There are many different ways to get a Turkish citizenship. Some include very short term transactions such as purchasing real estate, others include musts such as living in Turkey for at least 5 years.

Gaining Turkish Citizenship Through an Investment

Purchasing a property worth US$250,000 can get you a Turkish citizenship.

Gaining Citizenship Through Marriage

Those who marry a Turkish citizen can apply for citizenship after 3 years of marriage. For people applying to citizenship through marriage, the expected conditions are; continuation of the marital union, avoiding behaviors that would harm the marriage and not posing a threat for national security.

Citizenship Gained by Birth

Anyone born in Turkey and/or born with a Turkish Mother or a Turkish Father is regarded as a Turkish citizen.

Regaining Turkish Citizenship

If found appropriate, those who have lost their citizenship due to political, economic or a similar reason can regain their citizenship by applying again.

Gaining Turkish Citizenship Through Exceptional Circumstances

Those who contribute to Turkey in areas such as science, arts, technology, economy, sports etc., those whose citizenships has become a necessity and those who are accepted as immigrants can also get Turkish citizenship. Moreover, setting up a business in Turkey is another circumstance that creates a citizenship right. They must employ 5 Turkish citizens for every 1 foreign employee.


  • Visa Free Travel for 148 countries
  • Full free medical assistance
  • Strong Pension Programs
  • Free Education and University Reimbursement Plans
  • No Military Service required for TCBI Applicants
  • Turkish passport has 10-year validity and is renewable for life
  • Turkey allows Dual Citizenships

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