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This guide is about residency for investment in Turkey - basically, how to get Turkish citizenship by investing in approved schemes.
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.
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.
This will, generally, last for your lifetime.
We do not yet know.
We do not yet know.
It is likely to be particularly important to seek professional advice when obtaining citizenship by investment.
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Sorry for the scant information - we will update as we hear more!
|Turkey Country Guide
Essential facts and figures about Turkey
|Turkish Residence Permits
How residence permits work in Turkey
|Coming to Turkey as a Student
Visa & immigration information for foreign students
|Coming to Turkey to Work
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to work in Turkey
|Coming to Turkey to Start a Business
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to set up their own business in Turkey
|Coming to Turkey to Join Your Family
How do you join a family member who already has Turkish residence?
|Coming to Turkey to Retire
Visa & immigration information for foreigners wanting to retire in Turkey
|Coming to Turkey as a Refugee
Seeking asylum in Turkey
|Coming to Turkey on a "Turquoise Visa"
The special Turkish visa for people valuable to the country
|The Immigration System
The rules surrounding visas in Turkey
|Residence in Turkey
Government information (in English) about the types of residency permit available for Turkey
|Application form for Residence Permit in Turkey
Government application form for residence (non-working) permit in Turkey
|How to Get a Work Permit in Turkey
From the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
|Citizenship Information for Turkey
Click the 'citizenship' tab.
|Information for Refugees in Turkey
From the United Nations.
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