Arabs top the list of the people who most seek to obtain citizenship due to the existence of conditions that are not.

How to obtain Turkish citizenship

Date:Thursday, January 12, 2023

Arabs top the list of the people who most seek to obtain citizenship due to the existence of conditions that are not.

Because it is the most stable and prosperous destination in the region, Turkey attracts millions of visitors, students, investors and refugees of various nationalities, and its privileges at all levels provide a great motivation to make many search for ways to obtain Turkish citizenship .

Arabs top the list of people most seeking to obtain Turkish citizenship due to the unstable conditions and the absence of safety in their countries, in addition to their need to invest their capital in a safe and profitable manner in the long term.


What are the options that open the way to obtaining Turkish citizenship?

- When residing with the aim of working for a period of 5 years without interruption ( provided that you do not leave Turkey for more than six months during these years, and it increases to eight years in the case of calculating half of the years of study if the student continues to live in Turkey after that and obtains a job).

When marrying a Turkish citizen, provided that he fulfills the following:

* That the marriage lasts for at least 3 years

Proof that this marriage aims to form a family

Not doing anything that proves otherwise


When investing in the economy:

- By purchasing real estate in Turkey for an amount of not less than 250 thousand US dollars or its equivalent in the Turkish currency, and not selling it for at least 3 years (when buying a property of a lower value , Turkish citizenship is not granted, but a real estate residence permit is granted provided that he obtains a long-term visa The term is according to the title deed "Tabu" through the Turkish embassy or consulate in his country, and if he enters Turkey with a tourist residence, he is granted a short-term residence similar to the tourist residence, and it must be renewed every year)

- Or by placing deposits in the bank with a value of not less than five hundred thousand US dollars, provided that the deposits remain in the bank for a period of three years.

- Or a fixed money investment of no less than $500,000 USD.


- If a person has Turkish origins, he has the right to apply for Turkish citizenship after presenting the necessary documents to prove that.


- In exceptional and very special cases, Turkish citizenship is granted by an official decision.


What are the most important conditions for obtaining Turkish citizenship?

In the event that one of the options that opens the way to obtaining Turkish citizenship is available , the person must also fulfill a set of conditions summarized as follows:

To be 18 years of age or older.

It shall be free from diseases that may pose a threat to public health

- To have good morals.

To be able to speak Turkish

He must have a job that enables him to support himself and his family.

Not to pose a threat to Turkish national security or public security

- That he is not affiliated with any terrorist organizations in Turkey that violate the security, sovereignty, independence and unity of the country.

- The absence of any ruling issued by the Turkish judiciary against him (especially in the areas of tax evasion, forgery, smuggling, or any of the criminal cases criminalized by the Turkish Penal Code)


What are the official papers required during the process of obtaining Turkish citizenship?

  • birth certificate. (translated and notarized)
  • passport. (translated and notarized)
  • Marital Status Certificate: A marriage certificate or a certificate showing that the person is not married.


Finally, what are the practical steps to obtain Turkish citizenship?

According to the Turkish citizenship system, Article 19 of the law:

"The foreigners who want to obtain Turkish citizenship by a decision of the competent authority (which is the Ministry of Interior in Turkey), and who have met all the conditions, must apply for citizenship, open a file in their name and send it to the Ministry of Interior for consideration. After verifying the requirements and examining that submission and studying the Ministry For the cases of applicants and to take what it deems appropriate, the Ministry grants the decision of nationality to them, while it will reject their applications after considering them, in cases where it does not deem that the applicants are fit.



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