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Are my family and I eligible for Turkish citizenship?

Steps for Obtaining a Turkish Citizenship via Real Estate Investment
1. Communicating with consultants and specialists of our company.
2. Obtaining an economic code.
3. Opening a bank account.
4. Visiting real estate projects with us and selecting the desired property.
5. Receiving a property expert report.
6. Buying the property.
7. Following the procedure for receiving the final documents.
8. Making a registration and applying for citizenship from one of the Turkish Immigration Offices.
9. Acquisition of Turkish citizenship.
10. Obtaining your Turkish passport
Advantages of a Turkish Citizenship

There are thousands of people all around the world who want to become Turkish citizens and make use of the many benefits that this country has to offer. Turkey provides the necessities for its citizens and the freedom that many other countries cannot provide.

  • Turkey grants the right to benefit from free health and education services.
  • The Turkish passport is one of the highest-rated passports in the world.
  • You can obtain your passport within a relatively short period (generally not exceeding three months).
  • Once you become a citizen, you are granted full citizenship rights.
  • You receive a long-term passport that does not need to be renewed more than once every 10 years.
  • You are not obligated to give up your original nationality, as dual nationality is your legal right in Turkey.
Documents Required for Obtaining a Turkish Citizenship

Preparing the required documents for obtaining a Turkish citizenship and subsequently, obtaining a Turkish passport is very important. Make the necessary arrangements with us and we will help you throughout the process.

  • The application form for your Turkish citizenship.
  • Your passport and a copy of it. For every family member.
  • At least four colored photographs with a white background. (Biometrics)
  • The birth certificates of the children and their official translations to Turkish.
  • Your health insurance and any medical insurances that are reputable. And a copy of each.
  • A property ownership document or notarized property sales contract.
  • The original version of the property inspection report and a copy of it.
  • Your marriage certificate and its official translation to Turkish
  • Tax number of the head of the family and all family members
  • Transfer bank receipt and payment related to the purchase of the relevant property that represents the transfer
  • At least $250,000 or equivalent in Turkish lira to the seller's account.
Important Details You Need to Know
The purchased property can be sold only after three years.
The property in question must be purchased legally.
Children over the age of 18 are not eligible for citizenship through their families.
There is no need to live in Turkey and be physically present for the process.
You can have multiple citizenships at the same time.

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Why Borna Homes?
  • We have 12 years of experience in continuous professionalism in the real estate.
  • We are contracted with over 250 construction projects in Turkey.
  • We have access to more than 12,000 real estate files each month.
  • We have hundreds of satisfied customers who we still have contacts with.
  • We have successfully obtained 87 passports for our clients internally and externally, in one year.
  • Over 1,600 of our clients have bought property in Turkey, with ease.
  • We never stop education for our professional experts and keep on learning.
  • Our team is capable of comunicating in 9 different languages.
  • Our team is built in "the happiest place of work," according to Forbes (2018 and 2020.)

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Doctors and Medical Specialists Package

Iranian physicians and medical professionals who are interested in investing and obtaining a Turkish citizenship can benefit from our unique offers using this package.

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Specialists in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries who are currently working in foreign international companies with an Iranian citizenship can take advantage of this exceptional package to obtain a Turkish citizenship concerning a potential future complication. 

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Manufacturers, employers and industrial managers of a country can enter the dynamic global market of Turkey by benefiting from the investment options we offer in Turkey. Our economic and industrial experts help you to make the process of investing and creating your business easily and at the lowest cost. You will be offered different packages in this regard.

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How Valuable Is the Turkish Passport?

You won’t need to worry
about visas anymore for most countries with the Turkish passport.

Here are the lists of countries
all around the world that can be traveled without a visa with a Turkish

Asian Countries:
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Uzbekistan
European Countries:
  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
Caribbean Countries:
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • St. Cliff and Nevis
  • St. Louis
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Countries in the Americas:
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
African Countries:
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya Madagascar Mauritania Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Countries in the Pacific:
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Marshall Island
  • Micronesia
  • New
  • Palau Island
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
Middle Eastern Countries:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Georgia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Arden
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
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Concerning the period, on average, after choosing the right property, the purchase process does not take more than three days, yet the transfer of the ownership to the buyer needs two months at most.

Yes, you do. You can get a visa either at the airport or from the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in your country. The visa lasts for three, subject to renewal, months. Moreover, you can get a 1-year residence permit, which is also subject to renewal.

You may open a bank account at any Turkish bank very easily and start transferring money right away. You also may open an account at any Gulf Turkish participation bank.

Yes, you can do that by authorizing your attorney in your country, translating the authorization (sworn translation) and getting it authenticated by the Turkish Embassy in your country.

You must go to gas, water, and electricity companies, pay a nominal amount insurance, and register meters respectively on your name.

You may either rent the property or offer it for real estate investment, and the renter can transfer the monthly payments to you via the bank.

