Frequently Asked Questions
In Zaren Invest’s experience, the process for our clients to obtain Turkish Citizenship by Investment normally takes between 2 – 4 months to complete. This process is much faster compared to other countries in the world where it can take years.
Yes. If you purchase 400,000 USD worth of property, you can obtain citizenship and a Turkish passport for yourself, your spouse and your children under the age of 18. Children over 18 will need to purchase 400,000 USD worth of real estate in their own name.
No, you do not need to live in Turkey. You do not need to live in Turkey to keep your citizenship and passport. There is no minimum number of days a year you need to stay in Turkey. Your citizenship is yours for life.
No, you do not need to live in Turkey. You do not have to renounce the citizenship of your country of birth to become a Turkish citizen because Turkey allows its citizens to hold dual citizenship and passports.
Your citizenship will never expire. After completing the process and holding your property for at least three years, your citizenship is guaranteed forever. This also applies to your spouse and any children included in your application.
While other citizenship programs and countries require you to pass a language test to obtain a passport, Turkey does not. You do not need to learn Turkish to apply for a passport. However, if you choose to live in Turkey permanently, it is highly recommended that you learn the basics of the language so that you can easily integrate into life in the country.
Holding a Turkish passport gives visa-free access to more than 100 countries worldwide. These countries include Japan, South Korea, South America and more. A person holding a Turkish passport can also travel relatively easily to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and European Union countries.
NOTE : The Turkish passport can be renewed every ten years.
As a Turkish citizen, you can apply for a Business Person visa to live and eventually get British citizenship. You can also apply for an E-2 Investor Visa to help you move to the US. If you dream of living in the UK or the US, Turkish Citizenship could be a gateway for you.
No, the Turkish tax authorities will not ask you any questions about your current financial situation or assets. Turkish tax authorities will not ask you any questions regarding your current financial situation or existing assets.
As of 2022, Turkey has a double taxation agreement with most developed world countries. Therefore, if you have paid tax on your income from outside Turkey, it is unlikely that you will be taxed again by the Turkish government. For more information, contact us to speak to a Turkish tax expert.
Under current Turkish law, there are some nationals of certain countries who are prohibited from applying for Turkish Citizenship by Investment. These are currently citizens of the following countries: Armenia, Cuba, North Korea and Syria.
Yes. People who apply for and obtain citizenship can work in Turkey without the need for a work permit. Citizenship makes it easier to work in Turkey.
Applicants who have invested in Turkey and obtained their citizenship are exempt from compulsory military service. This also includes your dependents who apply with you.
Turkish law fully protects its citizens and legal heirs in the event of an unfortunate death. Under Turkish law, your property and investment will pass smoothly to your loved ones without too much red tape.
From January 2022, buyers will no longer be able to deposit money directly into the seller’s account. Instead, foreign buyers are now required to send their money to a Turkish bank before purchasing a property. The bank will then convert the currency into Turkish Lira for the purchase at Turkey’s Central Bank rate.