Turkey Citizenship by Investment

About Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program has several options. You can invest from US $400,000 to US $500,000, or even create a company, in order to obtain citizenship by investment in Turkey.

Whatever kind of investment you choose, your Turkey citizenship and a second passport can be issued as soon as 3 months after the investment. Then, you and your family can accede to several benefits, including visa-free travel to more than 100 countries and free education for your children.

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in 2017. Since then, it’s been providing citizenship privileges to high net worth families from all around the world.

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program is a great investment for both high net worth families from abroad and Turkish citizens.

This Turkey citizenship program motivates foreign investors to purchase real estate and government bonds in exchange for Turkey citizenship. It also tends to create jobs as another option for foreign investors is to found a company in Turkish territory.

There are a lot of things that you can do with Turkey citizenship and a Turkey passport. The requirements are minimal and the opportunities are vast. This is why the Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program is so successful among foreigners.

Time to Citizenship

Minimum of 6 months

Minimum Investment

US $400,000

Type of Investment

Real Estate - Gov Invest - Jobs

Visa-free Countries

113 Including Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore

About Turkey

With a total area of 783,356 km2, the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country that is part of Asia and Europe at the same time. It has around 83,154,997 inhabitants who mostly speak Turkish, the official language of Turkey. Turkey’s capital city is Ankara, although its most significant financial center is in Istanbul (the former Constantinople). Istanbul also has one of the busiest airports in the world, the Istanbul Airport (IST). Turkey is a strong candidate to join the European Union in the next few years.




Turkish Lira

Total Area

783356 km2




Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic



Turkey Citizenship and Passport Benefits

  • No minimum stay or residency requirements.
  • Free medical care and education for the investor and his or her children.
  • Ability to live and work in the United States of America with an E-2 Visa.
  • Instant travel to over 110 countries worldwide, including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
  • Dual citizenship for life.

Requirements to Qualify for Turkey Citizenship

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Clear criminal record.
  • Legal funds to make the investment.
  • If the applicant chooses to obtain Turkey citizenship by investment in real estate, he or she must be able to keep the property for at least 3 years.

Turkey Passport Ranking

The Turkey passport ranks in 53rd place in the Guide Passport Ranking Index. The Turkey passport offers:

  • Visa-free access to 72 destinations, including Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Ukraine, South Africa, and most countries in Latin America.
  • Visa-on-arrival access to 37 destinations, including Armenia, Namibia, Sudan, Nepal, Taiwan, Kuwait, and Seychelles.
  • Access through electronic travel authorization in 4 countries: Mexico, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Pakistan.

Turkey Citizenship by Investment Options

Option 1: Turkey Citizenship by Investment in Real Estate

Real estate under the Turkey Citizenship by Investment program must be worth at least US $400,000. This can be the value of one property or the sum of two or more properties. Real estate under the Turkey Citizenship by Investment program is not resalable for 3 years, but it can be rented out.

Option 2: Turkey Citizenship by Governmental Investment

The minimum investment is US $500,000.The funds should be deposited and held in a Turkish bank for 3 years.Alternatively, the funds can be invested in government bonds. They must be held for 3 years, too.
The Ministry of Industry and Technology can help you redirect your investment to fixed assets.

Option 3: Turkey Citizenship by Job Creation

This option requires you to set up a company in Turkey.The company must open positions for at least 50 employees.You’ll be involved with Turkey’s Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

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How obtain a Turkish passport

Second Passport can help you collect the documentation and meet all the requirements to apply for the Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program.

All you have to do is decide what kind of investment you want to make in order to qualify for the Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program.

The rest is on us.

Once you obtain your Turkey citizenship by the investment program, we can help you apply for your Turkey passport.

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