Other Ways to Apply For Turkish Citizenship

Other Ways to Apply For Turkish Citizenship

Other Ways to Apply For Turkish Citizenship

1) Appliying for Turkish Citizenship by Birth

Turkish citizenship can be obtained by birth or afterwards. Birth citizenship can be obtained automatically through pedigree or through place of birth. A child who is born from a Turkish mother or a Turkish father in a marriage can be registered a Turkish citizen, whether it was born in Turkey or abroad. A child born out of wedlock marriage from a Turkish mother is also considered a Turkish citizen. The child of a Turkish father born out of wedlock can obtain Turkish citizenship only if the bond of paternity between the child and the father is registered. A child born in Turkey can directly obtain Turkish citizenship by birth only if he/she cannot obtain any citizenship through the mother or the father.

2) Appliying for Turkish Citizenship by Adoption

A minor who is adopted by a Turkish citizen can apply for Turkish citizenship through the adoption.

3) Appliying for Turkish Citizenship by Maturity

A child, who loses Turkish citizenship because of his /her father or mother, can apply for Turkish citizenship again, within the first 3 of turning 18.

4) Appliying for Turkish Citizenship by The General Way

Conditions to apply for Turkish citizenship by the general way are:

            a) To be an adult and to have mental competence

            b) 5 years of continuous residence in Turkey

            c) Intention to live in Turkey and to prove this by behavior

            d) To not have an illness that is dangerous for the public health

            e) To be law-abiding

            f) To speak sufficient Turkish

            g) To have sufficient salary and/or a job

            h) To not be dangerous for the national security and the public order

5) Appliying for Turkish Citizenship by Marriage

Marriage with a Turkish citizen does not instantly grant someone the right to apply for Turkish citizenship. A foreign national who has been married to a Turkish citizen at least for the past 3 years may apply for Turkish citizenship. These foreign nationals should also satisfy these conditions below:

            a) Living in a familial union

            b) To not behave against familial union

            c) To not be dangerous for national security and the public order

Antalya Lawyer and Antalya Attorney Baris Erkan Celebi and his Antalya Law Firm offer legal services to foreign nationals who would like to apply for Turkish citizenship.