under 18 years old.

Birth certificate

Birth certificate translated into the Turkish language and certified by the Turkish consulate. Any document proving birth information can also be presented as an alternative, such as civil registration records, civil status documents, or family card.

The name of the father, name of the mother, and date of birth must be clearly shown on every certificate.

Family book

A family book translated into Turkish and certified by the Turkish consulate.

Recent personal photos

With the specifications of approved biometric photos, for each family member applying for naturalization.

Documents for issuing residence before naturalization in Turkey

An immediate residence permit is issued to the investor who owns real estate investment in Turkey and who applied for naturalization during the period of studying the file for granting Turkish citizenship by the competent authorities. the following documents must be presented to obtain this residence: 

  1. Residence application form.
  2. Certificate of conformity of the property to the conditions of the Turkish nationality law, issued by the Land Registry Department in Turkey.
  3. The original passport with a copy, in addition to the presence of the applicant in person.
  4. Recent biometric photos.
  5. A health insurance policy.

Special procedures for some nationalities

Holders of some nationalities need to submit additional documents when preparing the papers required for getting Turkish citizenship, which we will explain in the following paragraphs.

  • Palestinians who hold travel documents

According to the last amendment issued in February of 2021, it is now possible for Palestinians who hold travel documents to own and register the property on their name directly without the need to obtain a residence permit in Turkey from the General Directorate of Immigration in Turkey.

After that and if his property meets the specified conditions, the Palestinian citizen who holds a travel document can apply the required documents to get Turkish citizenship directly. 

  • Bidoon citizens in Kuwait

Bidoon in Kuwait who do not hold Kuwaiti citizenship are treated like Palestinians, as they can visit Turkey with a temporary travel document. They can obtain a residence permit in Turkey after submitting the required documents for the initial residency date. Then, they can buy a property in Turkey and apply for Turkish citizenship.

  • Egyptians

Egyptians have the right to purchase most types of real estate in Turkey, such as apartments, villas, shops, offices, and others. Then they can apply for Turkish citizenship according to the procedures in place.

But an Egyptian citizen cannot buy agricultural land in Turkey. If he wants, he can establish a Turkish company and register the agricultural land under his company’s name. But this procedure does not allow him to apply for Turkish citizenship.

  • Syrians

Syrian citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with an entry visa issued by a Turkish representative abroad. Then obtain a residence permit in Turkey.

Then they can establish companies in Turkey, then buy Turkish real estate and register them in the company’s name, which may increase their chances of entering the exceptional Turkish citizenship program.

Down to this point; We have outlined the most important procedures and documents required from investors who are interested in applying for Turkish citizenship in exchange for buying a property in Turkey.

If you need to know more about any specific information or document, we will be happy to receive your inquiries to guide you to accurate information.

Edited by: Extra Property ©

Sources: General Directorate of Turkish Immigration Management + Anadolu Agency

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