How to Get Turkish Citizenship

Foreigners who want to obtain Turkish Citizenship for themselves as well as their families (Spouse and Children under 18 Years) have to Purchase Property / Properties with a minimum amount of 400,000USD (or equal value in Turkish Lira).


  1. Passport with 1-year validity
  2. Birth certificate (attested from foreign office)
  3. Mother’s Name
  4. Photographs with white Background on Biometric Paper (12 Pieces) + Soft Copy of Photo
  5. Address in home country
  6. Email Address

For family citizenship, following additional documents will also be required:

  • Passports copies of each family member with 1-year validity
  • Marriage certificate (Nikahnama) in English/Arabic – Must be attested from Foreign office
  • Birth certificates of spouse and children (English translated and attested from Foreign office)
  • Photographs (every member of family) with white Background on Biometric Paper (4 Pieces) + Soft Copy of Photos

Officially Application Processing Time for Citizenship is 6 Months; In normal circumstances, people are getting citizenship in ¾ month

General Expenses & Fee for Citizenship

Property Transfer Government fee                 4%

VAT (for Residential properties)                     1%

VAT (for specific properties*)                          8% to 18%

3rd party property valuation report                2000TL to 3500 tl (per property)

Lawyer fee for citizenship                                  4000 $

VAT exemption-lawyer fee                                 1000$

(if customer qualify*)

Translation, notory, attestation & necessary  600-850$


Vat 18%*: commercial properties, apartments of villa bigger than 150 sqm, some special zones/areas declared by law for higher VAT

VAT 8%: some special lands and special zones/areas declared by law for higher VAT 


  • There are no hidden or other expenses related to property and citizenship
  • VAT exemption is only possible if all amount is transferred from foreign country (origin country of investor) legally and customer do not have any property or residence permit of Turkey

Above all expenses are specifically for new properties exclusive of governmental projects; for governmental projects, re-sale properties, agricultural land/farms and hotels/plazas, expenses may vary and depends on nature of each property.

Citizenship Process