Resident card & Buying a property

Foreign citizens can obtain a residence permit (in Turkey it is called “ikamet”) when buying real estate for any amount. However, according to the new rules, this will be the so-called “tourist residence permit”. That is, according to it, a foreigner can stay in the country at any time. But this time will not be counted towards the time required to obtain Turkish citizenship in the future. Recall that in order to qualify for citizenship of the republic, you need to live in Turkey for at least five years. If a foreigner wants to apply for a Turkish passport in the future, then the minimum value of the property that he buys must be at least 75 thousand dollars. Then the period that a foreigner spends in Turkey will be counted towards the period required to obtain citizenship. Real estate appraisal is carried out by a special commission. At the same time, members of the family of the property owner can also apply for a “tourist” and “non-tourist” ikamet. To do this, they must be inscribed in TAPU. Family members include the husband/wife of the owner of the property, as well as minor children. If children are over 18 years old, then they will not be able to get a residence permit in Turkey based on the purchase of real estate by their parents.

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