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Turkish Nationality - How do I apply

According to Turkish Nationality Act (numbered 403), a foreigner should meet the following requirements in order to apply for Turkish nationality.
S/he should be at the age of consent according to his/her national law (if s/he is not a citizen of any country, Turkish law is taken into consideration which requires 18 years old as the age of consent). S/he should reside in Turkey for the last five years and should have the intention of settling in Turkey (This condition may not be applicable to those who are married to a Turkish national or those who have Turkish origins).
S/he should be in good health.
S/he should speak Turkish.
S/he should have enough financial resources to support himself/herself and his/her family in Turkey.
If you meet the conditions above, you can apply to obtain Turkish nationality. Application can be made through this Consulate General or the local Governor's office in Turkey with the following documents.
A document revealing the present nationality of the applicant, i.e. passport or birth certificate.
If married to a Turkish national, the official documents confirming the identities and family ties of the spouse and the under aged children.
Certification of applicant's ability to speak Turkish (a certificate will be issued by this Consulate General upon a successful interview of the applicant).
A medical certificate confirming the applicant's good health and being free from any infectious diseases that may endanger the public health (this certificate can be obtained from the local GP or family doctor).
4 photographs
Completed application forms which can be obtained from this Consulate General.
Certification and translation fees.
7x50 p. postage stamps.
Completed dossiers are transferred to the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Turkey, which in turn will consider and process the applications on their merits. The applicants will be informed of the outcome by this Consulate General in due course.

For any further information please call the Consulate General (extension 236).

 

FAQ

FAQ (frequently asked questions). If you email us with a question about Icmeler, we will put your question and the answer on this page to help future visitors.

Air conditioninging How prevalent is it?
Airport How far is the airport from Icmeler?
Cars Bringing a car to Turkey/Buying a car in Turkey?
Christmas - What is Icmeler like for Christmas and New Year?
Crime - How safe are we?
Divorce - How do I get a divorce? I was married in Turkey?
Driving Is it safe?
Electricity What kind of plugs and will my appliances work?
Employment - How do I get a work permit?
Employment - How can I get a summer job in Icmeler?
Film - Is it expensive in Turkey?
Furniture - How do I bring my Furniture to Icmeler?
Golf Is there a golf course in Icmeler?
Health Problems - What are the most common ailments?
Holidays - When are the Turkish holidays?
Income Tax - How much will I pay?
Internet - Can I get internet access?
Marriage - Two Foreigners - Neither of us are Turkish how do we get married here?
Mobile Phones - Will my phone work in Turkey?
Mosquitos - Are they a problem?
Post Office - How long does it take to send a postcard home?
Money - What kind of money should I bring?
News - Can I buy papers and watch the news?
Pets - How can I bring my pet to Turkey temporarily?
Pharmacies - When are they open/services?
Real Estate - How can I purchase property in Turkey?
Religion What is the main religion?
Swimming Is the sea safe to swim in?
Turkish Nationality - How do I apply?
Weather - Is it cold at night?
Winter - What is Icmeler like in winter?