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Turkey’s citizenship by investment program offers one of the fastest route to acquiring European citizenship and an alternative legal identity in as little as 4 months. The program features a straightforward application process that leverages very common and popular investment channels without any physical residency requirement.

Despite being one of the newest programs – only launching in 2017 – the Turkish CIP has become astonishingly popular with global entrepreneurs, investors, and families. Aside from a streamlined application process, successful investors will enjoy an exceptionally high quality of living. As global I insiders know, with Turkish citizenship millionaires can live like billionaires. Furthermore, as a Plan B strategy, Turkish citizenship unlocks access to the US via increased accessibility to the EB-5 visa program.

Astons’ Istanbul office is staffed with industry, global, and local experts who posses extensive and specialized knowledge about the Turkish citizenship by investment program, the intricacies of Turkish bureaucracy, all the various regional real estate markets, and operate using the industry best practices and methods of the US and UK property sectors ensuring global entrepreneurs, investors, and families are not only met with a sense of familiarity but of security and integrity as well.

Leverage Astons’ on-the-ground expertise and team to address any question or concern you may have; such as:

  • Can I use cryptocurrency for the Turkish citizenship program?
  • What are the investment options to chose from?
  • Can I invest USD, Euros, or British Pounds?
  • Why choose the Turkey Plan B strategy?

Partnering with Astons means, you could access Europe and Asia as a global citizen with dual citizenship in only 4 months.

Trust Astons – A better life awaits.

Program Benefits

Fast citizenship application processing

Passport granted within 6-8 months of application submission

Property investment with no donation

Option to buy one or several properties for a minimum total value of $400,000

Potential return on investment

Rental income and option to re-sell the property in 3 years

Entire family are eligible

This includes spouses, children under 18 years old, and disabled children of any age

No residency requirements

Prior to or after citizenship has been granted, the whole process can be obtained remotely

Visa-free travel worldwide

110 countries worldwide, including Singapore, Japan, Qatar and South Korea

Fast relocation to the US

Option to relocate to the US and establish your business under the USA E-2 Investor Visa

Secure environment

Over 700,000 expats & 60,000 international companies

Dual citizenship

Turkey allows for dual citizenship

Valid for life

Citizenship is transferable to descendants

High standard of living

Comfortable yet affordable high-quality lifestyle
Program Requirements

Turkey’s citizenship by investment program is well-known for its straight-forward approach to processing applications and the overall operation of the program. Nevertheless, there is a defined criteria for eligibility and process to engage, including:

  • Due Diligence: The main applicant must provide official proof of a clean criminal record. All applicants are required to provided birth certificates, marriage certificates [if applicable], passport from their country of birth, Turkish tax number, and proof of the investment.
  • Investment Asset Class: Under Turkish law, all investments for the Turkish CIP must be made in Turkish currency – the Lira. The program’s demonstrated USD investment amounts represent the minimum amount that the converted Turkish Lira must equate when the actual investment is being made: i.e. when the real estate transaction is finalized.
  • Source of Wealth: All investment funds must come from a legal source. Crypto-backed loans may be acceptable.
  • Investment Hold: Regardless of which investment option an entrepreneur, investor, and family chooses, they must maintain the investment for three years.
  • Investment Options: The Turkey CIP offers entrepreneurs, investors, and families a bit of flexibility and investment diversification along with potential ROI that goes beyond citizenship itself. The most common investment is real estate which begins at $400,000. However, there is also an option of a capital transfer of at least $500,000 into a Turkish bank account, or starting a company based in Turkey. The company must create at least 50 local jobs in order to satisfy the program requirements.
  • Investment Tolerance: The Turkish CIP focuses on approving applications of entrepreneurs, investors, and families who genuinely contribute to the country and community, which is best demonstrated by the investment channels the program offers. All investors must demonstrate the ability to make and maintain the minimum investment threshold tagged to their investment choice, starting at $400,000.
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    Visa-free travel to 110 countries worldwide

    Turkish passport holders have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 110 destinations including Singapore, Japan, Qatar and South Korea. Turkish Citizenship offers the easiest and most affordable route into the USA. Turkish citizens may reside in the USA through the USA E-2 Investor Visa (the US E-2 Treaty Program allows citizens from signatory countries including Turkey to reside in the US).

    Which is right for me?
    Investment Options

    The most cost-effective option for investors to qualify for the Turkish citizenship program is to buy property in the country for a minimum value of $400,000.

    The property can be leased to provide rental income.

    After 3 years from acquiring citizenship investors can re-sell their property.

    Other alternative investment options include a business set-up as well as cash deposit.

    Option 1 / $400,000 — Property

    • Residential or commercial property purchase
    • The property can be let for rental income, or sold after 3 years
    • Investors are not limited to investing into only a single property and have the right to acquire several properties

    Option 2 / $500,000 — Cash Investment

    • Fixed-asset investment confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Technology
    • $500,000 deposit in a Turkish bank for a minimum of 3 years

    Option 3 / A Company Set-up

    Option to set up a business and create jobs for at least 50 Turkish employees, confirmed by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security

    Turkish Citizenship Acquisition Process

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service throughout the entire process.

