- REAL ESTATE PRELIMINARY SALES CONTRACT
It is possible to make application for citizenship with the Real Estate Preliminary Sales Contract to be signed.
This Agreement must be signed in the presence of a notary public.
Construction servitude or condominium of the real estate must be established.
$250.000 must be paid.
Annotation regarding the contract must be added in the Land Registry.
- CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND URBANISATION
In order to make an investment eligible to Turkish citizenship; the sale price of the title deed, the amount contained in the Valuation Report and the amount paid must be above $250,000.
Along with the fulfillment of the investment requirement of $250,000, the necessary documents are collected and application is made to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation with a request for a Certificate of Investment Eligibility.
After the Investment Eligibility Certificate is received, the procedures for the Turkish Citizenship Application process can be started.
- BANK INVESTMENT
The main applicant can make all the transactions from the bank account after bank account opening.
By activating internet banking, he/she can manage all transactions in his/her account.
For bank investment;
“deposit a minimum of $500.000 or equivalent foreign currency or equivalent amount of Turkish Lira to banks that operate in Turkey with the condition to keep such deposit in the relevant bank for at least three (3) years that is determined by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency;”
Based on the regulation, the main applicant who keeps 500,000 USD or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish Lira in his bank account for 3 years can be a Turkish citizen.
The main applicant can benefit from the interest or participation share during the 3 years that the mentioned investment is in the bank account.
- BANK ACCOUNT OPENING
Lawyers can carry out all bank account opening procedures with a power of attorney. In particular, we would like to state that; there is no authorization to withdraw money in this power of attorney. There are only authorizations for the necessary transactions for opening a bank account and bank investment.
Bank account opening procedures are initiated with passport, power of attorney, address proof document and Potential Tax Identification Number.
Then, the necessary documents are signed for the account opening and the bank account opening process is completed. After opening the bank account, all the information necessary for internet banking, such as account information and customer number, is shared with the main applicant.
- CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY ISSUED BY BANKING REGULATION AND SUPERVISION AGENCY
As a result of the audits conducted by the Banking Regulatory and Supervisory Authority by examining the bank account, to whom the account belongs, the investment amount and power of Attorney, A certificate of investment compliance is issued if the main applicant’s investment is found to be appropriate.
It does not matter from which account the investment amount is transferred to the bank account of the Main Applicant. It is not controlled by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency by whom $500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira, is sent to the main applicant’s bank account in Turkey, from which country it is sent, and from what account it comes from. The main issue here is whether the amount in question is in the account of the Main Applicant on the date of the request for determination.
In addition, as long as the investment amount meets $500,000, the Main Applicant is free to keep the investment in his bank account in any currency he wishes, at any rate.
For example; investment will be made like $250,000 and €250,000.
The main issue that the Banking Regulatory and Supervisory Authority controls is that the investment amount is complete in the account located in Turkish banks opened on behalf of the main applicant at the time of the request for an Investment Compliance Certificate.
- RESIDENCE PERMIT
An application for a residence permit is made in accordance with paragraph 31/J of the law on Foreigners and International Protection number 6458.
The residence permit we have mentioned is a type of residence permit special to the application process for Turkish Citizenship.
This residence permit is only required for the Main Applicant. Therefore, the residence permit application is made only on behalf of the main applicant.
The main applicant can use this residence permit when entering and exiting Turkey if he wishes.
- HEALTH INSURANCE
A valid health insurance is required for a residence permit. Because, the Provincial Migration Administration requires health insurance on behalf of applicants in residence permit applications. Therefore, it is obligatory to present the health insurance policy in question.
In addition, the health insurance to be made must have valid expressions necessary for the residence permit.
Lawyers carry out the entire health insurance process required for the main applicant.
- RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION
After obtaining valid health insurance, the residence permit application phase can be started.
The application for a residence permit is made online primarily. The payments of the necessary fees determined by the Provincial Immigration Administration are completed and then the documents are delivered to the Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration. The residence permit is approved within a few days.
Unlike a Normal residence permit application,
with this type of residence permit, the residence permit process is completed without the need for the main applicant to enter Turkey.
The appointments made through the online system take a very long time, but with this residence permit, the appointments are settled in a much shorter time.
ı. CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION
After obtaining the Investment Eligibility Certificate and residence permit by lawyers, an application for Turkish citizenship is made.
The main applicant and his/her family choose Turkish first and last names for their Republic of Turkey identities and passports. There are certain limitations in the choice of name and surname determined by the State and the relevant legislation.
Name and surname should be chosen from Turkish language names and surnames
The main applicant and his/her family can apply by using their names on the passport they use in the Turkish citizenship application process in the same
way as their Turkish identity and passports.
In addition, according to the Turkish Civil Code, the family must use a single surname. It is imperative that husband and wife and children have a common surname.
After the main applicant decides on the name and surname, the application is made by the lawyers to the relevant authorities.
- CITIZENSHIP APPROVAL PROCESS
Along with application for citizenship, information about application for citizenship is shared by the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship. With this information;
From this link, current status of citizenship application will be checked.
In addition, lawyers periodically check the stage of the citizenship application and inform the family by receiving direct information from the relevant ministry.
When the documents are fully submitted and the application is completed, the stages are as follows, respectively;
-Sending it to the Competent Authority,
-Submission to the relevant Authority for approval
-Approval of Authority
-Obtaining the necessary documents from the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship
-Application for Passport and ID Card
After Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship;
If the family is located in Turkey, they can apply to the relevant Directorate of Population and Citizenship and apply for ID cards and passports of the Republic of Turkey,
By appointment arranged by lawyers, the family can apply for ID cards and passports of the Republic of Turkey from the Turkish Consulate in the country where they are located.
Later on, they can collect the Republic of Turkey ID card and passports from the relevant authorities.