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In recent years, the number of applicants for Turkish citizenship and immigration to this country has been increasing. The reason for this can be considered the geographical location, suitable climate, growing economy, ideal living conditions and the high ranking of Turkish universities in the world.

Therefore, most applicants for immigration to Turkey seek to obtain the necessary information to obtain Turkish citizenship. The Turkish government has eased the conditions of obtaining its citizenship for foreign nationals by establishing new laws.


Turkish citizenship

If a person can obtain Turkish citizenship in any way, after receiving citizenship, he is considered a Turkish citizen. This person, like other Turkish citizens, will enjoy all the rights and benefits of Turkish citizens.

It should be noted that obtaining Turkish citizenship is based on the law of blood, not the law of soil! In other words, a child born to Turkish parents is considered a Turkish citizen. At the time of the child's birth, it is enough for only one parent to be a Turkish citizen (father or mother) and the fact that the other parent is a foreigner does not prevent the child from obtaining citizenship.

But just being born in Turkey doesn't mean citizenship of this country for anyone. Therefore, it is said that Turkey is not subject to the law of the land for granting citizenship. Of course, if a child is born in Turkey and his parents do not have the citizenship of any other country, the child will be given Turkish citizenship.

Benefits of obtaining Turkish citizenship

The strong and increasing desire of different classes to get Turkish citizenship and then get a passport of this country is not far from expected despite its many benefits. Among the most obvious of these advantages, the following can be mentioned:

  • The possibility of obtaining a Turkish passport
  • Türkiye ranks 30th in terms of the most valid passports in the world
  • The possibility of visa-free travel to more than 70 countries in the world with a Turkish passport
  • The possibility of using airport and electronic visa
  • The possibility of maintaining the previous citizenship at the same time as the Turkish citizenship
  • The possibility of receiving a new name and surname
  • Benefit from free educational services and facilities
  • Having the same voting rights as Turkish citizens
  • The possibility of participating in elections as a candidate for those who have Turkish citizenship
  • It is possible to apply for a Schengen visa with a Turkish passport
  • Ideal living conditions in Türkiye
  • Ideal living conditions in Turkish citizens have pension plans
  • Benefit from free health, medical and treatment services
  • Having the right to work for government jobs is prohibited for foreigners
  • Obtaining a work permit and the possibility of unlimited international trade
  • The possibility of working in private and international companies in Türkiye
  • The possibility of opening a foreign currency account in Turkish banks
  • Benefit from unlimited banking facilities
  • No need for permanent presence and permanent life in Türkiye
  • The possibility of obtaining citizenship rights for spouses and children under 18 years of age
  • Exemption of children under 18 years old from military service (children over 18 years old can also be exempted from military service by investing in Turkey)
  • The possibility of obtaining a driver's license and buying a car
  • The possibility of buying and selling property in Türkiye
  • Possibility of investment, entrepreneurship and company registration in Türkiye

Methods of obtaining Turkish citizenship

  • Purchase of real estate with a value of at least 400 thousand US dollars
  • Deposit in the bank in the amount of at least 500 thousand US dollars for three years
  • Investment in Türkiye worth at least 500 thousand US dollars
  • Purchase of bonds in the amount of at least 500 thousand US dollars
  • Entrepreneurship and employment of 50 Turkish citizens
  • Marriage with a Turkish citizen
  • Obtaining Turkish citizenship for children of Turkish parents

Documents required to obtain Turkish citizenship

The documents required to obtain Turkish citizenship and obtain a Turkish passport depend on the way one intends to do this. In general, a person applying for Turkish citizenship must prepare the following documents separately for himself and each family member who is going to immigrate to Turkey with him and submit them to the immigration office.

  • Original and translation of passport (valid for more than one year)
  • The original and translation of the birth certificate with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Consulate
  • The original marriage certificate of the applicant and his wife (for married people)
  • Family registration records along with its translation showing all family members and dependents if any
  • The original residence card (Kimlik card) for people living in Türkiye
  • Income certificate and bank account
  • Copy of the seal of entry and exit from Turkey
  • Four biometric photos
  • Receipt of payment of all expenses
  • New name and surname (the person can choose a new name and surname for himself if he wishes.)
  • The difference between residency and Turkish citizenship

If a person intends to immigrate and live in Turkey, he has the following options:

Obtaining Turkish residence Obtain Turkish citizenship Residency and Turkish citizenship are different. Each of these ways of life in Turkey has its own characteristics and conditions.

Residency in Turkey means that a person receives permission to reside and live in Turkey through education, work permit, property purchase, marriage or other methods.

A person who has obtained a Turkish residence permit has limited rights during his stay in Turkey and only has the right to live, study, work and do administrative and banking work. This person does not have the right to vote, does not have pension rights and cannot work in government jobs.

If a resident wants to work somewhere, he must obtain permission from the Turkish Labor Department, or if he wants to start a new job in Turkey, he must apply for company registration. On the other hand, the residence permit has a limited period of validity, and a person with a residence permit must regularly extend his residence period to continue living and living in Turkey.

While receiving Turkish citizenship, a person is considered exactly like other Turkish citizens and from the theme