    We will guide you through every step of the Turkish citizenship acquisition procedure with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up to application approval.

    3–4 days

    Free Consultation with Astons' Experts

    Astons’ immigration advisors will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you select the most suitable investment option. The main applicant may also add dependents to a residency application, including his/her spouse, children under 18 years old, and disabled children of any age.

    30 — 60 days
    Processing time

    Prepare documents

    A detailed checklist will be provided and you will be guided through the document collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will check all documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met.

    Documents Required:

    — Valid passport;
    — 4 passport size photos of each member of your family;
    — Birth certificates;
    — Residence permit or valid tourist visa on your passport;
    — Marriage certificate, birth certificates for children, if applicable;
    — Turkish ID copy and addresses of applicant relatives in Turkey, if applicable;
    — Application tax payment receipt;
    — The document, verifying completion of investment.


    Complete investment

    Before proceeding with the citizenship application, applicants will be required to open a Turkish bank account and complete the investment (i.e. real estate title deed transfers, cash deposit, government bond/share purchase etc.).

    60 days
    Processing time

    Apply for residence permit

    Applicants are required to hold a valid residence permit at the time of their citizenship application, and may continue to live abroad as long as they wish. A residence permit will be issued on the day of application.


    Submit citizenship application

    The investor can immediately apply for citizenship once the residence permit is granted. No physical presence or interview is required during the application process.


    Receive a Turkish Passport

    Become a citizen of Turkey within just 60 days and enjoy all the benefits that come with Turkish Citizenship. As a naturalized Turkish citizen, an investor seeking to set up a business in USA has enhanced opportunities to do so, and is able to consider relocation alongside their entire family.

    Turkish Property for Investment

    We will help you choose a property for investment and organize a viewing. Our goal is to help you choose the best option and make sure your interests are met.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is life like in Turkey?

    Turkey is known for a lifestyle that fuses the elegance of European living and the opulence of Asian cultures elevated to immense comfort thanks to its Mediterranean climate. With direct access to Asia and Europe, it is popular with Is thanks to a modern infrastructure and a variety of opulent lifestyles that satisfy even the most discerning tastes. Simply stated, Turkey is where millionaires live like billionaires.

    What’s the minimum investment for citizenship?
    Is Turkey a crypto-friendly country?
    Will Turkey join the European Union?
    Does Turkey allow dual citizenship?
    Is there a favorable tax code in Turkey?
    Do I need to visit Turkey to complete the application?
    What are the benefits of the Turkey Plan B?

    Why Our Clients Choose Us

    Trust Astons

    33 years of industry leadership and dominance - ASTONS is one of the original firms that molded the investment immigration industry. Founded in London in 1989, Astons has evolved into a family of global companies now headquartered in Dubai.

    Communicate on your terms

    Astons personally serves clients via our global footprint with offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Dubai (UAE),Athens (Greece), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Saint Julians (Malta). As well as, via text message, WhatsApp, Telegram, or email.

    Globally licensed firm

    ASTONS maintains licensed partnerships with the official govermental agencies operating the CBI and RBI programs. ASTONS operates in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of every country where we do business - cooperating with local regulators and government officials. Ensuring no risks for you, your reputation or brand, and your investment.

    Earned reputation

    ASTONS, on average, helps nearly 300 clients a year. With historical totals of:
    More than 9,000 clients
    A clientele from over 50%+ of the world’s nationalities
    $2.6 Billion+ USD in immigration and real estate investments

    100% success rate

    100% of clients who pass the Astons’ due diligence review have their applications approved. The Astons due diligence team of seasoned UK lawyers and industry experts advance our clients’ interests by maintaining direct and constant contact with government officials - leveraging our experience, expertise and methodology of the British law school to conclude the immigration process in our client’s benefit.

    Client focused Service

    ASTONS offers only the best the world of investment immigration and luxury real estate has to offer. We expertly select citizenship and residence programs that can deliver solutions to virtually any client. As well as premium real estate in 11 countries to appease the most discerning buyer or investor. Our experts find the most advantageous solutions to address every client’s wants, needs, and demands.

    Internationally relied upon experts

    ASTONS experts are regularly relied upon by global media outlets and publications to provide expert insights and comments for investment immigration; including: Bloomberg, The Times, CNN, The Telegraph, El Tiempo, El Pais, El Economista, MSN UK, SchengenVisainfo and many others.

    World leader in immigration services

    ASTONS didn’t create the world of immigration investment, we perfected it for the benefit of investors. Astons consistently ranks as a TOP-25 firm in the international immigration industry by Uglobal Immigration Magazine, Best European Citizenship Advisor 2018, and Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019.


    Schedule A Free Consultation

    Connect with Astons via our website, email, WhatsApp, or Telegram, to schedule a consultation. Together we’ll find the perfect residency by investment program for you and your family. In the consultation, we will:

    • Define and understand your wants, needs, goals, and demands
    • Create a list of the best strategies and solutions for you
    • Discuss and explain the various investment options available

    Susanna Uzakova

    Citizenship, residence permit and real estate investment expert
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