Frequently Asked Questions
Can I become a Turkish citizen if I buy property in Turkey?
Yes. Foreigners who buy properties worth 250.000 USD in Turkey can get Turkish citizenship.
How should I calculate the dollar and Turkish lira exchange rate?
General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre calculates the lira/dollar rate on an application date based on the rate of the Turkish Central Bank.
Do I have to I buy one property worth 250.000 USD or can it be multiple properties to cover the price for Turkish citizenship by real estate investment?
There is no restriction about this issue. You can buy more than one property to cover a total of 250.000 USD. Besides the properties even can be in different cities.
What is the most critical issue throughout all the process?
Turkish official authorities want to make sure that the minimum value is 250.000 USD. Sworn property valuation companies validate that the price is correct to prevent price fraud. Appraisers might have up to 20% diversion (difference) than its sales price. Thus, AKD Invest advise you to buy property calculating this evaluation.
Is there any necessity for an interview or test at any phase?
Will my citizenship be granted when I fulfill the requirements?
Primarily, it should be verified that the applicant did not pose a threat to national security.
Will my current citizenship canceled when I become a Turkish citizen by real estate investment?
No, it will not., Turkish laws allow dual or multiple citizenship. It totally depends on your home country’s laws.
Do you help in the process of applying for and getting Turkish citizenship?
AKD Invest will be with you and guide you through the whole process.
Can I get Turkish Citizenship if I buy commercial properties with rental income?
Yes, any kind of real estate is counted.
Do I need to come to Turkey to get citizenship?
No. AKD Invest follows up the whole process for you from the beginning until the end.
Can I buy an under-construction property to apply for Turkish citizenship by investment program?
Yes, the government accepts Notarized Property Purchase Commitment. If the payment is above 250.000 USD, you may apply with Notarized Property Purchase Commitment for citizenship.
How do I obtain citizenship in Turkey as a stateless person?
When you purchase at least 250.000 USD property, you can apply for Turkish citizenship with a required document certifying the applicant’s statelessness. (Travel document issued by the United Nations.)
Does my family have to come to Turkey at any stage of the process when getting Turkish citizenship?
No. Only the applicant may visit Turkey and apply on behalf of his/her family with the required documents.
What is Dual Citizenship & Turkuaz Card System?
Dual citizenship is a status of a person who is a citizen of two different nationalities at the same time. Turkey allows dual citizenship. Even if you live in a country which does not allow dual citizenship or secondary citizenship, Turkey has a Turkuaz Card programme. Turkuaz card gives you full citizenship rights except voting in Turkey.
If I become a Turkish citizen, do I have to do military service?
If you can prove that you served in the military in your home country before or if you are above 22 years old on the day you gained Turkish citizenship, you do not have to do military service in Turkey.