The 25 most important questions about Turkish citizenship in 2021

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The 25 most important questions about Turkish citizenship in 2021

The 25 most important questions about Turkish citizenship in 2019: You ask and Ajyal Real Estate answers...
Recently, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Cities issued the executive regulations regarding the law on granting Turkish citizenship, and the new law had included important amendments

To obtain Turkish citizenship, including granting Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property worth 250 thousand dollars, after it was worth one million dollars in the previous decision.
The following are the most important questions that were discussed regarding obtaining Turkish citizenship:

And its accurate answers are based on the Turkish Nationality Law and its Executive Regulations published on 10/15/2018.

#Q1: Can I get Turkish citizenship?
Yes, a foreigner can obtain Turkish citizenship in several ways, including buying a property in Turkey, provided that the purchase of the property is after 12/1/2017.

#Q2: What is the minimum value of the property required to be purchased to obtain Turkish citizenship?
The property purchased between 01/12/2017 and 09/18/2018 must be worth at least one million US dollars.. The property purchased on 19/09/2018 and beyond must be worth at least 250 thousand US dollars .

#Q3: How is the price of the purchased property evaluated to apply for Turkish citizenship?
A property value appraisal report must be obtained, and it must be certified by appraisal institutions accredited by the Turkish government...

#Q4: How long is the acceptable period of time for preparing the property appraisal report?
The date of preparing the real estate appraisal report must not exceed 3 months from the date of the request; The report is considered valid until the completion of the procedures for applying for Turkish citizenship.

#Q5: Can I register the property value with the Tapu at a price lower than its real price to reduce taxes?
The value of the property registered with the Tapu, cannot be less than the value recorded in the valuation report, and in the event of a difference between the two values, the submission of the property for Turkish citizenship will be refused...

#Q6: How is the dollar exchange rate calculated when paying for the property?
The exchange rate of the dollar will be calculated according to the official price on the date of purchase, according to the price bulletin of the Central Bank of Turkey...

#Q7: Can the price of the property be a little less than 250 thousand dollars?
It is absolutely not possible, but the value of the property must be slightly greater than the value specified in the executive regulations in order for the procedures for applying for Turkish citizenship to proceed correctly...

#Q8: Can I pay the value of the property in cash?
It is not possible, all financial payments from the buyer to the seller must be under documented bank transfers issued from the buyer's account to the seller's account.

#Q9: How is the full payment of the property value verified?
You will be required to provide transfer receipts evidencing bank transfers between buyer and seller, from the sending bank and from the receiving bank...

#Q10: Can I buy a property from my non-Turkish brother or friend and apply for Turkish citizenship?
It is not possible to buy the property from a foreigner, you must buy the property from a Turkish person or from a Turkish company. As for properties purchased from foreigners, it will not benefit you in applying for Turkish citizenship...

#Q11: I have a property that I bought before the issuance of the citizenship law in Turkey, can I give up the ownership of this property and transfer it to the name of my wife or one of my children, and then buy it back from them to apply for Turkish citizenship?
No, it is not permissible to sell or give up a property and then repurchase it after 12-01-2017, even if it is from the wife or one of the children, and this will not entitle you to apply for Turkish citizenship, whatever the value of the property.

#Q12: Can I buy a property in installments to apply for Turkish citizenship?
Only the paid amounts will be calculated from the value of the property, and in the event of installments or a mortgage, the unpaid amounts will not be calculated. Therefore, the value of the paid installments must exceed 250 thousand dollars in order to be able to apply for Turkish citizenship in exchange for a property purchased in installments...

#Q13: Can I sell the property immediately after obtaining Turkish citizenship?
No, 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 3 years, and this pledge is recorded in the title deed...

#Q14: If I obtain Turkish citizenship after buying the property, will my wife and children obtain Turkish citizenship with me as well?
Yes, the wife and children under the age of 18 obtain Turkish citizenship when applying within the same file to the property owner...

#Q15: Is it possible to purchase more than one property to apply for Turkish citizenship?
Yes, it is possible to purchase several properties, provided that the papers of all the properties are submitted together, and that their total value is more than 250 thousand dollars at the date of submitting the application...

#Q16: If all the conditions are met, will I be sure to obtain Turkish citizenship?
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 request, and the decision is issued if approved by the Presidency of the Republic...

#Q17: Can I buy any residential or commercial property to apply for Turkish citizenship?
Yes, you can buy any property of your choice, provided that its value exceeds 250 thousand dollars, whether it is an apartment, villa, shop or any other property in Turkey...

#Q18: How long does it take to obtain Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property?
45 days, which is the period specified for completing the procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship, from the beginning of the transaction, that is, the delivery of the required documents in full to the Turkish government, until they are signed by the President of the Republic, who has the authority to approve granting Turkish citizenship.

#Q19: I have a property that I bought previously, can I apply for Turkish citizenship under it?
If the date of purchasing the property is before 12/01/2017, it is not possible to apply for Turkish citizenship. If the date of purchase is after 12/01/2017 until 18/09/2018, the property must be worth at least one million US dollars. If the date of purchase is after 09/19/2018, the property must be worth at least $250,000...

#Q20: Can a Syrian obtain Turkish citizenship under this law?
Since the Syrian citizenship holders cannot currently own real estate in Turkey, so the Syrian cannot obtain citizenship in exchange for a real estate investment, but he can take advantage of the other options mentioned in this law to obtain Turkish citizenship, which are: A fixed investment of at least 500 thousand US dollars . Providing job opportunities for at least 50 Turkish citizens. Deposit at least $500,000 in Turkish banks...

#Q21: After I obtain Turkish citizenship in exchange for a real estate investment, will I be called up for mandatory military service in Turkey?
If you obtain Turkish citizenship after the age of 22, you will be exempted from military service in Turkey...

#Q22: If I obtain Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property, how can my children who are over 18 years old obtain Turkish citizenship with me?
A separate file can be submitted for each son who has reached the age of 18 to obtain Turkish citizenship in exchange for his own real estate investment, and the same conditions must be fully applied...

#Q23: Can I keep my original citizenship after obtaining Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property?
Yes, of course, you can keep both nationalities, there are no requirements for giving up your original nationality when acquiring Turkish citizenship...

#Q24: Can I make a power of attorney for another person to submit the citizenship file and follow up the procedures on my behalf?
Yes, you can make an agency at the Turkish embassy in your country, or with a notary in Turkey, for any person you choose to follow up the procedures on your behalf...

#Q25: If I buy a property for the purpose of applying for Turkish citizenship, can I rent it out?
Yes, the property can be rented. The important thing is to keep ownership of it and not sell it for 3 years only.. Editing: Ruaya Real Estate©

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