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  1. Hi there, my name is Erdal and this is my very first post.. I am 37y old, my mother and father are Turkish born, but we emigrated to the Netherlands when I was 8y old and we all have double (dutch and turkish) nationality. The Dutch parliament soon will treat a new proposal for a law. If taken, it will mean that any person with a Dutch passport and another passport will loss his Dutch passport if he lives outside the Netherlands or the European, and (I emigrated to Chile 4 years ago). My aim is to keep my Dutch passport. For this reason I want to get renounce my Turkish citizens
  2. When applying for a residence permit, work permit, citizenship, or a driving license, you must provide one or more biometric photos. Usually, you must also scan one of them and upload it to an online application system. What is a Biometric Photo? A biometric photo is an ordinary photograph you can have taken at any photoshop. The photo must be of a specific width and height (determined by the government organization which requires it). It must display enough detail of your facial features so it can be scanned by a device that records, from the photo, the relative distances between you
  3. If you meet one of the following requirements, you can apply for citizenship in Turkey at any office of the Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Müdürlüğü (Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, or Nüfus). If you're outside of Turkey, you can apply to a Turkish embassy or consulate. Four Ways to Become a Turkish Citizen 1. By Birth If you have at least one Turkish parent, then under Turkish law, you're already a Turkish citizen, so the process mostly involves proving this. To learn more, see Turkish Citizenship by Birth. 2. By Marriage If you're married to a Turk for t
  4. When you become a Turkish citizen, you can choose a Turkish name if you want one. Or you can keep your birth name if it meets certain rules. If it doesn't meet these rules, it will be changed accordingly. Turkish Name Rules Your name must only have letters found in the Turkish alphabet, which excludes W, X, and Q. Your given (first and middle) names mustn't exceed two, and only one abbreviation is allowed. Your surname (last name) must be one word There must be no punctuation anywhere in your name. Turkish Citizenship Law Turkish Citizenship Law is the T
  5. Turkish law allows you to be a citizen of Turkey and of one or more other countries. However, some other countries prohibit this. If your home country prohibits you from becoming a Turkish citizen you will, at some point, be required to renounce citizenship in your home country before you can become a Turkish citizen. Check the laws of your home country first and see if it allows dual citizenship before you apply to become a Turkish citizen. Turkish Citizenship Law Turkish Citizenship Law is the Turkish Nationality Act No. 5901 as amended. Assistance and Support The Nüfu
  6. If you're considering becoming a Turkish citizen, you should know its advantages and disadvantages, and alternatives to citizenship that might be better for you. Here they are. Advantages of Becoming a Turkish Citizen As a Turkish citizen, you can: Have full access to all Turkish government programs Enter Turkey without a visa Enter 110 other countries without a visa or by receiving a visa on arrival Live in Turkey without a residence permit Work in Turkey without a work permit Stay out of Turkey for as long as you want with no time limits O
  7. If you want to become a Turkish citizen, but you aren't married to a Turk and don't have a Turkish parent, and you don't intend to invest money for citizenship, this article is for you. After you've lived with a residence permit or worked with a work permit in Turkey for more than five years, you can apply to become a Turkish citizen. Your children can also become Turkish citizens, provided they're under eighteen years of age or are legally dependent on you for their care. In Turkish citizenship law, this method of becoming a Turkish citizen is called "Acquisition of Turkish Citizens
  8. Turkish males age 20 to 41 must serve in the Turkish military. If you're a male considering becoming a Turkish citizen or seeking citizenship for your male children, you should take this into account. If You Have a Turkish Mother or Father If you have a Turkish mother or father, the Turkish government considers you to be a Turkish citizen from birth, and you'll be required to serve in the military unless you can legally avoid it. If You Don't Have a Turkish Mother or Father If you don't have a Turkish mother or father and are over age 24 and become a naturalized citizen-that
  9. If you have at least one Turkish parent, you're already considered to be a Turkish citizen under the law. So, while I'll use words referring to "applying" for Turkish citizenship, the process is just a formality to prove that you have a Turkish parent, and therefore, are a Turkish citizen. At the end of the process, you'll receive a kimlik kartı (identification card) and have all the rights, privileges, and obligations of other Turkish citizens. On your identification card, your date of citizenship will be your date of birth. The Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü, (Population an
  10. You, your spouse, and your children can become Turkish citizens with a fast-track program for foreigners who invest in the Turkish economy. You can apply for this program whether you're in Turkey or not, and even have someone with power of attorney make the application for you. You don't have to speak Turkish. You'll need to have the usual documents for an application for citizenship, and one additional document called a "Certificate of Compliance." The Certificate of Compliance The Certificate of Compliance proves you've met the investment requirements for citizenship. It's issu
