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Residence via Investment in Turkey

This guide was written by Başak Yıldız Orkun, Managing Partner at Orkun & Orkun (info@orkunorkun.com) in collaboration with Guides.Global (office@guides.global).

It was written in February 2018. The law and practice in Turkey change all the time. Our guides are updated as frequently as possible - typically every three years - but may be out of date.

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The scope of this guide

This guide is about residency for investment in Turkey - basically, how to get Turkish citizenship by investing in approved schemes.

Introduction

One indirect but very useful way to get residency in Turkey is via its citizenship by investment programme. This is not just residence but full citizenship. As a citizen you do not require any type of residence permit.

How to get a Turkish Golden Visa

The detailed rules about how it works have yet (March 2017) to be published but, in essence, it is designed to allow Turkey to give citizenship to investors who:

Make an ‘approved investment’. This can be:

Other requirements might be added.

We will update information about this visa on www.guides.global as more details become available.

How long does it last?

This will, generally, last for your lifetime.

How much does it cost?

We do not yet know.

How long does it take?

We do not yet know.

Legal advice

It is likely to be particularly important to seek professional advice when obtaining citizenship by investment.

Expats' Tips

If you have any experience with moving to Turkey, and want to share it with others, please email office@guides.global with your tip, your name, where you come from and where you live now.

Conclusion

Sorry for the scant information - we will update as we hear more!

Other guides of interest

 Description Link 
Turkey Country Guide
Essential facts and figures about Turkey
Click to see this guide
Turkish Residence Permits
How residence permits work in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey as a Student
Visa & immigration information for foreign students
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Work
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to work in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Start a Business
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to set up their own business in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Join Your Family
How do you join a family member who already has Turkish residence?
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey to Retire
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to retire in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey as a Refugee
Seeking asylum in Turkey
Click to see this guide
Coming to Turkey on a "Turquoise Visa"
The special Turkish visa for people valuable to the country
Click to see this guide
The Immigration System
The rules surrounding visas in Turkey
Click to see this guide

You may also want to read:

 Description Link 
Residence in Turkey
Government information (in English) about the types of residency permit available for Turkey
Residence in Turkey
Application form for Residence Permit in Turkey
Government application form for residence (non-working) permit in Turkey
Application form for Residence Permit in Turkey
How to Get a Work Permit in Turkey
From the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
How to Get a Work Permit in Turkey
Citizenship Information for Turkey
Click the 'citizenship' tab.
Citizenship Information for Turkey
Information for Refugees in Turkey
From the United Nations.
Information for Refugees in Turkey

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