Turkey Golden Visa – The Complete Guide


Embarking on your journey towards Turkey’s Golden Visa is a significant decision, and we’re here to guide you through the process with clarity and ease. Below, we outline the requirements and step-by-step procedures for applying for the Turkey Golden Visa, so you know what to expect.

Turkey Golden Visa

The Turkey Golden Visa offers a straightforward path to secure a second passport or citizenship with no stay or renewal requirements.
While Turkey is not part of the EU or Schengen, it provides an exceptional living environment on its own.

An immediate access to a second passport for a reasonable investment budget, and the holding period of the investment is merely 3 years, one of the shortest timeframe of golden visas.

Not part of EU
Not part of Schengen
USD500,000 investment in funds or property
No stay requirements
Dependent – Spouse, children
Permanent residence: NA
Citizenship: immediately
Public healthcare and education
Allow to work or start business

Qualified Investments for Turkey Golden Visa in 2023

Invest in Property

US$400,000 investment in property

Invest in Fund

US$500,000 investment in funds and hold for at least 3 years

JWP Cornerstone REIF Fund invests in established, income generating real estate assets. This fund operates without leveraging and offers consistent income generation for its investors. As the fund has received government pre-approval, your investment carries no eligibility risk for the Golden Visa.

Investment can be tied to USD or Turkish Lira to minimize any foreign currency exchange risk.

Diversified asset allocation strategy includes tangible, mature, and income-generating real estate investments, reducing risk through portfolio diversification.
No leverage is used: mature interest-earning assets acquired under the name of the fund are 100% owned by investors, ensuring that investors’ funds are safer.
Stable income from the fund with income generating assets.
A clear exit strategy that allows for timely sale of assets, and capital returns to investors
Additionally, there are no capital gains tax, withholding tax, or corporate income tax.

Turkey Golden Visa Application Procedures

After you have decided that Turkey’s Golden Visa is your ideal choice, you might want to get more information on the investment options, and to start preparing for the application.  Below is an outline of the procedures for applying for the Golden Visa, step-by-step, to give you an idea of the process.  We understand there are major decisions to be made here, and dealing in Portuguese may make things more complicated, trust us that The Golden Portugal team is here to help you along the way.  

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Average Time to Get Your Permanent Residence Card (Step 1 – 10) :



Step-by-Step Application Procedures:

Step 1 – Initial Consultation

Begin with an initial consultation to assess your unique case and explore the investment options that align with your goals.

Step 2 – NIF & Bank Account

We will assist in obtaining a taxpayer ID number for you and your family, and introduce you to a bank manager to facilitate account opening.

Step 3 – Investment Options

Based on your needs, we’ll identify and recommend suitable investment opportunities on fund and property.

Step 4 – Transfer money and make the Investment

Transfer the necessary funds to your bank account and proceed with your chosen investment. Specific procedures may vary depending on your investment option.

Step 5 – Gather Personal Documents

Gather all required documents for the SEF submission. We’ll provide guidance and collaborate with relevant parties, to acquire the necessary documents.

Step 6 – Apply for Permanent Residence

Your lawyer will submit your application and accompanying documents online.

Step 7 – Biometrics

Main applicant will need to go to Turkey to provide biometric information for your permanent residence.

Step 8 – Approval and Residence Cards

Your approval of permanent residence card will be ready in around 1.5 month’s time, where your lawyer to get your residence card and mail it to you.

Step 9 – Apply for Citizenship

Your lawyer will immediately follow up with the application of your citizenship.

Step 10 – Apply for Citizenship

After approval, go to your nearest consulate to apply for your passport and citizen card.

Apply Remotely

Please note that all steps and processes, except for step 7 (Biometrics), can be conveniently completed remotely without the need for you to visit Turkey. Our dedicated team is here to ensure a smooth and hassle-free Golden Visa application experience. Feel free to contact us for an initial consultation to get started on your Golden Visa journey.

Documents Requirements for Turkey Golden Visa

Documents to be obtained in your country of origin

Valid Passport: A current passport is essential.
Criminal Record Certificate: For each applicant aged 16 or older, a criminal record certificate from the country where you’ve latest resided for at least one year is required.
Proof of Residence: Provide a copy of your driver’s license, a recent utility bill, or a recent bank statement.
Birth Certificate
Marital Status: marriage certificate, single certicate, divorce/ widow certificate, or equivalent
Turkey Medical Insurance
Family Members’ Eligibility Documents: If you are including family members in your application, you’ll need to provide specific documents:
For the spouse, a marriage certificate.
For children, birth certificates.

FAQ on Turkey Golden Visa

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