The Most FAQ and Answers About Turkish Citizenship

How many dollars is required to become a Turkish citizen?

Requirements and documents required for the Exceptional Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship; to purchase real estate worth at least 250,000 USD with an annotation not to sell for 3 years. To deposit at least $ 500,000 worth of deposits to the bank provided that they do not withdraw for 3 years. Legally employ at least 50 Turkish citizens.

How long does it take to acquire Turkish citizenship through marriage?

For a foreigner to acquire Turkish Citizenship, he/she must be married to a Turkish Citizen for at least 3 years.

How long will the citizenship applications finalize?

If applications are made through a lawyer, the process may be shortened. Applications made without a lawyer result in an average of 2 years. The finalization period for the citizenship application will be between 6 months and 1 year with the citizenship lawyer.

Where should we apply to become a Turkish citizen?

In the acquisition of Turkish Citizenship, applications are made to the governorship where the settlement is located in the country (provincial directorate of population and citizenship), and to foreign representative offices abroad, in person or with a special power of attorney for the exercise of this right.

Can foreigners born in Turkey become Turkish citizens?

A child born in Turkey, who cannot acquire the citizenship of any country by birth due to his foreign parents, is a Turkish citizen from birth. A child found in Turkey is considered to have been born in Turkey unless proven otherwise.

Does Turkey give IDs to foreigners?

Following the Population Services Law No. 5490, foreigners who obtain a residence permit for at least six months for any purpose in Turkey are assigned a “Foreigners Identification Number” by the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs.

How is the Turkish Republic identity number given?

Identity No is a personalized number consisting of 11 digits and 11 digits given to Turkish citizens by the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs. It has a simple parity error finding feature on it; the unit digit of the sum of the first 10 digits gives the 11th digit.

How to get Turkish citizenship through marriage?

The foreigner who will apply for citizenship must have been married to a Turkish citizen for at least 3 years and the marriage continues; the conditions are sought for the spouses to be in the family union, that the foreigner does not act against the marriage union and that the foreigner does not threaten the public security.

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