Common questions about real estate ownership in Turkey

Common questions about Turkish citizenship

Turkish citizenship can be obtained through real estate investment in an amount of more than 250 thousand dollars in Turkey.

The naturalization law in Turkey, published in the Turkish Official Gazette on 09-19-2018, includes the possibility of applying for Turkish citizenship, by one of the following methods:

  • Buying a property worth more than $ 250,000 and not selling it for 3 years
  • A fixed investment of at least $ 500,000 USD
  • Providing a job opportunity for at least 50 Turkish citizens
  • Deposit in a Turkish bank for an amount of not less than 500 thousand dollars
  • Buying a property in Turkey from a Turkish citizen or from a Turkish legal person (buying from a Turkish real estate company, for example).
  • That the property has a legal title deed (a floor easement document was issued for him – tapu) even if it is under construction.
  • The price of the property is more than 250 thousand US dollars.
  • Paying the price of the property by bank transfer (bank transfer) from a bank outside Turkey or inside Turkey.
  • That the buyer pledges not to sell the property for 3 years.

The Turkish government has opened a special office for naturalization to receive investors’ requests and speed up the study of files. The period for issuing the naturalization decision reaches 45 days after receiving the completed file of documents.

No, after receiving the file with complete documents, the naturalization decision is only after studying the file with the Turkish government.

The new Turkish naturalization law was issued, and included the amendment of the conditions under which everyone who fulfills any of them has the right to apply for Turkish citizenship as follows:

  • Buying a property – worth at least $ 250,000, and not selling it for 3 years, instead of $ 1 million in the previous law.
  • A fixed investment of at least $ 500,000 USD.
  • Providing a job opportunity for at least 50 Turkish citizens, instead of 100 former citizens.
  • Reducing the value of the deposit requirement in Turkish banks from 3 million dollars to 500 thousand dollars.

Turkish citizenship can be obtained in several ways, including buying a property in Turkey, provided that the date of purchase of the property is after 12/1/2017

The easiest and fastest way to obtain Turkish citizenship within less than 90 days is to apply after purchasing a property that meets the requirements of citizenship in Turkey.

Turkish citizenship can be obtained through 4 methods as follows:

  • The first method: residence in Turkey for 5 continuous years with a work permit.
  • The second method: exceptional Turkish citizenship, which is granted in special cases that include holders of higher degrees.
  • The third method: Real estate investment at an amount of more than 250 thousand dollars with a pledge not to sell the property for 3 years.
  • The fourth method: Obtaining Turkish citizenship after 3 years of marriage to a Turkish citizen or Turkish citizen.

The Turkish passport can be obtained through investment, and it has several cases, including a real estate investment for an apartment or commercial store in Turkey, provided that the price of the property is more than 250 thousand dollars.

  • The property purchased on 09/19/2018 and later must have a value of at least $ 250,000.
  • The property purchased between 01/12/2017 and 09/18/2018 must have a value of at least $ 1 million

Residence in Turkey is not required to obtain Turkish citizenship, you can obtain Turkish citizenship after purchasing the property in Turkey, even if your permanent residence is outside Turkey.

  • Yes, it is sufficient to buy one property, provided that its value is more than 250 thousand dollars.
  • It can also buy several real estate, provided that the total value together is more than $ 250,000.

The property can only be sold after 3 years from the date of purchase, and you must write a pledge not to sell the property for a period of 3 years, and this pledge is registered in the Tabu (within the title deed).

It is possible to retain more than one nationality in Turkey, and there are no requirements from the Turkish government regarding the renunciation of your original nationality upon obtaining Turkish citizenship.

The period of obtaining Turkish citizenship for investors reaches 90 days to complete all legal and regulatory procedures and ratifications.

After purchasing the property that matches the conditions of Turkish citizenship, and submitting the application for Turkish citizenship, the residence permit is granted to you and your family quickly.

Residency in Turkey is not required after purchasing the property, but the property should not be sold for 3 years.

The Turkish government studies the file of each investor, and based on the security study of his file, the decision to grant citizenship is taken independently for each application, and the decision is issued if it is approved by the Presidency of the Republic

  • Property selection – suitable for Turkish citizenship requirements.
  • Paying for the property by bank transfer from inside or outside Turkey.
  • Placing a seizure on the property that prevents it from being sold for a period of 3 years after obtaining the title deed (tapu).
  • Obtaining a letter from the Land Registry Directorate stating that the property conforms to the conditions for obtaining citizenship.
  • Submit an application to the naturalization office to obtain investor residency and start studying the file.
  • If the file is approved, the naturalization decision is issued for the investor, his wife and children under 18 years old. The investor and his entire family can receive passports and national identity cards from Turkey or from a Turkish representative abroad.

If you obtain Turkish citizenship after the age of 22, you will be exempt from military service in Turkey.

