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Since 2017, foreign nationals can be granted citizenship after making an economic contribution to Turkish society. Since a major price reduction in 2018, the Turkish Citizenship By Investment program has become one of the most popular CBI programs in the industry. With a growing economy, attractive real estate market and important transport links to Europe, Africa and Asia, Turkey is rapidly becoming a top choice among investors.

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Turkish Citizenship By Investment
Key Benefits

Visa Free Travel to 95 Countries
Turkish Citizens benefit from Visa-free travel to 95 countries including Japan, Singapore and South Africa.
Pathways to residency in the US
Turkey has treaties with the US, which allow citizens of the country to apply for the E1 & E2 investor visas and reside in the US.
Secure your families future
You, your spouse and children of 18 years of age (and disabled) obtain citizenship rights in the country. Turkey is negotiating its accession to the European Union and may one day become an EU member state in the future.
Earn up to 8% annual returns on your investment
Investors have the chance to diversify their investment portfolio and earn good yield from their investment. The property market in Turkey offers significant value for money.
Investors can resell their property after 3 years
Unlike other programs there is no requirement to hold your investment indefinitely. In Turkey CBI investors can resell their investment after 3 years.
The Gateway to Europe & Asia
The city of Istanbul which lies in both Europe and Asia at' to serves at the gateway to both continents which can provide unique business opportunities and perspective.
Lowest Real Estate Investment Requirement
The minimum investment requirement for the real estate route is just $250,000. This is significantly less expensive than other citizenship by investment program outside of the Caribbeans.

High standard of education and healthcare
Turkey offers a high standard of education and medical care. Free public education is available for children under 18.
Fast Application process
CBI applications can be approved in as little as 2-4 months.
Turkish Citizenship

Turkish Citizenship By Investment
Investment Options from $250,000 USD

Investments $250,000 USD into Turkish Real Estate.

The programs most popular route is the real estate investment option.

In order to qualify, investors must purchase real estate to a minimum of at least $250,000 USD or the equivalent in Turkish Lira and maintain their investment for at least 3 years.

A Deposit of $500,000 USD into a Turkish Bank.

Investors can qualify for Turkish Citizenship under the CBI program by depositing at least 500,000 USD or the equivalent in another currency into a Turkish Bank. The money must be held in the account in Turkey for at least 3 years.

An investment of $500,000 USD into Turkish Government Bonds.

Investors can qualify for citizenship in Turkey by making an investment of $500,000 USD in Turkish Government Bonds. The bonds must be held for a minimum of 3 years and the investment must be confirmed by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance of Turkey.

An investment of at least $500,000 into a Turkish real estate investment trust.

Investors can apply for Turkish citizenship under the CBI Program after making an investment of at least $500,000 into a Turkish Real Estate Trust Fund.

Purchasing $500,000 USD worth of shares into a Turkish Venture Capital Investment Fund.

By purchasing $500,000 USD worth of shares into a Turkish Venture Capital Investment Fund, applicants become eligible to apply for Citizenship under the CBI Program. The investment must be held for at least 3 years.

A Capital Investment of $500,000 into a Turkish company.

Under the Turkish Citizenship By Investment Program, applicants who invest a minimum of $500,000 USD into a Turkish corporate entity are eligible to apply for citizenship in Turkey.

Create a minimum of 50 jobs for Turkish Nationals.

Foreigners who create employment opportunities for at least 50 Turkish Nationals can be granted citizenship in Turkey.

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Grenada CitizenshipObtaining the E2 Visa
Your Route to Residency in the US

Grenada is the only country in the Caribbean with a Citizenship By Investment Program that has an E2 Treaty with the USA. This makes the program unique as it offers investors from countries that do not have an existing E2 Treaty a potential route to residency in the USA.

Heavily populated countries such as Brazil, India, China, Nigeria and Vietnam do not have an E2 Treaty with the US. Clients from these countries can utilize Grenada's treaty as new citizens of Grenada and obtain residency in the US through the E2 Investor visa by making a business investment from just $100,000. This is significantly cheaper and faster than the EB5 program, the only other alternative and requires an investment of $900,000.

