Turkish citizenship can be acquired in various ways such as getting married, working or residing in Turkey for a certain period of time. Another popular option recently is to become a Turkish citizen by investment. The most preferred method for acquiring citizenship through investment is to purchase a property with a minimum value of US$ 400,000. However, other investment methods are also presented in Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901. With this law, the following 6 different investment options are regulated for foreigners to acquire Turkish citizenship.
- By making a fixed capital investment
Having made a fixed capital investment of at least USD 500,000 or its equivalent in another currency ( excluding TL ).
- By purchasing real estate
Purchasing real estate worth at least US$ 400,000 (this value has been increased from US$ 250.00 to US$ 400.000 as of June 13, 2022) or equivalent foreign currency, by putting the city in the title deed that will not be sold for three years.
- By employing people
You should employ at least 50 people (at least 100 people before the change), which should be determined by the ministry of labor and social security.
- By making a deposit in a Turkish bank
Depositing at least US$ 500,000 or equivalent in foreign currency or Turkish lira (before the change, this amount was at least US$ 3,000,000) in banks in Turkey, provided that they are kept for 3 years.
- By purchasing government bonds
Purchasing government debt instruments of at least USD 500,000 or equivalent in foreign currency, provided that they are kept for three years.
- By investing in fund share of real estate or venture capital
Purcahsing a real estate investment fund or venture capital investment fund participation share of at least USD 500,000 or equivalent in foreign currency, provided that it is retained for at least 3 years .