If you want to sell your property before five years from the date of purchasing, you have to pay a tax that is about 20% of the net profits for the Turkish tax department. However, if you want to sell it after five years, there are no taxes. Procedures also vary if the property owner is a company and not an individual investor.

Yes, but the car entrance shall be through either land border crossings or seaports. That would happen without paying any taxes, on the condition that the car leaves Turkey within six months. Otherwise, you must pay a tax.

The Turkish government has opened a special office regarding to citizenship matters. It receives requests from investors and speeds up the process of studying the files. Issuing the citizenship decision takes up to 45 days after receiving the file with all the required documents.

No. After receiving the file with all required documents, the citizenship decision is done after studying your files at the Turkish government only.

It is possible to hold more than one nationality in Turkey, and there are no conditions by the Turkish government regarding the waiver of your original nationality when obtaining Turkish citizenship.

After purchasing a property conforms to the conditions of Turkish citizenship and applying for Turkish citizenship, a residence permit is issued to you and your family quickly.

Residing in Turkey is not required after purchasing the property, but the said property should not be sold for 3 years.

The Turkish government studies the files for each investor and based on the security study of the file, the decision to grant citizenship is taken independently for each application. The decision is issued if approved by the Presidency of the republic.

If you acquire your citizenship after the age of 22, you will be exempted from military
service in Turkey.

More than one partner in one property can obtain Turkish citizenship when the value of each partner’s share in the property is more than $250,000. For example, if the number of partners is two, then the value of the property must be more than $500,000 for each partner to obtain the Turkish citizenship.

The investors who obtain Turkish citizenship will benefit from all of the rights of the Turkish citizens, and they will obtain the Turkish passport that entitles them to enter many countries without a visa.

No, proficiency in the Turkish language is not required to obtain a Turkish citizenship.

Yes, our professional legal team in Borna Homes Real Estate group can assist you in governmental procedures, producing required forms and documents, confirming and translating these documents, and submitting the completed file for you and your family to the citizenship office.

You can make a delegate to our legal team in Borna Homes Real Estate group to follow all the procedures on your behalf, and you can rest assured with full confidence.

According to the amendments of the real estate ownership laws in Turkey, most citizens of the world are able to invest in real estate in Turkey, except for citizens from just a few countries.

Let us not forget the investment side of the economic feasibility expected of the investment process, which starts as a real estate investment and may not end up with the strong Turkish passport only!

Once you have purchased the property conforming to all the conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship, and submitted the required documents fully to the Turkish government, the process of granting you a citizenship will take no more than three months. During this period, our team will follow your file closely, including your name and your spouse’s name with all your children who are not 18 years old yet.

Yes, the property can be rented out. It is only crucial that you keep the property and not sell it for only 3 years.

Yes, you can buy any types of property. Its price should exceed $250,000, though.

The properties purchased between 12/01/2017 and 18/09/2018 must cost at least $1,000,000. And properties purchased on 19/09/2018 and thereafter must be at least $250,000.

The property value evaluation report must be obtained, provided that it has been certified by the accredited institutions of the Turkish government.

The preparation date of the property evaluation report must not exceed 3 months from the date of the application; the report is valid until the completion of the procedure for applying for a Turkish citizenship.

The value of the property registered in the title deed cannot be lower than the value recorded in the valuation report. If there is a difference between the two values, the property will not count as an investment for Turkish citizenship.

It cannot be at all, but the value of the property must be slightly higher than the amount specified in the regulations, so that the progress of the Turkish citizenship process will proceed properly.

This cannot be done. All financial payments between the buyer and the seller must be documented bank transfers issued from the buyer’s account to the seller’s account.
You will be asked to provide transfer receipts that confirm bank transfers between buyer and seller, from the sending bank and from the receiving bank.

A property cannot be purchased from a non-Turkish person. The seller of the property has to be a Turkish person or a Turkish company. Properties purchased from foreigners will not help you in applying for a Turkish citizenship.

The amounts paid will be calculated only from the value of the property, and if there are instalments or mortgage, unpaid amounts will not be calculated. Therefore, the instalments paid must exceed $250,000, so that you can apply for Turkish citizenship for a property purchased in instalments.

Yes, wife and children under 18 years of age get Turkish citizenship when applied in the same file of the property owner.

Yes, it is possible to buy several properties, provided that the papers of all the properties are together, and the total value of more than $250,000 at the date of submission of the application.

You can submit a separate file for each child of 18 years to obtain Turkish citizenship in return for a real estate investment, and the same conditions must be applied in full.

Yes, you can do that at a Turkish Embassy in your country, or at the public notary in Turkey, for any person you choose to follow up the proceedings on your behalf.

Yes, it is possible if the bank in your country accepts to buy the property and then pays in instalments to the owner in Turkey. For the citizens of the Gulf countries, the number of properties that can be bought is unlimited. Moreover, more than one person can own the same property.

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