Located at the crossroads of the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, and eastern Mediterranean, Turkey plays a significant role in the world economic and political order due to its strategically important geographic location. Sharing its massive border with eight different countries, it is bordered on the north by four countries, Georgia and Armenia on the northeast and Greece and Bulgaria on the northwest, on the east by Azerbaijan and Iran, and on the southeast by Iraq and Syria. Over the years Turkey has emerged as a bridge between Europe, Asia, Middle-East, and North Africa due to its eminent central location on the world map. The EU and Turkey are linked by a Customs Union free trade agreement, which allows tariff-free import/export between the members, thus leading to substantial commercial advantage. Turkey is home to a large expat community of international migrants who live and work there.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

INVESTMENT AMOUNT $250,000 – $500,000 USD
INVESTMENT TYPE Real estate/ Bank Deposit/ Company
Shares (Capital)
SPOUSE Yes
CHILDREN Yes (under 18 years of age)
PARENTS No
PROCESSING TIME 90 days (average)
PHYSICAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS None
LENGTH OF STATUS RECEIVED Lifetime
PERMANENT RESIDENCY Immediate Citizenship
CITIZENSHIP Immediately
SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Must hold the investment for a minimum
of 3 years
NATIONALITY DISQUALIFICATIONS No
DUAL CITIZENSHIP Yes

YOUR JOURNEY

STEP ONE

STEP GLOBAL will complete a free Applicant assessment

STEP TWO

Required documents are collected from Applicant / Applicant signs the Purchase and
Sale Agreement and pays deposit for property purchase
OR
Required documents are collected from Applicant/ Applicant deposits $500k USD
in a bank account or as a Share Capital

STEP THREE

After purchasing a qualifying property, the local Land Registry shall issue a certificate
of conformity to evidence that the Applicant has acquired a qualifying property and
title deed for citizenship
OR
After depositing $500k USD in a bank account or shareholding, certificate is issued

STEP FOUR

Obtain the special “Investor Type” Residence Permit/ By getting this residence permit, the investor shall be entitled to stay in Turkey freely

STEP FIVE

Prepare and lodge application for Citizenship with Ministry/ It can take 3-4 months to obtain citizenship documents – passports and ID’s for the investor and their family

EXPLORE THE E-2 PROCESS

Turkey is one of the only countries to be included on the E-2 Treaty List, which has a Citizenship by Investment Program. Turkish passport holders may immigrate to the U.S. under the E-2 Investor Visa Program. Learn more about the U.S. E-2 Investor Visa and how you can be eligible under the Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program.

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