A simplified illustration of the provisions of the Turkish Nationality Law and who can apply for it
Many people wonder about the Turkish citizenship law and what conditions must be met to get Turkish citizenship and passport, that is due to the many advantages this nationality offers its holder and the broad horizons that open to him/her.
This article tells us how to get Turkish citizenship, besides the steps for getting it, and a significant set of additional information on this topic.
It is obtained through:
The Turkish government has stated that every foreigner of Turkish origin has the right to get Turkish citizenship, given that providing documents that prove his/her kinship to Turkish ancestors.
To complete the transaction the required documents must be provided, translated, and certified. Then an application must be submitted to the Directorate of Population and Nationality, according to specific conditions.
Article 11 of the Turkish Nationality Law stipulates that a foreigner who wants Turkish citizenship must meet specific conditions for getting citizenship through residency in Turkey.
He is granted citizenship only after making sure that he does not represent a threat to Turkey's national security and public order, besides his pledge to respect the laws in force in Turkey.
What are the conditions] that must be met for getting Turkish citizenship:
Article 16 of the Turkish Nationality Law states that a foreigner married to a Turkish citizen can apply for Turkish citizenship.
However, this person does not get citizenship simply by marrying a Turkish citizen, but rather it is ensured that the marriage does not pose a threat to national security or the public order in the country.
Therefore, specific conditions must be met under law, which are:
Turkish law permits adoption, so a foreign minor who has been adopted can get Turkish citizenship immediately upon documenting the adoption at the relevant government departments.
Article 12 of the Turkish Nationality Law states that the competent authority can grant exceptional Turkish citizenship to specific categories of foreigners eligible for citizenship.
That shall be through a resolution by the President of the Republic, based on a proposal from the Ministry of Interior.
These categories are as follows:
According to the Turkish Nationality Law, specific categories of those who have lost their Turkish citizenship are entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship without considering the length of stay in Turkey, and they are:
The Turkish Nationalization Law also stipulates that a foreign investor has the right to apply for Turkish citizenship, provided that:
In conclusion, according to the above-mentioned information, foreigners who want to get Turkish citizenship and aspire to get the strong passport of Turkey, who meet the conditions, can apply to acquire Turkish citizenship.
In case the applicant is candidated, full investment conditions are met, or marriage is proven... an interview is made with the nominated person and his/her family (spouse and children who are under 18 years old), then the files are passed through several stages, including the security investigation and verification of the authenticity of documents and Applicant information.
After investigating the files and the related documents and making sure that the necessary conditions for getting Turkish citizenship are met, the files are submitted to the Presidency of the Republic, which makes the final decision.
The Turkish government has absolute power to approve the application and grant or reject Turkish citizenship.
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Source: Turkey + Al Jazeera