Legalixa Law Firm is a full service Turkish Law Firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish immigration lawyers are ready to prepare the Turkish Citizenship Application Documents  to file Turkish citizenship application. Our Turkish citizenship lawyers represent our clients from application until they get their Turkish Passport. Our Turkish immigration lawyers also represent our clients in other immigration law issues including; extending resident and work permits, application for Turkish citizenship, filing a law suit to cancel any objections.

Turkey has slashed the financial and investment criteria for foreigners to become Turkish citizens. According to new regulations, foreigners can become Turkish citizens, if they own property worth 250,000 US Dollars for three years. Foreigners purchased 4.6 billion US Dollars worth of properties last year, with a large proportion of them from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia, according to official data.

Turkish Citizenship Law’s Article 12 allows foreign investors to acquire Turkish citizenship in exceptional terms; with 18.09.2018 dated 106 numbered Presidential Decree, a mandatory new arrangements have been made regarding the amounts mentioned in the Article 20 of the Regulation on the Implementation of the aforementioned Law.

Turkish Citizenship Application Documents

Turkish Citizenship Application Documents List

Name of the Documents
1The petition or form which contains the request
2A passport or a similar document that confirms the applicant’s citizenship; if the applicant is stateless, if possible, any documents confirming the applicant’s status
3A document regarding the applicant’s marital status. If the applicant is married, the marriage certificate; if divorced, the divorcement certificate; if widowed, the death certificate
4A birth certificate that confirms the identity information of the applicant or any other document containing the applicant’s identity information. If the applicant is married, a marriage certificate or a similar document proving the family connection between the foreigner’s partner and children
5If the applicant has a first- or second-degree relatives who are Turkish Citizens, copies of such relative’s birth registration records which is obtained from relevant authorities.
6If the applicant’s date of birth is not clear on the documents, a document which is provided from the competent authorities of the applicant’s country to clarify the date of birth of the applicant; if the document cannot be obtained, the signatory declaration that the applicant agrees to conduct the process in accordance with Article 39 of the Civil Registration Services Law No 5490
7A receipt confirming that the application fee has been paid to the relevant authority

Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship with Investment

The General Directorate completes the necessary procedures and sends the file to the Ministry of the Interior. The applicant foreign investor can obtain Turkish citizenship after the above mentioned process and lastly with the resolution of the President.

How Long is Turkish Citizenship Application Process?

In case of the necessary documents are complete, the process is completed in a reasonable time. The duration may be changed between 3 Months and 1 year.

According to the updated information received from the relevant authorities, operations have been started to provide faster service by establishing “special/joint offices”, mainly in Ankara and Istanbul.

Moreover, the documents requested for foreign investors to obtain Turkish citizenship and the documents requested separately in citizenship applications were simplified in “private/common offices”; so residence permit and citizenship application shall be obtained at once together with the jointly determined documents.

Turkish Citizenship Application Expenses

The required application fee for the year of 2019 which is requested by the Provincial Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality is TRY-15,00.

The charges which are needed to pay to the relevant authorities (Notary etc.) to obtain necessary documents and notarial charges are not included since such charges may change according to the content of the document.

Reach us for Turkish Citizenship Application Documents

Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Turkish Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish immigration lawyers for Turkish Citizenship Application Documents by sending an email or through Contact page.