While the E2 Visa can be extended indefinitely, unlike the EB5 program it does not lead to a Green Card or Citizenship. This can actually be a good thing considering the United States is one of only two countries in the world with a Citizenship Based Taxation System.
How long do I need to wait before apply for the E2 Investor Visa as Turkish Citizen?

As soon as you become a Turkish Citizen you are entitled to apply for the E2 Investor Visa.

How long does the E2 Investor visa application process take?

The E2 Investor Visa process takes around 2 months.

Can I add my family members to my E2 Visa application?

Yes indeed, investors can include their spouse and dependent children under the age of 21 on their E2 investor visa applications. They can also apply to unify with the main applicant after the investor visa has been obtained his/her visa.

Children have the right to study in the US, while the wife has the right to work in the US on this visa.

How long is the E2 Investor Visa valid for?

Turkish Citizens can obtain E2 Investor Visas that are valid for 5 years. The investor visa can be renewed indefinitely, so long as the main applicant maintains their business activity.

Can I apply for a Green Card n the US when residing in the country?

No, residency on the E2 visa does not lead to citizenship or a Green Card in the US. Clients interested in obtaining a Green Card in the US should consider the EB5 Investor visa instead.

Do I need to set up my own business in the US under E2 Investor Program?

Under the E2 Investor Visa program applicants can choose to to buy an existing business, set up a new business or invest in a franchise

Investing in a franchise offers a straightforward and successful business model that is very popular among E2 Investors.

Route to Citizenship

Turkish Citizenship By Investment Process

Obtaining Turkish Citizenship by Investment takes around 3 months.

STEP 1Initial Consultation

Contact Lincoln Global Partners for an initial consultation, discuss our Citizenship By Investment programs and explore our qualifying investment opportunities.

STEP 2Client Onboarding

LGP will run a mandatory background check prior to on-boarding the client. Once approved LGP will send the client a letter of engagement and begin the process.

STEP 3Obtain a Tax ID and open a Local Bank Account

Our lawyers will assist you to open a local bank account in Turkey and apply for your Tax ID.

STEP 4Acquisition of your Property Investment

Once you have identified your investment, you will be required to deposit the funds for your investment, finalize the sale and register your property. At this point you obtain your Certificate of Conformity.

STEP 5Preparation of your Documentation

LGP will assist you to prepare your documents and file your application.

STEP 6Short-term Residence Visa Application (2-3 weeks)

Foreign investors applying for Turkish citizenship must first obtain a short term residence permit. Such applications can be made online and can be approved within 14-21 days.

STEP 7Application Submitted to the Authorities

After appointing our lawyers as your power of attorney, we can submit your Turkish Citizenship By Investment application documents.This will include the conformity certificates and short-term residence permit at the immigration office in Istanbul or Ankara.

STEP 8Citizenship Application Approval and Bio-metrics (3-6 months)

The Turkish authorities will review your application. Once your application has been approved you and you family will be invited to Turkey to submit your bio-metrics.

STEP 9Collection of Turkish Citizenship ID Cards and Passports (1-2 weeks)

1 week after submitting bio-metrics, your Turkish Citizenship ID cards and 10 year passports will be issued.

Asked Questions

Checkout our FAQ's or reach out to us directly via the contact form at the bottom of the page with further questions.
Can I sell my investment?

Yes, however new citizens should maintain their investment for a period of 3 years before selling in order to keep their Turkish citizenship rights.

European Residency SolutionsWhy Turkey

Turkey Citizenship from $250,000 USD.

The gateway to both the Asian and European continents, Turkey has long been a location of high importance in trade and culture. From the majestic cradle of culture that is the ancient city of Istanbul in the west to the fantastic beach resorts dotted along the southern coast, Turkey is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

With a growing economy and important transport links to Europe, Africa and Asia, Turkey is rapidly becoming a top choice among investors. As a G20 member country of high geopolitical importance, a Turkish passport allows visa-free travel to 95 different countries as well as the opportunity to reside in one of the jewels of Eurasian heritage. With Turkeys E1 & E2 treaties with the US, Turkish Citizenship also offers potential routes to residency in the USA.


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