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.
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.
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.
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.
Investors can become apply for Turkish citizenship under the CBI Program after making an investment of at least $500,000 into a Turkish Real Estate Trust 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.
Under the Turkish Citizenship By Investment Program, applicants who invest at minimum of $500,000 USD into a Turkish corporate entity are eligible to apply for citizenship in Turkey.
Foreigners who create employment opportunities for at least 50 Turkish Nationals can be granted citizenship in Turkey.
After applying for the Turkish Citizenship By Investment program, as soon as you become a citizen you are entitled to apply for the E2 Investor Visa.
The E2 Investor Visa process takes around 2 months.
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 visa.
Children have the right study in the US, while the wife has the right to work in the US on this visa.
Turkish Citizens can obtain E2 Investor Visas that are valid for 5 years. The investor visa is can be renewed indefinitely, so long as the main applicant maintains their business activity.
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.
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.
Yes, however new citizens should maintain their investment for a period of 3 years before selling in order to keep their Turkish citizenship rights.
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 a 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 a potential routes to residency in the USA.