Citizenship by Investment

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Turkey Citizenship By Investment

Turkey’s Citizenship by Investment Program, established in 2017, stimulates foreign investment and real estate growth by providing a simple pathway for eligible investors and their families to obtain Turkish citizenship. Turkey with it’s excellent location which bridging Europe and Asia has positioned itself as a competitive player in the global citizenship by offering investors opportunities for business, travel, and access to an emerging market economy through various investment routes such as real estate, capital investments, and government bonds. An investment in a residential property valued at a minimum of $400,000 USD and must be held for 3 years are required for the right to a Turkish citizenship and passport. If you prefer not to get tied up in real estate, you can make a capital investment of $500,000 as a deposit in a Turkish bank and held for 3 years to obtain citizenship in Turkey. By holding a Turkish passport, you can visit over 125 countries without a visa, including China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

Time to residency

6-8 months

Visa-free travel

118 countries and regions

Passport rank

52nd in the world

Residency requirement

No requirement


No taxation

Established time

Program launched in 2016

Application Requirements

  1. Over 18 years old
  2. Deposit of $500,000 in equal amounts of lira to a personal account of Turkish bank and hold for 3 years.
  3. For dependents , the main applicant can bring along spouse and children who under 18 years old.

Program Benefits

1. No Loss Principal Guaranteed Account, after you deposit U.S. dollars, they will be converted into Lira and placed into the Lira principal-guaranteed account on the same day.


2. Withdrawal after 3 years, if the Lira appreciates and equivalent to US dollars > USD 500,000 , client directly earn the exchange rate difference & at least a 3% of annual interest on US dollars 


3. Withdrawal after 3 years, if the Lira depreciates and equivalent to US dollars < USD 500,000 , central bank will make up the exchange rate difference in order to make sure client get Lira with equivalent to USD500,000 & at least a 3% of annual interest on US dollars


Globevisa welcomes our Partner Mesut Guney to lead our Turkey office