Turkey Citizenship Process and Timeline

  • Stage 1

    STEP 1
    Applicants must apply to the designated authority according to their investment route to obtain the certificate of eligibility. 

  • Stage 2

    STEP 2
    Obtain the required documents to obtain the residence permit within the scope of item (j) of article 31 of the Law 6458.  

    STEP 3 
    Submit these documents to the Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration of the settlement, and obtain documents for the application. 

  • Stage 3

    STEP 4 
    Submit the citizenship application and supporting documents to the Provincial Directorate of Census and Citizenship of the settlement. 

    STEP 5  
    Application sent to the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs (NVIGM) for approval.  

    STEP 6 
    A residence permit application is made and it is required to open a bank account in Turkey. The review process begins and an interview may be requested.