More than one partner in a single property can obtain Turkish citizenship when the value of each partner’s share in the property is more than 250 thousand dollars. For example, if the number of partners is 2, the property value must be more than 500 thousand dollars so that each partner obtains Turkish citizenship.

The Turkish government does not require giving up the original citizenship when obtaining Turkish citizenship, but there may be other legal controls from the government of the other country of which the investor holds the nationality.

An investor who obtains Turkish citizenship will enjoy all the rights of a Turkish citizen, and he will obtain a Turkish passport under which he is entitled to enter several countries without a visa.

Turkish language proficiency is not required for Turkish citizenship.

Turkish citizenship for a Syrian citizen can be obtained through one of the following methods:

  • A fixed investment in Turkey with a value of at least 500 thousand US dollars.
  • Providing job opportunities for at least 50 Turkish citizens.
  • A bank deposit in a Turkish bank in the amount of 500 thousand dollars.

And if the Syrian investor succeeds in obtaining Turkish citizenship through one of these methods, he has the right to buy real estate in Turkey like any Turkish citizen.

The Turkish citizenship application passes through eight stages, as follows:

  • The first stage: Handing over papers and checking them from the state.
  • The second stage: sending papers to the capital, Ankara, to search the file and collect information.
  • The third stage: the evaluation of the naturalization department of the file.
  • The fourth stage: Research, audit and investigation in several directorates and ministries in Turkey to issue the final evaluation.
  • Fifth stage: Collecting several approved applications into one list, and submitting them for approval.
  • The sixth stage: issuing the final decision.
  • The seventh stage: After the approval of the decision to grant citizenship, the files are sent to the General Population Department.
  • The eighth stage: reviewing the Souls Department to receive the new identity.

Note that in the case of submitting an application for naturalization in return for an investment, the application is made to the naturalization office immediately after fulfilling the investment conditions, to obtain the investor’s residency and start studying the Turkish citizenship file. If the file is approved, the naturalization decision is issued for the investor and his family, and passports and national identity cards can be received from Turkey or from a Turkish representative abroad.

Yes, our professional legal team at Nasim Homes can assist you in all government transactions and procedures, complete all required forms and documents, certify and translate them, to fully submit your file for you and your family to the Naturalization Office.

You can authorize our legal team in Taksim Homes to follow up all procedures on your behalf, in an atmosphere full of confidence and you are assured.

Yes, this can be done by purchasing a property worth more than 250 thousand dollars in Turkey

According to the amendments to the real estate ownership law in Turkey, most of the world’s citizens are now able to buy real estate in Turkey, with the exception of citizens of a few countries. Consequently, investors of all nationalities allowed to own property in Turkey may apply for Turkish citizenship and a Turkish passport after purchasing real estate in Turkey for more than 250 thousand dollars.

Questions about real estate residency

The real estate residence permit (residence in Turkey by buying a property) is usually granted for a period of one year, and the wife as well as children under the age of 18 years are entitled to obtain a residence as well as accompanying the owner.

Among the most important features of real estate residency:

  • The owner of the property and his family members have the right to enjoy all residency rights in Turkey, and it gives you the possibility
  • Entering Turkey without visas or prior security approvals
  • Real estate residency (residence in Turkey by buying a property) shares with the tourist residence in several aspects, but the real estate residence is considered stronger in terms of the possibility of renewal and extension
  • Opening a bank account in a Turkish bank, and enjoying banking freedom, receiving and sending money
  • The possibility of applying to the embassies of other countries from inside Turkey in order to obtain a visa for it
  • You can apply for a Turkish driver’s license for the car
  • The right to own a private car in Turkey
  • The opportunity to obtain medical insurance in Turkish hospitals
  • Registration in Turkish schools and universities
  • Real estate residence holders are also entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship if the value of their real estate property reaches 250 thousand US dollars, and within specific conditions.
  • Real estate residence holders are also entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship if the value of their real estate property reaches 250 thousand US dollars, and within specific conditions.

To obtain real estate residency, it is required:

  • That the foreigner owns a house or real estate intended for residency, and that it be used for the purpose of housing.
  • The property must be registered in the Tapu and obtain the title deed.
  • Ensure all required documents and necessary documents.

Questions about inheritance laws in Turkey

It is a tax imposed on whoever inherits the legacy of a deceased person.

It is the law that applies to the legal inheritors of immovable property within Turkish territory

So that determines the heirs and their specific legal shares of the estate.

Generally speaking, movable property is subject to the inheritance laws of the country whose nationality the deceased owns, while Turkish law is applied with regard to real estate and immovable property.

The value of inheritance tax in Turkey is relatively low, and it varies according to the value of the investor’s property, where a lower percentage tax is deducted whenever the property price decreases.

In the absence of a certified will, the first people to inherit the property of the deceased are the children and the husband or wife.

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