How to get citizenship without money?
There are different ways to obtain Turkish citizenship (except for birth from Turkish parents).
The quickest and easiest way to obtain citizenship to foreigners investing large sums
money in the economy of the Republic of Turkey. To provide fifty Turks with jobs, purchase
real estate in the amount of from 250,000 US dollars, establish a company with registered
capital of more than 500,000 US dollars and other ways to quickly apply for obtaining
citizenship in an exceptional manner.
However, you can obtain citizenship in other ways (without money). Below are some of them:
- Marriage with a Turkish citizen. A foreigner who has been married to a Turkish citizen for three years or more may apply for citizenship. It is worth noting that the marriage must be real, not fictitious – this is strictly monitored by the relevant authorities.
- Official employment in Turkey. An alien residing in the territory of the Republic of Turkey on a residence permit based on work of five years or more has the right to apply for Turkish citizenship. It is necessary to pay attention to the moment that in order to hire a foreigner, the employer must fulfill a number of conditions stipulated by Turkish law. In particular, employ a certain number of Turkish citizens
(five officially employed Turks for every foreigner). Also, the employer does not have the right to hire a foreigner to work for a minimum fee. The salary of a foreigner must exceed the minimum at least one and a half times (different professions have their own standards).
- Studying at a Turkish university.The years that a foreigner lives on a student residence permit are protected as the length of stay in the country if, after graduation, the foreigner transfers to one of the permanent residence permits (work, family or real estate residence permit). In total, the period of residence in Turkey (student + permanent) should be five years or more.
- You can also obtain Turkish citizenship by purchasing real estate in Turkey and having lived in it for more than five years. This is not a way to acquire Turkish citizenship without money, but it is quite possible to find an apartment at an affordable price. Before making transactions on the purchase of real estate, it is advisable to obtain legal advice, lawyers of the Seyhan Law Office have many years of experience in this field.