Turkish Citizenship by Investment

The Turkish Government has recently lowered citizenship regulation requirements to further encourage foreign investment.

Purchasing a property within Turkey will grant foreign nationals a path to Turkish Citizenship.


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Rapid citizenship process and non-restrictive conditions

  • Citizenship applications are processed with a rapid turnaround period of up to 180 days.
  • There are no interview requirements.
  • No education, language test, or management experience is required.
  • No residency requirements.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted.
  • No need for a declaration of wealth.
  • Citizenship is extended to the spouse, children under 18 years, and disabled children of any age.

Investment Amount Required 

  • As of 2018, the investment amount required to receive Turkish citizenship has significantly decreased from US $ 1 million to US $ 250,000.
  • Minor government due diligence and processing fees will also be required.

The potential return on property investment

  • The buyer may opt to offer the property for rent and earn additional income, as there is no residency requirement in Turkey.
  • The buyer also has the right to re-sell the property after 3 years, without penalty or loss of citizenship.
  • Alterra Citizen provides services to facilitate the above options.

Relocation opportunity to the United States

  • Option to relocate to the US and establish your business under the USA E-2 Investor Visa.

Relocation Opportunity to The United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands

  • The European Community Association Agreement, ECAA, aka "the Ankara Agreement" allows Turkish citizens the option to relocate to these European countries and establish a business. Although many other European countries have signed the agreement, in effect, only the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands uphold it. The agreement allows you to move immediately and apply for permanent residency. ( The Ankara Agreement is due to expire on December 31, 2020, with the United Kingdom only).

Visa-Free Travel Worldwide

  • Turkish citizenship offers visa-free travel or upon arrival / online visas to more than 115 countries. Such countries include Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, South American states, most of the Southeastern European states, most of the Middle East (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, etc.).
  • Turkey is expected to obtain visa-free travel to the EU as a prime candidate country.

Strategic Location

Turkey has an open economy and is considered an emerging market with high-growth by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country is chosen by investors interested in opening a business in a recently industrialized country that offers many opportunities for development. Turkey is a rising regional hub for manufacturers. These include but are not limited to:

  • Procter & Gamble has been in Turkey for 30 years.
  • Hugo Boss has its largest production facility worldwide in Turley.
  • Unilever
  • Danon Yogurt
  • Red bull

Universal Healthcare

  • Turkey is a regional leading provider of Universal Healthcare.
  • FREE lifetime medical care is provided to all Turkish citizens. 

Education System

  • Free education and university reimbursement plans are provided.

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