The advantages of Turkish citizenship

Get to know the advantages of Turkish citizenship and Turkish passport.

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21-12-2020
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Many foreign nationalities in general and Arab countries, in particular, want to move and settle permanently in Turkey or invest in it, as everyone is looking for a profitable investment opportunity that provides them with a comfortable life and family stability, to get Turkish citizenship, but most always ask what are the benefits of Turkish citizenship and what are the advantages of a passport Turkish travel

advantages of Turkish citizenship
 

The benefits of Turkish citizenship


There are many benefits of a Turkish passport, and we show you the most important of them:
• The Turkish passport allows you to enter 121 countries with free visa travel or visa upon entry, with the advantage of easy entry to 26 countries in Schengen.
Turkey is a European and Middle Eastern country at the same time, you will simply have security, democracy, and freedom in your life.
• You are allowed to have dual citizenship, without giving up your nationality, with a passport validity period of 10 years.
• It gives you the right to vote in all types of elections in Turkey. There is no first-class or second-class citizen in Turkey.
• A Turkish passport can be obtained and the Turkish citizenship is delivered within a maximum period of three months.
• The ability to receive free, complete medical treatment and education, for you and your family, throughout life.
• Ranking of the Turkish passport globally from the top 30 passports in the world.
• It does not require a minimum period of residence in Turkey.


 Types of Turkish passport

Types of Turkish passport


There are four types of Turkish passport
1 - The ordinary passport: It is the general passport for Turkish citizens, and it is the one that the investor obtains after obtaining Turkish citizenship
2- Black Passport: intended for government officers who work outside Turkey
3- The green Turkish passport: it is obtained by high-level government officers
4- Gray passport: given to Turkish diplomatic personalities
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How to get a Turkish passport


There are different ways to obtain a Turkish passport, but the easiest way now is to acquire Turkish citizenship by owning a property in Turkey or by an investment program in Turkey with a value of $ 400,000.


How to obtain Turkish citizenship


• Make a fixed capital investment in an amount of not less than 500,000 US dollars or its equivalent in Turkish lira or other foreign currencies, and this investment is determined by the Ministry of Industry and Economy.
Buying a property with a value not less than 400,000 US dollars or its equivalent in Turkish lira or any other foreign currency and suspending the title deed register so that the property is not sold during the first three (3) years, and this purchase and explanation are determined by the Ministry of Environment and Reconstruction.
• Employing no less than fifty (50) employees, and this employment is determined by the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Services.
• The minimum deposit of 500,000 US dollars or its equivalent in Turkish lira or any other foreign currency in banks operating in Turkey and its detention in banks for the first three (3) years, and this deposit is determined by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA).
• Purchasing public debt instruments with a value of $ 500,000 as a minimum and keeping them for three (3) years. This purchase process is determined by the Ministry of Finance and Finance.
• Buying the shares of the real estate investment fund or the investment capital fund and holding these instruments for three years starting from the date of purchase. This purchase is determined by the board of directors of the financial market.
• The amended regulation also indicates that foreigners may switch between the mentioned investment options to meet the time requirements, and stipulates that the actual sale price of the Turkish Central Bank and/or the exchange rate at the date of the decision will be considered a basis for determining the monetary value mentioned above.
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Turkish citizenship pros and cons

There are many benefits of Turkish citizenship that we mentioned earlier, and you also wonder about the negatives of Turkish citizenship through investment, there is a negative reason and considered one of the most important negative reasons when obtaining Turkish citizenship, which is the cost of operating and maintaining the property that was purchased to benefit from Turkish citizenship through investment and also the strength Turkish passport

As the law requires holders of Turkish citizenship through real estate investment, to keep real estate for 3 years without selling it

Also the other drawbacks

Obligating holders of Turkish citizenship to join the service of the Turkish army for those under the age of service, bearing in mind that the service period is one year and the Turkish government works to reduce it to 9 months
 

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