Exceptional Acquisition of Citizenship: With (b) prepended to the first paragraph of Article 12 of the Law No. 5901 promulgated on July 28, 2016; Those who obtain a residence permit further to (j) of the first paragraph of Article 31 of the Law No. 6458, by investing within the scope and amount determined by the President Foreigners holding the Turquoise Card may acquire Turkish citizenship based on the resolution of the President of the Republic of Turkey. Foreigners who meet any of the following criteria may be eligible for Turkish citizenship, subject to the decision of the President of the Republic of Turkey: Scope and amounts determined as per the new regulations published in the Official Gazette on September 18, 2018 are defined below. Made a minimum fixed capital investment of USD 500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira, as attested by the Ministry of Industry and Technology Acquired a property worth a minimum of USD 250,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira with a title deed restriction on its resale for at least three years, as attested by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Created jobs for at least 50 people, as attested by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services Deposited at least USD 500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira in banks operating in Turkey with the condition not to withdraw the same for at least three years, as attested by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency Bought at least USD 500,000 or equivalent foreign currency or Turkish lira worth of government bonds with the condition that they cannot be sold for at least three years, as attested by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance Required Documents: Power of attorney Totally 2 copy of PoA from application owner and from his/her spouse) Bank Receipt • Money must be transferred from the “Buyer’s” own account to the “Seller’s” bank account and submitting the bank receipts. Title deed or Notarized property purchase commitment. Valid Passport • Unexpired passport of each family members. Each family members passport must be translated to Turkish and notarized. Six photographs • as per person, 50*60-size biometric photos of each member of your family members. Birth Certificate: For all family members • Original birth certificate must be provided. Original birth certificate must be approved by the foreign ministry of applicant’s country. After that original document must be translated to Turkish. Then documents notarized and stamped by Turkish consulate. Marriage Certificate Original marriage certificate must be provided. Original Marriage certificate must be approved by the foreign ministry of applicant’s country. After that original document must be translated to Turkish. Then documents notarized and stamped by Turkish consulate. If the applicant’s divorced–Divorce Certificate must be provided: • Original divorce certificate must be provided. Original marriage certificate must be approved by the foreign ministry of applicant’s country. After that original document must be translated to Turkish. Then documents notarized and stamped by Turkish consulate. If the applicant’s is single—Any document that shows singleness: • Original single status certificate must be provided. Original single status certificate must be approved by the foreign ministry of applicant’s country. After that original document must be translated to Turkish. Then documents notarized and stamped by Turkish consulate. Residency Permit Photocopy for each family member • If applicant’s have residency in Turkey, applicant must provide residency id photocopy. Entrance visa to Turkey Family Book • If applicable, documents proving your relationships with your spouse and children Steps for Non-Citizenship by İnvestment Acquisition. 1. Identify the property you want to purchase according to the budget and desired criteria. 2. Check the registry details of the property together with Prime Property Turkey at the Directorate of Land Registry. Checking for liens, holds, and any other title deed discrepancies that may prevent the selected property from being eligible for purchase 3. Have a certified appraisal report that shows the actual value of the property. This shall be issued by a company authorized for property appraisal. 4. Apply to the Land Registry Directorate with the documents required to start the sales procedures of the property. (Note: When purchasing new properties, this step may be later in the process as we must complete the obligated seller’s contract for them to begin the transfer of title deed into your respective name) 5. The document shall be checked by the Directorate of Land Registry, and any incomplete items shall be completed. The parties shall be informed about the fees they are to pay for the transaction. (Prime Property Turkey can inform you of the static fees for any purchase) (Note: Please see note for step 4.) 6. Deposit the fees. Pay the cost of the property to the seller. Also, the title deed registration fees of 4% shall be paid for the title deed transaction. This is done prior to the visit to the Title Deed Registration Office. 7. Sign the official contract issued by the municipality in which the property is registered for the sale, under the presence of a certified public officer, and the sales transaction will be completed when the contract is signed. Restrictions for Property Acquisition by Foreigners: What are the restrictions for property acquisition by foreigners? 1. The country of the foreign prospective foreign buyer must be among the countries cleared by Turkey for property acquisition as specified in Article 35. Property acquisition by foreign real persons is only possible within the scope of legal restrictions further to Article 35 of the Land Registry Law 2644. 2. Foreigners may not acquire properties in military forbidden zones further to the Military Forbidden Zones and Security Zones Law No.2565. 3. A foreign real person (not business entity) may acquire properties and restricted real rights of up to 30 hectares maximum. The President may increase this size up to two times, though very difficult to extend unless mass job creation is expected. 4. Total area of properties acquired by foreign real persons and independent and continuous limited real rights may not exceed ten percent (10%) of the surface area of the subject district of the private property. 5. Acquisition by foreigners is not possible at the places included in strategic areas and special security zones defined by the President as areas where foreign real and legal persons may not acquire properties. 6. Article 35 of the Land Registry Law No. 2644, amended with the Law No. 6302, specifies that “Provided that legal restrictions are complied with, foreign origin real persons who want to become citizens of the country as defined by the President where required for international bilateral relations and interests of the country may acquire property and limited real rights in Turkey. 7. Real persons who are citizens of a country in the list of specified countries are not required to obtain a separate residence permit to acquire a property and limited real rights.