Obtaining Turkish citizenship by buying a property

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Obtaining Turkish citizenship by buying a property

Many real estate investors in Turkey, especially foreigners, seek to take advantage of the advantages of real estate ownership, and the most important advantage of real estate ownership in Turkey is obtaining Turkish citizenship.

Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property for 250 thousand dollars
On the morning of Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Turkish government issued a new law regarding real estate ownership for foreigners. The new law stipulated allowing foreigners to obtain Turkish citizenship in exchange for their entry into real estate investments in Turkey with a minimum of 250.000 US dollars, while before the issuance of this law was The minimum real estate investment in Turkey for foreigners, through which a foreigner is allowed to obtain Turkish citizenship, is 1.000.000 million US dollars.

The procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship need about 4 to 6 months as a maximum, depending on some special circumstances for each person applying for Turkish citizenship through real estate investment, and the Turkish government plans to reduce this period to only a month and a half through linking and coordination between the relevant ministries to finish routine.

Conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship in exchange for buying a property in Turkey
There are only two conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship:
The first condition: that the price of real estate in Turkey that the foreigner buys is $250, and it is paid by transferring the amount from the buyer’s account to the property owner’s account through a Turkish bank.
The second condition: that the buyer undertakes not to sell the property until three years after the date of its purchase, where he signs a pledge with the real estate registry that he will not transfer the ownership of the properties he bought to run for Turkish citizenship to any real estate persons during the mentioned period "3 years".

Legal procedures for obtaining Turkish citizenship in exchange for buying a property in Turkey
real estate appraisal stage
The buyer evaluates his property by Turkish companies trusted by the Turkish government, and the names of the companies approved by the Turkish government for evaluation can be known from lists located within the center designated for granting Turkish citizenship, and it is mentioned that companies usually give the evaluation after about three days, and the evaluation of the company should be The property or real estate you are offering is more than 250 thousand US dollars in order to apply for Turkish citizenship.
The validity period of the evaluation granted by Turkish companies is only three months, as the person wishing to apply for citizenship must submit the evaluation document before the expiry of the three months, and if he does not apply during the mentioned period, a new evaluation should be obtained.

Extracting the Tapu from the Land Registry Office
The buyer needs to register his real estate in the Tapu Department and extract the Tapu document. These procedures may take two or three days, as the tax number must be extracted at first, and then go to the Tapu Department and register the property legally and officially.
It must be emphasized that an indication will be added by the Land Registry Office that these properties will not be sold until after three years, until the title deed is ready to be submitted to the Turkish Citizenship Grant Center.

Send documents to the Turkish Citizenship Acquisition Center
The rest of the papers and other documents are prepared, translated and certified in the Noter office, about 5 to 10 days, and then delivered to the main office in Ankara, and the Turkish government has confirmed its intention to establish branch offices in other states.

Other actions
After submitting papers and documents, the applicant can wait for about a week to about 10 days, and the rest of the procedures are within the competence of the Turkish government and its institutions, where the applicant is given an electronic link through which he can follow the news of the progress of the citizenship procedures, and he is sent by phone to inform him of any progress in the citizenship file, as The process takes about 4 months, starting with the transfer of the file to the Departments of Security and Souls, and then the file is transferred directly to the Ministry of Interior and then to the Presidency of the Republic to sign the decision to obtain Turkish citizenship.
After that, the Department of Souls issues a Turkish identity card for the applicant, who thus becomes a Turkish citizen. The holder of Turkish citizenship can also enjoy the full powers and rights of a Turkish citizen, and he can start the procedures for obtaining a Turkish passport.

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