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Can my mother be a dependent of my Turkish citizenship application?

I would like to invest in the real estate market of Turkey and apply for citizenship. Can I add my mother to the application as my dependent? I am single with no kids. She is my only family.

  • UHB International Law office
    February 28, 2020

    The Turkish Citizenship Code states that "the foreigner investor's spouse, the investor and investor's spouse's non-adult or dependent foreign child" will be able to obtain Turkish citizenship together with the person investing. However, the mother of the real estate investor is not included in the counted ones, and the mother of the investor will not be able to acquire citizenship in this way. If it's desired to follow the same path, a real estate investment must be made for the mother as well.

  • February 26, 2020

    Unfortunately, only spouse and minor children are able to be a part of the citizenship application in case of investment in real estate in the amount of $250,000. What we can suggest as an alternative is to make an application on behalf of you and to obtain a resident permit for your mother on a regular basis for each year. A resident permit shall be granted for a period of time of one year. Needless to say, there might also be another application on behalf of your mother; however, this would lead your investment up to $500,000.

  • Barlas Law Firm
    February 26, 2020

    Unfortunately, you cannot include your mother to your application even though she is dependent on you. Only the spouse and children under 18 years old can be included in the application. However, we may apply for a resident permit for your mother after you become a Turkish citizen. Once we get the residence permit for your mother we may renew on a yearly basis.

  • Sagir Attorneys-at-Law
    February 26, 2020

    Unfortunately, the citizenship by investment program only gives the opportunity to acquire citizenship for the investor, their spouse and their children under the ages of 18, by rule. Your mother cannot be included in the application to obtain citizenship by investing in real estate.

  • Tenha Law Firm
    February 25, 2020

    Investors who participate in the Turkish citizenship by investment program have the right to acquire Turkish citizenship together with their spouse, children under 18 years old as well as children who are over 18 years old but remain dependent due to their medical condition. These rights do not apply to investor’s parents. A dependent parent can stay in Turkey based on a renewable short-term resident permit.

  • WiklundKurucuk Law Firm
    February 25, 2020

    The main applicant only can add spouse, children under 18 and dependent children to the application for Turkish citizenship by Investment as his dependents. Unfortunately, parents can not be added to the application for Turkish citizenship by investment as the main applicant’ s dependents according to Turkish Citizenship Law.