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Turkish citizenship on general grounds.

Turkish citizenship on general grounds.

March 11, 2023

This type of citizenship is called citizenship by naturalization. You need to meet a number of requirements to apply for citizenship by naturalization:

- have a valid residence permit or work visa for 5 years (there should be no breaks)
- permanently reside in Turkey (for example, leaving the country for a maximum of 360 days for the entire period)
- justify the intention to stay in Turkey for permanent residence (educating children, doing business, buying real estate, etc.)
- provide a certificate of non-criminal record
- provide a certificate of the absence of dangerous diseases
- to document your income
- to pass a test of knowledge of the Turkish language
- to be interviewed by a commission consisting of representatives of local authorities

After that, the members of the commission make a positive/negative decision on granting Turkish citizenship.

Important! A tourist residence permit is not a basis for applying for citizenship by naturalization.

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