  11. Once you've been married to a Turk for at least three years, you can apply for Turkish citizenship. You don't have to meet any residency requirements or be fluent in Turkish. You don't even have to be in Turkey. Besides the usual identification documents and forms, the main part of the process involves proving that your marriage is a legitimate one. Eligibility for Turkish Citizenship by Marriage To qualify for citizenship by marriage, you must: Be married to a Turkish citizen for at least three years, living together as a family and not engaging in any behavior which wou
  12. If you and your spouse or partner have a child who was born in Turkey, they aren't automatically a Turkish citizen. Turkish citizenship for a child is based on the citizenship of the parents. If Neither Parent is a Turkish Citizen If neither you nor your spouse or partner is a Turkish citizen, you must apply for a residence permit for the child. When the child is 18 or more years of age, they may apply to become a Turkish citizen by choice. If you or your spouse or partner becomes a Turkish citizen through the Citizenship by Investment Program, your children may also become Turki
  13. Hi everyone! My name is Selim and i am a British Born Turk, My father is Turkish and my Mother is Turkish Cypriot. For years now i want to get Turkish Citizenship via my father and i have looked into the process but it seems confusing and quite hard to do? I contacted the Turkish Consulate in London and they told me i need my birth certificate, my UK passport and a Medical Certificate (Letter from Doctor saying I'm in good health?) I don't think a letter is enough, do i need to get a proper Health Certificate from somewhere? My Birth Certificate, UK passport and other thin
  14. After filling the form that I got from here of exceptional citizenship, to which address should I send it to? Or how should a deliver the application to the government?
  15. I have been living without interruption in Turkey for around 5 1/2 yrs, the first 4 years with a work residence permit and the last 1 1/2 yrs with a family residence permit (presently not employed and married to a Turkish). Am I eligible for Turkish citizenship?
  16. I wonder how can i get Turkish citizenship? and in what ways? is there a programme for foreigners to get citizenship? I saw a lot of information on web and my mind a little confused. I'm Austrian and i'd like to start a business in Turkey. could u please give me some information about those?
  17. Hi everyoneI've asked this question to a number of lawyers/judges and no one seems to be able to give me a definite answer. In June 2013 I will have been in Turkey for 5 years. The first 3.5 years were on the 90 day visa, which I obviously renewed as necessary. Since the 90/180 rule came in, i've been on a long term tourist visa which expires next month. After that I intend to apply for the normal residence permit, for a year or so. Does the 5 year residence requirement for citizenship include time spent on a tourist visa, or do they only count the years where you have stayed with a residence
  18. Hi Guys, Apparently, The Turkish Government has taken away the option for people with Turkish descent (Mother or Father) to get Turkish citizenship. When looking on consulate websites (like London) the option to get Turkish citizenship through a parent is missing. Plus i read on a website earlier that Turkey will no longer give citizenship to people with Turkish Descent. If this is true, then this will devastate me as i want to get Turkish Citizenship sometime in the future. Apparently, people like me won't be able to get it via a Turkish Parent if i am a citizen of another c
  19. What questions should l expect when l go to take a fingerprint scan? I'm on this stage now. Thursday 4th l go for interviews.
  20. If you get Turkish Citizenship will you get a reduction in the amount you pay the SGK?
  21. I have a short term residency based on owning a property here (not tourist, i think it's called real estate residency) and I'm living in Turkey most of the year. Lots of people are telling me that after 3-5 years of this type of residency you are eligible to apply for citizenship. I have also heard that it's NOT true so I keep getting mixed messages on this. I'm also about to start the process of getting a work permit here as well. So my questions are: 1. Does the "real estate" residency actually lead to citizenship? 2. If I get a work permit, does the period of "real
  22. hi all, had anyone here got their citizenship through marriage in Istanbul? could you please give me a time line for what had happened e.g.: month-year: submitted paper month-year: finger prints followed by interview month-year: got a message asking to go get appointment with the Vali month-year: Vali interview month-year: got citizenship thank you in advance
  23. Love this forum. Does anyone know about the new Law on citizenship and $250k real estate investment. This means that if you invest at least $250,000 USD in real estate then you can get citizenship in 3-6 months. Anyone knows anything? Is this a new scam?
  24. My friend, who is a dual citizen, postponed his military till 38 years old. He wants to come to Turkey to live for 1 or 2 years during this time, he is 29 now. Does anyone know what is the penalty for living in Turkey for 1-2 years while on postponement? I read that you can only stay in Turkey for 184 days per year or you risk having your postponement cancelled. Will he have to pay a fine when he tries to leave? sent to military? etc? Thanks in advance for anyones help on this matter.
  25. Hullo! Can I participate in the investment program to purchase a home while I am in Turkey to benefit from citizenship through investment program? I am curious if it works while on an RP.
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