• You should be at the age of consent according to your own national legal system (usually 18)
• You must have resided in Turkey for the last five years (with a total interruption of less than six months) except If you are a foreigner born on Turkish land, you have to have resided in Turkey for three years.
• You must have the intent of settling in Turkey (owning your own property can help to prove this).
• Proof you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Turkey. If you have a job in Turkey you will meet this requirement. If not, proof of existing funds or pension payments will be sufficient.
• You must be able to speak Turkish at a basic level. You will need to prove that you have an understanding of the Turkish language- you can do this by conducting an interview with a Turkish government official and should be able to arrange an appointment through your city or town hall. These interviews are subjective and their difficulty varies depending on the official.
• You must prove that your physical and mental health is sound.
• You must not have a criminal record.
You need to apply at your nearest Turkish consulate
Documents needed for applying for Turkish citizenship:
• Birth certificate
• If married to a Turkish national, official documents confirming the identities and family ties of the spouse and all underage children.
• Certification of applicants ability to speak Turkish
• A medical certificate confirming the applicants good health (can be obtained at any hospital)
• Four passport sized photographs
• Completed application forms (can be obtained from the Turkish consular section or at the NVI)
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